New Lenox IL hotels. Search for hotels in New Lenox Illinois United States of America. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Illinois.
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Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Myths and Folklore in Illinois
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; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms 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); 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; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
State Parks, State Forests, National Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests and Refuges in Illinois
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; 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; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Apple River Canyon State Park; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; and Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
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