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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Temple Terrace Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai. are internationally renowned hotels.
Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends and Myths in Florida
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 Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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); hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; and spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; and the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
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); sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; 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); 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 ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; 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 pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; and the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests and Refuges in Florida
Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; the 220 square mile Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, where you may see grazing manatees and sea turtles as well as space launches; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. 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 Indianapolis, Santa Fe, Kansas City, Corpus Christi, Skagway, Seattle, Juneau, Dallas, Lake Tahoe, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Fairbanks, Albuquerque, St Louis, Houston, San Diego, New Orleans, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Sitka, Miami, Savannah and San Francisco. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Glacier Bay National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount Rainier National Park, the Appalachians, Bryce Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, Yosemite National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, the Ozarks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Route 66 and the wild west town of Tombstone are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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