Detroit October 09, 2017
This Urban Legend About Detroit’s Belle Isle Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
You might not be aware of it, but there is a creepy legend on Detroit’s Belle Isle that will definitely send chills down your spine. Did you know the island has a few ghostly residents that prowl the area from time to time? According to this Native American legend, if you are ever on the island, you might see the “Lady in White.”
There's an old legend on Belle Isle that says when you honk your horn three times the "Lady in White" will appear.
There is no shortage of urban legends on the island, but the "Lady in White" is one of the most well-known and spookiest.
According to the stories, Native American Chief Sleeping Bear had a daughter that was so beautiful, he did not allow her to see any of the suitors who were constantly swarming her. To fix this, her father wrapped her in a blanket and put her in a canoe down the Detroit River.
However, even the wind wanted to see at this young girl in the canoe and blew the blanket off her, sending her down the river where she was kidnapped. Feeling bad, the wind managed to win the beautiful girl back and sent her back to the Chief.
Chief Sleeping Bear decided to put her on Belle Isle for safety.
The story tells that the Chief asked the Great Spirits to protect his daughter for the rest of her life. In return, the Spirits surrounded the island with snakes and gave the girl immortality.
Before it was called Belle Isle, the island was known as Rattlesnake Island due to the high amount of water snakes.
Chief Sleeping Bear's daughter was then known as the Snake Goddess of Belle Isle. The legend also states that the "Lady in White" has the ability to transform into a white doe that many people have claimed to have actually seen.
So if you're ever visiting Belle Isle, test your luck and try to find the "Lady in White."
This strange and unusual ghost story is just one of many creepy tales that have been passed down for decades.
Do you know any other spooky ghosts stories on Belle Isle? Share them with us in the comment section below!
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