Westmont IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Westmont Illinois United States of America. Illinois attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Illinois.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Westmont Illinois hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, Claridge's in London, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai and the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. are internationally renowned hotels.
National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Forests and Refuges 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; Apple River Canyon State Park; Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Beall Woods State Park on the Wabash River; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; 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; 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.
Monsters, Folklore, Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories and Myths in Illinois
The chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the phantom monks of St Rita of Cascia church, Chicago; 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; 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); and the giant serpent of Lake Michigan, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Illinois.
The phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); 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 long snouted, hominid, Tuttle Bottoms Monster; 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 strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the spirits of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, especially the spectral woman in Room 441; 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.
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