South Fork CA hotels. Book rooms in hotels in South Fork California United States of America. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of California. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of California. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers.
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Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters and Myths in California
The spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; and the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park; and the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; the haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; and the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless), are more weird folklore associated with California.
The spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340; Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster; San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; and Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster, are yet more strange folktales of California.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of California
Calliope hummingbirds, numerous species of salamander, coyotes, road runners, white pelicans, otters, American avocets, wild turkeys, Allen's hummingbirds, elephant seals, mountain lions (also called cougars or pumas), whip-poor-wills, humpback whales, blue whales, Anna's hummingbirds, mule deer, skunks, minks, gray whales, California golden beavers (a family lives in Alhambra Creek in Martinez), bald eagles, bobcats, sea otters, California sea lions, endangered San Joaquin kit foxes, burrowing owls, harbor seals, black bears, turkey vultures (sometimes called buzzards), California condors, tule elk, mischievious raccoons, woodpeckers, dolphins, rare Sierra Nevada mountain beavers, screech owls and chipmunks are among the wild animals of California.
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