Seattle WA hotels. Find hotels in Seattle Washington United States of America. Washington national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Ghostsafari presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Washington.
Ghostsafari wishes you a comfortable stay in your Seattle Washington hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China. are internationally renowned hotels.
Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Folklore, Myths and Scary Stories in Washington
Weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); the mysterious Mima Mounds; paranormal phenomena at the pier of the Steilacoom–Anderson Island Ferry in Steilacoom, including a spectre that changes from a little girl to an old woman, as well as the sound of a ghostly train; and Native American "wish bone" sticks and strange phenomena at Thornewood Castle, a five hundred year old Tudor castle transported brick by brick from England to Lakewood, where it is now a fine hotel with a history of its own, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; and a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Washington
Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Olympic National Park with its many glaciers, Sol Duc hot springs, Marymere Falls, Hoh rain forest and wildlife such as bears, mountain lions (cougars) and huge elk (wapiti); Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Forest in the Blue Mountains, extending into Oregon and with animals such as mountain lions (cougars), Shiras' moose, Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, deer, gray wolves and Merriam's turkeys; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Discovery Park on Puget Sound, Seattle, small but with sightings of wildlife such as sea lions, bears and even mountain lions as well as being home to the West Point Lighthouse; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Olympic National Forest; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; and Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
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