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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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jessica says:

October 11, 2005, 11:25 am

i really want to go to this location, does anyone know the address? i live kinda far from dallas, but if anyone could help me out here, please do. my email isnt currently working so just leave whatever info u have on here as a comment. thanks so much!!!

Sonia says:

October 14, 2005, 3:36 pm

I live about 5 minutes from it…it’s right off of US Highway 75, exit Mockingbird Lane and it will take you right to it.

I have been there a billion times…nothing creepy has ever occured.

Naim says:

October 15, 2005, 9:38 pm

I have been to that place too. But to be honest, I did see wet footprints that disappeared right in front of my eyes. It was creepy. I ran.

Marissa says:

December 3, 2005, 10:32 pm

This is a true story, my mom and her best friend have told me and my brothers this story several times. My mom’s best friend’s mom was driving from work late at night one time, in the 80’s, they were teenagers. My mom happened to be spending the night at her friends house when her mother got home and told us about something strange that had just happened to her. She was driving home and she stopped at a store near by to pick up a drink or something and a woman walked up to her and asked if she could give her a lift home, she did, they got in the car and and drove off, next she looked over to right and the woman was gone, but left a wet puddle on the seat. She freaked out a little and went straight home to tell her daughter and my mom. I’ve asked my mom’s best friend and she admits its true. Creepy!!!

Marissa says:

December 3, 2005, 10:37 pm

oh this place is between Dallas and Garland, TX. Take I30E, exit Winslow to Garland Rd. going North. Its on Garland Rd just past Gaston Rd. to your left, you’ll see the big lake. go at night.

Ben says:

December 21, 2005, 3:04 pm

One night in my house in texarkana, Texas I was trying to go to sleep when the tv was off, it turned on all by itself! I told my mom and she said, it was probably your imagination but I promise you it was not my imagination.

Tiffany says:

January 4, 2006, 5:18 pm

Hey Ben something like that happened to me once. It was so creepy but my mom just laughed and said that I just imagined it! I also swear I see someone standing by my door at night just staring at me I think its a guy. CREEPY!!!!!!!!!!

Kelli says:

January 7, 2006, 1:55 am

ok the lady of white rock lake is actually despite how clishe, a lady in white, it was her wedding day, she found out her soon to be fiance was cheating on her and she drowned herself… look it up in newspapers archives and u can see her, but i mean seriosuly now days who picks up a stranger and gives them a ride home???

Abby Lane says:

January 9, 2006, 12:04 am

I went up there one time with some friends. We were looking for the Lady in White, but we never saw anything.

sarah hogg says:

January 23, 2006, 12:57 pm

the land i live on is haunted no joke. well in lufkin tx there was to girls riding there 4 wheeler and they fell into the pond. there dad saw it when it happened and ran to save them but it was to late. he saw a indian girl get out of the pond and run to this house. and iĆ¢??v seen this house and an indian grave yard. well anyways. he saw there was blood in the water. so now he always wants to get two more daughters but the girl wants two more to kill. and i realy have seen these people some times.

Zarina says:

January 23, 2006, 6:42 pm

no, the lady is going to get married, but the guy never showed up, and she was so upset by this that she went to a lake and drownd herself and now hichhikes with guys that r alone and tries to find out where he is.

Tina says:

January 25, 2006, 7:15 pm

When I was younger (around 18 or so) I took my dog for a walk at Flagpole Hill, which is close to White Rock. I am the type of person that laughs and jokes about stupid people and crazy things – this is real though. I felt a presence, as did my dog. So much so that I looked around, and everything felt it was in slow motion – you know – like when you are scared. The dog started backing up, and whining. The dog was truly frightened, and NEVER had I witnessed the dog doing this sort of thing. Later in time, this same dog would have to be put to sleep for acting “crazy.” (tounge hanging to the side/ always bleeding at the mouth from acting/ playing strangely). She was always “humping”, but remember – she was a female dog – not male. Never really accociated this with the White Rock event at that time. I never heard much talk of ghosts, and we did not have the internet, so I didn’t know this was considered a haunted place. The next morning, I went by there (drove by only) and it looked like a small tornado went through – trees were broken down – I cannot remember times – this would have been around 1989 or so. I think I felt the presence because I was alone, and my mind was clear – not focused on any distractions that day. I think that is when spirits connect with us. Plus, I was very rundown, and overloaded – another sure way the spirits enter – when your in a “sub-contious” state, I believe.

