Elk Grove Village IL hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Elk Grove Village Illinois USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. Illinois hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Elk Grove Village Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
The shores of Lake Michigan; 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; Millenium Park in Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; and Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Scary Stories, Legends, Myths, Ghosts, Monsters and Folklore in Illinois
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); the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 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 the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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