The White Lady

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In the islands of the Philippines in the province of Bataan there is the story of the “White Lady”. The story goes that on the main road of the Naval Bay, Subic Bay from the main base to the navy hospital the main road is very long (about 10 miles) and very dark. The road is extremely straight as it goes through the very dense jungle. As people drive along this road back and forth between the main base and the hospital there have been reports of a White Lady that appears on the road. The White Lady appears looking for her child who was killed along with the White Lady in a very tragic accident that killed everyone. Everyone on the navy base knew of the story and the legend of the White Lady. Most just dismissed it as a ghost story and most of the Filipinos believed in the story and did not discount it. There is an actual police report from the early 60’s that details an almost exact accident. The people driving the road report seeing the White Lady and there have been single car accidents caused by people swerving in an attempt to not hit the White Lady on the road.

One night while on duty myself and another person were driving along the road. About half way to the hospital this White Lady appeared right in front of our jeep. I slammed on the brakes and came to a stop about two feet from the White Lady. We sat there a few seconds and the other person for some reason hollered out “what are you doing, what do you want?”..and I kid you not this apparition or whatever it was called out in this strange and creepy voice…”I need my baby.”…my buddy says to this thing “we don’t have you baby and we haven’t seen it.” This White Lady just disappeared into the air like a vapor.

Of course we were scared out of our minds. I stepped on the gas and we left to the hospital just as fast as the jeep would go. When we got to the hospital for our night inspection we discussed telling someone, but we thought better of it as our superiors would not believe us or would accuse us of drinking on duty, so we kept our mouths shut. However, I did share the experience with some of my close American and Filipino friends and they completely believed my story…especially those that had driven the road themselves and seen her.

I am now almost 62 years old and for the last 40 years I have never forgotten that experience, and I am completely convinced that I saw what I saw and heard what I heard that night…and no one will convince me otherwise.

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