Palm Beach Shores FL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Palm Beach Shores Florida USA. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Florida. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Advice for keeping safe on your journey.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Palm Beach Shores Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, Claridge's in London, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Polana Hotel in Maputo and the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Myths, Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Folklore and Monsters in 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, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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 phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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 White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; and spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; 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; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; 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 phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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 of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Feral nine-banded armadillos, American flamingos, opossums, alligators, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, raccoons, marsh rabbits, dolphins, roseate spoonbills, rare American crocodiles, endangered North Atlantic right whales, Florida softshell turtles, feral parakeets, loggerhead turtles, manatees, black bears, leatherback turtles, bobcats, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers), gopher tortoises, feral Burmese pythons, green turtles, river otters, hawksbill turtles, muskrats, white-tailed deer, pelicans and bald eagles are among the wild animals of Florida.
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