Burbank IL hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Burbank Illinois USA. Illinois scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Burbank Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, Claridge's in London and the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Blue jays, white-tailed deer, American badgers, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, bobcats, wild turkeys, timber rattlesnakes, Eastern chipmunks, ruby-throated hummingbirds, bald eagles, copperhead snakes, black-capped chickadees, opossums, cottonmouth snakes, common grackles, raccoons, gray foxes, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, groundhogs, coyotes, red-headed woodpeckers, red foxes, prothonotary warblers, minks and Eastern cottontail rabbits are among the wild animals of Illinois.
Myths, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Monsters, Legends and Folklore in Illinois
The phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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