Oak Forest IL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Oak Forest Illinois USA. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Illinois. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard.
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Legends, Ghosts, Monsters, Myths, Folklore and Scary Stories in Illinois
The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow 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 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 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.
Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Ruby-throated hummingbirds, Eastern chipmunks, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, wild turkeys, red foxes, white-tailed deer, minks, common grackles, black-capped chickadees, copperhead snakes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, blue jays, red-headed woodpeckers, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, raccoons, opossums, gray foxes, prothonotary warblers, bald eagles, American badgers, cottonmouth snakes, coyotes, groundhogs, bobcats and timber rattlesnakes are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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