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Ghosts, Legends, Monsters, Myths, Folklore and Scary Stories in Illinois
Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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); 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 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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; 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, black-capped chickadees, copperhead snakes, Eastern chipmunks, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, bobcats, common grackles, blue jays, coyotes, white-tailed deer, ruby-throated hummingbirds, cottonmouth snakes, red foxes, prothonotary warblers, American badgers, groundhogs, red-headed woodpeckers, gray foxes, bald eagles, timber rattlesnakes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, wild turkeys, raccoons, minks and opossums are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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