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If a car is parked on a bridge located inside this park, turn the ignition off, and wait for a few minutes, an old woman in a white dress will appear. She will wave her hand for you to follow her into the woods. No documented account has been made of anyone ever following her.

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Samantha says:

September 15, 2005, 12:22 am

It never says what park it actually is…

Rachel says:

September 16, 2005, 9:17 am

I know. I would like to know because I would like to try this out. I’m not sure if I would be brave enough to follow her though…..

Stephanie says:

September 22, 2005, 3:12 pm

I believe that they are referring to Belle Isle, I’ve been there many times and every time that I am there with my friends, they try to scare me with that story, but we’ve never actually tried it!

Neil says:

September 23, 2005, 11:22 am

I frequented this site before it went down or for sale over a year ago, and I could have swore that it used to actually say it was Belle Isle. Has the new owner removed information about the exact location of these hauntings for legal reasons or something?

laura says:

September 29, 2005, 7:36 am

this is in belle isle the bridge closest to the forrest.. but it is said it will work on any of the bridges thru the park..

Chris says:

October 1, 2005, 4:51 pm

Are you certain it isn’t Alter Bridge at Angel Park?

Ariel says:

October 2, 2005, 11:09 pm

well what park is it….someone please tell me my e-mail is crushfusionjk19@aol.com I would love to know, I’m going to Michigan for the summer and want to give it a try!

Mary says:

October 13, 2005, 11:09 pm

What park is this at? I wanna try this. Email me At BeautyfulxCraze@hotmail.com if you know. Thanks.

sunnie says:

October 15, 2005, 1:17 pm

what park is it?

Candy11 says:

October 24, 2005, 5:56 pm

Where is this crazy park?

golden girl says:

October 28, 2005, 2:31 pm

kat and lilhoe are the same people
and they love these scary stories

Craig says:

December 7, 2005, 3:49 pm

If you don’t believe in any of this scary stuff why are you here? if anyone wants a list of the haunted places in michigan email me i’ve got them all. projectdreams05@aol.com

Jose Galvan says:

December 19, 2005, 12:35 pm

This is true. I was at Belle Isle and the woman in the dress rose out of the fog ans started banging on my windshild. I honked the horn at her and she just hissed at me. Then she left and my car wouldn’t start. To this day, when i drive to Belle Isle, my car always has trouble after I leave.

Samantha says:

December 22, 2005, 11:31 am

well i live in mi and i think i would know.Yes it is Belle Isle and i had a personal apperance with her this can happen to some people but not every 1 she came to my window and @ the time i had no idea what this would’ve led to so i got out od the car and said can i help u she didnt say any thing whos ever out there and wants to try this go ahead be her guest

Amanda says:

January 5, 2006, 2:59 pm

Wow… does anybody know anyother websites… email me..
Stefmans_girl_4life@yahoo.com

angelina says:

January 30, 2006, 11:00 pm

ok i live in DETROIT OHHH YEAH ok back 2 the question….where is this PARK??? i wanna go there but i wont follow her!!!!

angelina says:

January 30, 2006, 11:02 pm

ok i know ppl think Detroit is a badddd place but it isnt really…..maybe from all the violence these ppl haunt us in Michigan? im just sayin…..you ppl can tell im a blonde, right? lol

Becca says:

February 1, 2006, 7:35 pm

Gooooooooo Detroit But yeah I’v seen the ghost before My friends father use to work at Belle Isle and I was waiting for him one day so my friend and I could go home and I saw a white thing that looked like a lady staring down at us I scared the poop out of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ditzy says:

February 19, 2006, 5:08 pm

ok, jose? if you had a ghost hissing at you and banging on your windshield…. why the hell would you go back??? specially if your car had trouble starting again after the incident???? ghost may be real, but most of the stories i have ever heard have MANY diff scenarieos (sorry sp?) so its hard to believe a story that noone can get straight.

SJSands says:

February 28, 2006, 1:19 am

*Shakes head* It this is true, it’s never happened to me or my dad, and we’re practically in the Belle Isle area every other day. Hell, some times at night I just drive around the area, and i’ve yet to see this woman.

John Pappas says:

March 2, 2006, 9:37 pm

That was the stupidist story that I have ever heard. Who was the nut that put it on the internet? I was born in Detroit and have never heard of any ghost stories. There are no ghost. When your dead thats it. No more. All gone. make room for the next one.

Linda says:

March 3, 2006, 12:37 am

The park is Belle Isle. You are all referring to the “Lady in White.”
Well, I can’t say if it is truly haunted, but I can say that a women in white died there. My brother and a close friend of mine witnessed it.

It was a girl in a white prom dress. Her and her date were on the bridge, stuck in traffic. For whatever reason, she got out out of the car and her boyfriend went after her, she jumped the bridge and as she was about to hit the water, was hit by a boat.

The only reason I know about it is, like I said my brother was there. It was our schools prom as well, and everyone went to Belle Isle after. I was not there, but…again, dont know if it is harunted, but I think it is. My brother and his friend have been back since, and both say it is.

Julie says:

March 9, 2006, 3:33 am

>>>I Think you all should follow her>>>>

doug says:

March 10, 2006, 11:37 am

me and my friends are doing this we live in lincoln park and want to see if this is true we are going to do it on march 11 sat nite leave a messge and tells us more about this

Hillari says:

March 14, 2006, 10:03 pm

I have never heard of this, but hey you never know it could be true.I personally dont discriminate against ghost stories b/c if i have never witnessed a certain story then how would i know this is not true. so for the people that dont belive this but also have never witnessed it, what makes you able to say it is not true?

John Pappas says:

April 30, 2006, 10:59 pm

That park would be Belle Iland

xoxobabygurl331 says:

May 7, 2006, 6:09 pm

Okay who belives this? write me at xoxobabygurl23@hotmail.com i think this a **** and look at the ghost pic’s there gay!

xoxobabygurl331 says:

May 7, 2006, 6:33 pm

this is the most g a y ist thing ever how can you ppl think this is real? g a y . c r a p !!!!

tatiana says:

May 9, 2006, 12:59 pm

my firend and i tried this…it was very scary

lucy says:

May 13, 2006, 3:39 pm

Yeah well, when i was little, i was out side, aand heard ppl calling my name!! 2 weks later we had or 2 house fire!!

