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Folklore, Monsters, Legends, Scary Stories, Myths and Ghosts in Florida
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
Hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; and the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
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; 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); the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; 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"; 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 ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; and 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), are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
Pensacola; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; Sanibel Island; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; Gatorland; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; St Petersburg; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; and the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach, are among the attractions of Florida.
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 Fairbanks, Atlanta, Washington DC, Juneau, Albuquerque, Anchorage, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Seattle, Miami, Atlantic City, Boston, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, Corpus Christi, New York, Honolulu, Houston, St Louis, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Skagway, Sitka, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, Detroit, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Savannah and Las Vegas. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The California coastline, the Everglades, Route 66, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yosemite National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, rodeos and the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Camelopard suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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