St. Louis MO hotels. Book rooms in hotels in St. Louis Missouri United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Missouri. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Missouri.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your St. Louis Missouri hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Savoy Hotel in London, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. are internationally renowned hotels.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Missouri
Toads, river turtles, red milk snakes, red cardinals, prairie king snakes, frogs, increasing sightings of mountain lions (cougars) and gray wolves (timber wolves), Western cottonmouths, ibises, white-tailed deer, coots, increasing numbers of black bears, pelicans, lizards, Great Plains rat snakes, rails, salamanders, reintroduced elk, swans, Eastern yellow-bellied racers, cormorants, nine-banded armadillos, bald eagles, Eastern hog-nosed snakes, wild turkeys, turkey vultures, raccoons, owls, variable ground snakes, herons, black vultures, grebes, yellow-bellied water snakes, Eastern coachwhips, Western fox snakes, red foxes, speckled king snakes, bull snakes, lined snakes, timber rattlesnakes, Eastern garter snakes, woodpeckers, opossums, broad-banded water snakes, whooping cranes, Osage copperheads, pigeons, purple martins, bats, flat-headed snakes, peregrine falcons, Western pygmy rattlesnakes, Graham's crayfish snakes, bitterns, beavers and Northern scarlet snakes are among the wild animals of Missouri.
Monsters, Folklore, Legends, Myths, Scary Stories and Ghosts in Missouri
The shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; hauntings of the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill in Kansas City, including that of Betsy Ward who, in the nineteenth century, died in her bath in room 505, as well as the spectre of Fred Lightner and, on the fourth floor, a little girl in Victorian dress, not to mention the strange behaviour of the elevator, which sometimes avoids the fourth floor and sometimes refuses to leave it; the Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; the Spook Light of the Devil's Promenade, near Joplin (is it a lantern held by a ghostly miner or headless Native American, or is it the spectral light of Native American lovers who died in a lover's pact?); the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; and the flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.
The pteradactyl of Altamont; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; how the Great Spirit created the Mina Sauk waterfall, in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, to wash away the blood of the Piankashaw maiden, Mina Sauk, who jumped to her death to follow her Osage lover, who had been thrown over the cliff on the orders of her father, Taum Sauk; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; the gold mine in the Ozarks, eighteen miles south west of the town of Galena, which is guarded by the skeletal ghosts of seven Spanish miners; the phantom of a weeping Native American woman who, on moonlit nights, repeats her death jump from a cliff in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park (Creve Coeur Park), in St Louis County, where she tried to join her late husband in the spirit world; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; the almost innumerable traditions, magical spells and superstitions of the Ozarks, some of which are recorded in Harold Bell Wright's novel The Shepherd of the Hills and in the John Wayne movie of the same name (though a rather different plot); and the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.
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