Riverside IL hotels. Search for hotels in Riverside Illinois United States of America. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Camelopard travel tips and hints. Illinois hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Riverside 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.
Monsters, Legends, Myths, Folklore, Scary Stories and Ghosts in Illinois
The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; and the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; and the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Eastern cottontail rabbits, wild turkeys, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, bald eagles, American badgers, prothonotary warblers, blue jays, Eastern chipmunks, groundhogs, coyotes, timber rattlesnakes, red foxes, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, red-headed woodpeckers, opossums, raccoons, common grackles, ruby-throated hummingbirds, minks, gray foxes, black-capped chickadees, bobcats, cottonmouth snakes, white-tailed deer and copperhead snakes are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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