Jess says:

May 22, 2006, 9:39 pm

i belive its the belle ile bridge thats the onlt bridge near detriot i can think of my freind and i are going to try it soon..and try to get it on tape

Ashley says:

June 2, 2006, 9:01 pm

I would like to try this out but no one would probably do it with me! and yeah what park is it by the way! you never did say that! lol

Deanna says:

June 3, 2006, 11:40 pm

Yeah, I tryed this once, because I heard about it. If you look up old Detriot news papers in a Detriot library, you can read about the girl commiting suicide on the Bridge. She was about 18, I think it said, and She jumped and landed on the side of a boat, breaking her neck. He boyfriend (didn’t disclose name) is supposidly still alive. Sad but true.
When I went and tryed this, it was at 3 am in the morning (the girll was said to have died at 2 something) and I saw something…if it was a girl, I do not know) and then it looked at me, turned, stepped onto the edge of the bride, and fell (jumped) or whatever. it was weird… but it didn’t scare me, nor did the person motion me to follow “her”.

Big Bill says:

June 6, 2006, 5:20 am

Deanna! What a coincidence! I saw the same movie! It will be on again tonight at 10:00 est on the SciFi channel. Try the movie theatre butter popcorn.

Linssi says:

June 14, 2006, 1:36 am

Yeah right. Sounds like nothing but a ridiculously stupid urban legend.

Amanda says:

July 20, 2006, 8:34 pm

It is Belle Isle…but we’ve tried it and nothing happened.

robert watson says:

August 12, 2006, 5:56 pm

Jerry Seinfeld raped her, I saw him do it…..He railed her tight little ****** hard.

robert watson says:

August 12, 2006, 5:57 pm

rektum die- a – rea s h i t t y t i t t y

Deb says:

August 14, 2006, 7:45 pm

Horray for Ditzy…I like to hear about real things that happen (because they do)but not from ppl who dont really believe in spirits and just want to “think” they are being funny.

Andrea W. says:

August 16, 2006, 9:01 pm

Does anyone know about anything haunted on Grosse Ile? I was there today on the free bridge and the heaviest feeling came over me, I could not wait to get off that Island. Did something bad ever happen there?

April says:

August 25, 2006, 12:56 pm

WHY WOULD YOU FOLLOW A GHOST? MOST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE IMMEDIATE INTENTIONS TO RUN AWAY.

jacquelyn says:

September 10, 2006, 11:03 am

hey yall what park is it i lived here all my life and never heard of that story jacquelyn marysville MI

micki says:

September 15, 2006, 1:23 am

so what is the name of this movie? i live in Pittsburg Kansas.anyone ever heard of it?

Pat says:

September 19, 2006, 2:22 am

About 10 yrs ago while hubby and I were going thru Belle Isle forest,About a mile from the end everything got quiet. It was the end of August my B-day. Birds singing and crickets cheerping, misquitos
buzzing,(window open no air conditioner) Light real bad, told Dan slow down, just as we hit a dip in the road. here comes a deer, red eyes at the side of the car (drivers side)about 10 feet away maybe less. The deer (she) walked slowly, and stopped and stared at us. We were raised country, deers don’t do that unless in a head light beam. She wasn’t paralized by the light, but she sure did paralize us. Told hubby get the heck outa Dodge!

stez says:

September 20, 2006, 3:26 pm

your all talking crappy crappy turds y’all

spookcrazy says:

October 1, 2006, 11:53 am

i cant beleave all the **** on this web sit r u all children, if you dont beleive what u r reading why r u here? grow up if u want to chat about the stupid stuff go to a chat room! us true ppl dont need ur petty **** and childs play!!!!!!

spookcrazy says:

October 1, 2006, 11:57 am

is there any one out there that knows of a haunted cem. in shiawasee county?, i think maybe it was in bath but not sure, i grew up there and cant remember where it was, i know thats real i have had some freaky stuff happen there when i was younger.

alexandra says:

October 2, 2006, 7:41 pm

huh? i used 2 go 2 belle isle all the time and i never saw no old lady…

Yuna says:

October 3, 2006, 9:38 am

Oh…my….god! You people REALLY need to put the exact location so we know what were doing…and the exact park….

Kristina says:

October 6, 2006, 12:08 pm

hey i live in right out of Detroit, and have been to Belle Isle before. I herd of this story about a week ago for the first time, tonight 4 of us are going there,

Tiffany says:

October 6, 2006, 11:19 pm

In regards to the question of Grosse Isle hauntings, it has been said that a young lady who refused advances from her boss was pushed from his car catching her dress in the door and ultimately was dragged to her death. This was said to have happened on the road leading from the free bridge.

Raven says:

October 6, 2006, 11:50 pm

*cough* O yes im am quite sure they followed the ghoest. *unluckley they didnt die like all the rest* But i ma not here to nag even though i just did. I think if i tryed this i would try to get a friend to go with me but im not sure if it would work with two people.

Morgan and Brooke says:

October 8, 2006, 1:07 pm

well wheres it at we want to know because halloweens just a few weeks away and me and a couple of my friends are going on a road trip and we wanna try it out, so please email me and tell me where its at!
babygurl_morgan@hotmail.com
thanks!

samantha (shorty) says:

October 13, 2006, 11:30 am

where is this bridge at I would like to try it out with a couple of friends.

April says:

October 16, 2006, 2:08 pm

Omg, all you, 14 and 15 year olds, need to watch your language. I hope you don’t kiss your mothers with that mouth.

Amanda says:

October 17, 2006, 10:25 am

Hey that cemetery you are talking about near Bath, I think you mean Blood cemetery. I’ve heard stories about that one too.

