Plains TX hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Plains Texas United States of America. Texas attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Texas scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Plains Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara and the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Myths, Scary Stories, Legends, Folklore, Monsters and Ghosts in Texas
The ghostly woman who walks the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, looking for the children that she pushed over a cliff into the river; the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; the strange phenomena at the Driskill Hotel, Austin, including the odd sensation experienced by guests who stare at the third floor picture of a child holding flowers; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; the thirty-two benevolent ghosts of the historic Menger Hotel, close to the Alamo in San Antonio, including Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (who recruited Rough Riders in the Menger Bar), the phantom of rancher Richard King in his former suite (the King Room), chambermaid Sallie White who still meticulously performs her duties in Victorian attire, a bespectacled lady in a blue dress who knits quietly in the lobby, a man in a buckskin jacket and unseen kitchen helpers; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; and the emerald-headed serpent, a great deity that inhabits a crystal cave in the Gulf of Mexico but which, according to Native Americans, may be seen from the coast, when it ventures to the surface with a great display of light, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The alleged hauntings of the historic Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, including a light-fingered woman in black with a baby, a perfumed lady, a headless man and a boy who wakes people up to ask whether they want breakfast (it is even claimed that Steven Spielberg had a supernatural experience at the hotel, the guests of which have included Oscar Wilde and Ulysses S Grant; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; strange phenomena at the Emily Morgan Hotel, near the Alamo in San Antonio (the Alamo itself is said by some to be the site of paranormal phenomena); and phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
Pecos Bill with his coyote family, his rattlesnake Shake (that served as his lasso) and his true love the catfish-riding Slue-Foot Sue (Neil Armstrong may have been the first MAN to set FOOT on the moon but Sue banged her HEAD on it many years earlier, after being thrown by Bill's appropriately named horse, Widow-Maker); the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; and the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
Ghosts in all of the rooms (including one that still sometimes leaves tips for the maid) at Miss Molly's Hotel bed and breakfast, once a bordello, in Fort Worth; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; the spirits of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, such as the shade of Sarah Morgan (who was killed by a student) in the biology building, the ghost of a bearded and stetsoned professor in Holden Hall, the phantom of a student in the underground tunnels (still trying to sneak into the girls' dormitories) and "George", the harmless spectre of the old President's House; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; and the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Texas
White-tailed deer, bald eagles, great kiskadees, turkey vultures (turkey buzzards), Mexican free-tailed bats, American white pelicans, alligators, otters, roseate spoonbills, increasing numbers of black bears, raccoons, burrowing owls, road runners, collared peccaries or javelinas, pronghorn antelopes, sandhill cranes, wild turkeys, endangered whooping cranes, American avocets, cougars (also called pumas or mountain lions), Montezuma quails, red-cockaded woodpeckers, brown pelicans, Ridley sea turtles, plain chachalacas, bobcats, jackrabbits, opossums, nine-banded armadillos, prairie chickens, cactus wrens, Texas horned lizards, Western diamondback rattlesnakes, coyotes and prairie dog towns are among the wild animals of Texas.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Boston, Anchorage, Santa Fe, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Savannah, St Louis, Atlanta, San Diego, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Juneau, New York, Albuquerque, Kansas City, Houston, Sitka, Miami, Sacramento, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Seattle, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Skagway and Atlantic City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, the Everglades, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Florida Keys, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Appalachians, rodeos, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks and the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Happy travelling!
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