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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Mount Dora Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Chelsea Hotel in New York, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

    Feral nine-banded armadillos, river otters, alligators, raccoons, black bears, Florida softshell turtles, marsh rabbits, green turtles, American flamingos, muskrats, pelicans, bald eagles, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, manatees, roseate spoonbills, bobcats, endangered North Atlantic right whales, feral parakeets, hawksbill turtles, feral Burmese pythons, loggerhead turtles, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), gopher tortoises, leatherback turtles, opossums, white-tailed deer, rare American crocodiles and dolphins are among the wild animals of Florida.

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

    Ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; 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); the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.

    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 Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; 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 Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; 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 ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; and the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.

    Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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); the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.

    Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; 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); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.



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