Eldred IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Eldred Illinois USA. Illinois myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Eldred Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi and the Villa D'Este on Lake Como. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Ruby-throated hummingbirds, American badgers, cottonmouth snakes, timber rattlesnakes, Eastern chipmunks, opossums, copperhead snakes, prothonotary warblers, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, red-headed woodpeckers, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, black-capped chickadees, bald eagles, minks, Eastern cottontail rabbits, common grackles, wild turkeys, gray foxes, red foxes, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, groundhogs, blue jays and white-tailed deer are among the wild animals of Illinois.
Myths, Ghosts, Folklore, Monsters, Scary Stories and Legends in Illinois
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, 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; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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); Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; and the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Sitka, Indianapolis, Santa Fe, Kansas City, Washington DC, Boston, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Juneau, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, New York, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Skagway, Chicago, Detroit, Fairbanks, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis, St Louis, Miami, Phoenix, Anchorage, Savannah, San Francisco, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, San Diego, Dallas, Seattle, Houston, Albuquerque and Atlantic City. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Florida Keys, Bryce Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Good luck on your travels.
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