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North MetroEast IL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in North MetroEast Illinois United States of America. Illinois folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Camelopard suggests hints and tips for your journey.

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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen North MetroEast 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 PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong and the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

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

    The phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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); Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.

    Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois

    Raccoons, bobcats, prothonotary warblers, groundhogs, white-tailed deer, minks, red-headed woodpeckers, Eastern chipmunks, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, gray foxes, timber rattlesnakes, common grackles, black-capped chickadees, wild turkeys, Eastern cottontail rabbits, cottonmouth snakes, coyotes, American badgers, bald eagles, ruby-throated hummingbirds, red foxes, opossums, copperhead snakes, blue jays and occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states are among the wild animals of Illinois.


    America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Atlantic City, Boston, New Orleans, Fairbanks, Atlanta, Houston, Savannah, Detroit, Phoenix, Juneau, Skagway, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Sitka, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Honolulu, Dallas, Lake Tahoe, Corpus Christi, St Louis, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Sacramento, Kansas City, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington DC. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park, rodeos, the California coastline, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Disney resorts, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Adirondacks, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Niagara Falls, Route 66, the Florida Keys, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yellowstone National Park and the Ozarks are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Good luck on your travels.

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