Cicero IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Cicero Illinois United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Illinois.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Cicero Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Illinois
Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; 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; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; and Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Monsters, Legends, Ghosts, Myths, Folklore and Scary Stories in 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 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; and the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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