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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Sierra Vista Arizona hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters and Myths in Arizona
The bigfoot seen in the Huachuca Mountains (perhaps it was the Mogollon Monster); the strange lights seen hovering in the Superstition Mountains; the draining energy vortices experienced around Sedona and in the Superstition Mountains; the sasquatch-like Mogollon Monster; the thunderbird of Apache legend that dwells in the Superstition Mountains; the entrance to Hell in the Superstition Mountains, which emits the winds that cause dust storms in the Phoenix area; the ghosts of the El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon, including a dark figure seen outside and the friendly spirit of Fred Harvey, a former owner; and the phantoms in old fashioned clothes who are sometimes seen on London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Arizona.
The inebriated ghost in the ballroom of the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, said to be that of a man who fell from the cliffs; the plumed, venomous snakes that inhabit sacred springs, according to the Zuni people; the phantom, at Grand Canyon's Maricopa Point, of a luckless member of the Civilian Conservation Corps who fell to his death in the nineteen-thirties; tales of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine in the Superstitions; the invisible but tactile ghost at the Park Hotel in Hot Springs; the ninety-two foot winged, alligator like monster, killed by ranchers between the Huachuca and Whetstone ranges, in what is now Coronado National Forest, in 1890 (a sample was sent for scientific examination - what happened to it?); the phantom guests of the Hotel San Carlos in Phoenix, including invisible happy children and the unhappy Leone Jensen, who leapt to her death in 1928; and the time shifts experienced by some hikers in the Superstitions, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Arizona.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Arizona
Skunks, turkey vultures (buzzards), bull snakes, desert tortoises, bald eagles, ospreys, weasels, gila monsters, woodpeckers, ring-tailed cats, badgers, jackrabbits, sandhill cranes, white-faced ibises, mountain plovers, gray foxes, cottontail rabbits, more than one species of rattlesnake, peregrine falcons, pronghorn antelopes, javelinas (peccaries), garter snakes, Gambel's quail, mule deer, desert kit foxes, coatimundis (coatis), meadow jumping mice, reintroduced California condors, black bears, desert bighorn sheep, horned lizards, bats, whiptail lizards, occasional jaguars, great blue herons, mountain lions (cougars), reintroduced Mexican gray wolves, bobcats, mourning doves, wild turkeys, beavers, kingfishers, burrowing owls, white-winged doves, greater roadrunners, hummingbirds, elk (wapiti), kestrels, spiny lizards and coyotes are among the wild animals of Arizona.
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