Tina says:

January 25, 2006, 7:44 pm

1989 – Derecho moved southeast across North Texas. This storm produced hail to baseball size, wind gusts to 100 mph and 1″ to 3″ of rain. Five people drowned from flash flooding, 22 people were injured due to high winds and many homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.

I am not sure, but it may have been the one I found on the internet, listed above.

Carlos Munoz says:

January 29, 2006, 2:30 pm

We went there one night, like about 3:00am. And
we were talking about her, When all the sudden the radio turned on by itself real loud and sttatic. so we got scared and left.

Anna LLanas says:

February 8, 2006, 6:43 pm

Why if they know that their is ghost in that area why pass true their?

Nikki says:

February 19, 2006, 12:17 am

I practically grew up at the lake.

We’d get there at about 4pm and used to have camp-outs there… i’ve never seen anything strange.

Vicky says:

February 21, 2006, 4:32 pm

My sister and I went there with our boyfriends on new years day. It was like at around 3 o’clock my sister and her boyfriend kicked us out of the truck and made us go outside. Me and my boyfriend were sitting together when we heard some really loud screams. I dont know what is was butI know one thing I believe in this kinda of stuff so… I dont know but I aint goin back there again!

Abigail says:

February 21, 2006, 7:40 pm


robledoc says:

March 2, 2006, 1:24 pm

this story is not true because this alos happened supposibly where the bus and the little kids dies in san antonio it is also said that a girl named kimberly something is said that when someone drives in this one street you see her walking and when you pick her up she venishes when you take her to her house if the seat belts are buckled and that the whole time she will not talk and that she wearsa white dress

Megan says:

March 31, 2006, 11:56 pm

I live somewhat near there and have always heard this story although it i think the story i heard was that the girl was in a carrage and it crashed in the lake i dont no but i have been there several times and i have never seen anything and i also no people that lived there and no one has seen anything.

Jocelyn says:

May 7, 2006, 3:23 pm

AHHHHH!! This is really FREAKY!!! i want to vivsit this site!!!

lacey says:

May 9, 2006, 5:02 pm

That story is true. Y else would white rock be such a disturbed place? there is always a murder or kidnap there and gay guys go there to make out. Not joking! My dad used to fish there but he don’t no more, because it’s just a bad place.

Roots says:

May 11, 2006, 3:03 pm

I never had anything like that happen to me before so i dont belive in it and until sumthin happen i wont!

Jose says:

May 17, 2006, 1:02 pm

sent me back on my e-mail (

Jess says:

May 22, 2006, 9:43 pm

you know i dont wanna sound like a *** but arent there a WHOLE lot of diffrent veriosions of stories like this?

back off! says:

June 17, 2006, 5:59 pm

This is a true story!!! But i hered it differently. Once there was a little girl hiking around an a red truck pulled she got in and she was geting out and she turned into a wet spot!!!!

Jason says:

June 18, 2006, 8:57 pm

This is your classic case of some teen age kid starting a rumor. I have been there, several times, and have never seen, nor heard anything strange. This is a cliche, that occurs everywhere, and the accountability of the story is skeptical at best, in my own personal opinion.

Mark says:

June 25, 2006, 10:28 pm

Here’s what I’ve found:
Flag Pole Hill: Haunted or not? NOT. Go during the day and you’ll find beer bottles broken all ove rthe place and the strong smell of liquor. My opinion is that there are people hanging out there drinking and playing pranks. Also, seems that there is a lot of single men “cruising”, possible a place for lewd conduct.
Lady of the Lake: Haunted or not? Haunted. Too many accounts basically the same story of a young lady. This has been circulating since the 1930’s and witnessed by some credible people.
Peak sighting will be likely close to July 5th, the time when one young lady (possible the ghost) died at the lake. This is documented in newspapers.
Happy ghost hunting…

Snake says:

June 27, 2006, 10:47 am

Will she get in the car with you even if you don’t stop? And if she’s just gonna disappear a mile or two down the road, why’d she get in your car in the first place.And that wet spot she leaves behind in your car, she probably does that just to piss you off!!

