Minooka IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Minooka Illinois USA. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Illinois.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Minooka Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, Claridge's in London, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa and the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich. are internationally renowned hotels.
Monsters, Myths, Folklore, Legends, Ghosts and Scary Stories in Illinois
The phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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 gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Eastern cottontail rabbits, wild turkeys, gray foxes, minks, cottonmouth snakes, common grackles, raccoons, red foxes, copperhead snakes, American badgers, bald eagles, groundhogs, black-capped chickadees, blue jays, bobcats, timber rattlesnakes, red-headed woodpeckers, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, opossums, white-tailed deer, ruby-throated hummingbirds, coyotes, prothonotary warblers and Eastern chipmunks are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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