Pebble Beach CA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Pebble Beach California United States of America. California national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of California.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Pebble Beach California hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio and the Chelsea Hotel in New York. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths and Ghosts in California
The ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; and the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; and the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; and Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, are more weird folklore associated with California.
The spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; and the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in California
Dante's View over the scorching Death Valley; the Danish architecture and culture of Solvang; Santa Barbara, the Californian Riviera; the resort of Palm Springs; the magical movie studios of Hollywood; the killer whales, dolphins and other creatures of Sea World in San Diego; the state capital, Sacramento; Lake Tahoe (the Nevada shore of which was occupied by the fictional Ponderosa Ranch), still offering both winter and summer sports; San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge; the magnificent scenery of the Big Sur coastal drive, from which sea life such as blue whales are sometimes seen; the human spectacle of Venice Beach; San Diego's world famous zoo; the almost mythical suburbs of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills; the notorious Alcatraz Prison; and the original Disneyland in Anaheim, are among the attractions of California.
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