Weeki Wachee FL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Weeki Wachee Florida United States of America. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Florida fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Weeki Wachee Florida hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Villa D'Este on Lake Como and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore and Legends in Florida
The toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; 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); sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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 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); 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; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; and the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places 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 Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; and the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; 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); the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; and Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks, State Forests, State Parks and Refuges in Florida
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; 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; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; 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; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; and the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Phoenix, Juneau, Salt Lake City, Sitka, Fairbanks, Skagway, Chicago, St Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit, Houston, Savannah, Atlantic City, San Diego, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Miami, Corpus Christi, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Santa Fe, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Las Vegas, Boston, Honolulu, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage and Kansas City 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 Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, the Grand Canyon, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, the Florida Keys and rodeos.
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 suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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