Valley Forge Pennsylvania hotels PA USA (c) DJT 2002







Valley Forge Pennsylvania Hotels

Travel Advice and Interesting Facts / Hotels in Valley Forge PA USA

Valley Forge PA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Valley Forge Pennsylvania United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Pennsylvania. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Pennsylvania.

  • This website is Camelopard's recommendation for finding your hotel   Valley Forge Pennsylvania USA Hotels.   Valley Forge PA Hotels USA.
  • Today's Camelopard Tip www.camelopard.com



    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Valley Forge Pennsylvania hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Savoy Hotel in London, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths, Monsters, Folklore and Legends in Pennsylvania

    The weird tales of Hexenkopf (Witches Head or, in this context, Witches Hill), in Williams township, where witches or "weird women" once danced and which is still the haunt of a headless hound walked by a headless man, phantom cavalrymen, the spirit of a white fox and the tapping of a wooden leg (a disabled farmer fell to his death while limping after a demon); the phantom soldiers of Devil's Den, Gettysburg; the eponymous spectre of Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia; Mitche, the manitou of Mauch Chunk (Bear Mountain) who created the chasm of the Lehigh River, just so a lake would burst its bounds and drown the warrior chief Onoko and his bride, whose love and happiness the manitou resented; the phantoms of numerous prisoners in Eastern State Penitentiary, closed to living prisoners but not to tourists, in Philadelphia (a "Lady in White", the Soap Lady, haunts a cell on the second floor); Nurse Rachel, who still cares for wounded soldiers in the Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg; the monster of Wolf Pond, a thirty foot black serpent with yellow stripes and a green head; and the mischievious spirits of Inn Philadelphia, including one that pulls the hair of diners, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Pennsylvania.

    The haunted Century Inn in Scenery Hill; the ghosts of Moonshine Church and cemetery in Fort Indiantown Gap; the several ghosts in Bucksville House Bed & Breakfast in Kintnersville, including the man in a black hat who stands at the foot of a bed; the spirit of chocolate supremo Mr Hershey himself, still haunting the Hershey Hotel in Hershey; the ghosts of the huge Swedish Governor Printz and his friends, who burned down his former home, Printzhof (Printz Hall), shortly after a spectral party where the living caretaker was forced to play the violin (the foundations of Printzhof were rediscovered in 1937 in what is now Governor Printz Park in Essington, Tinicum Island and your best chance of seeing a repeat of the phantom revelry is on the evening of the autumnal equinox); the yells and screams of Native American warriors and their victims, a woman and two children, which may still be heard in a small valley close to the mouth of Chartiers Creek near Pittsburgh (ghostly orbs or death lights are also sometimes seen); the evil eye of Molly "Mom" Rinker, a witch and revolutionary spy whose lookout was Mom Rinker's Rock in Fairmount Park, near Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia; and the treasure chest of the Lebanon Valley, near Fort Indiantown Gap (sometimes called Indian Gap), protected by witches, blue fire, loud roars and, presumably, GIs (the treasure is gold hidden by the Doan brothers, British spies and outlaws of the revolutionary period, who were driven to crime when their father, a staunch Quaker, was physically branded and stripped of his property for refusing to support the war), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Pennsylvania.

    Tales of John Chapman, the real nurseryman and Swedenborgian missionary known as Johnny Appleseed, who planted his first apple nursery near Warren; the spirits of the seventeenth century King George II Inn (which claims to be the oldest inn in the USA) in Bristol, including a man in a top hat; the camera loving spirits of Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford, who appear unexpectedly on developed photographs; the ghostly waiter in the City Tavern, Philadelphia, who was accidentally killed in a fight between two other people; the hauntings of the historic Tillie Pearce House Inn in Gettysburg, especially the Blue Room; black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) including the same one that frightened a Texan airman; the playful blonde girl and the spirits of railway workers that haunt the Railroad House Inn in Marietta; and the many spirits of Farnsworth House Inn, Gettysburg, including the caring Nurse Mary but also children, other women, cats and confederate soldiers (beware of the misogynistic Walter), are more weird folklore associated with Pennsylvania.

