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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Godfrey Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Savoy Hotel in London and the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay. are internationally renowned hotels.

    State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks, State Parks and Refuges in Illinois

    Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; 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; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Apple River Canyon State Park; and Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.

    Scary Stories, Legends, Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts and Myths 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; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in 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. From camelopard.com, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!

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