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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Stafford Texas hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths, Ghosts and Monsters in Texas
The black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo; the strange phenomena at the Driskill Hotel, Austin, including the odd sensation experienced by guests who stare at the third floor picture of a child holding flowers; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; and the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The alleged hauntings of the historic Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, including a light-fingered woman in black with a baby, a perfumed lady, a headless man and a boy who wakes people up to ask whether they want breakfast (it is even claimed that Steven Spielberg had a supernatural experience at the hotel, the guests of which have included Oscar Wilde and Ulysses S Grant; ghosts in all of the rooms (including one that still sometimes leaves tips for the maid) at Miss Molly's Hotel bed and breakfast, once a bordello, in Fort Worth; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the thirty-two benevolent ghosts of the historic Menger Hotel, close to the Alamo in San Antonio, including Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (who recruited Rough Riders in the Menger Bar), the phantom of rancher Richard King in his former suite (the King Room), chambermaid Sallie White who still meticulously performs her duties in Victorian attire, a bespectacled lady in a blue dress who knits quietly in the lobby, a man in a buckskin jacket and unseen kitchen helpers; appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; the suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; and the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; the spirits of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, such as the shade of Sarah Morgan (who was killed by a student) in the biology building, the ghost of a bearded and stetsoned professor in Holden Hall, the phantom of a student in the underground tunnels (still trying to sneak into the girls' dormitories) and "George", the harmless spectre of the old President's House; the ghostly woman who walks the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, looking for the children that she pushed over a cliff into the river; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; and strange phenomena at the Emily Morgan Hotel, near the Alamo in San Antonio (the Alamo itself is said by some to be the site of paranormal phenomena), are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; Pecos Bill with his coyote family, his rattlesnake Shake (that served as his lasso) and his true love the catfish-riding Slue-Foot Sue (Neil Armstrong may have been the first MAN to set FOOT on the moon but Sue banged her HEAD on it many years earlier, after being thrown by Bill's appropriately named horse, Widow-Maker); the emerald-headed serpent, a great deity that inhabits a crystal cave in the Gulf of Mexico but which, according to Native Americans, may be seen from the coast, when it ventures to the surface with a great display of light; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; and the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Texas
Fort Worth with its Water Gardens and Cowtown Coliseum; the Sahara-like sand dunes of Monahans; San Antonio with the Alamo mission, where Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie made their famous stand, as well as San Antonio Missions National Historical Park; Houston with the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and the battleship USS Texas; the King Ranch, larger than the state of Rhode Island; the Lucas Gusher in the Spindletop Oil Field; the old frontier outposts of Fort Belknap, Fort Davis and Fort Richardson; the Gulf city of Galveston with its amusement pier, the tall ship Elissa and Victorian architecture in the Strand and the East End; the Trevino-Uribe Rancho in San Ygnacio; the Caribbean beaches of Corpus Christi and the Gulf Coast; the Palo Duro Canyon, where a summertime Musical, Texas, is played outdoors; Amarillo in the Panhandle, with the historic J A Ranch and the Big Texan Steak Ranch where you can eat for free, if you take less than an hour to eat their huge steak meal; Dallas, setting of the great TV series; and the scenery of the Hill Country, best seen while drifting down the Guadalupe River, are among the attractions of Texas.
So you want to see America. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Corpus Christi, Salt Lake City, Houston, Honolulu, Detroit, Kansas City, Atlantic City, Boston, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Skagway, New Orleans, St Louis, Minneapolis, Seattle, Lake Tahoe, Washington DC, Sitka, Chicago, Anchorage, Savannah, Fairbanks, Dallas, Atlanta, Albuquerque, New York, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Juneau, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Miami and Indianapolis. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Rodeos, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Route 66, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the Grand Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Appalachians, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Glacier Bay National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, Bryce Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and the Ozarks. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Good luck on your travels.
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