Murphys CA hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Murphys California United States of America. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of California. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. California national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
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Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Road runners, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, minks, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), coyotes, elephant seals, dolphins, chipmunks, mischievious raccoons, Calliope hummingbirds, whip-poor-wills, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, California condors, Allen's hummingbirds, skunks, blue whales, black bears, harbor seals, bald eagles, bobcats, screech owls, sea otters, white pelicans, woodpeckers, burrowing owls, wild turkeys, humpback whales, otters, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), tule elk, Anna's hummingbirds, California sea lions, gray whales, mule deer, American avocets and numerous species of salamander are among the wild animals of California.
Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters, Folklore, Myths and Ghosts in California
Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; 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 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; and the spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; 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 Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; and the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; 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; and the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; 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 haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; 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 spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; 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.
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