Pittsfield IL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Pittsfield Illinois USA. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Illinois hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore.
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Legends, Ghosts, Monsters, Myths, Folklore and Scary Stories in Illinois
Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
Gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; and the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton, 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
The 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); 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; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Apple River Canyon State Park; and Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Kansas City, Sacramento, Washington DC, Anchorage, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Savannah, San Francisco, Detroit, San Diego, Sitka, Fairbanks, Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, Minneapolis, Atlantic City, Juneau, Dallas, St Louis, New York, Corpus Christi, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Skagway, Philadelphia and Houston are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Bryce Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Everglades, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, the Ozarks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Okefenokee Swamp, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Appalachians, Mount Rushmore and the Florida Keys.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. From camelopard.com, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!
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