Mark says:

June 28, 2006, 11:59 pm

I would suspect the “wet spot” is some sort of evaporation…not necessarily from her coming out of the water.
Good question: why does she dissappear? I suspect that if you read the stories behind the hauntings she is a distressed spirit. Either by an accident or suicide, this lady was/is not ready to cross over…but still wants to and has a need to communicate with people. People who stop to pick her up really believe they are picking up a live person, not a ghost…its not until she disappears that it hits them what she was.
So if your going there to “pick up a ghost” chances are she will not approach you for the ride.
So, again,why does she dissappear before reaching her destination? Probably because she cannot stay materialized for a long period of time, or she doesnt want to leave that area where she died. She may have a true affection for the lake and feels tranquility and peace.
What will it take to get her to go to the other side? Thats where ghost hunters can help. To unlock the mystery behind who she is and how she can resolve her issues and move on…
Was her death ruled a “suicide” and the true cause of death was something more sinister? Was her death ruled an “accidental drowning”, but in reality she was murdered. Or was she just not ready to die?
The truth behind who she is and how she died is the biggest mystery…and to solve that could set her free to cross over.

Danielle says:

July 26, 2006, 5:14 pm

I have a picture taken at White Rock Lake.In the picture, over my aunts head, there is a white object that looks like a transparent hand. I’m not suggesting anything, but that is the honest truth.

Brianna Bustos says:

August 11, 2006, 6:00 am

oh yeah!i think that story came on tv 1 time. its really weird and spooky!

y do u want 2 no? says:

August 23, 2006, 7:31 pm

She got in because she was trying to get home when her+ her b/f fell in + drowned now she gets in there car and she gets out in front of her house (has 2 be a full moon) and turns into a wet spot

Vicki says:

August 29, 2006, 11:12 am

Ok your stories are stupid!
If you want to hear some good stories then email me, and I wont mind helping you out because your stories are WACK!”and she leaves a wet spot” what kind of **** is that!? just really, email and I will help you out, promise!

A.p. says:

September 14, 2006, 3:32 pm

It was the most wiered non-scary thing ever.

A.p says:

September 14, 2006, 3:37 pm

I mean weired.

Leslie says:

September 24, 2006, 12:14 am

One time that I was at a party,my friends and I were playing dares.My boyfriend and I had to go to try to talk to the lady of the white rock.Then my boyfriend chickened out, but i said that I would go by my self.Some lady came and told me to give her a ride,but, i said that it wasn’t my car.At that time she had told me a story that scared me out of my pants.If you think you are so brave,why don’t you come to my house for a party at midnight.We will see who that lady wassss.So come to the address of 5148 DickerSons off HILL.You will for sure scare your pants as well…

Remember if you see a lady that asks for a ride.Alwayssssssssss say YES MAM

Unless you want to die
Creepy RIGHT

the lady of white rock

Leslie says:

September 24, 2006, 12:15 am

One time that I was at a party,my friends and I were playing dares.My boyfriend and I had to go to try to talk to the lady of the white rock.Then my boyfriend chickened out, but i said that I would go by my self.Some lady came and told me to give her a ride,but, i said that it wasn’t my car.At that time she had told me a story that scared me out of my pants.If you think you are so brave,why don’t you come to my house for a party at midnight.We will see who that lady wassss.So come to the address of 5148 DickerSons off HILL.You will for sure scare your pants as well…

erin says:

September 24, 2006, 9:47 pm

ok the story you posted is kinda not true

One stormy night a girl was walking by herself and some men came up and killed her.She was burryied in some rose cemetary it is said that if you are driving past the cemetary you will see a girl trying to get a ride.So she gets in the car once someone comes up and asks her if she wants a ride so after she gets in.She tells you a random address and after a couple blocks she then dissapears into thin air.So you are right about her riding in the car but she leaves no puddels no trace of any kind.

