Pleasant Hill TX hotels. Reservations for hotels in Pleasant Hill Texas United States of America. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Texas hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore. Texas national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Pleasant Hill Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Legends, Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts, Myths and Scary Stories in Texas
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 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; 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; 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 sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; and the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; 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 groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
Supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; and 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), are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
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 Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; 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; 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 Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; and the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks, State Forests, State Parks and Refuges in Texas
Guadalupe Mountains National Park; the bayous and forests of Big Thicket National Preserve; Palo Duro Canyon State Park; Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande; Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth; Texas City Prairie Reserve; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area with its pink granite and the Enchanted Rock itself, believed by Native Americans to have supernatural powers; the seventy miles of Padre Islands National Seashore with its sea turtles; Lost Maples State Natural Area; and Longhorn Caverns State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Texas.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. 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 Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlantic City, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Detroit, Dallas, Corpus Christi, St Louis, Juneau, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Washington DC, Kansas City, New Orleans, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Fairbanks, Sitka, Skagway, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Lake Tahoe, Miami, New York, Boston, Savannah, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Chicago. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, the Ozarks, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, rodeos, the Everglades, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, Niagara Falls, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks and the wild west town of Tombstone are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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