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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Chicago Area Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro and the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore, Legends and Myths in Illinois
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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster, 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the shores of Lake Michigan; Millenium Park in Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; and the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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