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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Altamont Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa and the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends and Ghosts in Illinois

    The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the seven bridges on Lebanon Road, Troy, known as The Seven Gates to Hell, protected by ghostly hounds with glowing eyes (it is said that if you drive through all seven "gates" and finish at midnight, you will go straight to hell), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.

    The red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the ghosts of the Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, including the marble playing child Cassandra who drowned in the swimming pool, the fragrant Jasmine Lady, a drunken artist (who didn't have time to complete the Crystal Room's mural) and the unfortunate George; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the ghostly screams heard near the post office on the site of the hotel built by sadistic serial killer H H Holmes on West 63rd Street, Chicago; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

    Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois

    Copperhead snakes, timber rattlesnakes, common grackles, opossums, gray foxes, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, bobcats, white-tailed deer, groundhogs, raccoons, Eastern cottontail rabbits, red-headed woodpeckers, Eastern chipmunks, red foxes, blue jays, American badgers, minks, prothonotary warblers, cottonmouth snakes, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, bald eagles, black-capped chickadees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, wild turkeys and coyotes are among the wild animals of Illinois.


    America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. San Diego, Sitka, Los Angeles, Detroit, Kansas City, Boston, Skagway, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Santa Fe, Miami, Juneau, Atlantic City, Houston, Corpus Christi, Minneapolis, Anchorage, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Honolulu, St Louis, Savannah, Las Vegas, Fairbanks, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Dallas, Phoenix and Seattle are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, the Ozarks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Florida Keys, rodeos, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Everglades and Route 66.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.

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