Richton Park IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Richton Park Illinois United States of America. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Illinois. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Richton Park Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Raccoons, American badgers, Eastern cottontail rabbits, bobcats, gray foxes, copperhead snakes, ruby-throated hummingbirds, wild turkeys, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, prothonotary warblers, opossums, bald eagles, cottonmouth snakes, timber rattlesnakes, black-capped chickadees, blue jays, coyotes, minks, groundhogs, red-headed woodpeckers, Eastern chipmunks, red foxes, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, white-tailed deer and common grackles are among the wild animals of Illinois.
Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore and Myths in Illinois
The phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 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 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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