Carrie says:

October 17, 2006, 8:33 pm

I’ve seen this story on many web cites. Usually it is a little girl who was hit, and you hear her knocking on the bottom of your car if it is raining.

pumpkin says:

October 22, 2006, 12:57 pm

yes its true it happened at Belle Isle

ulujm says:

October 23, 2006, 1:13 pm

this story is bullshit, just a legend.
I use to meet a lot of people from around the world and everyone has the same story of the lady in a white dress in everycountry.

I wish we could post real story here and not legends.

jm

Aaron says:

October 24, 2006, 11:32 pm

This is actually a cemetary in Rochester Hills. I have done this before and it scared the daylights out of me. I parked my car in the cemetary with 3 other girls in it and turned off the ignition….wait for roughly 5 mins…a cold breeze, a light flicker, and then…my car began to shake with the slightest whisper “LLLEEEAAAVVVEEEE HHHEEEERRRREEE”.

Romeo says:

October 28, 2006, 1:34 am

Wow,I would like to know the location of this bridge.
It seems exciting =)

bia says:

October 28, 2006, 12:05 pm

i know what park it is its belle isle i seen that lady before, but i was only 6 when i saw her so i dont remember that much the color of the bridge is red look for a red bridge. its deep in belle isle woods

Carley says:

December 15, 2006, 6:36 pm

I dont believe this is true because not everything on the internet is true……..

Choua yang says:

January 2, 2007, 3:09 pm

okay…way way freaky but why would anyone want to do that unless they are out of their minds or something.

Ashley says:

January 4, 2007, 9:45 am

okay!!!!i really dont beleive this because i have been to bell ilas alot..and nothing ever happened to me like that?

Xtreme Toepler says:

February 3, 2007, 1:24 am

it sounds pretty cool, i would like to see it but i would need some friends with me. i think i would follow her but u never know in the heat of the moment.

kelley says:

February 23, 2007, 11:20 am

I heard this is at Belle Isle also, But i have also heard of a Ghost lady in white, near Balduck Park on Detroits eastside, i always heard storys about a lady ghost in the wooded area across from the park. has anyone else ever heard this?

annie says:

February 23, 2007, 11:25 am

hey guys for all of u non believers have u ever witnessed anything. i have i live in ohio and i went to the roseville haunted prison and it was so scary i had friends with me. my best friend clung to my arm cuz she saw somebody. then we were going to the back and bout half way on the outside of the prison my best friend said that it was the worst room in the prison and pointed. then from inside the building you could hear somebody talking and something went flying accross the roomm and hit the wall. i was so scared. i like hearing scary stories but dont really like to witness them. i would jus so i could tell the story but i would be scared. if any body has any stories email me at anniebell_2008@hotmail.com

koolaide says:

March 4, 2007, 4:56 pm

Call me 313 221 4202 i have the real story

Lase says:

March 6, 2007, 8:55 pm

You know, in Tennessee there was a ghost that asked a woman to follow her, and when she did the ghost showed her an old safe full of money. Now the woman is rich.

LuLu says:

March 18, 2007, 8:58 pm

So yeah, I want to do this. I am an adrenalin junkie and I would so follow her. So if anyone has directions to this place please e-mail them to me. My e-mail address is ChaoticPrincess22@aim.com. I’m always up for a good “ghost hunting”

John says:

March 25, 2007, 5:07 am

I have spent a lot of time on Belle Isle, and have never seen anything like this personally. The people who saw the red eyed deer dont need to worry anymore because all the deer were removed from the island a few years ago. The bridge coming onto the island is definately a no parking zone, I would not sit in a car on that bridge unless you dont mind a big ticket and/or a crackhead slamming into you in the night. The red brick bridge somebody mentioned is off the nature trail loop, if you hike the loop, which isn’t that long, you will cross it. I have caught fish off of that bridge over the years but never a ghost. The story of the girl who jumped off the bridge is old because its happened a lot of times, both men and women have jumped, many of them. Some of them died and I am sure if you went back in the Free Press Archives you could probably find quite a few women who have died on that island wearing white. I dont know if there is anything to the haunting stories, but I have heard lots of them out on Belle Isle, from the casino being haunted to the bridge, in the woods. Everybody seems to feel that the place is haunted somewhere, but I have personally never seen it. If anybody has ever seen anything, or if I can help anyone with finding places on the island let me know shinaberryj@yahoo.com

chelsea says:

June 20, 2007, 11:19 am

ok….. i would really wan to know what this plce is called so i can going some tim ewhile im here but the thing is im only here for the summer so send me a message telling me all the details….thanxxx

Tweed says:

July 2, 2007, 4:20 am

It’s the belle isle bridge near Lake Tacoma. All you have to do is ask someone when you get down there, the bums know all about it and they’ll talk your head off. But if you’re stupid enough to park and get out of your car in the middle of Detroit, it shouldn’t be a ghost that you’re worried about. That’s all I have to say.

Jaehood says:

August 8, 2007, 6:07 pm

whats the real story on the bridge?

Johnny Rongo says:

September 1, 2007, 7:24 pm

I went to that River Walk and I’ll be damned, I saw a flipping ghost. He was large, kind of in charge and he just kind of floated over our truck….I drive a Ford. I was eating ice cream and the fear that came over me was like a middle aged man splashing me with a garden hose on a warm summer day, god, I love middle aged men. Anyway about this ghost, I was scared, so scared that it very well could damage my entire human desire to ever eat ice cream again. I can’t even swim. I was about to slip on my dive gear and ask the ghoslty ghost to teach me to play the drums when before i knew, he zipped away. people don’t say “zipped away” a whole hell of alot in this day and age and longer you know? Correct me if I’m wrong, “zipped away” is a witty line used in the smash film “Dirty Dancing” with P. Swayze? Patrick Swayze for those that live in caves!!!!!!!! Anyway, go to this place with some ice cream and you’ll see Patrick Swayze zipping all over your Ford truck. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

lyndsey says:

October 2, 2007, 7:52 pm

yeah i live in rochester hills and ive been to detroit alot but i have only been to downtown detriot. But yeah,i woulnt be sure priced if there was a ghost there in downtown detriot .there are alot of poor beggers and I feel really sorry for em but some of em probably died there so there is probably a beggers ghost LOL
.

