Tahoe Vista CA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Tahoe Vista California United States of America. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of California. California attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice.
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State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks and Refuges in California
Joshua Tree National Park; Channel Islands National Park with many species found nowhere else on earth; Yosemite National Park with wildlife such as black bears and beavers, as well as specacular Tunnel View, from which you can see El Capitan, the Bridal Veil Falls and more; the basalt formations of Devils Postpile National Monument; Point Reyes National Seashore; Pinnacles National Park, one of the best places to see California Condors; Kings Canyon National Park; Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Lassen Volcanic National Park with Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1915 and is the largest volcanic dome in the world; Ano Nuevo State Park; Redwood National Park with the tallest trees in the world, including Hyperion, protected by secrecy; Piedras Blancas; Kings Range National Conservation Area on the Lost Coast; and Sequoia National Park with the largest tree in the world, the gigantic and ancient General Sherman, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of California.
Monsters, Myths, Ghosts, Folklore, Legends and Scary Stories in California
The wraiths of Camp Comfort County Park, which include a phantom horsewoman, a charred man, a headless man riding a motor bike, a bloody bride and a demonic hound that watches over the tomb of a vampire; the spirits of Sacramento City Cemetery, including a little girl and a pit bull terrier; the phantom policeman of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, who hands out real but not legal speeding tickets; the sirens, serpents and flying monsters that once inhabited Santa Barbara Island and which may, perhaps, be reawakened one day; the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe, claimed as employees by the Red River Lumber Company of Westwood; the spirits of Kate Morgan, a little boy and girl, the mistress of a millionaire, a Victorian lady who likes to dance and a former caretaker in San Diego's famous Hotel Del Coronado (used in the movie Some Like it Hot and remarkable for its Victorian wooden architecture); the ghostly sailors of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in Alameda; and the many hauntings of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, which include a Lady in White in the reception area, children playing in the swimming pool, a man killed in the engine room and the mystery of room B340, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of California.
The haunted parking garage and eighteenth floor lounge of the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; Santa Paula's horned, white and hairy anthropoid, the Billiwhack Monster; the blue, brain-like ETs of Palos Verdes; the ghostly barefoot woman of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the reputedly haunted Room 217 of the Marriott Hotel, Long Beach; the ghostly couple who haunt the Marriott Anaheim Fairfield Inn, Anaheim; Kabar, Rudolf Valentino's Great Dane, who still lollops about the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery; and San Diego's haunted Horton Grand Hotel, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in California.
The spirit of schoolteacher Miss Mary Lake in Room 410 of the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, which was once a girls' school; the ghost of Claudia in the Mansions Hotel, San Francisco; the little phantom girl who knocks on the door of Room 42 and the spectral madame of Room 33 who are among the ghosts of the San Remo Hotel, San Francisco; the spectral woman who still supervises the Phoenix Inn oriental restaurant in Alhambra; the bigfoot or sasquatch of the northern forests; the spectral prisoners of Alcatraz; the haunted fourth floor window and other mysteries at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles; and the spectral white deer of San Diego's Presidio Park, are more weird folklore associated with California.
Cowboys still searching for their gold in Rios Canyon, San Diego; the haunted swimming pool of Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, where bathers have their legs grabbed by unseen hands (the nun in white, in the library, is more harmless); the beautiful but sad Amanda, said to haunt Room 325 of the Vagabond Motel, San Diego; the reputedly haunted Renaissance Los Angeles Airport hotel, part of the Marriott chain; the Mennonite Lady in White of Adelaida Cemetery, who on Friday nights puts flowers on the grave of a child; the ghost who still makes phone calls from Room 1007 of the Paso Robles Hotel, San Francisco; the many ghosts of Elysian Park, Los Angeles, including a headless hound and a Lady in White; the male phantom of San Diego's luxurious US Grant Hotel; and Tahoe Tessie, Lake Tahoe's answer to Lake Champlain's Champ and to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, are yet more strange folktales of California.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. How well can you know the USA? Try visiting Sacramento, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Fairbanks, Skagway, New York, Santa Fe, Minneapolis, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Chicago, Miami, Indianapolis, St Louis, Honolulu, Dallas, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington DC, Detroit, Sitka, Lake Tahoe, Corpus Christi, Savannah, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Juneau, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Nobody can see every part of the United States of America but those cities are probably the ones that nearly everybody on earth has heard of. The wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the California coastline, Yosemite National Park, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Adirondacks, Route 66, the Everglades and the Grand Canyon are also iconic sights and destinations. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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