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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Southeast Jacksonville Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Florida
The Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Pensacola; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Gatorland; St Petersburg; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Sanibel Island; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; and Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks, are among the attractions of Florida.
Legends, Ghosts, Folklore, Myths, Monsters and Scary Stories in Florida
The White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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 toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; and ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; 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 pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; 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!); the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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); 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"; 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 more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; 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 phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; and sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
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