Monterey Area CA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Monterey Area California United States of America. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of California. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home. California national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Monterey Area California hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts, Myths and Folklore in California
The spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; 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; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; and the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; and the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; 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 spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; and the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; 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; 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 spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; 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); Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; and the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood, are yet more strange folktales of California.
National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks, National Parks, State Forests and Refuges in California
The basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Yosemite National Park with wildlife such as black bears and beavers, as well as specacular Tunnel View, from which you can see El Capitan, the Bridal Veil Falls and more; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; Ano Nuevo State Park; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Point Reyes National Seashore; Joshua Tree National Park; Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; Kings Canyon National Park; Piedras Blancas; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
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