Riverdale IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Riverdale Illinois United States of America. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Suggestions for your trip by Camelopard.com. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Illinois.
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Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters, Legends and Ghosts in Illinois
The hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, 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; and the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; 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 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests and Refuges in Illinois
The strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Apple River Canyon State Park; the 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; and 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, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
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