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New Ashford MA hotels. Find hotels in New Ashford Massachusetts United States of America. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Massachusetts. Massachusetts attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your New Ashford Massachusetts hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are some of the world's most famous hotels.

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

    Raccoons, blue jays, roseate terns, woodpeckers, orchard orioles, squirrels, cormorants, white-tailed deer, seals, oystercatchers, pigeons, timber rattlesnakes, opossums, cowbirds, coyotes, piping plovers, skunks, Baltimore orioles, grackles, waxwings, gulls, Atlantic white-sided dolphins, muskrats, whippoorwills, porcupines, beavers, goldfinches, copperheads, Northern red-bellied cooters, wild turkeys, porpoises, turkey vultures, Carolina wrens, robins, bald eagles, moles, bats, chipmunks, moose in some of the state's forests, woodchucks (groundhogs), fishers, starlings, red-winged blackbirds, humpback whales, nuthatches, black bears that have taken advantage of the state's improved habitats, Blanding's turtles, foxes, cottontail rabbits, titmice and sparrows are among the wild animals of Massachusetts.

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

    The "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"); Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai; the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; the altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest; and tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.

    The demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; the Dover Demon, possibly an ET; the spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; and the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.


    Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Washington DC, Fairbanks, Corpus Christi, Minneapolis, Chicago, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Santa Fe, Savannah, Miami, Skagway, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Indianapolis, Seattle, Houston, Sitka, Dallas, Anchorage, Detroit, Boston, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Atlanta, St Louis, Sacramento, Juneau, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and San Diego are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Ozarks, the Florida Keys, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Adirondacks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rushmore, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Everglades, Yosemite National Park, the Appalachians and Mount Rainier National Park.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.

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