Sugarloaf Key FL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Sugarloaf Key Florida United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Florida. Florida myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Sugarloaf Key Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Savoy Hotel in London and the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China. are internationally renowned hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
St Petersburg; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Pensacola; 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; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Gatorland; and Sanibel Island, are among the attractions of Florida.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Monsters, Myths, Legends and Folklore in Florida
The ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; 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); spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; 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; and 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", are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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); and the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; 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 phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; 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); strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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 Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; and the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Fairbanks, Detroit, Phoenix, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, Sitka, Atlantic City, New Orleans, Seattle, St Louis, Houston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Albuquerque, New York, Miami, Kansas City, Juneau, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Santa Fe, Honolulu, Skagway, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Anchorage and San Diego you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Glacier Bay National Park, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yellowstone National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Florida Keys, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, Route 66, Mount Rainier National Park, the Adirondacks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, Niagara Falls, the Disney resorts, the California coastline and Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Camelopard suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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