Rantoul IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Rantoul Illinois United States of America. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Illinois. Advice for travellers from Camelopard.com. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Illinois.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Rantoul Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai and the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Monsters, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths and Ghosts in Illinois
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 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster, 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); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow 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; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, red-headed woodpeckers, blue jays, prothonotary warblers, bobcats, minks, red foxes, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, Eastern chipmunks, coyotes, Eastern cottontail rabbits, copperhead snakes, American badgers, common grackles, groundhogs, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, wild turkeys, timber rattlesnakes, black-capped chickadees, raccoons, opossums, cottonmouth snakes, ruby-throated hummingbirds and gray foxes are among the wild animals of Illinois.
You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Anchorage, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Savannah, Dallas, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Chicago, St Louis, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Lake Tahoe, New York, Detroit, Boston, Houston, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Skagway, Miami, Fairbanks, Corpus Christi, San Diego, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Atlantic City, Sitka, San Francisco and Juneau 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 Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, Bryce Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the wild west town of Tombstone, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Appalachians, rodeos, the Ozarks, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the California coastline, the Adirondacks and the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta.
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. Camelopard.com and its staff hope that you enjoy your stay.
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