Orange Park FL hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Orange Park Florida United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Florida. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey. Florida scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Orange Park Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong and the Mandarin Oriental Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
Wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; St Petersburg; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Sanibel Island; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Pensacola; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Gatorland; and Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari), are among the attractions of Florida.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths, Folklore, Legends and Ghosts in Florida
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 White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; and mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; 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 Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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); and the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; 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; 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; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are more weird folklore associated with 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 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 ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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); and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. 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 St Louis, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington DC, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, New Orleans, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, San Diego, Skagway, Seattle, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Juneau, Atlanta, Santa Fe, Sacramento, Sitka, Corpus Christi, Boston, Detroit, Kansas City and Houston. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Everglades, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the wild west town of Tombstone, Route 66, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore, rodeos, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park and Glacier Bay National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Camelopard suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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