Buffalo NY hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Buffalo New York USA. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of New York State. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of New York State.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Buffalo New York hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana and the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of New York State
Woodcocks, great horned owls, wild turkeys, brown garter snakes, canvasbacks, black-crowned night herons, common nighthawks, porcupines, red-breasted mergansers, hooded mergansers, snowshoe hares, great blue herons, scarlet tanagers, ospreys, woodchucks, harbor seals, snapping turtles, common egrets, little brown bats, turkey vultures, belted kingfishers, American goldfinches, black capped chickadees, piping plovers, common loons, spotted turtles, white-winged scoters, northern shovelers, bald eagles, a moose population that has grown since they started to migrate back into the state in the late 1970s, snowy egrets, milk snakes, Eastern bluebirds, big brown bats, Baltimore orioles, fishers, White-tailed deer, bobcats, minks, box turtles, water snakes, rufous sided towhees, spotted salamanders, beavers, horseshoe crabs, painted turtles, Eastern timber rattlesnakes, fiddler crabs, snowy owls, ruffed grouse, opossums, Eastern chipmunks, bobolinks, spring peepers, pileated woodpeckers, great egrets, pintails, screech owls, ruddy turnstone sandpipers, peregrine falcons, black racer snakes, oldsquaws, bottle-nosed dolphins, porpoises, raccoons, Eastern cottontail rabbits, black bears, pilot whales, otters, whip-poor-wills, blue-winged warblers, black vultures, cardinals, red foxes, red-winged blackbirds, common goldeneyes, Eastern gray squirrels, gray foxes, muskrats, sea turtles, widgeons, bobwhite quails, ruby-throated hummingbirds, diamondback terrapins, smooth green snakes, yelow-bellied sapsuckers, coyotes, weasels, brown thrashers and leatherback turtles are among the wild animals of New York State.
Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends and Ghosts in New York State
The ghosts of Sleepy Hollow (a real village popularly known by that name before it officially became so in 1996), where Washington Irving is buried and which really is haunted, especially around Raven Rock, by a wailing lady in white, the witch Mother Hulda and by a spectral horseman (not headless and usually heard but not seen); the celebrity ghosts of New York City's Chelsea Hotel (itself immortalised in song by Leonard Cohen), which allegedly include Sid Vicious, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Wolfe and Eugene O'Neill; the skeletal Rambout Van Dam who rows the Tappan Zee; the Devil's Stepping Stones in Long Island Sound, used by Satan to escape from Native American warriors; the incredible twenty-two ghosts haunting the house at 14 West 10th Street in Manhattan, which include Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens); and the ghost ship The Flying Dutchman, usually associated with the Cape of Good Hope but which is said by some to appear at Tappan Zee on the Hudson River (I suspect that it is really Captain Kidd's ship the Adventure Galley), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of New York State.
The finger marks of the Great Spirit, according to the Iroquois, as seen in the Finger Lakes to the west of Syracuse; the Devil's Dance Chamber to the west of the Hudson River, where native Americans performed their divinatory dance rituals until the Manitou manifested himself as a wild animal; the dwerg (dwarf) of John Coleman, a seaman with Hendrik Hudson (did Coleman not recover from his encounter with the Catskill gnomes and so remained a dwarf?), who still haunts the area near Donderberg (Thunder Mountain) on the Hudson River; the Cardiff Giant, an allegedly petrified man now on display in the Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown; the ghost ship Adventure Galley, commanded by Captain Kidd, seen near Bear Mountain Bridge; and the ghosts of the Dakota Apartments (used in exterior shots in Rosemary's Baby) in New York City, including an Edwardian little girl, a little boy dressed in clothes of the same period, a young man, a crying woman, Edward Clark (who had the Dakota built) and, it is said, former Beatle John Lennon, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in New York State.
Almost everyone wants to travel in the USA. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Albuquerque, Juneau, Savannah, St Louis, Sitka, Skagway, New York, Washington DC, Miami, Sacramento, Phoenix, San Diego, Minneapolis, Houston, Boston, Anchorage, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Fairbanks, Honolulu, Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Santa Fe, Chicago, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Detroit, Corpus Christi and Atlantic City. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Okefenokee Swamp, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, the Appalachians, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Disney resorts, the Adirondacks, Bryce Canyon, Niagara Falls, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, Yosemite National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Route 66 and the California coastline are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Camelopard.com hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.
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