Sheridan IL hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Sheridan Illinois USA. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Illinois. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Sheridan Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Claridge's in London, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech). are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Forests and Refuges in Illinois
The 280000 acre Shawnee National Forest (there had to be at least one significant wild place in Illinois); the strange geology of Starved Rock State Park; 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; Apple River Canyon State Park; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; and Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
Monsters, Myths, Legends, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Folklore in Illinois
Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); 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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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 giant serpent of Lake Michigan; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms 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 spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; and the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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