Winthrop Harbor IL hotels. Reservations for hotels in Winthrop Harbor Illinois USA. Illinois national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Illinois.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Winthrop Harbor Illinois hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Folklore, Monsters, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends and Myths in Illinois
The moans of a suicidal chambermaid, heard on the sixth floor of the Hotel Baker in Saint Charles; the red eyed and three legged Enfield Monster; the hairy, anthropoid Cole Hollow Monster, or Cohomo; the strange phenomena of Robinson Woods, Chicago; the giant serpent of Lake Michigan; gigantic, aggressive thunderbirds; the chatty little ghost Abigail, who haunts the Ruebel Hotel in Grafton; and Big Muddy, the Murphysboro mud monster (similar to the Cole Hollow Monster), 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 nine or more spectres that haunt Original Springs Mineral Spa and Hotel in Okawville, including a former owner and a Lady in White; 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 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 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; the phantom guests of Desoto House Hotel in Galena (the hotel boasts Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant as former living guests); and the spirit of a 1920s flapper with bobbed hair that haunts Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Illinois.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Illinois
The shores of Lake Michigan; the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, which preserves the house and neighbourhood in which Abraham Lincoln lived; the Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, Chicago; Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford; Millenium Park in Chicago; and Navy Pier, Chicago with its Ferris Wheel, entertainments, shops and restaurants, are among the attractions of Illinois.
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