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