Legends of America Chases Ghosts on Route 66

September 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The famed Route 66 from Illinois to California is littered with legends and tales, some of which are down right spooky. As www.LegendsOfAmerica.com traveled the Mother Road, writing about its unique characters and off beaten attractions, they’ve bumped into a several haunted hotels, ghosts lurking in restaurants, and a few haunting spirits that just seemingly enjoy a leisurely walk down this abandoned stretch of pavement.

Exploring these numerous tales, Legends of America features articles from the Haunted Inn in Springfield, Illinois to the Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica and everything in between. Ghost stories along Route 66 abound — like the one in the Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff, where many guests have been awakened by a phantom bell boy announcing room service, and at the old Natatorium in Amarillo, spectral figures have been seen and heard dancing to the distant sounds of the Big Band era. Where Route 66 intersects with another historic path, that of the Cherokee Trail of Tears, phantom Indians have been seen lurking about, and in Southwest Missouri and northeast Oklahoma, a bobbing “spook light” simply can’t be explained. One of the more notable haunts is the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, recognized as one of the ten most haunted places in the United States. While there, Legends Of America obtained some interesting photographs which included unexplained phenomena, furthering the Bed and Breakfast’s ghostly image.

Legends of America is a website full of fun and surprises on everything from outlaws to ghost towns, and over the past couple of years web surfers have clicked by the thousands on Legends’ Ghosts Of the Mother Road (http://www.legendsofamerica.com/66-Ghosts.html), reading the in-depth stories and seeing for themselves the eerie photographs of things that go bump in the night.

Legends of America owner and editor, Kathy Weiser of Lenexa, Kansas, is no stranger to digging in deep on a subject, traveling the American West for the past several years, writing on everything from Ghost Towns to travel destinations and more. Her work on Route 66 and the Old West is acclaimed by some to be the most extensive views available on the web wide world.

Recognized by Yahoo, EarthLink, Scout, and others as a site worthy to click on, www.LegendsOfAmerica.com just celebrated it’s third anniversary in June, and in addition to it’s wealth of on-line information, offers a free newsletter with nearly 2,000 subscribers; as well as more in-depth information via books, videos and photographic prints, through Weiser’s online Rocky Mountain General Store.

For additional information, visit the website at http://legendsofamerica.com, e-mail at Kathy@legendsofamerica.com, call 913-708-5119, or snail mail P.O. Box 19423, Lenexa, KS 66285.