Dallas - Fort Worth September 30, 2017
by Robin McClure The Sinister Story Behind This Popular Dallas Lake Will Give You Chills
White Rock Lake is located a mere five miles northeast of downtown Dallas. By day, the 1,015-acre city lake is one of the most frequented parks in the Dallas area. But at night, it becomes haunted… at least according to legend. What is it about this lake that casts such a sinister spell?
A wetland area, dog park, fishing, and even an on-site kayak concession makes White Rock Lake a top spot for locals.
Its proximity to Dallas lets locals spend the day with nature, and then be back home with plenty of time for dinner.
The park features a 9.33 hike and bike trail.
Special walks, races, and special events are held there most weekends.
Sunsets are particularly beautiful at White Rock Lake.
As dusk sets in, the cityscape becomes breathtaking.
But as night begins to settle in, the mood of the lake changes...
The legend of the Lady of the Lake unfolds.
The ghost story has been whispered around since the 1930s.
In 1943, a story was published about the Lady of the Lake.
A couple at the park at night was approached by a young woman dressed in all white. She told the couple she had been in a boating accident and needed to get home. She asked for a ride.
When the couple arrived at the address she provided, their mysterious guest was gone, and only a wet spot in the backseat remained.
The ghost is also said to appear near the boat dock.
A slightly different version of the creepy tale tells that she slipped off the pier and drowned.
On certain nights, she is said to rise up near the pier from the water below.
Paranormal sightings of her have been reported on the banks of the lake during foggy conditions.
In these stories, she is said to be looking for something, but no one knows for sure what it is she is seeking.
Others claim she appears, not in white, but in fancy clothing.
In this version, the woman is said to have committed suicide by throwing herself in the lake, but she still has unfinished business here in the world of the living.
Have you heard about the Lady of White Rock Lake? Have you seen her for yourself? We’d love to hear your spooky tales in the comments!
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