Saturday, September 4, 2010
The White Lady of the Philipines
The most popular Filipino white lady is the White Lady of Balete Drive. Like most white ladies, this white lady appears as a long haired beauty in lovely white gown. During World War II, the Japanese occupied the Philippines and were particularly cruel and brutal to the locals. This is no surprise. The Japanese atrocities during World War II were legendary and never were they worse than the Rape of Nanjing and the Rape of Manila, in the Philippines. They called what the Japanese did to these two cities rapes, because they not only committed genocides, but did particularly perverse and sexually deviant things to the city's residents before they killed them. Although this white lady is not from Manila, she was a victim of rape at the hands of Japanese soldiers during World War II. According to legend, she was raped and killed by Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II. Most of the stories associated with her are told by taxi drivers who have seen her on the road late at night. Other drivers and travellers have also seen her wandering the lonely moonlit road of Balete Drive. She is often blamed for the accidents along this road. that Most of the stories that have come out about her were told by taxi drivers doing the graveyard shift. One taxi driver even claims she asked him for a ride.
I found another interesting Filipino white lady story at http://www.castleofspirits.com/whitelady.html . This is a first hand account of an encounter with a white lady and as I could not do the story justice by retelling it, I thought it was more appropriate to put a link. As I get ready for Halloween, I will be thinking of these tragic white ladies. I hope my costume does them justice. My dress is above.