Spring Valley IL hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Spring Valley Illinois United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Illinois. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Illinois.
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Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Illinois
Red-headed woodpeckers, gray foxes, endangered but venomous massasauga snakes, opossums, cottonmouth snakes, minks, bobcats, white-tailed deer, Eastern chipmunks, blue jays, Eastern cottontail rabbits, copperhead snakes, timber rattlesnakes, red foxes, groundhogs, common grackles, occasional bears and wolves from neighbouring states, bald eagles, wild turkeys, American badgers, ruby-throated hummingbirds, prothonotary warblers, coyotes, raccoons and black-capped chickadees are among the wild animals of Illinois.
Legends, Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Folklore and Monsters in Illinois
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 phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; 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 phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); and the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The giant serpent of Lake Michigan; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; 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 spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); and the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
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