Port Richey Area FL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Port Richey Area Florida USA. Florida scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Florida. Advice for travellers from Camelopard.com.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Port Richey Area Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong and the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
The romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; Gatorland; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Pensacola; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); Sanibel Island; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; and St Petersburg, are among the attractions of Florida.
Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Monsters, Legends and Folklore in 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; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; 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"; 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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; and the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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 Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; 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!); sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; 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); and the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; 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 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; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; 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; and the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Atlantic City, Savannah, Indianapolis, Sitka, Seattle, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Miami, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Lake Tahoe, Boston, San Francisco, Dallas, San Diego, Juneau, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Phoenix, Kansas City, Anchorage, Sacramento, Atlanta, Corpus Christi, Fairbanks, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Skagway, Las Vegas, Detroit, Los Angeles, St Louis and New York you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Mount Rainier National Park, Bryce Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, Yellowstone National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Everglades, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the California coastline, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, Yosemite National Park, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi and the Florida Keys. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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