Corbin says:

September 29, 2006, 2:47 pm

wow ok so yea i REALLY want to do this stuff but…i dont know who to believe it kinda all sounds like bs to me except that one about the girls moms friend…but yea email me or go to myspace and tell me


Amber says:

October 11, 2006, 9:20 am

Ive heard this story too. But I heard that she died because it was her prom night & her & her boyfriend went out there to the lake & they were in the paddle boat& it flipped over & that they both drowned & they found her body but not his. And now she walks the lake looking for him & she hasnt been able to find him.. Also ive heard that she does ask you for a ride & that she will tell u not too look in the mirrors & turn around & if u do she turns to muddy water. Im not sure ive heard this story so many times switched on how she died. My uncle & his friends said they went out there at midnight one night in the late 70’s & said they saw a hersh with the doors all open with the radio blarring but no one was in it & that someone also told them that if u see her she will give u an address for u too take her too & then when you take her there they tell u that shes been dead for years & she will be gone before u get to that address so who knows? I know I was a kid & my parents took me there we waited till midnight & i saw the bathroom lights flickering on & off & it looked like a lady walking from the bathroom with a white dress on into the water but i think it was my imagination because i had heard the story & was scared but ive never been back out there& never saw anything else.

Sybil says:

October 13, 2006, 6:26 pm

What about Screaming Bridge in Arlington, Texas? Anyone heard about that. Lived in Arlington most of my life and have heard man versions of this one?

Priscilla says:

October 13, 2006, 10:13 pm

This story id true! i remember when i was aliitle girl my 2 uncles were driving late at the night and when they came home they were all spooked out because they said that they were giving this lady a ride home she had ask for a cigaret when they turned around to give it to her she was gone and there was a wet spot on the car seat were she was setting the next day, somebody started banging on thw window when they went to see who it was but nobody was there. when they went to check on my uncles wife they found her dead. my uncles think that the night befor when they had gave that lady a ride thatthey think it was a sighn!!

Brittany says:

October 28, 2006, 11:01 am

me and my boyfriend went joy riding and we saw a girl hitching a ride so he pulls over and picks her up we were on the way back to my boyfriends house in Fort Worth we had the radio going I turned around to say something and she was gone we pulled over cause I was freaking out and the back seat where she was sitting was wet I screamed and I called his dad and he came an got us that was the last time we went down there

tim says:

October 29, 2006, 5:20 pm

i am an interested skeptic. the best site i’ve seen for info about this legend is at enjoy and happy hallow’s eve.

ChokolateBunny says:

November 3, 2006, 8:24 pm

me and my boyfriend had an experience at that lake like a montha ago…but it was just paranormal lady in a dress or anything…we were bored wasting time having a rock-throwin contest in the lake an threw rocks for a good 10mins. we both had one rock in our hand at a time. he threw his last one an i threw mines an we turned to get back in the car an leave when another rock was thrown into the lake!..we were looking at ea.other an talking an nobody else was around us at that part of the lake…we freaked out…we tried to eliminate paranormal by sayin it coulve been a fish or someone playin but we investigated an no one was around an it sounded JUST LIKE ANOTHER ROCK…no fish bubbles…weird huh?

Miguel Castillo says:

November 10, 2006, 10:10 am

This is a true story my uncle is a truck driver and he’s seen the lady more than once and knows the story, i live in dallas but never visited the location my self.My uncle never gives her a ride because he hates getin his seats wet.NO LIE

Jacy says:

November 11, 2006, 12:06 am

What lake was it?

Wac & ryry says:

December 9, 2006, 12:21 am

ok i live about 5-10 miutes from Ft.Worth in the city of Saginaw Tx .its a pretty old town oce a train conducter was helping a mechanic on his train somehow the train mysteriously started up. the mechanic got out of the way just in-time but unfortunetly the conductor did not his legs got apputaded on the spot he died almost instantly. about a month ago i was dared to go to the spot were it happned i saw a legless man moving towards me. i freaked out like a chiken and ran………Very Creepy

Jessica says:

December 14, 2006, 2:41 pm

I have been to White Rock alot. My family and I used to go early in the morning, when it was still dark outside, to go pick up soda cans. We drove all over that park and never seen anything werid. It was a little creepy, but nothing strange.

