Female ghosts are often described as being a White Lady. Margaret Radclyffe may be the white lady at Ordsall Hall and Elinir Cavendish may be the white lady at Newton House, for example. White ladies are not restricted to haunting buildings but can also be seen in valleys, especially at bridges, and roaming along roads.
White ladies tend to have tragedy in common. A white lady is often the creation of a broken heart.
It is considered bad luck to see a white lady. Many believe that the sighting of a white lady is an indication that someone in the family will die.
Some spiritualists trace the source of white ladies to Holda, the Germanic goddess. Holda is a deity of children, maidens and virgin youths and would care for their souls.
In Nordic legends Frau Holda is the equivalent of Huldra.
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Have you seen a white lady or know someone who has?