Diana says:

October 5, 2007, 12:36 am

I have lived here for 28 years never have i heard this
even when I was younger I went out there with this guy to make out never saw nothing …no knocks nor nothing!! And believe me I can tell a ghost cause I have some in my home but they dont bother me and I dont bother them , except for this not quit heavy set
black gentleman that was standing in the middle of my bed that I had to tell him to move cause I couldn’t sleep or roll over. And he left thru the wall. you problaby think I am making this up but I am not … at 4 years old I saw my mother who had passed away that year folding clothes in the back room. I have seen many , as God is my witness I dont want to scare people but ghost only scare you if you are scared of them , dont bother them and they wont bother you . I have seen many, But I am not scared, it’s the living that I am scared of!

MikeS says:

October 8, 2007, 1:47 pm

I don’t think any person in their right mind would be on Belle Isle after dark anyway. I think you have a better chance of being mugged and murdered than seeing a ghost.

PAINBRUSH says:

October 14, 2007, 12:28 am

The only thing in white you retards ever saw on Belle Isle in Detroit was one of the 13 or 14 white ,(YES ‘WHITE’ ALBINO) white-tailed deer that run rampant all over the Island . My friends & I used to hang out in those woods & on the bridges over the streams through the woods & got chased several times by deer including the albino ones .

Don’t go out there looking for the lady in white at night-time anymore though because a few years back some coyotes as well as an elk or moose whatever bolted the fences at the nature center & roam the island . Not to mention some people like to kill people in Detroit and/or rape them & the woods might be a nice place for them to do that . Besides , I finally picked up that lady in white ghost & took her home . ***** is ugly as hell , but MAN can she cook !!!!!!

PAINBRUSH says:

October 14, 2007, 12:34 am

p.s. what the **** is Tweed smoking ??!! The Belle Isle bridge is on BELLE ISLE , in the middle of the DETROIT RIVER . WHere the **** is Lake Tacoma ??!!?

swastaka says:

October 16, 2007, 8:47 am

i once had hard core sex with that old lady if u follow her she trows up some dome and they have mad parties and **** try it. it is worth it if i could say so that is the best dome iv had ever!!!!

Jenni says:

October 17, 2007, 12:19 pm

this place is amazing and it is scary when you follow I will try to find the name of the park again and post it so you guys can see if you want…..

PAINBRUSH says:

October 18, 2007, 1:00 pm

JENNY , Are you RETARDED ????!!!!!?? THE NAME OF THE PARK iS “BELLE ISLE”
“BELLE ISLE”
“BELLE ISLE” “BELLE ISLE”
– DO YOU THINK MAYBE YOU MIGHT PAY ATTENTION NOW ?
“BELLE ISLE”
“BELLE ISLE”
SO DON’T TELL ANYONE HOW SCARY IT IS IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE.
“BELLE ISLE”
“BELLE ISLE”

elle says:

October 19, 2007, 3:37 pm

yea i think its trow bridge in bham in michigan (birmingham)

elle says:

October 19, 2007, 3:38 pm

i believe that they are actually talking bout trow bridge in birmingham michigan.

Payton says:

October 22, 2007, 12:47 pm

hey no wonder no one followed her. i mean would you if you saw her? i might but that is because i like to be scared.

Gerald Ciesielski says:

October 26, 2007, 12:28 pm

It is the tanglewood bridge on Belle Isle

I have worked for a wrecker service that serviced Belle Ise and have towed many cars from near that site.

Dohnovan says:

October 28, 2007, 6:59 pm

THAT LADY SARED THE f***in sh** out of me.

Dohnovan says:

October 28, 2007, 7:01 pm

THAT LADY SARED THE f***in sh** out of me.i starit to fallow her to get her out.

Dohnovan says:

October 28, 2007, 7:03 pm

“THAT LADY SARED THE f***in sh** out of me”.i starit to fallow her to get her out. now i’am afrad to go back.

Dohnovan says:

October 28, 2007, 7:05 pm

to fallow her and she tried to kill me. now i’am afrad to go back.

Dohnovanween says:

October 28, 2007, 7:07 pm

to fallow her and she tried to kill me. afrad to go back.

tiesah says:

November 9, 2007, 8:05 pm

yeah i tried it

Dennis Hiegel says:

November 22, 2007, 10:35 pm

Hey People y’all need to show down and learn how to spell. I’ve been there a few times (day & night) and never seen anything there like this. Although I do believe in life after death since the spirt has to go somewhere???? I too have many other stories like this from family members and friends. It does make one wonder what is really after death???? DENNIS

Dennis Hiegel says:

November 25, 2007, 3:11 pm

I was just down in Detroit at the ren. center for a convention. Sitting up on the 68th floor overlooking Belle Isle. wondering where this bridge is some say inward on the island (wooded area) and some say the main bridge to the island. One the waters ways on the island are to small to be hit by a speeding boat jumping off a bridge which is to low for a boat to go under (if it’s not a row boat). Same with the main bridge it too is to low for this. This is just another URBAN LEGEND. I really doubt that anyone was really there that’s how all urban legends are I heard from friend who’s family member was there who heard the same from another. Most stories are based on some fact but twisted by many story tellers as passed along any lenth of time. I don’t believe there is a lady in white on this island it’s just a spook story to scary teenagers. I’ve never heard this story before and I’ve been in the area for a while. DENNIS

alyssa says:

November 28, 2007, 2:07 pm

see it is stories like that that are bull ****!! there are no such things as ghosts. spirits yeah but they aren here to ******* haunt people… its stories like that that make everyone think that ghosts are all bull ****!!

carol says:

December 11, 2007, 5:13 pm

For anyone interested and unfamiliar with Belle Isle, there are several small lakes on the island. The bridge with the white lady is the one by Lake Tacoma on the southwest side of the island by the Peace Tower and conservatory. I lived in Detroit for 21 years and knew the story. It is NOT the bridge leading to the island. I never witnessed any ghost in all of the years that I’ve been there, but there is definitly an evil presence in the wooded area on the other side of the island by the nature center. No mater what time of the day or time of year, I’ve always felt a cold spot and felt like I was in danger at this spot.

ghost says:

December 30, 2007, 10:14 pm

im not brave enough to try this concept i think my friend is willing to

Savannah says:

December 31, 2007, 9:21 pm

I believe that, every house i have lived in has been haunted. My best friends were twin ghosts and they were killed when they were 8 by their mother. I know because they told me. SCARY!!!

