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Folklore, Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Myths and Ghosts in Illinois
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 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 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the shores of Lake Michigan; Millenium Park in Chicago; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; and Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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