Wesley Chapel FL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Wesley Chapel Florida USA. Florida hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Florida.
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Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Florida
Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; Sanibel Island; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); St Petersburg; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Sarasota, winter home of Ringling Brothers Circus and permanent home to their museum; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Pensacola; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum; the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Gatorland; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; and Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks, are among the attractions of Florida.
Ghosts, Monsters, Legends, Myths, Scary Stories and Folklore in Florida
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 Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; and the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; 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 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!); 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); the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; and the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; 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 spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; and the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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); mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and 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", are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Miami, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, Anchorage, Kansas City, Savannah, St Louis, Sitka, Phoenix, Houston, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, Fairbanks, Juneau, Detroit, Skagway, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, New York, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Albuquerque and Atlantic 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 The Adirondacks, Mount Rainier National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, rodeos, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Ozarks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi and Yosemite National Park.
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. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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