Yuma Area AZ hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Yuma Area Arizona USA. Arizona national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Arizona. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice.
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Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Arizona
Weasels, gila monsters, horned lizards, reintroduced California condors, gray foxes, spiny lizards, desert kit foxes, ospreys, burrowing owls, jackrabbits, badgers, bobcats, pronghorn antelopes, bats, mourning doves, desert bighorn sheep, cottontail rabbits, white-faced ibises, hummingbirds, ring-tailed cats, mule deer, turkey vultures (buzzards), javelinas (peccaries), bald eagles, coatimundis (coatis), peregrine falcons, whiptail lizards, black bears, kingfishers, occasional jaguars, white-winged doves, mountain plovers, more than one species of rattlesnake, meadow jumping mice, coyotes, woodpeckers, skunks, kestrels, Gambel's quail, sandhill cranes, elk (wapiti), wild turkeys, mountain lions (cougars), bull snakes, garter snakes, greater roadrunners, reintroduced Mexican gray wolves, great blue herons, desert tortoises and beavers are among the wild animals of Arizona.
Ghosts, Folklore, Legends, Monsters, Myths and Scary Stories in Arizona
The sasquatch-like Mogollon Monster; the strange lights seen hovering in the Superstition Mountains; tales of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine in the Superstitions; the invisible but tactile ghost at the Park Hotel in Hot Springs; the plumed, venomous snakes that inhabit sacred springs, according to the Zuni people; the phantom guests of the Hotel San Carlos in Phoenix, including invisible happy children and the unhappy Leone Jensen, who leapt to her death in 1928; the inebriated ghost in the ballroom of the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, said to be that of a man who fell from the cliffs; and the ghosts of the El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon, including a dark figure seen outside and the friendly spirit of Fred Harvey, a former owner, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Arizona.
The phantom, at Grand Canyon's Maricopa Point, of a luckless member of the Civilian Conservation Corps who fell to his death in the nineteen-thirties; the ninety-two foot winged, alligator like monster, killed by ranchers between the Huachuca and Whetstone ranges, in what is now Coronado National Forest, in 1890 (a sample was sent for scientific examination - what happened to it?); the thunderbird of Apache legend that dwells in the Superstition Mountains; the phantoms in old fashioned clothes who are sometimes seen on London Bridge in Lake Havasu City; the bigfoot seen in the Huachuca Mountains (perhaps it was the Mogollon Monster); the entrance to Hell in the Superstition Mountains, which emits the winds that cause dust storms in the Phoenix area; the time shifts experienced by some hikers in the Superstitions; and the draining energy vortices experienced around Sedona and in the Superstition Mountains, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Arizona.
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