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Centralia IL hotels. Look for your hotels in Centralia Illinois United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Illinois hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice.

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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Centralia Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China and the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois

    Coyotes, cottonmouth snakes, groundhogs, red-headed woodpeckers, red foxes, timber rattlesnakes, raccoons, minks, wild turkeys, black-capped chickadees, blue jays, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, bobcats, prothonotary warblers, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, copperhead snakes, gray foxes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, ruby-throated hummingbirds, American badgers, Eastern chipmunks, common grackles, opossums and occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states are among the wild animals of Illinois.

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

    The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.

    The red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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 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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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.


    You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Miami, Savannah, Atlanta, Kansas City, Sitka, San Diego, Washington DC, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Houston, Albuquerque, Boston, St Louis, Seattle, Chicago, Atlantic City, Honolulu, Fairbanks, Santa Fe, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Skagway, Sacramento, New Orleans, Juneau, Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Niagara Falls, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Adirondacks, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, Route 66, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rushmore and the Florida Keys are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America.

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