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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your South Chicago Heights Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune) and the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Ghosts, Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends, Myths and Monsters in Illinois
Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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; and the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; and the nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, prothonotary warblers, red-headed woodpeckers, gray foxes, black-capped chickadees, raccoons, Eastern cottontail rabbits, timber rattlesnakes, copperhead snakes, blue jays, opossums, wild turkeys, common grackles, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, red foxes, Eastern chipmunks, coyotes, minks, bobcats, white-tailed deer, American badgers, groundhogs, ruby-throated hummingbirds, bald eagles and cottonmouth snakes are among the wild animals of Illinois.
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