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    Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Folklore and Scary Stories in New York State

    The witches of Native American legend who may still dwell in the glacial Green Lakes; the giant serpent of Silver Lake, near Gainesville; the Devil's Dance Chamber to the west of the Hudson River, where native Americans performed their divinatory dance rituals until the Manitou manifested himself as a wild animal; the ghosts of the Dakota Apartments (used in exterior shots in Rosemary's Baby) in New York City, including an Edwardian little girl, a little boy dressed in clothes of the same period, a young man, a crying woman, Edward Clark (who had the Dakota built) and, it is said, former Beatle John Lennon; the celebrity ghosts of New York City's Chelsea Hotel (itself immortalised in song by Leonard Cohen), which allegedly include Sid Vicious, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe and Eugene O'Neill; the Catskill Witch who, according to Native American folklore, commanded the weather from Top Mountain and Round Top before playing tricks on anyone who ventured into her domain, once called Ontiora or Mountains of the Sky; and the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.

    Alligators in the sewers of New York City, said to be the descendants of baby alligators flushed down toilets; the Montauk monster, an unidentified carcass (but thought by some to be a bald raccoon); events in the Long Island house dramatised in the film The Amityville Horror (please do not linger as it is a private residence); the ghost ship The Flying Dutchman, usually associated with the Cape of Good Hope but which is said by some to appear at Tappan Zee on the Hudson River (I suspect that it is really Captain Kidd's ship the Adventure Galley); the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; Champ, the famous monster of Lake Champlain on the northeastern border of the state; and the dwerg (dwarf) of John Coleman, a seaman with Hendrik Hudson (did Coleman not recover from his encounter with the Catskill gnomes and so remained a dwarf?), who still haunts the area near Donderberg (Thunder Mountain) on the Hudson River, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.

    The Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow (a real village popularly known by that name before it officially became so in 1996), where Washington Irving is buried and which really is haunted, especially around Raven Rock, by a wailing lady in white, the witch Mother Hulda and by a spectral horseman (not headless and usually heard but not seen); the pirate treasure, possibly Captain Kidd's, buried on New York harbour's Liberty Island but protected by a fire breathing devil; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; the metal-working Catskill gnomes (originally of Mohican (Mahican) legend but possibly embellished since), pygmies with piggy eyes, long beards and enormous heads (melonheads?), whose games of nine-pins every twenty years cause thunder and flashes of light (September 3rd 2029 should be the date of their next tournament and, for the brave, the mountain behind the now demolished New Grand Hotel was said to be a good place to look but beware, Hendrik Hudson's crew were temporarily turned into gnomes after drinking their liquor and Rip van Winkle met the gnomes with famous results); the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); the literary ghosts, including Dorothy Parker, of New York City's Algonquin Hotel; and the finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse, are more weird folklore associated with New York State.

    Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of New York State

    Bobcats, opossums, sea turtles, Eastern chipmunks, coyotes, American goldfinches, Eastern timber rattlesnakes, leatherback turtles, scarlet tanagers, bald eagles, piping plovers, Eastern bluebirds, brown thrashers, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, red-breasted mergansers, fishers, bottle-nosed dolphins, Eastern gray squirrels, bobwhite quails, gray foxes, water snakes, common nighthawks, white-winged scoters, muskrats, ruffed grouse, snapping turtles, raccoons, cardinals, turkey vultures, woodchucks, canvasbacks, horseshoe crabs, blue-winged warblers, black-crowned night herons, peregrine falcons, black vultures, porpoises, black racer snakes, pileated woodpeckers, little brown bats, harbor seals, pintails, belted kingfishers, fiddler crabs, common goldeneyes, snowy owls, great horned owls, spotted turtles, black capped chickadees, hooded mergansers, White-tailed deer, red-winged blackbirds, Baltimore orioles, northern shovelers, diamondback terrapins, painted turtles, oldsquaws, porcupines, brown garter snakes, whip-poor-wills, snowshoe hares, bobolinks, Eastern cottontail rabbits, great blue herons, rufous sided towhees, black bears, screech owls, great egrets, common loons, otters, ospreys, big brown bats, wild turkeys, milk snakes, widgeons, woodcocks, pilot whales, minks, ruby-throated hummingbirds, red foxes, smooth green snakes, snowy egrets, common egrets, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s, spring peepers, beavers, box turtles, weasels, spotted salamanders and ruddy turnstone sandpipers are among the wild animals of New York State.


    The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Fort Lauderdale, Atlantic City, Indianapolis, San Diego, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Anchorage, Skagway, Savannah, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Houston, Fairbanks, Juneau, New York, Miami, Sitka, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, Seattle, Detroit, Chicago, Santa Fe, Kansas City, Washington DC, St Louis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Corpus Christi, Boston and Phoenix. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount Rushmore, the Appalachians, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the Ozarks, the Grand Canyon, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. We at wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.

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