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Carol Stream IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Carol Stream Illinois USA. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Illinois.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Carol Stream Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. are internationally renowned hotels.

    Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters and Folklore in Illinois

    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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.

    The spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

    State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Illinois

    Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; 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; 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.



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