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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Rockport Massachusetts 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 Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Macau and the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Massachusetts
Erving State Forest; Brimfield State Forest; Bradley Palmer State Park; Clarksburg State Forest; Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge; Tolland State Forest; D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) State Forest; J A Skinner State Park; Mohawk Trail State Forest; Clarksburg State Park; Cutler Park; Beartown State Forest with wildlife such as beavers and black bears; Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary; Cape Cod National Seashore; Mount Holyoke Range State Park; Douglas State Forest; Blue Hills Reservation; Granville State Forest; Sandisfield State Forest where black bears may be seen; Robinson State Park; Freetown-Fall River State Forest, site of Profile Rock; Pittsfield State Forest; Mount Tom State Reservation; Pilgrim Memorial State Park; Harold Parker State Forest; Nomans Land Island National Wildlife Refuge; Manuel F Correllus State Forest on Martha's Vineyard; Ames Nowell State Park; Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge; Pearl Hill State Park; Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge; Chester-Blandford State Forest; Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge; and Nickerson State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Massachusetts.
Folklore, Legends, Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories and Ghosts 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 "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!"); 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; 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 Dover Demon, possibly an ET; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
The demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; 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; Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; 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 sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; and the giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
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