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The Lady of the Lake (a.k.a. The White Rock Lady)

Dallas, Texas

Soon after this lake was built in the 1920s, a girl was on her way home when she decided to cross the spillway to save time. Halfway across, she slipped and consequently drowned. Nowadays, it is said that she hitchhikes in the area. After riding in the car for a while, she vanishes leaving a wet spot.

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sara says:

March 6, 2009, 1:14 am

I grew up in Dallas, really near White Rock, and me and my cousin used to take our dogs on walks there. I never saw anything strange, but my cousin told me that she saw the ghost of a woman in a long dress once. She was near the dog park and was apparently a glowing blue color. It’s been a while since I heard the story, so I may have some of the details wrong. Also, I grew up hearing stories about the Lady of the Lake and Flag Pole Hill. I heard that if you drive by Flag Pole Hill at night, something will throw rocks at your car and that its actually a pretty dangerous place at night.

Houston says:

June 8, 2009, 11:13 pm

we ate some mushrooms and went there and i saw everything but the next night we went there and nothing happened lol that made us trip even harder.

its fun to go there though

Bill says:

June 19, 2009, 8:23 am

I have lived in Dallas my whole life and have heard this story since I was a chils, I have heard of a police cruiser even picked up this soaked girl and took her to see her parents to her house to only find a wet spot in their back seat. The police officers went to the door an inquired about the girl, the older couple said that they indeed has a daughter but she drowned years ago! It is said she does not come around anymore since both her parents have passed.

nat says:

July 8, 2009, 2:03 am

i live so close to the lake that i ride my bike round it, never been at night though…

Jessica says:

October 8, 2009, 1:21 pm

This is true, my mom use to walk at a bar near by and said people would walk in saying they gave some one a lift and the next thing they knew, she was gone with only a puddle of water. They also said she was wearing a wedding dress.

Reedy says:

October 16, 2009, 8:07 am

I’ve been seein my dog outside lately around 10:30 every night….and he died 3 years ago.
Scared to tell my parents.

patty flowers says:

October 29, 2009, 11:18 pm

My husband told me about this…he had actually picked her up one night…he said he was driving her home and when he got to her house…she vanished…leaving behind a wet spot.

ashley says:

November 1, 2009, 10:29 pm

what day did she drown?because i want to go there that day and see if i see her

Sinea says:

November 29, 2009, 7:50 pm

You don’t need to go to this location, it’s very dangerous because kids play pranks. Its a true story, because I live next to White Rock. But going over there, is NOT the greatest idea. Especially on Halloween.

Jackie says:

December 15, 2009, 5:35 pm

I live in Dallas and I’ve heard this story many times, but that you had to find the girls gravestone, that’s said to be like a big angel, and kiss it any where I believe. Then go around the lake 10 times and where the cemetery is you’ll see a girl and if you drive by her you’ll get in a car crash. But if you pick her up and talk to her (she said not to answer) she’ll disapear peacfully.

nikki says:

December 18, 2009, 7:52 pm

My grandfather was a cab driver in the 70’s and he picked up the ghost at the lake. he was making his last rounds and she got his attention once she was in he looked back and no one was there but a puddle of water.

zayde says:

January 7, 2010, 9:12 pm

thats real scary vanish omg that might be real and im scard.

waymon coleman says:

February 8, 2010, 3:58 pm

Well my people I took care of the little lady in the water here and yea it wasn’t easy but im waymon coleman

Sarah says:

March 18, 2010, 9:32 pm

I live in Dallas and have so for all my life. I can say that without a shadow of a dought that the “lady of the lake” is FALSE. There are no records of a lady in white or even remotly fitting the description (as their are many versions of the story) drowning on the lake. This “lady of the lake” story can be found in nearly every city with a lake. However when these storys are held up to real facts They are found to be false

Samantha says:

April 7, 2010, 10:40 pm

Where is this??

gio22 says:

May 19, 2010, 8:54 pm

i used 2 live round there, a lot of stories,and ive actually seen a very white brite figure

jesse says:

June 5, 2010, 4:13 pm

one time my nanny’s dad’s friend was driving by the lake and he saw a dead body floating in the lake, then saw a fuzzy image of a girl just standing there covered with blood.

SiGma says:

July 26, 2010, 9:20 pm

Wow! Ive lived in dallas most of my life and i didnt know about this. Im thinking about going to this lake one of this days to check it out since garland is very close by.

Robby says:

July 29, 2010, 2:16 pm

I live near Dallas and have heard of this, but have never experienced it. I have also been told she only comes out at night when it is poring rain. Also, as a child on a farm creepy things used to happen. I once heard a noise upstairs in a bedroom and I went up and peeked in. I saw my sisters note card shuffling in air like someone was reading them. I gasped and they fell to the floor. Also, at my work place in Dallas, I get a creepy feeling that someone is watching me. I can get a good mental picture of him, but he does not bother me. He left for a few months, then 2 weeks ago I began feeling hi presence. Then just last week I was in the restroom alone and I began to hear whispering noises.

