Golconda IL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Golconda Illinois USA. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Illinois.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Golconda Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa and the Polana Hotel in Maputo. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends, Ghosts and Monsters 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; the shores of Lake Michigan; and Millenium Park in Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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