Champaign Area IL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Champaign Area Illinois United States of America. Advice for travellers from Camelopard.com. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Champaign Area Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; Millenium Park in Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; and the shores of Lake Michigan, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Monsters, Legends, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Myths and Folklore in Illinois
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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; 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 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 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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