Belvidere IL hotels. Find hotels in Belvidere Illinois United States of America. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Illinois.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Belvidere Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai and Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Folklore, Monsters, Myths, Legends, Ghosts and Scary Stories in Illinois
The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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); Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; and the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; and the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois
The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; the shores of Lake Michigan; Millenium Park in Chicago; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; and Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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