North Miami Beach FL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in North Miami Beach Florida USA. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Florida. Florida folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your North Miami Beach Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China and the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai. are internationally renowned hotels.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Pelicans, alligators, river otters, muskrats, Florida softshell turtles, rare American crocodiles, dolphins, black bears, raccoons, bald eagles, feral nine-banded armadillos, marsh rabbits, green turtles, bobcats, endangered North Atlantic right whales, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, opossums, loggerhead turtles, manatees, leatherback turtles, feral Burmese pythons, white-tailed deer, roseate spoonbills, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), hawksbill turtles, feral parakeets, American flamingos and gopher tortoises are among the wild animals of Florida.
Monsters, Legends, Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories and Myths in Florida
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; and mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and 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!), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; 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 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), are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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); hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; 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); 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 yet more strange folktales of Florida.
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