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Midland MI hotels. Search for hotels in Midland Michigan United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Michigan. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Michigan. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Midland Michigan hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune) and Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech). are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Monsters, Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends, Ghosts and Myths in Michigan

    The Dogman, encountered since the nineteenth century; tales of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe (Oscoda is his official home, as the first Paul Bunyan story was published there but Ossineke has statues of Paul and Babe and the claims of other towns are disputed by Manistique, which also has a statue of Paul); giant, lupine waheelas; paranormal phenomena in the Henry hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) in Dearborn; the slender, man-eating hidebehind, a "fearsome critter" indeed, which can conceal itself behind any tree but which, unlike pink elephants, can be avoided by drinking alcoholic beverages; the spirit of Amelia Earhart, said to haunt the Landmark Inn in Marquette; and the ghost of Samuel Graczyk, a lumberman accidentally killed on the day of his wedding, at Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook in Mackinaw State Forest, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Michigan.

    The stone monster slain by Hiawatha, evidenced by large rocks on the eastern side of Grand Traverse Bay; the werewolves (loups-garous / loup-garous) that plagued Detroit when it was a French community and which might, one day, be reawakened (could a waheela be mistaken for a werewolf - or vice versa?); the Melon Heads (melonheads) of Felt Mansion, similar to those of Connecticut and, I believe, the source of the Catskill gnomes legend involving Rip van Winkle and Hendrik Hudson; strange occurrences in the Fenton Hotel, Fenton; the ghosts of a man, a woman and a girl in the Blue Pelican Inn (formerly Murphy's Lamplight Inn) in Central Lake; the phantom woman in the garden of Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey; and the shampoo using and TV remote hiding ghost that haunts Wayne's Red Apple Restaurant and Inn in Wayne (the spectre is of a man allegedly murdered by a maid because he didn't give her a tip, so GIVE THE MAID A TIP), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Michigan.

    Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Michigan

    Black bears, gray wolves (timber wolves), endangered Hungerford's crawling water beetles, bobcats, American martens, gray foxes, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, pileated woodpeckers, bald eagles, ospreys, endangered Kirtland's warblers, ruffed grouse, coyotes, lynxes, porcupines, Northern flying squirrels, turkey vultures, moose, beavers, red foxes and river otters are among the wild animals of Michigan.


    America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Dallas, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Fairbanks, St Louis, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Seattle, Skagway, Lake Tahoe, Houston, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Anchorage, Detroit, Savannah, Las Vegas, New York, Kansas City, Sacramento, Miami, Chicago, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Santa Fe, San Diego, Corpus Christi, Boston, Atlanta, Juneau, New Orleans and Indianapolis you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Bryce Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Niagara Falls, Route 66, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts, the Florida Keys, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and the Everglades. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Happy travelling!

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