Sycamore IL hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Sycamore Illinois USA. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Illinois. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Sycamore Illinois hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Legends, Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Folklore and Monsters in Illinois
The strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; the red eyed and three legged Enfield 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; and the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster); and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
National Parks, State Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Illinois
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); 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; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Apple River Canyon State Park; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; and Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Illinois.
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