Thursday, July 22, 2010

White Lady

This happened on our way home. We usually take leisure drives before heading home and this is what we saw:

It was a bit of a shocker especially with the effect of the moon and all. We consoled ourselves saying it was probably just another human who decided to take a stroll in the middle of the street at midnight (yes, we go home that late!), wearing an all-white flowy gown. Who does that? What was creepy though is that we did pass by her and got a little close but I don't think I remember seeing a face.

Ryan told me it was probably a white lady. A White Lady is a type of female ghost purported to appear in many rural areas, and who is supposed to have died or suffered trauma in life. This is the Philippines' version of White Lady according to Wikipedia:
White Ladies are popular ghost story topics in the Philippines. Along with other Philippine mythological creatures and ghostly beings like the Manananggal, Tiyanak, Kapre and Wak-Wak, White Ladies are often used as subjects that tend to convey horror and mystery usually aimed at young children for storytelling purposes. Sightings of white ladies are common among folk from around the country, and usually every town and barrio has its own "White Lady" story to tell.
The most prominent one is the White Lady of Balete Drive, in Quezon City. It is said that it is a ghost who appears as a long-haired woman in a white dress. According to legend, she was raped and killed by Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Most of the stories that have come out about her were told by taxi drivers doing the graveyard shift. In other instances it is said that when solitary people drive by Balete Drive in the wee hours of the morning, they tend to see the face of a woman in white in the rear view mirror for a split second before the apparition disappears. Some accidents on this road are blamed on the White Lady.
Another story tells about a taxi crossing the dreaded Balete Drive and a very beautiful woman was asking for a ride. The taxi driver looks behind and the woman looks like her face was full of blood and bruises. The taxi driver escaped from the taxi from fear.
Many sources have declared this legend was actually manufactured by a reporter in the 1950s, and also possibly a combination of multiple stories from the area
 Okay so I'm going to end it here because it is seriously creeping me out.


  1. I love the look of terror on the your faces!

  2. nakakatakot naman!! panu madaling araw ko binasa post mo :P tpos dilim pa sa room ko gawa ni baby tulog.. lol. baka naman sinadya na naglakad sya ng madaling araw.. diba may ganun tao? mahilig manakot.. hehe.

  3. Natakot din ako habang sinusulat toh kasi madaling araw ko din sinulat. Siguro nagdadasal yun kasi meron dito nag-prayer walk ng mga ganong oras. Kaso ang weird kasi bakit siya naka-gown? At bakit kasi madaling araw? Kinabahan talaga kami. XD

  4. usos white lady sa province talaga pati engkantada sa punong mahalimuyak hehehe. I miss those pinoy horror stories.

  5. either kung totoo ung nakita nyo or illusion(which is uh... not highly probable), creepy pa rin. *covers eyes* i love hearing stories like this. heehee. and I liked your doodle. it warms things up.

  6. I have zero art talent but it's funny to illustrate things in non-artistic ways. Haha! Did it for the "lolz" of it. Haha!

  7. Ghost stories. me likey! =]



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