Savannah says:

December 31, 2007, 9:22 pm

man i would turn my car around once i saw that

Joey says:

January 12, 2008, 10:52 pm

Ok, I was at Belle Isle today. I did not see any ghosts, however I found a real weird gravestone type thing. If you park near the wooded area on the East facing road (The old zoo will be directly on your right) and you head over the bridge and follow the river til you reach part of the fence, then follow the fence until you reach a small paved path. From there head west a bit. On your right, near the fence is a Grave marker that has a persons name, it says something like “In memory of blah blah blah 2004″ Its really spooky. The area it was in was filled with water from the melted snow, so I couldnt get too close to it, but I did take a picture, feel free to email me for directions on how to get there. denispotvin@comcast.net There is a bridge you have to go over that may be the bridge. Here is a map as well of the island.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bbowman/birds/se_mich/bellemaps-b.html

Alivia says:

January 31, 2008, 11:36 pm

why doesnt it tell what the parks name was? i want to see the lady, i mean i’ve seen some pretty wicked things of my time and heard things too.

Alivia says:

January 31, 2008, 11:49 pm

I’ve seen her,she has brown hair pinned up and she was wairing a white dress with a red bra and camo socks. she had a snoop dogg shirt on it said true pimp
I think i seen a gold or maybe silver necklace on her to.she had some brass knuckles on the back of the shirt,said “i’m gunna get you sucka” in capital print.

Alivia says:

January 31, 2008, 11:56 pm

I’ve seen the bridge and the woods behind it,it was raining, and i saw it,see was bent down taking a **** and moaning,”it hurts i cant get it out”!I thought it was someone playing a prank but as i walked up i could smell ****,i looked down and i stepped in it and she then dissapeared.

Alivia says:

February 1, 2008, 12:15 am

i seen her the other day sitting by a rock and bobbling her head and whistling, it was on the corner of the woods where i seen her,she did not notice me standing their,until i farted and fell because of the backdraft.she then got scared pooped and cried then peed and pooped again then dissapeared. that was the last that i heared of her. of that week until the panty raid. she said she wanted to sniff my dogs butt then dissapeared that was the end of it.

Alivia says:

February 1, 2008, 1:25 am

Today is Febuary 1st and i was just walking out by the bridge when their was a scream in the woods and i went to go check things out.i seen a woman run across the woods in front of were i was standing,so i then followed it to see who it was.But it was gone then i heared a sound like some one taking a poop so i turned around to see what the problem was i said”wiff this and blew out a **** and she dissapeared and then reapeared and pooped and peed then re- dissapeared then that was it for a wile,i soon went home after to long and heared some one in my room so i got a knife to see what the comotion was all about i said very loudly”WHOS IN MY HOUSE? COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP THIS IS THE POLICE” I then heared a **** some and i then knew it was the lady that followed me back to my house. i then said ” what do you want from me” she screamed pooped and left i had to clean up the poop theirs still a stain from where she had pooped and i still scrub at it to get it to go away but it just stays in the carpet like a tatoo on your butt hole after having a child on a wednesday afternoon wile bowling and riding a bike,pretty painfull it might sound but to me it doesnt it just sounds like pure fright.So i soon went back to the woods to find the woman and it had come to my attention that every time i seen the lady she was pooping or peeing either way she had some type of anoel work going on, so i think thst she had died on the toilet wile poopng and peeing at the same time so its all clear to me now the one thing that i still dont get though. why does she wair:snoop dogg shirt red bra camo socks have a gold tooth half grill elbino eye and her hair up all the time? and where did she get thoughs items?

Alivia says:

February 1, 2008, 7:08 pm

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rigginaolatte says:

February 1, 2008, 7:12 pm

i dont believe anything alivia said its all a lie.

rigginolatte says:

February 1, 2008, 7:21 pm

and the poop thing it made no sense Alivia seems like such a perve.

Alivia says:

March 1, 2008, 12:50 am

the other day i was at bell isle and was looking at the view, i didnt hear anything for a wile until it got a little later, i seen a flash of something,and i couldnt make it out i got scared cause i seen it again
this time their was an odor, i just couldnt put my finger on it but i smelt it before all i could do was try to run but it was like being paralyzed and i crapped it was then i realized the smell that i couldnt put my finger on before believe me shes real!!!

Alivia says:

March 1, 2008, 1:02 am

the other day i was at bells isle and i seen her she was wearing something different this time, she was wearing spandex with a used tampon in her mouth and a shirt that said consolidated credit on it and on the back it said freecreditreport.com she had a torn shoe on one foot and a new one on the other it was practical she looked so stupid, she looked like richard simmons on steriods and with a michael jackson glove on, it was all i could do to keep from laughing out loud before she or something else heard me. i then accedentally farted and she heard it and then disapeared like she knew.oh she knew all right….she knew.

Kaos says:

March 1, 2008, 4:46 pm

http://www.clubpenguin.com for a good time!

Crystal says:

April 22, 2008, 9:55 am

ITS IN BELLE ISLE IN DETROIT…. IVE SEEN HER !!!!

