Randolph MA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Randolph Massachusetts USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Massachusetts. Camelopard travel tips and hints. Massachusetts hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Randolph Massachusetts hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends and Myths in Massachusetts
The spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead); the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend; speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; and the altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
The "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"); Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; the demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; the mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai; the Dover Demon, possibly an ET; the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; the supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix; and the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Massachusetts
Timber rattlesnakes, grackles, moose in some of the state's forests, porcupines, woodpeckers, skunks, bald eagles, seals, oystercatchers, whippoorwills, white-tailed deer, titmice, Blanding's turtles, blue jays, porpoises, Atlantic white-sided dolphins, starlings, raccoons, robins, Northern red-bellied cooters, woodchucks (groundhogs), cowbirds, gulls, beavers, waxwings, Carolina wrens, orchard orioles, bats, sparrows, humpback whales, copperheads, goldfinches, moles, coyotes, muskrats, foxes, opossums, pigeons, cormorants, fishers, turkey vultures, red-winged blackbirds, roseate terns, wild turkeys, cottontail rabbits, chipmunks, nuthatches, Baltimore orioles, black bears that have taken advantage of the state's improved habitats, piping plovers and squirrels are among the wild animals of Massachusetts.
Camelopard travel advice may be useful all over the world but you have chosen a page related to the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Boston, Santa Fe, Sacramento, Fairbanks, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Albuquerque, Atlanta, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Detroit, Sitka, New York, Kansas City, Lake Tahoe, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Skagway, New Orleans, Savannah, Corpus Christi, Juneau, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, San Diego, Minneapolis, Dallas and Washington DC are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Bryce Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, the California coastline, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Disney resorts, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks, rodeos, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, the Florida Keys, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and Yellowstone National Park.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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