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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen North Port Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes and the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Legends, Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore and Scary Stories in Florida
Spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; 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 ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; 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!); the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; 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.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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); 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"; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; and the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; 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); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Rare American crocodiles, black bears, bald eagles, feral nine-banded armadillos, manatees, marsh rabbits, raccoons, bobcats, river otters, alligators, dolphins, feral Burmese pythons, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), gopher tortoises, opossums, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, white-tailed deer, endangered North Atlantic right whales, loggerhead turtles, Florida softshell turtles, feral parakeets, leatherback turtles, muskrats, American flamingos, hawksbill turtles, pelicans, green turtles and roseate spoonbills are among the wild animals of Florida.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. 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 Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta, Anchorage, New York, Honolulu, Chicago, Skagway, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, St Louis, Savannah, Corpus Christi, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, San Diego, Detroit, Sitka, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Dallas, Juneau, Sacramento, Boston, Atlantic City, Fairbanks, San Francisco, Miami, Lake Tahoe and Washington DC. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, the California coastline, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rainier National Park, the Disney resorts, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls and Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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