U SIT IN YOUR CAR ON THE BRIDGE IN THE WOODS OF BELLE ISLE AND U WAIT AND U WILL SEE THE WOMAN THAT DIED ON HER WEDDING NIGHT A LONG TIME AGO IN BELLE ISLE

debchick says:

June 9, 2008, 4:06 pm

there are a lot of stories about belle isle the most facinating one i have heard was told to me by an elderly native american who said the island ia haunted by a native american princess whos father banished her to the island to live her life out with just the wild animals because she had fallen in love with a europiean soilder has any one else heard this story and if so what version did you here

DarkTexhonlyze says:

June 12, 2008, 1:13 pm

haha alivia is retarded… honestly all thats gonna happen on Belle Isle when you turn off your car is someone is gonna come up and mug you, i actually live in Detroit, so yeah

Nichole says:

June 20, 2008, 6:46 pm

I think that it should say the park name cuz ppl might wanna go check it out and stuff.

lyric says:

August 20, 2008, 7:44 pm

I HVE DONE THIS AND ITS TRUE AND THE PARK IS BELLE ISLE PARK NEAR JEFFERSON TRY THIS AT LIKE 12 AM OR BETTER YET AT 3 AM THIS SI THE TIME THT PREIST BELIEVE THE SOUL ROAMS TEH EARTH BUT I WILL TELL U IF U R NOT OPEN THIS WILL SCARE THE HELL OUT OF U .

Roberto K. Y. says:

August 31, 2008, 6:54 pm

Hey every one i live near belle isle (like 10 miles away) and i saw her (on augest 27) so i like follwed her and dudes it is so weird when i follwed her and there was this BRIGHT light and all of the sudden i woke up in some random part of the wood it scared the *beep* out me im never going back there

Darla says:

September 6, 2008, 11:01 pm

I find this stuff interesting, my boyfriend and I would like to go and just see (he’s braver than me…I’ll chicken out) As for Alivia, if you have nothing intelligent to say, I suggest that you keep your mouth shut!! I was actually embarrassed for you read your comments. How old are you, like 5?
I love reading (or watching) a true ghost story, just a little leary of witnessing one myself.

John Savage says:

September 13, 2008, 6:54 pm

Been going to Belle Isle for 45 years, like the rest of the once magnificent city its all slowly rotting away. It’s almost gone, It breaks my heart. The only ghosts you’ll see are robbers, crack heads and jerks.

Stephanie says:

October 4, 2008, 12:28 am

I just stumbled across this website while searching for the real story of “The Lady In White” of Bell Isle and truth be told all of those ledgends happened. First the one about the native american’s daughter is true my grandfather first told me about it, and then I did some reaserch. . But that happened a very long time ago wayyy before it was Goverment property.. Then it was called Rattlesnake Island here is the story,,,…

The legend of the Snake Goddess of Belle Isle

Legend has it that the Indian maiden still roams Belle Isle as a deer.

Ottawa Indian lore tells of the beautiful daughter of chief Sleeping Bear. Her beauty was so stunning that the Chief kept her hidden from the eyes of young suitors by hiding her near the Detroit River in a covered canoe. The winds, awed by her beauty, blew the covers off the boat and the craft floated down the river. A keeper of the water gates, enamored by her charms, kidnapped the fair maiden and brought her to his wigwam. The winds, angry over his selfish actions, fell upon him, beating him until he died. The winds, sorry for uncovering her beauty, sent her back to her father, Chief Sleeping Bear. The chief, fearful other suitors would follow, placed the princess on an island in the Detroit River and sought the aid of the Great Spirits to protect his beloved daughter by surrounding the island with snakes.

There she runs free through the woods with the gentle winds and wildlife as her companions, since the Great Spirit made her immortal to reign over the island for eternity. The early white settlers first named the island Isle St. Clair and later Rattlesnake Island. Today the land is called Belle Isle. Legend has it that the beautiful Indian maid still roams the woods often mistaken by picnickers as a deer. Her suitor, the keeper of the water gates, is said to roam the forests of nearby Peche Island.

The Belle Isle ghost lady also attracted midnight riders to drive through the scary woods there. This search for a vision of a woman in a long white gown certainly entertained the joy riders and just as certainly irritated the neckers parked along the roads. The white deer scampering through the trees (probably frightened by the walking ghost) also thrilled the gawkers

The Ghost of Belle Isle

The ghost of Belle Isle has a couple different versions to the story, basically put the rumor is that either there is a certain bridge or any bridge on the island will call this spirit, it is said that if you drive onto a bridge on Belle Isle and shut off your engine and wait a few minutes, the spirit of a woman will come out of the woods dressed in white and motion for you to follow her in, one version even mentioned she was an elderly woman. It is also rumored that she has waved to some people just prior to motioning them in., it is also noted that no one has ever actually followed her

Stephanie says:

October 4, 2008, 1:44 am

There are many other women who have died there, its a place that people are murdered all the time but there is one other true story/legend.

The “Lady in White” could also be a woman who died there on her wedding night in 1867. She and her new husband decided to go there their old “make out” spot before leaving on there honeymoon. She decided to journey off for a minuet and when she was gone a little too long her husband went off to look for her. When she returned and found him missing she shot herself in the head. The police found her body there and went looking for the missing husband who they found barely alive 100 yards away, lying in a marsh. Her family soon after bought and moved into what is now known as the white house. They refused to leave her there and when Bell Isle became Government property in 1879 the “White House” was the only part of the island that was excluded. Her family stayed on into the 1900’s. The house is still there now.

About six years ago I went to look for “the Lady in White” with my then best friend Gjoni. He had hyped me all up about the legend which ever lady it was we had no idea. After several attempts to locate her, one evening Gjoni & I along with a friend Carlie found what was to be an abandoned road that went into the woods. You couldn’t tell from the main road it was there but once we ventured down it there was crushed concrete and street signs inside. We saw many apparitions in the woods that night. Later that week Gjoni and I were telling my ex about the ghosts and he didn’t believe us so once again we went looking for her. The moment we got onto the mysterious hidden road we stopped dead in our tracks. Something happened that I would have never believed out of anyones mouth if I didn’t see it for my own eyes… At first all we saw was 3 tiny lights in the middle of the woods. Red, green and blue looked like laser lights. We started to move closer to the light when the entire woods lit up and a lady in a white dress no older than mid 20’s was standing there petting a white deer. Both Gjoni & my ex made a run for it but I stood there dead in my tracks mesmerized by her. I’m not sure how long I was there but they had gone to get their car and pulled up beeping at me.. It was incredible. After Gjoni looked right at me and said if i ever die I’m gonna haunt your ***.. He died one week later in a car accident. I don’t believe it was in any way related to the ghost incident just a horrible accident. Over the next 6 years I went back religiously at least 3 times a week and saw her a handful of times. I also saw a couple other ghosts and have been chased through the woods and almost murdered. Walking around in the woods at 2 in the morning in the Bell Isle woods by myself wasn’t the best idea but I was crazy. This all started in 2001 and I have been somewhat obsessed with Bell Ilse and its lady in white ever since. I promise it is real, but I have recently decided that some things are better left alone.

