Mount Vernon IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Mount Vernon Illinois United States of America. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Illinois hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Mount Vernon Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Savoy Hotel in London, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, timber rattlesnakes, minks, blue jays, red foxes, black-capped chickadees, Eastern chipmunks, gray foxes, bobcats, common grackles, opossums, bald eagles, prothonotary warblers, white-tailed deer, copperhead snakes, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, coyotes, cottonmouth snakes, raccoons, wild turkeys, red-headed woodpeckers, groundhogs, American badgers and ruby-throated hummingbirds are among the wild animals of Illinois.
Legends, Monsters, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Myths and Folklore in Illinois
The hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms 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; 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; 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 guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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