East St. Louis IL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in East St. Louis Illinois USA. Illinois scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your East St. Louis Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts and Folklore in Illinois
The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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); and Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Wild turkeys, cottonmouth snakes, Eastern chipmunks, ruby-throated hummingbirds, white-tailed deer, blue jays, common grackles, bald eagles, bobcats, raccoons, coyotes, timber rattlesnakes, black-capped chickadees, American badgers, red-headed woodpeckers, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, copperhead snakes, gray foxes, opossums, prothonotary warblers, red foxes, minks, Eastern cottontail rabbits and groundhogs are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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