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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your North Orlando Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests, State Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Florida

    The 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; the 220 square mile Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, where you may see grazing manatees and sea turtles as well as space launches; and the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.

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

    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 Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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 Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; and the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.

    The ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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"; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; 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); and the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.

    Mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.

    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); the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; 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; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.



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    The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, Skagway, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Miami, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Juneau, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Savannah, Seattle, Santa Fe, Sitka, Atlantic City, Corpus Christi, San Diego, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Albuquerque, Honolulu, New Orleans, Boston, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles and St Louis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Niagara Falls, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the wild west town of Tombstone, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, rodeos, the Disney resorts, the Okefenokee Swamp and Mount Rainier National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.

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