Redington Shores FL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Redington Shores Florida USA. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Florida. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Redington Shores Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes and the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Folklore, Legends, Myths, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Monsters in Florida
The ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; 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; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; 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!); spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; 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 White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; and 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", are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks and Refuges in Florida
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; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; and Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Seattle, San Diego, Savannah, Miami, Albuquerque, Honolulu, Sitka, Juneau, Fairbanks, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Boston, Skagway, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Houston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Corpus Christi, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, Anchorage, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Santa Fe, St Louis, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Salt Lake City 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 The Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, the California coastline, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, Niagara Falls and Bryce Canyon.
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. Camelopard suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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