National City CA hotels. Find hotels in National City California United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com. California scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your National City California hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Grand Hyatt Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
California condors, blue whales, elephant seals, gray whales, black bears, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, bobcats, harbor seals, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), screech owls, skunks, whip-poor-wills, dolphins, sea otters, Anna's hummingbirds, coyotes, numerous species of salamander, bald eagles, California sea lions, minks, humpback whales, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), burrowing owls, mischievious raccoons, otters, chipmunks, American avocets, mule deer, Allen's hummingbirds, tule elk, wild turkeys, white pelicans, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), woodpeckers, Calliope hummingbirds, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers and road runners are among the wild animals of California.
Ghosts, Monsters, Legends, Folklore, Scary Stories and Myths in California
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 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; 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; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; and the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; 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; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; 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 reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; and the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; 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 ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; and 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, are yet more strange folktales of California.
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