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Legends, Monsters, Ghosts, Myths, Scary Stories and Folklore in Illinois
The spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Bobcats, raccoons, opossums, common grackles, copperhead snakes, wild turkeys, gray foxes, black-capped chickadees, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, timber rattlesnakes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, American badgers, white-tailed deer, red foxes, minks, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, bald eagles, groundhogs, cottonmouth snakes, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Eastern chipmunks, prothonotary warblers, coyotes, red-headed woodpeckers and blue jays are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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