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Ghostsafari wishes you a comfortable stay in your Dallas Texas hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech) and the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Texas
Road runners, prairie dog towns, Montezuma quails, prairie chickens, plain chachalacas, white-tailed deer, raccoons, jackrabbits, alligators, coyotes, nine-banded armadillos, Ridley sea turtles, cougars (also called pumas or mountain lions), red-cockaded woodpeckers, cactus wrens, bald eagles, Mexican free-tailed bats, bobcats, otters, collared peccaries or javelinas, great kiskadees, American white pelicans, pronghorn antelopes, sandhill cranes, Western diamondback rattlesnakes, Texas horned lizards, opossums, turkey vultures (turkey buzzards), brown pelicans, increasing numbers of black bears, wild turkeys, burrowing owls, endangered whooping cranes, roseate spoonbills and American avocets are among the wild animals of Texas.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Monsters, Folklore and Myths in Texas
The suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; strange phenomena at the Emily Morgan Hotel, near the Alamo in San Antonio (the Alamo itself is said by some to be the site of paranormal phenomena); the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; the ghostly woman who walks the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, looking for the children that she pushed over a cliff into the river; and the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
The three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; the thirty-two benevolent ghosts of the historic Menger Hotel, close to the Alamo in San Antonio, including Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (who recruited Rough Riders in the Menger Bar), the phantom of rancher Richard King in his former suite (the King Room), chambermaid Sallie White who still meticulously performs her duties in Victorian attire, a bespectacled lady in a blue dress who knits quietly in the lobby, a man in a buckskin jacket and unseen kitchen helpers; the strange phenomena at the Driskill Hotel, Austin, including the odd sensation experienced by guests who stare at the third floor picture of a child holding flowers; paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; and the emerald-headed serpent, a great deity that inhabits a crystal cave in the Gulf of Mexico but which, according to Native Americans, may be seen from the coast, when it ventures to the surface with a great display of light, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The spirits of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, such as the shade of Sarah Morgan (who was killed by a student) in the biology building, the ghost of a bearded and stetsoned professor in Holden Hall, the phantom of a student in the underground tunnels (still trying to sneak into the girls' dormitories) and "George", the harmless spectre of the old President's House; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler; the alleged hauntings of the historic Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, including a light-fingered woman in black with a baby, a perfumed lady, a headless man and a boy who wakes people up to ask whether they want breakfast (it is even claimed that Steven Spielberg had a supernatural experience at the hotel, the guests of which have included Oscar Wilde and Ulysses S Grant; and the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
Phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; Pecos Bill with his coyote family, his rattlesnake Shake (that served as his lasso) and his true love the catfish-riding Slue-Foot Sue (Neil Armstrong may have been the first MAN to set FOOT on the moon but Sue banged her HEAD on it many years earlier, after being thrown by Bill's appropriately named horse, Widow-Maker); appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical; the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; ghosts in all of the rooms (including one that still sometimes leaves tips for the maid) at Miss Molly's Hotel bed and breakfast, once a bordello, in Fort Worth; and the black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Santa Fe, Sitka, New York, Atlantic City, Sacramento, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Skagway, Corpus Christi, Philadelphia, St Louis, Anchorage, Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Houston, Honolulu, Boston, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Detroit, Juneau, Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Phoenix. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, the Everglades, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and Route 66. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. We hope that you found today's Ghostsafari tip useful.
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