Quad Cities IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Quad Cities Illinois USA. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Quad Cities Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai and the Polana Hotel in Maputo. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Ghosts, Myths, Folklore, Scary Stories, Monsters and Legends in Illinois
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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; and 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), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Bald eagles, opossums, cottonmouth snakes, minks, blue jays, American badgers, white-tailed deer, red foxes, red-headed woodpeckers, common grackles, raccoons, timber rattlesnakes, ruby-throated hummingbirds, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, prothonotary warblers, gray foxes, coyotes, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, wild turkeys, copperhead snakes, black-capped chickadees, groundhogs, bobcats, Eastern cottontail rabbits and Eastern chipmunks are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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