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Ghosts , Alligators and more in St Augustine Florida.
St Augustine is the oldest city in the USA having been there since 1565. It was the Spanish that first founded St Augustine and over the time since 1565 it has been ruled by the Spanish , the British and now is part of the state of Florida and the United States.
St Augustine Florida is a huge tourist attraction and every year millions of people visit the city of St Augustine and near by St Augustine Beach. There are a number of tourist attractions in St Augustine with the Castillo de San Marcos ( the old Spanish Fort ) being one of the major tourist attractions and one of the best deals in the city of St Augustine. The old Spanish fort was built in 1672 and it has had much history since that date in history. It was in 1837 during the Seminole War that Osceola was jailed at the fort. It was later that many plains Indians were jailed and imprisoned at the fort for a number of years. The National Park Service took over the fort in 1933.
Many people over the years have made the claim that the old Spanish Fort is haunted. People claim to see Spanish soldiers , Native Americans and even children wondering around the old Spanish Fort. People living across the bay on Anastasia Island have even claimed to have heard and seen cannons being fired from the fort when those cannons have been filled with cement since at least 1933. A little girl in what is clearly clothing from the late 1800's is seen often running and playing along the top of the fort. It stuns people when they take a really close look and realize the little girls feet are not touching anything. The little girl appears to run through the air.
If you are looking for a really interesting zoo then the St Augustine Alligator Farm may be just what you are looking for. They for sure have a lot of alligators but they also have all kinds of other kinds of animals. The St Augustine Alligator Farm was founded in 1893 and it has been in operation ever since. They have one of the most interesting Komodo Dragon exhibits in the world. If you go to St Augustine be sure that you visit the Alligator Farm.
If your looking for places that are supposed to be haunted then you want to be sure that you visit the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. Both paranormal investigators and local citizens of the area will tell you that the St Augustine Lighthouse is very haunted indeed. Really a hot bed of paranormal activity. The original lighthouse keeper fell to his death while painting the lighthouse.
Three little girls drowned near the lighthouse on one tragic afternoon in the early 1900s. Many people to this day claim to see the little girls running and playing around the lighthouse. People claim that someone will often follow you on a tour of the lighthouse and touch you on the shoulder or back. People downstairs at the lighthouse often claim to hear a man shouting from above and the laughter of children from above. People also claim to smell cigar smoke when climbing the steps in the lighthouse and to hear a man coughing above.
St Augustine Ghost Cat Story
At one time I lived in St Augustine Florida and while I was there I was a Chef and lived in a little apartment behind a motel off US 1. While there I discovered that there was a ghost cat that was for lack of a better term haunting the motel and apartments where I lived. Over time I met the cat and if you like CLICK HERE NOW and read the story of the St Augustine Ghost Cat.
St Augustine Vacation
You won't find a better place to take a vacation than St Augustine. If you're into history St Augustine has all that and more. The area has all kinds of interesting places like the old Spanish fort , museums , all kinds of old buildings with rich history and much more. And on your St Augustine Vacation you want to be sure to check out the sightseeing trains that run all over the city of St Augustine. Ripley's Sightseeing Trains are the original sightseeing train in St Augustine and they offer a great deal where you can ride the trains for 3 full days and see everything that St Augustine has to offer. The one price includes your parking for your vehicle while you and your family enjoy seeing St Augustine plus much more. To check them and the package deals they offer just CLICK HERE NOW.
The little sightseeing trains are really great and the drivers can give you all kinds of great information about the sights and things to see in St Augustine. Plus while your in St Augustine be sure to see Ripleys Believe It Or Not. One of the best attractions in the state of Florida.
There is just so much you can do in a trip to St Augustine Florida. Be sure to park your car and walk down the old streets where they don't allow cars. Just people. You'll find all kinds of shops, bars, cafes and etc. I love to go in the winter months when the crowds are fewer and the prices are lower. You just have to see the Bridge of Lions at night. Its one of the most spectacular sights in St Augustine.