Stephanie says:

December 22, 2006, 6:07 pm

Ok I live right down the street from White Rock Lake, I have been there MANY times late at night, and I have NEVER seen or much less heard anything out of the ordinary. This story is just and URBAN LEGEND!

Stephen says:

January 8, 2007, 10:52 pm

Me and a freind when down there and drove all through Lawler drive around October 1997, which is the road that she (lady of the lake) is supposed to be walking on. There is an old cemetary (Cox Cemetery circa 1840s) down one of the side streets. We went countless times looking from one end of Lawler drive to the other end and Saw nothing Nor did we see anything at the cemetary. Some parts of Lawler drive are not lit up and appears to be pitch black but still I did not find anything.

Sam says:

January 25, 2007, 11:43 pm

Hey. I’m from Australia and even I’ve heard this story before. Just wondering if anyone could give me info on supernatural stuff in Australia? Just post it on this site….

Lance says:

January 29, 2007, 11:51 pm

Ok this is one wierd website with alot of wierd people and that wet spot left in the car is funny. Yeah really who does give strangers rides in cars now days i mean with the texas chainsaw masicar movie and the hitcher

Lance says:

January 29, 2007, 11:52 pm


Lance says:

January 29, 2007, 11:52 pm

ok im bored bye.

Lance says:

January 29, 2007, 11:54 pm

k wish i could help but whenever i find info i probably wont remember this site sorry

Lance says:

January 29, 2007, 11:55 pm

answer me you lifeless meatbags wasteing your lives and talents on the computer

Mark says:

February 19, 2007, 2:29 pm

Basically, you have been given the wrong story.

The ghost is that of a young woman (actually the girl friend of a prominent local bootlegger). During the summer of ( I believe) 1927, the couple attended a dance on a excursion boat that used to cruise around White Rock Lake.( then on the edge of the city). They had a fight and as soon as the boat made shore, the woman ran to the man’s car, got in, and drove off at a high speed. The roads around the lake were just gravel then, and where Lawther Drive now intersects Garland Road, she lost control of the car and it plunged into the lake where she drowned. The ghost manifests along Garland Road where it passes the lake. She is seen as a young woman in a dress, soaking wet. When a person stops, she seems quite real and asks to be taken to an address in the nearby Lakewood area. ( a very fashionable area both currently and in the 1920’s). During the ride she will disappear. She has been seen by numerous passersby, including police who have stopped to check on her welfare.

Research into her death has been inconclusive. Dallas PD records for the time are not complete and the incident may have been investigated by the Dallas Sheriff (due to its then semi-rural location). There is also the real possibility that due to a bootlegger being involved, it may well have been an incident that was kept as quiet as possible and simply listed, without fanfare, as a traffic accident.

cat says:

March 8, 2007, 6:54 pm

BEEN to this place too , i was scared but not of the ghost, she wasnt there but all the drug heads dealing dope were, dont waste your time its a bad neighbor hood, your chances of getting shot are much better than seeing a ghost

Just Call Me Digiko says:

March 15, 2007, 9:48 am

I want to go with my Dad. My Mother will be to scared (And will probably forbidd)me from going.But, it seems very cool ^^

Jo-Nell says:

March 28, 2007, 3:07 pm

I use to go there all the time when I was in high school. And I have seen and heard stories bout the lady of white rock lake. it’s even been on unexplained mysteries on tv. Stories such as saving a little girl from being drown and telling a boy on a bike to go home b/c something bad was about to happen. They say she isn’t there to hurt anyone but to help. i’ve this is the first i’ve heard about her hitching a ride. could it be the same ghost? Nothing usual has happened each time I visited although everyone I came with were aware of the stories and freaked out at every little thing that happened.

