Sunrise Beach MO hotels. Search for hotels in Sunrise Beach Missouri United States of America. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Missouri. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Missouri attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
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Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths, Legends, Folklore and Ghosts in Missouri
MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; the flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); 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 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; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; 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; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.
The ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; 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 ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; 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 pteradactyl of Altamont; 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; and the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.
National Forests, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Missouri
Daniel Boone Memorial State Forest; Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge; Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge; Dark Cypress Swamp Wildlife Area; Pony Express Wildlife Area; Elephant Rocks State Park; Meramec State Park with its hardwood forests and its system of limestone and dolomite caves; Wah-Sha-She Prairie Wildlife Area; Turkey Creek Wildlife Area; Sam A Baker State Park; Little Lost Creek State Forest; Big Sugar Creek State Park; Mark Twain National Forest; Big Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area; Cuivre River State Park; Johnson's Shut-ins State Park; St Joe State Park; Ha Ha Tonka State Park with its ruined castle; Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, site of the Mina Sauk waterfall and its legend; Lake of the Ozarks State Park; the swamps and wildlife of the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge; Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Area; Bonanza Wildlife Area; Cardareva State Forest; Great River National Wildlife Refuge; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge; Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge; and Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Missouri.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. San Francisco, Skagway, Corpus Christi, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, New Orleans, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Phoenix, Detroit, Houston, Sitka, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Fairbanks, Juneau, Seattle, Anchorage, Las Vegas, Dallas, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Atlanta, San Diego, Miami, Savannah, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Atlantic City are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Glacier Bay National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Route 66, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, Yellowstone National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and the California coastline.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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