Pompano Beach FL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Pompano Beach Florida USA. Florida scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Pompano Beach Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Polana Hotel in Maputo and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Florida
Opossums, dolphins, Florida softshell turtles, rare American crocodiles, raccoons, hawksbill turtles, feral nine-banded armadillos, gopher tortoises, feral Burmese pythons, bald eagles, manatees, muskrats, black bears, endangered North Atlantic right whales, river otters, feral parakeets, loggerhead turtles, feral Rhesus monkeys on the Silver River, adding to Florida's atmosphere of subtropical paradise, roseate spoonbills, alligators, leatherback turtles, marsh rabbits, green turtles, American flamingos, white-tailed deer, pelicans, rare Florida cougars (also called Florida panthers) and bobcats are among the wild animals of Florida.
Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Myths, Folklore and Scary Stories in Florida
Mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; 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); 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); and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, 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 Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; 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"; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
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 Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; and ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; 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); and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Honolulu, Corpus Christi, Juneau, Savannah, Albuquerque, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Sitka, Washington DC, Atlantic City, San Francisco, Miami, Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Santa Fe, Skagway, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Fairbanks, Chicago, San Diego, Phoenix, New York, St Louis, Anchorage, Seattle, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Dallas and Salt Lake City. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as The Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the Adirondacks, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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