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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Roscoe Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the Villa D'Este on Lake Como. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories, Folklore, Myths and Legends in Illinois
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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; 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; 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.
State Forests, National Parks, National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in Illinois
Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; 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; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; the strange geology of Starved Rock 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; and Apple River Canyon State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
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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. From camelopard.com, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!
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