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Collinsville Area IL hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Collinsville Area Illinois USA. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Illinois scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Collinsville Area 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 Grand Hyatt Macau, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

    The strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow 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 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 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; and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

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

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


    America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Skagway, Santa Fe, Miami, Albuquerque, Kansas City, Detroit, Sacramento, San Diego, Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, Honolulu, St Louis, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Savannah, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Sitka, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Corpus Christi, Houston, Anchorage, New York, Fairbanks, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, Juneau, Atlanta and Boston you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rushmore, the Ozarks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, Bryce Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, the Appalachians, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park and Route 66. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Good luck on your travels.

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