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Macomb IL hotels. Find hotels in Macomb Illinois United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. Illinois fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Macomb Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai and the Savoy Hotel in London. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

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

    The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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); and the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton, 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 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

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

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


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