Anyonmus says:

October 22, 2010, 5:49 pm

Alright, You have it all wrong. At Lake Texoma, They have cabins where schools visit and stay for 2 nights, 3 days. They call it, “Camp Jolt” And “Camp Jolt” Was made about 50 years ago. Here was the story that the kids were told when they asked of the haunted cabin, Cabin “3B” Which is tha cabin I stayed in when I went to Camp Jolt many years ago. And before I go any further, The cabin and the story, Is FAKE! The story was, In the summer Lake Texoma is a church camp, so a lady was going to get married at the chappel there, Here and her husband got into a fight, there wedding day, She drove off, lost control of the car and went into the lake. Here is where the story twists, Some say, she drown, died and automatically haunts the cabin closest to her death place, Cabin 3B. Others, She got out, and slept in Cabin 3B, and died in her sleep. People have “reported” seeing, Wet footprints coming from the shower (Explanation: Other girls wet footprints after showers” Flickering lights (Explanation: The hall lights are motion sensored) And seeing a girl in white running into the lake. (Explanation: You have the “Ghost Story” in your mind, so your mind plays tricks on you, MAKES you see things) Seriously I was in that cabin stayed up ’til 12:30. So please don’t be scared ANYONE. Trust me, Lake Texoma, Cabin 3B, Camp Jolt, NOT HAUNTED!

tim says:

October 29, 2010, 5:08 pm

ok this sounds familiar to a story bout this one road u can take to get to roxton texas…theres this ghost and shes called the snow white ghost and if you drive on the road late at night you’ll either see her standing in a field all by herself or youll hear sumthing like ur car breaking down or your tire going flat and if you get out to check it then shell get in the car and while your driving if you look in the mirror you can see her in the backsear or shell start touching ur hair or w/e sometimes shell just skip the whole car breaking thing and youll feel her touching u also…and its rily creepy cuz there r noooo houses around

Hebz says:

February 16, 2011, 11:20 am

I lived right next to the lake for 3 years. I never seen anything! I use to go set at one of the ports late at night (my thinking spot) and never seen anything!!!!!

suzan says:

March 13, 2011, 9:53 pm

My ex-mother in law who is now passed on was born in 1929 she told me of the story and claimed that it was very real, she said when she was in her 20’s she and some friends were boating on the lake when the lady in white appeard on the boat it scared her boyfriend so bad he fell over hitting his head and nearly drowned himself…she was not much of a story teller so i believe every word.

Shady Boo says:

April 21, 2011, 11:02 am

well i beleive in ghost but i dont know if this is real i have went there before an kinda like camped out, cause i went on a fishing trip with my parents. lets just say that,,,that place is freakin freay as hell. i had to take my dog for a walk when i was there a it was hot that night an i felt a real cold hand type thing touch me an i freaked out bad.. the spillway scares me cause im affraid of drawnding

grmbeef says:

October 9, 2011, 8:48 pm

I’ve lived in Dallas forever and I always heard all the drowning, but a car that picked her up took her to her home and always disappeared when they got her home and knocked always a wet spot in the car.

asdf says:

October 27, 2011, 3:24 pm

No, it had nothing to do with a prom, it was in the 1920’s. She was getting married and when her soon to be husband got cold feet and ditched her at the alter, she was so upset the drowned herself. You can look it up in the archives and see what she looked like if you don’t believe and you can also read the whole report.

Tony says:

August 29, 2012, 12:47 pm

The haunting is true, the story is wrong though. I live right outside dallas and i pass by it alot so ikno the whole story. a woman was supposed to get married one night but she found out that he didnt want her anymore and he left with another woman, so she got in her car and drove into white rock lake and drowned. now she hitchhikes the area getting picked up and she’s very friendly. but after awhile she vanishes leaving a wet spot where she was sitting.

Elissa says:

May 15, 2014, 4:41 pm

The next issue concerns whether the lake is actually haunted or is it an urban legend?
A Dallas author reported that the “Lady of the Lake” has been seen, not in a Neiman-Marcus dress but in a flowing negligee and that she is believed to be the ghost of a despondent young woman who committed suicide by drowning herself in the reservoir.

This begs the question: Has anyone ever died in such a way at this particular lake? an answer lies in a story by Dallas Times Herald.
On Friday, July 5, 1935, Mrs. Frank Doyle found a suicide note left by her sister, Louise Ford Davis, who resided at the Melrose Court Hotel. Mrs. Doyle immediately alerted the police, who sent seven squad cars racing to White Rock Lake, in hopes of preventing a tragedy. But they were too late. “Detective Bryan,” reported the Daily Dallas Times Herald, “who was driving along the Garland road, turned on to the lake road [East Lawther Drive] and shortly afterward saw Mrs. Davis’ head bobbing in the water.”

