Mill Valley CA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Mill Valley California United States of America. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of California. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. California attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Mill Valley California hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. are internationally renowned hotels.
Myths, Folklore, Monsters, Legends, Scary Stories and Ghosts in California
The ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; and the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; and the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; and the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; and the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in California
The magical movie studios of Hollywood; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; San Diego's world famous zoo; the original Disneyland in Anaheim; the resort of Palm Springs; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; the state capital, Sacramento; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; the notorious Alcatraz Prison; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; and the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills, are among the attractions of California.
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