TC says:

June 20, 2007, 12:39 am

I live near there and I would not go there. Too many gangstas, homeless, mental cases and druggies hang out there all times of the day and night. Dallas and the cities around have alot of illegal aliens too, who come for construction and field work in the summer esp.
If you want to know spooky, and the details, there are several books on haunted places, and archives to prove them right or wrong.

Michaela(: says:

June 25, 2007, 1:11 am

My boyfriend tyler my mom and I are all going to WhiterockLake . I would really like to go out there and see if all this is a true super stitiouss , or a BUNNCCHHH of crapp !!!
I will comment back if it true (:

Victoria says:

July 20, 2007, 1:04 pm

My mom, brothers, a friend and I were just at white rock yeasrerday for the first time. We walked past the water tower an dmy mom told me that there were many murders at the tower then she told me that a girl was killed by drowning by the spillway. I was a little freaked out ,but I saw nothing. I would like to find out who she really was.

Victoria says:

July 20, 2007, 1:05 pm

My mom, brothers, a friend and I were just at white rock yeasrerday for the first time. We walked past the water tower and my mom told me that there were many murders at the tower then she told me that a girl was killed by drowning by the spillway. I was a little freaked out ,but I saw nothing. I would like to find out who she really was.


September 29, 2007, 2:59 pm


Melanee says:

October 1, 2007, 3:13 am

I have gone to see the lady of the lake.. I live in Dallas and have for many years. I have an interest in the non living so I planned to go there on Halloween with a group of my friends. We walked around most of the lask and most of the night. I had an EVP (picks up sounds of the other side) and other gadgets that we were playing with. I was pregnant at the time with a baby due 11/17. We didn’t really see anything while we were there but I did wish so we went home. I woke up that very next morning with my body in full toxitiy. What does that mean? I had too much water fluid in me nad had to be best rest until the water draining. After my dr came and did all the blood work he said that he didn’t know what caused that much water to come in me so suddently. I could only have guessed. I plan to go back. this time alone in homes that she will talk to me. I am a true beliver as she was there that night I could feel here there

lyndsey says:

October 2, 2007, 8:08 pm

ok if you want to see a real ghost picture go to google and type in USS Lexington. When you are at the right website,go to the thing that says ghostcam.they have a camera going that takes picture randomly. Once,they got a picture of a whole ghost he was a navy can see this picture on the website. And oh by the way the ship the USS Lexington is proven to be the most haunted ship in the navy.

Jesse says:

October 2, 2007, 11:41 pm

Does anyone know how to spell and use correct grammar anymore? I was reading through these posts, and it looks like a bunch of hillbillies with 2nd grade educations typed them. By the way, does anyone know of any other ghost stories in the Dallas area?

BillieSue says:

October 14, 2007, 10:46 pm

Hi! I live in Wichita Falls, Texas. Never found a haunted house here,yet.
Been looking, though.
I sure would like to find a few.

MT says:

October 15, 2007, 4:05 pm

I lived in Dallas for a few years and never heard this story. I did hear on about a restaurant on Greenville Ave in Dallas that was haunted. Is it true that the restaurant was destroyed in a fire?

Dillon says:

October 15, 2007, 9:47 pm

I Live in Dallas and have for many years. The area around the lake is dangerous due to drugs and pimps. There have been several people hurt and even killed in the park so if you due decide to go becareful.

Now as for the the ghost I do not know the whole story. But it was on unsolved mysteries alond time ago and I have heard this story from several people.
This is the funny thing some people have been there several time’s and not seen her. one person said he used to go out there all the time but has only seen her once. I am thinking about going out there but its a bad place to go alone.

Monica says:

October 21, 2007, 2:14 pm

I have heard off a spoker story just like that. There was a man who came to my school and was telling us spocky stories. He was telling us about a lady who had lost her boyfriend at White Rock Lake that he was drowing and the she drowned. That he was driving and gave a lift to the lady and that she was socking wet. THen he asked do you nedd help. She told him the adress and then he drove her there. Once they were there he turned around and she was gone and the only thing there was a wet mark. So he went up to the door and he told the people there about the girl who said she lived there. The 2 girls there said that that girl was the sister that diesd 2 years ago. So every full moon at white rock lake she would come out and her ghost whould walk on the lake and try to find her boyfriend.

