Orland Park IL hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Orland Park Illinois United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Orland Park Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio and the Chelsea Hotel in New York. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Monsters, Myths, Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories and Folklore in Illinois
The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow 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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Illinois
Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; the shores of Lake Michigan; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; and Millenium Park in Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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