“It was estimated,” reported the paper, “that she had been in the lake five minutes when he [Detective Bryan] dragged her to shore.” Although artificial respiration was employed in an attempt to revive Mrs. Davis, it was in vain and police remarked that if they had been called only “two or three minutes sooner,” they might have saved her. The woman’s car was parked nearby, a reporter added, and a “sheet and a pair of white gloves were found on the car seat.” However, there was no mention of what she was wearing and the contents of the suicide note were not revealed. After a Saturday funeral service in Dallas, Mrs. Davis’ body was taken to Albany, Texas for burial.
On November 24, 1942, another distraught woman, 35-year-old Rose Stone of Mansfield, Texas, also committed suicide by drowning herself in the lake. Her body, dressed in sweater and skirt, was discovered in eight feet of water near the municipal boathouse by Johnnie Williams, who assisted the park superintendent and city fireman in the search. A note was pinned to her sweater asking that relatives in Fort Worth be notified of her death. Mrs. Stone’s coat and hat were found on the shore.

The information from the newspaper is interesting, as there have been deaths at the lake, but the description of the ghost differs because of the clothing she is wearing.

White rock lake!!! says:

October 28, 2014, 8:35 pm

True story!!!!!!!

My boyfriend and I were on the left side of the laying by the water. I see a man walking from a distant , and I tell my boyfriend. He tells me to just ignore him. So all of a sudden this man starts hiding behind a tree peeking at us. We got so spooked so we started leaving and climbing up the hill. We couldn’t see him anymore when we flashed our lights at him from up the hill!

I’m not saying it was a ghost!!!! But it was defintely a creeper!!!!!

Shelby says:

March 11, 2015, 8:32 am

I’ve lived in Dallas my entire life. My grandmother was born here as well and spent most of her days here until she recently passed. She never was one to believe in the “occult” and went to mass every day. She was a hard core Catholic. SHE BELIEVED! The way she told me the story as a child growing up (I’m 37 and my grandmother was born in 1922), The Lady of Lake drowned on her wedding day in White Rock Lake. She would ask people to pick her up, hitchhike to get “home”, and when they arrived/or prior she would disappear… leaving only a small puddle of water as evidence. My grandmother claimed to have firsthand knowledge of people that have experienced this legend and she did not specify if she would only ride with men or women, but from the way she told the story, I personally believe that her cousin experienced it. She’s a few years older and they grew up together off of Swiss Avenue (by Gaston abdicate Skillman close to Baylor Dallas).

Lynn Hatfield says:

March 16, 2015, 3:08 pm

I lived in the Dallas area back in the late 70’s. Then we moved back to Chicago where I still live today. My sister Joy however stayed in Dallas. She lived in a huge house that backed up to White Rock Lake. You could see the lake from the back area of the house and there actually was a tunnel from the library that went underground right to the lake that was built by the original owners. It was closed off when Joy lived there. The story we heard was that the girl was with her boyfriend in a boat one night after a school dance, maybe prom. For some unknown reason they got into a fight and he killed her in the boat and threw her over the side or just drowned her not sure the specifics. Her mom and dad lived on Gaston Ave. still in the 1980’s but not sure if they are there now. They had so many people coming to their front door saying they picked up a young girl hitchhiking, she said she lived here, and when they turned around to let her out of the car she was gone and there was a wet spot where she was seated. Her mother would ask what the girl was wearing and they would discribe the same dress her daughter had on when she died. The death was before the 70’s but not sure when. One night I was at my sisters house with my cousin Kristine in the kitchen just talking, my sister was in the shower and my brother in law who was a Dallas Police officer was at work so we were the only ones on the property. Out of no where was a knock on the glass window just like if someone was knocking on the door. I looked at Kristine and she looked at me and we both got up and ran to my sister. The window was right infront of us and we BOTH heard it plan as day but we didn’t see ANYTHING that could make that noise. If someone did it as a joke we would have seen them. If it was a bird flying into the window, we would have seen it. But it was dark out so no birds. We always joked, it was the Lady of the Lake wanting to get our attention. But who really knows ?

elizabeth says:

May 29, 2015, 10:47 pm

ive been down there but haven’t anything but last week I went down there and saw something over acoss the bank. it was white and weird looking

Susan says:

October 1, 2015, 5:19 pm

Funny how stories differ. I am a born and bred Dallasite. I always heard the story as it was her wedding night and they were partying on a boat which sank. Drivers would see a wet distressed female in a white dress flagging them down for a ride. She would ask them to take her home to her parents but by the time they arrived it would just b a wet spot on the seat. As a team we used to go to the old grave yard where she “used” to be buried. Story goes she was moved because curious people were constantly vandalizing her grave. Radio and news stations throughout the years have done stories on her. I never once was graced by her presence.

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