Monday, December 10, 2012

The World Of White Ladies

She is still called a white lady, where ever she is.
I would put it this way: White Ladies are our world’s favourite ghosts. They are tragic, romantic figures wandering the shadowy realm between this world and the next.   White Ladies are the ghosts of young women who died tragically, often times for love.  They are always seen in long white dresses.  Every culture seems to have these white lady phantoms. In most cultures, these spirits were regarded as the ghosts of deceased ancestress.




Basically all female spirits are white ladies.




The most popular Filipino white lady is the White Lady of Balete Drive. Like most white ladies, this white lady appears as a long haired beauty in lovely white gown.


According to one legend, she was raped and killed by Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II.  While in another story it is said that she died in a car accident while driving along Balete Drive.  Most of the stories associated with her are told by taxi drivers who have seen her on the road late at night.   Other drivers and travellers have also seen her wandering the lonely moonlit road of Balete Drive.  She is often blamed for the accidents along this road. Most of the stories that have come out about her were told by taxi drivers doing the graveyard shift.   One taxi driver even claims she asked him for a ride.


China-Hong Kong-Taiwan-Korea-Japan-Vietnam


All female spirits are white ladies.


United Kingdom


In the UK, there are many white ladies around, such as:


·         the white lady of The Old Mill Hotel, Motherwell

·         the white lady of Castle Huntly, Scotland

·         the white lady of Darwen’s old cemetery

·         the white lady of Willow Park, Merseyside

·         the white lady of Beedford, East Yorkshire

·         the white lady of Chadkirk, Manchester

·         the white lady of Roughwood Nature Reserve, Black Country

·         the white lady of Sidcup, Foots Cray Meadows


United States


·         the white lady of Acra

·         the white lady of Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey

·         the white lady of Portchester Castle

·         the white lady of Durand-Eastman Park, Rochester, New York

·         the white lady of Charleston's Unitarian graveyard

·         the white lady of Stepney Cemetery in Monroe, Connecticut

·         the white lady of Tolamato Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida

·         the white ladies of Mukilteo, Washington

·         the white lady of Whopsy, Altoona, Pennsylvania

·         the white lady/witch of Fremont, California




·         the white lady of Verdala Palace, Buskett, Rabat

·         the white lady of Mdina


From the above examples, we can see that in the Eastern cultures, white lady is a collective noun, but in the Western cultures on the other hand; white lady is very location specific.


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