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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Quincy Area Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Myths, Legends, Folklore and Ghosts in Illinois
The long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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; the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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 chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); and the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois
Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants; Millenium Park in Chicago; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; the shores of Lake Michigan; and the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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