Carlinville IL hotels. Search for hotels in Carlinville Illinois USA. Illinois scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Carlinville Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Savoy Hotel in London and the Grand Hyatt Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks, State Parks and Refuges in Illinois
Apple River Canyon State Park; Pere Marquette State Park, a pathetic 8000 acres but still the largest state park in Illinois and which permits the licensed shooting of deer, turkeys, raccoons and squirrels within its small boundaries; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; and the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois), are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts, Myths, Legends and Scary Stories in Illinois
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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); 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.
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