Port Charlotte Charlotte Harbor FL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Port Charlotte Charlotte Harbor Florida United States of America. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Florida. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Port Charlotte Charlotte Harbor Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Menger Hotel in San Antonio and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Florida
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; 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; 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; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Legends, Myths, Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories and Folklore in Florida
The Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; 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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; and the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places 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); 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 pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; 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); and the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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 Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; 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); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; and the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Almost everyone wants to travel in the USA. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Atlantic City, Santa Fe, Juneau, Fairbanks, Boston, Honolulu, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Miami, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Corpus Christi, Houston, St Louis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Detroit, Savannah, Albuquerque, Fort Lauderdale, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Chicago, Seattle, Washington DC, Skagway, Dallas, Philadelphia, Sitka, Atlanta and Los Angeles. 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 beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, the wild west town of Tombstone, Bryce Canyon, the Everglades, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rainier National Park, the Disney resorts, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, the Florida Keys, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Ozarks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park and Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Travel safely and happily.
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