Waltham MA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Waltham Massachusetts USA. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Massachusetts. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Massachusetts.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Waltham Massachusetts hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau and the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Massachusetts
Blanding's turtles, raccoons, goldfinches, muskrats, beavers, opossums, white-tailed deer, cowbirds, sparrows, cormorants, woodpeckers, black bears that have taken advantage of the state's improved habitats, roseate terns, oystercatchers, pigeons, coyotes, cottontail rabbits, fishers, robins, copperheads, turkey vultures, Atlantic white-sided dolphins, grackles, red-winged blackbirds, whippoorwills, porcupines, orchard orioles, bats, Northern red-bellied cooters, chipmunks, piping plovers, blue jays, moose in some of the state's forests, nuthatches, humpback whales, waxwings, woodchucks (groundhogs), Baltimore orioles, squirrels, porpoises, seals, timber rattlesnakes, gulls, moles, titmice, bald eagles, foxes, skunks, starlings, wild turkeys and Carolina wrens are among the wild animals of Massachusetts.
Myths, Ghosts, Monsters, Legends, Folklore and Scary Stories in Massachusetts
The giant Maushope of Native American legend, who lived on Martha's Vineyard; the Dover Demon, possibly an ET; the demon that finally clawed a retired pirate to death at Cape Cod; Spring Heel Jack (Spring Heeled Jack) who terrorised London, England, many years before emigrating to Cape Cod; speculation and rhymes about Lizzie Borden, acquitted of the axe murders of her parents (their home in Fall River, at the time of writing, is the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum, allegedly haunted and with an ouija board in the lounge); the sea serpents that have been seen around Cape Ann and Massachusetts Bay; and the spectre of the stubborn septuagenarian Giles Corey, which appears as a harbinger of disaster in Salem where, being pressed to death with weights over two days for refusing to plead to the charge of witchcraft, Corey merely shouted "more weight!" (although it was the only instance of pressing a man to death in New England history and cruel even for its time, Judge Corwin, whose house still stands in Salem, actually stood on Coreys chest, demanding that he plead), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Massachusetts.
The supernatural sinking of the island where stands the Nix's Mate beacon, named after the ship's mate who cursed the island before being wrongly executed for killing Captain Nix; the mounted spirits of Lafayette and Washington who keep watch over the grave of Satan, who was captured and killed by Shakers at Mount Sinai; Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong (Stormalong, A.B. geddit?), the gigantic captain of the massive ships Courser and Tuscarora, whose many adventures included life or death struggles with the deadly kraken; the Roxbury pudding stones, said to be the remains of a giant's dessert, found near Boston; the altar in Wizard's Glen near Dalton, where a hunter called John Chamberlain rescued a Native American girl who was to be sacrificed to the demons of the forest; tales of witchcraft and witch hunting, although the Salem witch trials are history, not legend; the alchemist who sought the elixir or life, in a turreted house at the junction of Essex and North Streets, in Salem; and the "spectral evidence" submitted at the Salem witch trials, supported by the "expertise" of that credulous chronicler, Cotton Mather (in witchcraft trials, if you could prove that you were elsewhere at the time of the alleged crime, it was actually held AGAINST you, as it was believed that one of your apparitions was a demonic spectre - "You were in two places at once, eh? Condemned out of your own mouth!"), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Massachusetts.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Juneau, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Skagway, San Diego, Honolulu, Savannah, Sacramento, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Seattle, Albuquerque, Miami, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, St Louis, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Sitka, Lake Tahoe, Fairbanks, Atlantic City, Anchorage, Minneapolis, Houston, Corpus Christi and Boston are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the California coastline, Mount Rushmore, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Camelopard.com hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.
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