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Galena IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Galena Illinois United States of America. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Illinois.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Galena Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are internationally renowned hotels.

    Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore and Myths in Illinois

    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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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; 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 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; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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); and the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

    Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois

    Endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, coyotes, black-capped chickadees, blue jays, American badgers, wild turkeys, bald eagles, ruby-throated hummingbirds, bobcats, Eastern cottontail rabbits, red-headed woodpeckers, raccoons, minks, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, opossums, groundhogs, cottonmouth snakes, common grackles, red foxes, prothonotary warblers, timber rattlesnakes, Eastern chipmunks, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states and copperhead snakes are among the wild animals of Illinois.


    You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Phoenix, San Diego, Sacramento, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Savannah, Indianapolis, Houston, Anchorage, Sitka, Boston, Philadelphia, Honolulu, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Seattle, Dallas, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Washington DC, Juneau, Kansas City, Corpus Christi, Las Vegas, Chicago, Santa Fe, Detroit, Atlantic City, Skagway, Fairbanks, Lake Tahoe and San Francisco. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, Bryce Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, the Disney resorts, Yosemite National Park, the Ozarks, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp and Yellowstone National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Good luck on your travels.

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