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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Pensacola Area Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, Claridge's in London and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

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

    The 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; 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; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; and 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, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.

    Folklore, Myths, Legends, Ghosts, Monsters 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); hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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 Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; 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; 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!); and the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.

    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 of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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"; 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 more weird folklore associated with Florida.

    The phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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; 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 Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; and the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.



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    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 Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, San Diego, Honolulu, Atlanta, Anchorage, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Atlantic City, Phoenix, St Louis, Sacramento, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Lake Tahoe, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Miami, Kansas City, Houston, Washington DC, Fairbanks, Savannah, Juneau, Skagway, Detroit, Boston, Santa Fe, New York and Indianapolis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Rodeos, the Appalachians, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Adirondacks, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, Route 66, the Florida Keys, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park and the California coastline are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Travel safely and happily.

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