Walnut Shade MO hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Walnut Shade Missouri United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Missouri. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Missouri. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Walnut Shade Missouri hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi and the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests and Refuges in Missouri
Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Area; Mark Twain National Forest; Daniel Boone Memorial State Forest; Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Meramec State Park with its hardwood forests and its system of limestone and dolomite caves; Lake of the Ozarks State Park; Pony Express Wildlife Area; Elephant Rocks State Park; Johnson's Shut-ins State Park; Big Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area; Cuivre River State Park; Sam A Baker State Park; Turkey Creek Wildlife Area; Big Sugar Creek State Park; St Joe State Park; Little Lost Creek State Forest; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge; Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, site of the Mina Sauk waterfall and its legend; Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Great River National Wildlife Refuge; Dark Cypress Swamp Wildlife Area; Ha Ha Tonka State Park with its ruined castle; Wah-Sha-She Prairie Wildlife Area; Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge; Bonanza Wildlife Area; the swamps and wildlife of the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge; and Cardareva State Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Missouri.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Ghosts, Monsters, Legends and Myths in Missouri
The tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; hauntings of the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill in Kansas City, including that of Betsy Ward who, in the nineteenth century, died in her bath in room 505, as well as the spectre of Fred Lightner and, on the fourth floor, a little girl in Victorian dress, not to mention the strange behaviour of the elevator, which sometimes avoids the fourth floor and sometimes refuses to leave it; the Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; the phantom of a weeping Native American woman who, on moonlit nights, repeats her death jump from a cliff in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park (Creve Coeur Park), in St Louis County, where she tried to join her late husband in the spirit world; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; and the pteradactyl of Altamont, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.
MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; how the Great Spirit created the Mina Sauk waterfall, in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, to wash away the blood of the Piankashaw maiden, Mina Sauk, who jumped to her death to follow her Osage lover, who had been thrown over the cliff on the orders of her father, Taum Sauk; the flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the Spook Light of the Devil's Promenade, near Joplin (is it a lantern held by a ghostly miner or headless Native American, or is it the spectral light of Native American lovers who died in a lover's pact?); several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; the gold mine in the Ozarks, eighteen miles south west of the town of Galena, which is guarded by the skeletal ghosts of seven Spanish miners; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; the almost innumerable traditions, magical spells and superstitions of the Ozarks, some of which are recorded in Harold Bell Wright's novel The Shepherd of the Hills and in the John Wayne movie of the same name (though a rather different plot); the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; and the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.
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