Oak Lawn IL hotels. Find hotels in Oak Lawn Illinois United States of America. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois.
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Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Myths, Folklore and Legends in Illinois
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); the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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; 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); the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; and the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; Millenium Park in Chicago; the shores of Lake Michigan; and the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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