kassey says:

October 15, 2008, 10:10 pm

i think its real i live right by it and i seen a girl with a white dress

NEHME 22 says:

October 18, 2008, 4:58 pm

it the park on outer drive and warren road near dearborn heights me and a couple friend tried it and a figure appeared behind the trees and screamed so we booked it out that place many scary abandoned building to you enter the park and there all over scary stuff true to…

stacie says:

October 24, 2008, 7:52 am

When I was in my late teens I had spent many nights looking for the Lady in White – been down the old road and what not. Personally I never saw anything but I do believe there are things out there.

mars95 says:

November 16, 2008, 5:17 pm

First of all, Go Red Wings! Second of all after reding all the comments, here’s my conclusion:
*It’s a young woman, probably around 18.
*She most likely jumped, fell, or was pushed off the bridge.
*The park is Belle Isle.
*The bridge is the one going over Lake Tacoma ON Belle Isle.

NOTES:
>It might just be one of those deer they have on the island that could have escaped through the fence(one the white ones).
>The LENGEND about the young Indian maiden be banished to the island, is a real lengend, but like I keep on mentioning, IT IS JUST AN AGE-OLD LEGEND!
>Women seem to be much intuitive than men, so that might explain, why it’s mainly women have posted their experianes.

THE ONE REMAINING QUESTION:
When does she appear(time and date)?

I’ve always lived right outside of Detroit, so now I can’t wait to find out the best time to go there and try it out!

judson p says:

November 20, 2008, 7:38 am

when i followed the lady in white she pulled the balls out of my pants. she directed the stuff and suddenly i was the man in white. $20 was missing from my wallet. she didnt jump back over the bridge but she got into a 1976 cadillac eldorado. i think it was her pimp. as the car appeared to “float” into the mist i swore i could hear the faint whisper “Beeyotch best got my money” followed by the sound of a slap or smack or something facsimilie. weird. wondering what kind of ghost she was.friendly in my book.

Jessica says:

December 1, 2008, 5:25 pm

Sleeping Bear’s Daughter
The daughter of an Ottawa chief, Sleeping Bear, was so beautiful even the wind took notice, literally pushing her into an unfortunate romantic entanglement. Seeking to protect his daughter from other unworthy suitors, the Ottawa chief put her on an island surrounded by snakes in the middle of the Detroit River. Legend has it that she still roams on the island, Belle Isle. Depending on who you ask, she takes the form of either a woman in white or a deer.

nae says:

January 3, 2009, 12:31 am

belle isle park…. its the entrance bridge, but the odds of you making it pass the police are slim b/c the park is closed off after 10pm

Katrina says:

January 5, 2009, 3:22 pm

This is so true i went to many parks and saw that lady it was so spooky

Miss Beautiful says:

February 20, 2009, 5:22 am

It’s Belle Isle…. the park that is. Some reports say its by Takoma Lake… but they all say near the woods…. the woods are actually by Okonoka Lake. It’s very easy to find a map of Belle Isle just go to google and type “Map Of Belle Isle”

Miss Beautiful says:

February 20, 2009, 7:29 am

After reading all the comments everyone has a diff tale and there are 4 stories cluster f*cked in there. See Stephanie’s for the two events that happened. The girl who “jumped off the bridge” and was hit by a boat and killed never happened. And the knocking on the car is a mix between two stories of little girls, one was hit by a car on a rainey night by the bridge to Canada and drug under the car. It is said she knocked on the underside of the car hoping to be heard but was not n died, the other is of a girl who was hit on a street on the west side who knocks on windows when you drive past the spot she was killed. And FYI there is no record of a little girl ever having been hit even on the street the window knocking is supposed to occur on. That was my history of hauntings/ folkore of the beautiful Detroit for yall. enjoy kiddies. And another FYI its supposed to happen on the brige inside of the park by the wooded area, not the entrance.

Angie B says:

March 4, 2009, 8:10 pm

I have slept at Belle Isle several times over looking Windsor and Ive never seen her but i did live in a haunted house located at 18535 pembroke on the northwest side of the D

emilee says:

April 26, 2009, 1:09 pm

i will be trying this one with some friends tonight!!!!

charlie says:

May 1, 2009, 5:24 pm

where the hell is this park? my friends and I would like to be scared. We like being scared. If you know where this is, please email me. my email address is we_love_to_be_scared@gmail.com

It would be really great if someone could help us out. We REALLY like to be scared.

sad kitty says:

May 10, 2009, 2:54 am

i did go with her but what happen was out of this world she toke me and my friend to the a cliff and she jump we both ittoke some time to get to the bottem but all we find was rocks and what look like bones we got the hell out if you ask me she wanted us to join her

BOBA FETT says:

May 13, 2009, 4:16 pm

LOL!!!!!! ITS PROSITUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY HAVE TENTS IN THE WOODS. THIS IS HOW THIS STORY GOT STARTED

Mikaylah says:

July 16, 2009, 3:17 pm

My friends and I went to Detroit for a vacation. We drove in Abby’s truck in a bridge. Then Nadine told us there was this story about an old woman will appear and bickers you to follow you. Danielle didn’t believe it, and don’t worry we’re both 16. Okay so we waited for a few minutes and then we saw a white figure we were scared but we got out of the truck any way. The old woman waved at us. Danielle fainted, but I snapped her out of it. So the old spirital woman was bickering us to follow her so we did. Then she took us through the woods and to her grave then we saw her body. Then she disappeared into thin air. We wen’t back to Abby’s truck and said ”Who wan’ts pizza”? And we all said ”I do”. That night was scary.

