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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
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.
All female spirits are white ladies.
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,
·the white lady of Sidcup, Foots Cray Meadows
·the white lady of Acra
·the white lady of Branch Brook Park, Newark, New
·the white lady of Portchester Castle
·the white lady of Durand-Eastman Park,
Rochester, New York
·the white lady of Charleston's Unitarian
·the white lady of Stepney Cemetery in Monroe,
·the white lady of Tolamato Cemetery in St.
·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.