Bettendorf IL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Bettendorf Illinois United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Illinois fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore. Suggestions for your trip by Camelopard.com.
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Scary Stories, Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends and Folklore in Illinois
Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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); the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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; and the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Groundhogs, Eastern chipmunks, ruby-throated hummingbirds, common grackles, minks, Eastern cottontail rabbits, cottonmouth snakes, coyotes, raccoons, gray foxes, blue jays, opossums, black-capped chickadees, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, red-headed woodpeckers, American badgers, copperhead snakes, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, timber rattlesnakes, prothonotary warblers, red foxes, bobcats and wild turkeys are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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