Maple Lake

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The ghost light at Maple Lake is, according to local legend, a reddish-yellow orb that appears over the lake and floats into the woods on the other side. It is believed to be the spirit of a man who was decapitated nearby in an accident; the light is his lantern as he looks for his head.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Maple Lake
    Willow Springs, IL
    United States

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    GPS:
    41.7145901, -87.88995160000002
    County:
    Cook County, Illinois
    Nearest Towns:
    Willow Springs, IL (2.4 mi.)
    Burr Ridge, IL (2.8 mi.)
    Justice, IL (3.4 mi.)
    Hickory Hills, IL (3.4 mi.)
    Indian Head Park, IL (3.9 mi.)
    Palos Hills, IL (4.0 mi.)
    Hodgkins, IL (4.1 mi.)
    Willowbrook, IL (4.5 mi.)
    Palos Park, IL (4.5 mi.)
    Countryside, IL (4.8 mi.)

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