Are this week’s Ghostbuster reruns inspiring you to investigate the spirits around you? Us too. After extensive research on the Bay Area’s paranormal community, we’ve uncovered some pretty shocking tales from San Francisco’s past.
Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park (San Francisco) — First on our list is the classic San Francisco tale of the White Lady. Dating back almost 100 years, there are a few different variations of this story. But most believe that it took place sometime in the 1920s, when a young woman was strolling through Golden Gate Park with her children.
The youngest, who was still in a stroller, accidentally rolled down the hill and drowned in Stow Lake. The mother jumped into the lake and tried to save her baby, but tragically died along with her. Now if you go to the lake in the middle of the night, you may see her roaming around in a white dress with soaking wet hair asking, “Have you seen my baby?”
If you don’t see her, try calling out “White lady, white lady, I have your baby,” three times and she’ll appear. But be prepared for her to ask about her baby — if you say you have it, she’ll haunt you, but if you say no, she’ll kill you. Yikes.