Dixon IL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Dixon Illinois United States of America. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Illinois cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends.
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National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Parks, National Forests, State 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; Apple River Canyon State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); 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.
Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths, Monsters and Legends in Illinois
The phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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 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); and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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