Hines IL hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Hines Illinois United States of America. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Illinois. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Hines Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, Claridge's in London, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.
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 Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; Millenium Park in Chicago; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; and the shores of Lake Michigan, are among the attractions of Illinois.
Scary Stories, Legends, Myths, Ghosts, Folklore and Monsters in Illinois
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms 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; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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; and the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago, 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 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); the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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.
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