Chatham IL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Chatham Illinois USA. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Illinois folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Chatham Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Legends, Monsters, Folklore, Ghosts, Myths and Scary Stories in Illinois
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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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); and Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests, National Forests and Refuges in Illinois
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; Apple River Canyon State Park; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); and the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
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