Zephyrhills FL hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Zephyrhills Florida United States of America. Florida national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Florida.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Zephyrhills Florida hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau and the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Nature Reserves, National Parks, National Forests, State Parks, State Forests and Refuges in Florida
The 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; 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; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Monsters, Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths and Legends in 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 spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; 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; the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; and 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!), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; 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; and the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places 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 "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; 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 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), are more weird folklore associated with 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 pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; 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); Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; and the smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape, are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
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. Miami, Washington DC, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Detroit, Skagway, Anchorage, Albuquerque, Chicago, Atlanta, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Seattle, Indianapolis, Boston, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Fairbanks, St Louis, Kansas City, Savannah, Philadelphia, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, Sitka, Houston, Honolulu, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Juneau 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 Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, the Florida Keys, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Route 66, the Adirondacks, the Grand Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Niagara Falls, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp, Glacier Bay National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta 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. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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