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Myths, Ghosts, Folklore, Legends, Monsters and Scary Stories in North Carolina
The headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro; the musical water sprite in the pools of the French Broad River, east of Asheville, who dooms those it lures, not indifferently like the lorelei but with the deliberate malevolence of a siren; the duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington; the two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington; the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; the well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; and the spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
The angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven; the mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; Boojum of Eaglenest Mountain (Eagle Nest Mountain), a sasquatch said to guard a treasure of gemstones and presumably named after Lewis Carroll's snark; the fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis; the ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco; the pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; not Dracula but Jutaculla (Judaculla), a slant-eyed giant that dwells in the caves of Devil's Courthouse and/or Tanasee Bald (Tannasee Bald) in the appropriately named Transylvania County (Tanasee Bald extends into Haywood County, where the bigfoot-like Boojum prowls); the burning ghost ship seen near Ocracoke Island, a spectral reminder that a ship's crew murdered their passengers for gold and then destroyed the evidence; the Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; and the face that appears if you gaze into a spring of the Great Balsam Mountains, which may not be your own but the hideous visage of a Cherokee woman, cursed by a manitou because of her flirtatiousness, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in North Carolina
Winston-Salem; Ocean Isle Beach; Wilmington and Cape Fear; Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee; the Great Smoky Mountains; Charlotte, the state's biggest city; Greensboro; Durham; Sunset Beach; Mingo Falls near Cherokee; the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk; Currituck Beach Light, a working lighthouse in Corolla Village; Raleigh, the state capital; the North Carolina Zoo; Bald Head Island; and the Whalehead Club, a former hunting lodge in the Outer Banks, which now houses a museum in its art nouveau building, are among the attractions of North Carolina.
Almost everyone wants to travel in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. San Francisco, Kansas City, Chicago, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Sitka, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Atlanta, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Detroit, Salt Lake City, St Louis, Dallas, Seattle, Anchorage, Honolulu, San Diego, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Corpus Christi, Boston, Phoenix, Houston, Juneau, Skagway, Miami, Indianapolis, Savannah and Fairbanks 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 Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, the Adirondacks, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, the Disney resorts, Yosemite National Park, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Route 66, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Niagara Falls, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta.
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. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.
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