Darien IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Darien Illinois United States of America. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
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Legends, Scary Stories, Monsters, Ghosts, Myths and Folklore in Illinois
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 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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); the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; and Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; the shores of Lake Michigan; and Millenium Park in Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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