Women in white, midnight Mary, lonely roads all over the united states and other parts of the world have their own legends of a young woman in a pale dress, wandering in the middle of the night searching for someone to give them a ride, and sometimes searching for their true love. They hitch a ride with an unsuspecting motorist or they mysteriously appear in someone’s car, uninvited. These forlorn ladies are doomed to roam the roadways for all eternity, unless one day their beloved returns.
In the spirit of Valentines Day, a holiday designed to celebrate romantic love, I’d like to throw a little horror into the mix. In this episode I’ll share stories of romances that ended with at least one partner tethered to this mortal coil in the form of a woman in white, and the history behind these lovelorn hauntings. Don’t you celebrate Valentine’s Day with ghost stories?
Research sources for this episode include:
- Big Book of Pennsylvania Ghost Stories by Mark Nesbitt and Patty Wilson
- Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania by Thomas White
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette Archives 1910 – 1980
- Altoona Tribune Archives 1920 – 1940
- Bristol Daily Courier Archives 1935
- Baltimore Evening Sun Archives 1935
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