Jennifer says:

October 21, 2007, 5:07 pm

Actually this is true because one day about three or four years ago me and some friends where ridin around that area,we pass the lake up and seen the lady walking just so happen we had already heard about the myth so we didnt plan on stoping.All it did was send chills through our bodies But get this though our car ended up stoping on us not to far from tha lake.

julissa says:

October 27, 2007, 3:08 pm

This story is true. Honestly, a few months ago, a bunch of my friends and I were hanging out, doing anything a bunch of teenagers would. When we past by White Rock Lake. One of my friends suggested we get out of the car to see if the rumors about the lake were true. As we were walking we saw this girl looked about our age, alone. Glowing in her white dress. Stupidly, one of my friends went up to her. She asked what she was doing there, all alone, and suggested that she hang out with us and not look or feel so sad anymore. She nodded her head politely and followed us. After about an hour we were all going out to eat, we turned to ask her if she wanted to join and she had vanished. Gone, nothing left but her small, wet footprints.

ccgood says:

October 29, 2007, 6:55 pm

Ok here are the facts. I am the lady of the lake and if you had seen some of the people who have picked me up over the years you would pee your pants and disappear too.

Jessica says:

November 21, 2007, 11:24 pm

I live around the corner from White Rock Lake. The scariest thing in the area is the stupid night club/sports bar next door to me. I drive down Lawther at night all the time by myself. It’s peaceful. I also find it interesting that so many people have said what a “bad part of town” this is. I guess all these people in their million dollar homes just LOVE crime. Please.

As far as the lady goes; I’ve been told that story since I was a little girl. So have all the people in other cities and towns all over the country who have similar versions of the same urban legend. I am very much a believer in the supernatural (two ghosts in my last apartment), but this story is obviously not true.

The Flag Pole Hill story is another thing all together. NOT the same story as the Lady of the Lake. THAT one, I buy. Just driving past there on Northwest Highway gives me the heebee jeebees.

Christina says:

February 1, 2008, 12:10 pm


Joe Muniz JR says:

February 16, 2008, 11:26 am

This paranormal only happens during glummie and rainy nights, I know this for a fact because one night when I was out with my girl we went to WRL and during the time I was getting a favor from my girl she appeared in the back seat and sat there quietly for about 5 second and disappeared leave a wet area in my car.

angela says:

April 5, 2008, 5:51 pm

I live in Dallas. I frequently pass that lake, which is quite lovely… until nightfall.

Bianca says:

June 26, 2008, 3:17 pm

My sister is goin to Dallas for a B-day party at Six Flags and i want her to go to that place that is haunted and see if she goes!! SO SUM1 PLZ GIVE ME DA ADRESS!!

lili says:

July 3, 2008, 1:36 pm


Ms. j says:

July 16, 2008, 11:13 am

I heard a different story behind this subject. It’s said that a woman was there with one or two of her children. They all supposedly drowned (don’t know how)and she walks along the side of the water and the road and cries for her children and she will ask people where her children are. She is called (in spanish) “La Llorona” which means the crier.

Alex says:

August 9, 2008, 11:08 am

my grandad told me this story several times. i think its true. i believe in ghosts. in fact the other morning i woke up because i heard footsteps and there was a person standing right outside my bedroom door, in a blue shirt but when i opened my eyes he kinda backed away to where i couldnt see him anymore…

Robert Holderfield says:

September 6, 2008, 11:33 am

Regarding the Lady of the Lake, There several versions which also state that in some cases when you reach her destination she takes you with her, your disappear as well, leaving a puddle of water in both seats, Another version states that sometimes on a clear night you can see standing above the water there and singing. I fish at that lake and I can tell you the other night, 9-5-08 my girlfriend and I were driving home on Lawther Road and I got an eerie feeling while driving around that lake. Not to say something is actually haunting that lake, but i can tell you that if you are looking for ghosts you rarely find them, you need to be calm, relaxed, and except anything you see as a possible sighting.

