St. Augustine Area FL hotels. Find hotels in St. Augustine Area Florida United States of America. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Florida. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen St. Augustine Area Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore and Myths in Florida
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; 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 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); the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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!); spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; and the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
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"; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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); the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
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 ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Florida
Gatorland; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; St Petersburg; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Pensacola; and Sanibel Island, are among the attractions of Florida.
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