Neptune Beach FL hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Neptune Beach Florida United States of America. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Florida.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Neptune Beach Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Savoy Hotel in London and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
White-tailed deer, hawksbill turtles, opossums, muskrats, river otters, endangered North Atlantic right whales, Florida softshell turtles, gopher tortoises, marsh rabbits, raccoons, feral parakeets, alligators, roseate spoonbills, pelicans, American flamingos, loggerhead turtles, feral nine-banded armadillos, black bears, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), bobcats, feral Burmese pythons, dolphins, green turtles, bald eagles, leatherback turtles, manatees and rare American crocodiles are among the wild animals of Florida.
Legends, Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts and Myths in Florida
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); the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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!); ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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 pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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"; and the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; 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); the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
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