HoneyBee says:

July 25, 2009, 4:42 pm

This is Belle Isle Park. Everyone knows this story, yet I’ve spent many a nights hanging out at this park as a teen and I have never seen such a thing. No one I know has. I don’t think any of my guy friends would be scared to follow a female into the woods! LOL!

Leigh says:

July 31, 2009, 9:06 pm

I have read about this legend (although never heard it) on other sites and the legend of the woman in white apparently goes back to the 1800s. The teenager who was killed in a deplorable act of unacceptable violence on that bridge is not a legend.
http://edition.cnn.com/US/9508/bridge_death/
Suspect charged with murder in Detroit bridge death
Whether or not she fell on a boat, I don’t know. The Detroit River is very cold, a mile wide or so and the current is about 25 knots per hour,and there is a very strong undertow, which means if you want to swiftly drown, jump in. Not to mention the impact of hitting the water from the bridge might have killed her or certainly incapacitated her, especially in her state of hysteria and shock. Poor woman. The Coast Guard patrols that river, and she was still miles down the river by the time they could find her body. Read what happened and decide if you want to go out after dark. Plenty more ghosts in safer locales! It’s a very unique park in the river between the US and Canada, but I would not go after 7 pm.

Leigh says:

July 31, 2009, 10:07 pm

Note that in my prior post I wasn’t putting down Detroit – I did mention the park being unique. They have a famous fountain, a conservatory, a museum I think; unfortunately, they had to close the acquarium, which I think was one of the oldest in the country, and the zoo, because, we broke, people. It was just that one poster above (you find it; I’m too lazy and stuff) stated he thought the story of the girl on the bridge was a legend. I was just saddened that people from out of town were going to be dismissing this woman’s horrible and scary death. “oooh fun kooky what a kewl legend. giggle giggle” no, it was a horrible and sad death that should be respected. That made me think of how many ghosts, although entertaining now, were once similar victims who should be respected. The people who tried to save her at risk of their own lives should have a medal. Second, I thought a warning from an old fogey (not really) was in order, b/c there appear to be a lot of young and giggly-type people on this site in general who enjoy risking their lives in, e.g., abandoned mental homes that were shut down for being unsafe, without realizing that freakin HAZ MAT won’t enter those places without full body suits. Ever work in a historic building in Detroit that has had an entire floor sealed off by the EPA for friable asbestos? Um I would like a respirator mask too, please….Finally, to keep this rant on the subj. of ghosts, I have seen two ghosts in that building, in broad daylight, along with numerous incidents of non-ghostly pipes breaking and ratty sewer water and ceiling tiles cascading down on my boss’ desk, not to mention the mysterous white mold growing all over my carpet. bleh. stay out of old buildings when the mold is in bloom. ps cough, cough….ps 2 they have leasing space available! call today! discount if you mention the car that fell through the floor of the rotted parking deck onto another car beneath

Some1 says:

December 23, 2009, 6:56 pm

I used to live ther went ther and didnt c any thing!

Detroit Area Paranormal Society says:

January 4, 2010, 9:32 pm

Well…I have also made the trip to Belle Ile & tried this on a couple of the bridges. At first nothing happen but then I caught something out of the corner of my eye & took a picture of it. Tell me what u think. Just go to our myspace page under Detroit Area Paranormal & check out the pix.

The Ghost says:

May 13, 2010, 10:43 pm

Please stop following me.

Nicole says:

June 19, 2010, 3:43 pm

I would luv 2 go and see this ghost. Where is the park I want 2 see if this ghost is real or not. All my friends say they seen the ghost and so now I want 2 see it

Somer says:

July 29, 2010, 5:55 pm

i would like to know the park… i would like to check this out.. and i would prolly most definatly follow her though….

Nic james says:

October 26, 2010, 2:29 pm

it is on belle isle

nic james says:

October 26, 2010, 2:30 pm

it is on Belle Isle creepy seen it

jazmine says:

December 20, 2010, 2:36 pm

where is the crazy park located and this is nt really true cuz i tried it at bell isle and it did nt work the bridge where u first *** in at and my friends always try to scare me wit that one

mariah says:

December 20, 2010, 2:47 pm

okaii this really works i tried it and the women wanted me to follow her and i did she tried to kill me the park is belle isle and she tried to kill me do u hear please dont try this i done all the legends the bloody mary, um candyman, and baby blue, and they are not cute at all okai please dont try this and this goes out to everyone and this is not cute its ugly so please dont do any of these thanxs and okaii bye

Tara Evans says:

November 20, 2011, 12:21 pm

The park is called Belle Isle

Taylor says:

August 3, 2012, 8:11 am

hey i live near Detroit and i really want to know about the haunted places in MI. Please E-mail me whatever you know
TaylorZ2015@yahoo.com

Lourdes says:

November 19, 2012, 10:00 pm

Okay and do you think someone is actually gonna follow her in the woods??? I am laughing my butt off because everybody is just gonna get in their car or start the engine and drive away!!! Ya heard me?? I have never heard this story and I don’t believe it! Chandler Park is a different story though!!!

Judy says:

September 21, 2013, 9:55 pm

During our High School days, we were out at Belle Isle alot. Several times we went to the bridge and waited…one time we even got out of the car and started walking. Until we heard some noise and raced back to the car. Lots of fun but I don’t know of anyone actually seeing the white lady.

stacy fuson says:

February 19, 2014, 12:45 pm

I live in south west Detroit and my husband Matthew borieo has said the belle isle park bridge is called the knock knock bridge because a little girl got thrown over the bridge and you can hear knocking on ur car so if anyone have a real house or place in our area please email me at Stacy.fuson.35@gmaill.com thank you!

jessica says:

September 10, 2014, 1:00 pm

Its belle isle…look up the lefand of sleeping bear he had a daughter he wanted to protect form any unworthy sutter so he looked her up on an island which is believed to be belle isle today…it had snacks surronding it as legand goes and today she appears as a woman in white or a deer on the island its called detroit urban legends…and if ur looking for a haunt hells bridge is a good one out in rock wood and the rail road tracks out there too if you walkthem at night supposedly you get chased or see something never did the tracks though so not for sure…something I just learned about…top ten haunted places in michigan is where I picked it up at

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