Key Largo FL hotels. Search for hotels in Key Largo Florida United States of America. Florida attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Ghostsafari.com. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Florida.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Key Largo Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, Claridge's in London, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China and the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Ghosts, Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore and Legends in Florida
The White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; 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 phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; and the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
The pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; 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 ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola; 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); 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); and the Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
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 Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; 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 smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; and hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
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 Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified; sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; and mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort, 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; Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral (once known as Cape Kennedy), from which America's astronauts have been launched; the romantic Florida Keys including Key West, once the haunt of pirates; Pensacola; the Art Deco hotels of Miami Beach; St Petersburg; the cobbled streets of St Augustine, the oldest European settlement in the USA; Orlando's Walt Disney World including the Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Center and the Animal Kingdom (where you can go on an African safari); the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens in Key West; Orlando's Sea World and Universal Studios theme parks; Tampa Bay with the Busch Gardens amusement park; Gatorland; Sanibel Island; wonderful subtropical beaches bordering the Caribbean Sea; and the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation with the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum, are among the attractions of Florida.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Detroit, New Orleans, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Dallas, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Honolulu, Skagway, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Washington DC, Juneau, Boston, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Santa Fe, St Louis, Houston, Corpus Christi, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Savannah, San Diego, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Sitka, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Kansas City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Ozarks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, the Florida Keys, Niagara Falls, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, Glacier Bay National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Disney resorts, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and Route 66. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Travel safely and happily.
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