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'White Lady' spooks park visitors in Rochester


Posted on Monday, 3 April, 2017 | Comment icon 5 comments

The damaged tree looks a lot like a ghostly specter. Image Credit: YouTube / keith wozniak
A tree in Durand-Eastman Park sports a ghostly visage thanks to the destructive effects of Mother Nature.
The phenomenon, which at a distance looks like a wailing specter with its arms outstretched, is actually an area of torn-up tree trunk caused by a recent spate of strong wind.

The eerie human-like form however is particular fitting as the park has long been home to a 'White Lady' or 'Lady of the Lake' legend dating all the way back to the 19th century.
The story goes that the ghost of a woman wanders the park in search of her daughter who was murdered by a group of hoodlums. Depending on which version of the tale you read, it is also said that the woman either died of a broken heart or killed herself out of grief for her loss.

There have been several sightings of the lady's ghost in the park over the years with the legend becoming so well known that it was even featured in the 1988 movie 'Lady in White.'

"I think it's spooky... it's definitely pretty creepy," said park visitor Jamal Bollar.


Source: Democrat and Chronicle | Comments (5)

Tags: White Lady

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by XenoFish on 2 April, 2017, 19:47
By the look of the "woman" mother nature is ticked off.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Gary Meadows on 3 April, 2017, 20:38
People are frightened by the stupidest things these days.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Hammerclaw on 3 April, 2017, 22:36
Slow news day. Isn't it time for the annual Amelia Earhart brouhaha to start?
Comment icon #4 Posted by coolguy on 4 April, 2017, 2:27
Thats cool,
Comment icon #5 Posted by paperdyer on 4 April, 2017, 16:31
Remember, it's not nice to fool Mother Nature


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