    The terrors of St Peter's Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, including ghosts of Native Americans, a black man in eighteenth century dress and a carriage and horses that career through the graveyard into the church; the lachrymose squonk of the northern woods, so mortified by its unattractiveness that if you see it, it will liquify into its own tears; the ghosts of the historic Riverside Inn in Cambridge Springs, who waltz to spectral music or cheekily join guests in bed; the crock of gold in southern Chester County, hidden by a British spy who died just before he could reveal its whereabouts; the manifestation of the Virgin Mary to save her painting, which hung in St Mary's Immaculate Conception church in Johnstown, from the flood which devastated the city in 1889 (in 2013 it was donated by the Benedictine Sisters to the Johnstown Heritage Association and now hangs in the Grand Halle, on the site of the original church) (incidentally, a 1926 silent movie called The Johnstown Flood starred Janet Gaynor and featured Gary Cooper, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard as extras); the ghosts of hanged men who wander the eighteenth century Jean Bonnet Tavern in Bedford; the door-slamming spirits of 18th century Cashtown Inn, Orrtanna; the Baleroy Mansion's spirits, including Thomas Jefferson (don't sit in the cursed chair if you want to live); the fragrant spirit of the Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast, Philadelphia; and the headless horseman of the Lebanon Valley near Fort Indiantown Gap, are yet more strange folktales of Pennsylvania.

    Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Pennsylvania

    Hellbender salamanders (also called devil dogs or Allegheny alligators and which can grow to over fifteen inches and weigh nearly six pounds), otters, mergansers, snowshoe hares, raccoons, wild turkeys, gray squirrels, ospreys, coyotes, muskrats, beavers, white-tailed deer, black bears, bald eagles, minks, gray foxes and red foxes are among the wild animals of Pennsylvania.



    Home

    How well can you know the USA? Try visiting Minneapolis, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Miami, Albuquerque, Juneau, Seattle, Atlantic City, Corpus Christi, Fairbanks, Salt Lake City, Skagway, Phoenix, Houston, Sitka, Sacramento, Santa Fe, St Louis, Detroit, Kansas City, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Anchorage, Savannah, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Indianapolis and Philadelphia. 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. Yosemite National Park, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, the Everglades, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys and the Ozarks are also iconic sights and destinations. From camelopard.com, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!

    Camelopard offers travel advice and suggestsions for accommodation, including hotels in Valley Forge Pennsylvania PA. Why not travel and stay in luxury?

    COPYRIGHT © 2002-2016 : No material on this site, including background or other images, may be copied by any means, without the author's permission.





    Hotel accommodation in Valley Head Alabama           Hotel accommodation in Valley Junction Iowa           Destinations from Valley Park Missouri           Destinations from Valley Stream New York           Stay in Valley View Texas           Stay in Valley Alabama           Find hotels in Valle Arizona           Find hotels in Valliant Oklahoma           Look in Valparaiso Indiana           Look in Van Buren Arkansas            Van Buren Missouri            Van Horn Texas           Stay in Van Nuys California           Stay in Van Vleck Texas           Hotels in Van Wert Ohio           Hotels in Vance Alabama            Vancleave Mississippi           Hotel accommodation in Vancouver Area Washington           Hotel accommodation in Vancouver Washington           Accommodation in Vandalia Illinois                      Towns including Bedford;
    Haunted hotels in New Orleans. www.spectre.co
    Go on an armchair African ghost hunting safari. www.vanhunks.com
    Real African safaris. www.congosafari.com
    Travel as a gentleman adventurer. Pall Mall Club
    Shanghai Trader Chinese travel recommendations. Shanghai Trader           Find hotels in Qianfu,           Qinhuangdao or           Ruian, China.           Shangjie, China.
    J W Wells UK hotel suggestions. J W Wells           Find hotels in Bearsted, UK.
    Queen Mab UK hotel suggestions. Queen Mab           Find hotels in Tongue Aireborough, UK.