Midway FL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Midway Florida United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Florida. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Midway Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
The romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; St Petersburg; Pensacola; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Sanibel Island; Gatorland; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; and the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA, are among the attractions of Florida.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends, Monsters, Myths and Ghosts in Florida
The ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the gash-throated phantom of Luc Simone Aury that haunts the area outsde of the Amelia Island Museum of History, formerly the Old Jail where he was hanged, in Fernandina Beach (his attempt at suicide failed and his throat was stitched by a surgeon but the long drop of the gallows caused his wound to open and shower the horrified spectators with blood - Aury couldn't have planned it better if he had tried!); the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; and the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; spirits of the Agustin Inn in the St Augustine Historic District, including a man in white, who walks through walls and who may also be the ghostly Chiles who "goes bump in the night"; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; unusual hauntings of a Victorian guesthouse, Artist House, in Key West (the turret is said to be haunted, both by Anne, the wife of artist and author Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto and by the malevolent spirit of a sailor doll, also called Robert - the "possessed" doll itself is sometimes displayed in the Fort East Martello Museum or at the Old Post Office and Customhouse and is claimed to be the inpiration for the Chucky movies); and the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; and the numerous ghosts of the Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, which embraces its phantom guests and usually has a professional psychic on hand (spectres include girls Katlin and Sarah, Gentleman Jack with his trademark cigar and a rather naughty ghost called Arthur), are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The thoroughfare popularly called Bloody Bucket Road and the similarly prefixed bridge and woods in Wauchula where, at night, blood appears in the water below the bridge and the sound of crying babies is heard from the woods (a murderous midwife is said to have been haunted by a bucket that supernaturally filled with the blood of her victims, which she tried to pour out at the bridge); the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; unexplained phenomena at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami (ghostly events are associated with the fact that the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital during WW2); the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; and the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Savannah, Kansas City, Juneau, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Seattle, Sacramento, Santa Fe, Sitka, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Atlantic City, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Chicago, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Fairbanks, Washington DC, Corpus Christi, Boston, San Diego, Philadelphia, St Louis, Anchorage, Detroit, Skagway, New Orleans, New York and Lake Tahoe are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the Florida Keys, the Ozarks, the Disney resorts, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the California coastline, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Everglades and Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies.
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