Heather says:

September 6, 2008, 4:43 pm

i lived on gaston and e. grand for about a year, went to the lake several times at night… never really seen anything strange happen like that. but then again people do walk out at night and could of been her…

Chris says:

September 9, 2008, 9:16 pm

i actually think an incident happend a while back while i was fishing at white rock. it might of been a prank but i dout it bc it happend more than once. we were fishing and when it became about 2am, or somewhere around, when we heard a scream for bloody murder! we stayed a little bit longer just to make sure and about 20 mins later, maybe less, we heard it again and ran to the truck n took off. i havent stayed there late ever since. but i am thinking about doing it again just to make sure it wasnt fake.

jSwinn says:

September 30, 2008, 10:50 am

i was just there yesterday and i had sex with that girl and her ***** had a wet spot but then it dryed up :(

Lashonda jones says:

October 11, 2008, 6:44 pm

we stayed in this house for five years on 2140 gaylord dallas,tx i moved away from it when i was 8 im 22 years old now and ill never and have never forgot the adress i whitnessed or saw terrifying things in this house. the most terrible exsperince was one night i was sleeping and fell out of the bed got up to get back in the bed my parents bed room was straight across from mine and when i looked i saw a figure moving towards me ai screamed my parents came . i told them what i saw at that moment my mother had a dizzy spell,well thats what she called it and fainted the my dad was trying to wake her up she opened her eyes and said in a strange voice get off of me. so i slept in the bed with them that night and they were sleep i took my head of from under the covers and as god as my whitness i saw dead pepole walking around out lines in this weird gloowing stuff. and then on another night i woke up and saw my mother standing over me she was dressed in her scrubs just wathching over me as i slept wich to me was werid so i called out moma moma! and from the other room my mother yelled out what! it looked toward the direction my mothers voice came from and looked back at me and dissaperd in a star that left a ringing noise i will never forget. but the face was shadowed out but in the form of my mother so i think it was a spirit or an angel becouse it was watching over me as i slept. the adress was 2140 gaylord dallas,tx 75217 plesant grove any body live or knows some one how has lived in this 3 bed room house how has exsperienced something like this.

saturn says:

October 17, 2008, 12:53 am

i lived about 10 minutes away. i think one day i am going to go there in to see if the legend is true

chasssity says:

October 28, 2008, 12:01 pm

does some one have the address i would like to visit this place. i have been working on paranormal investigating and i want to check this place out so if you would please give me the address!!!!

tori says:

October 30, 2008, 1:44 pm

well when time on our way to midland we went through dallas to see some family. anyways we had heard about the lady so we drove by to check it out i was laing down because i got that butterfly feeling in my stomach then everyone kinda screamed . the i looked out the window and sure enough thier she was ..but she looked more like an angle ..

rebecca says:

November 24, 2008, 4:23 pm

Despite what anyone says, this is very true. My father and his friends had an experience with her in the 1960’s and my father is not one to believe in spirits at all, yet he had an amazingly scary story to tell. I go to the lake about every week and I’ve had my fair share of creepy encounters including a dark figure floating in the water. I would not advise anyone to seek her out, she is fairly dangerous. When people speed around the lake, she will be in your back windshield warning you and possibly run you off the road…it has happened before and could very likely happen again. Please do not mess with what you do not can be fatal.

Katy says:

February 18, 2009, 11:35 pm

I heard a story similar to this one except the girl leaves a scarf.

Angel says:

February 28, 2009, 3:14 am

Is it at Joe Pool Lake?

jeremy says:

March 2, 2009, 1:19 pm

well i knew a friend that lived at white rock lake and i visited them all the time, and this one night i was leaving deep ellum to drop my friend off and we saw a lady in white trying to hitchhike. but we didn’t stop. hell at the time i hadn’t even heard of the lady in white.

jeremy says:

March 2, 2009, 1:23 pm

white rock lake angel. its at 75 and mockingbird

Angel says:

March 2, 2009, 2:09 pm

Thank you Jeremy, I’ll look for it. I am new in this area, I only know Joe Pool Lake, so I thought maybe White Rock was like a part of it.
Thank you!

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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