Lady of Stow
Once upon a time at Stow Lake, in Golden Gate
Park, there was a lady who was walking her baby
in a stroller. After a while, this lady got tired
and rested on the bench right next to the lake,
with the stroller right next to her. While she
was sitting, another lady came to sit down next
to her and they started talking. While they were
conversing, the stroller rolled away without notice.
The stroller with the baby fell in the lake. After
the two women finished talking, the lady noticed
her baby was gone and panicked right away. She
then walked around Stow Lake and asked people,
“Have you seen my baby?” She spent
all day and all night asking everyone. When the
night was over, the last place she checked was
the lake. She went into the lake looking for her
baby and ever since she went in there, she hasn’t
been seen again.
It is rumored that if someone goes to Stow Lake
at night, weird occurrences will take place. People
tell me stories that the lady comes up from the
lake, the statue that is there comes to life,
or a lady will come up to you and ask you, have
you seen my baby.
People have reported if they drive there with
their friends in a lot of cars, all their cars
will stall at the same time. Some people say they
saw the lady coming up from the lake and going
towards them. Another rumor is said that, if someone
says “White lady, white lady, I have your
baby” three times, the lady will appear
right in front of them. She’ll ask you,
“Have you seen my baby?” If you say
yes, she’ll haunt you and if you say no,
she’ll kill you. It’s a lose-lose
situation. It is believed that this lady is dressed
in white with her hair and clothes wet. If anyone
walks around Stow Lake at night, beware of the
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Lake, Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Ghost Society
Many claims of a woman who floats above the lake
and is often seen roaming Strawberry Hill. The
story was reported almost 100 years ago and is
still being said today. The Society investigated
with three members, Mike Henderson, Analisa Bastiani
and Tommy Netzband.
November 3, 2005. The visibility was perfect
and the team gathered for a late dinner and car
pooled into the park. Member Analisa Bastiani
brought dowsing rods. Mike Henderson brought a
video camera and 35mm film camera and captured
this amazing photo of Analisa, Tommy and a spirit
manifesting itself in front of us.
A Ghost Hunt!
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for people who are interested in ghost hunting.
We provide all the equipment needed for an investigation.
Volunteers just need to donate some time and learn
all about ghost phenomena and train on the equipment.
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to Hippie Nostalgia
"If there’s one neighborhood of
San Francisco that everyone thinks they know all
about, it’s the Haight- Ashbury. We’ve
all heard ad infinitum about the tie dye, the
drugs, the whole Summer-of-freakin’- Love
trip. Fortunately, licensed tour guide Tommy Netzband
has found a fresh spin on the old hood for his
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Read about Tommy
Netzband is the founder of the San Francisco Ghost
Society and has been studying the paranormal for
over 12 years. He is the owner and creator of the
Haunted Haight Walking Tour, winner of the San Francisco
Bay Guardian's coveted "Best of the Bay"
award in 2005. Often called a "ghost historian",
Tommy's encyclopedic knowledge has brought him into
the spotlight in many articles, most recently in
"Ghost Magazine", and at the World Horror
Convention's 2006 "Ghost Discussion Panel"
where he met his long time mentor, parapsychologist