Dupo IL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Dupo Illinois USA. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Illinois myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Dupo Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa and the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
National Forests, National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Parks, State Forests and Refuges in Illinois
Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; 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; 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; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; and Apple River Canyon State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends, Myths, Folklore and Monsters in Illinois
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); Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; and the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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