Topsail Beach NC hotels. Look for your hotels in Topsail Beach North Carolina United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of North Carolina. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of North Carolina.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Topsail Beach North Carolina hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Savoy Hotel in London, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks and Refuges in North Carolina
Nantahala National Forest, the largest in the state, with its gorges and waterfalls; Hanging Rock State Park; Jockey’s Ridge State Park; Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge; Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, the largest in North Carolina, with black bears, red wolves, alligators and large flocks of snow geese in the winter; Uwharrie National Forest; South Mountains State Park; William B Umstead State Park; Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge; Chimney Rock State Park, allegedly the scene of a battle of the War in Heaven; Croatan National Forest with bears, alligators, bald eagles and carnivorous plants; Currituck National Wildlife Refuge; Lumber River State Park; Carolina Beach State Park with Venus flytraps and other carnivorous plants; Grandfather Mountain State Park; the new Dismal Swamp State Park; Stone Mountain State Park; the famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its scenery including many waterfalls and which extends into Tennessee (the National park is also the habitat of black bears and increasing numbers of elk); Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, deer and waterfowl; Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, alligators and endangered red wolves; Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuge with its waterfowl and alligators; Pisgah National Forest, containing Looking Glass Rock; Gorges State Park with its numerous waterfalls; Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge; and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into Virginia and home to black bears, beavers and other wildlife, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of North Carolina.
Folklore, Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths and Ghosts in North Carolina
The ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco; the mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; the angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven; the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro; the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House; the Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; not Dracula but Jutaculla (Judaculla), a slant-eyed giant that dwells in the caves of Devil's Courthouse and/or Tanasee Bald (Tannasee Bald) in the appropriately named Transylvania County (Tanasee Bald extends into Haywood County, where the bigfoot-like Boojum prowls); the face that appears if you gaze into a spring of the Great Balsam Mountains, which may not be your own but the hideous visage of a Cherokee woman, cursed by a manitou because of her flirtatiousness; the pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; and Boojum of Eaglenest Mountain (Eagle Nest Mountain), a sasquatch said to guard a treasure of gemstones and presumably named after Lewis Carroll's snark, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
The burning ghost ship seen near Ocracoke Island, a spectral reminder that a ship's crew murdered their passengers for gold and then destroyed the evidence; the musical water sprite in the pools of the French Broad River, east of Asheville, who dooms those it lures, not indifferently like the lorelei but with the deliberate malevolence of a siren; the spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington; the fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis; the two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; the well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; the headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; and the duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
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