Elysian Park

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The White Lady of Elysian Park is said to be the ghost of a woman who drowned her children in the river and now wanders the park crying. In some versions of her tale, headless dogs appear along with her apparition. Some say apparitions also have been seen entering the tunnels at one end by never emerging from the other side.

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Geographic Information

Address:
835 Academy Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States

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GPS:
34.084477872067694, -118.23956394193374
County:
Los Angeles County, California
Nearest Towns:
Los Angeles, CA (2.2 mi.)
Boyle Heights, CA (4.0 mi.)
Glendale, CA (4.1 mi.)
Belvedere, CA (5.0 mi.)
Hollywood, CA (5.1 mi.)
North Glendale, CA (5.4 mi.)
South Pasadena, CA (5.6 mi.)
Vernon, CA (5.6 mi.)
East Los Angeles, CA (5.7 mi.)
Alhambra, CA (6.5 mi.)

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http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/facility/elysianpk.htm

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  1. I was hanging out one night with my gf and her friend. We were parked on a road next to the trail that starts by echo Park ave. It wad late at night around 3am. Idk if it was fog or the coldness of the night but my car got steamy from the inside we started to hear this sound it stated off very low at first then got louder. It startedoff asa ringing sound the list it got it started sounding likea Lions roar it really really loud then followed by boom. My car shook and all the animals went crazy (dogs cats birds etc.) Everyone in the car experienced it. I turned my cat on and drive off. Once I got home I noticed finger marks all throughout my car.i never really found out what had happened that night. Ive heard alot of witchcraft goes on in that park might of been a sign to leave at that moment.

  2. My mother was using a Ouija Board about 1965 with 4 friends when a spirit came thru telling them to go to the park and goup a road that forked off of the main one. It said when they got there she would walk across the road to meet them, being young and stupid they went. She did walk across the road. The spirit had said nothing about kids but that her husband had killed her , cut her upand threw her in that park. They had made a pack that noone would say what they saw if anything till they got home and wrote it down. All saw the same but one girl she saw nothing. About an hour later my mom wasnt feeling good and went into some kind of trance trying to get back to that park. Her brother had to hold her down till it past. To the day she died in 2004 (which this board predicted as well) she would not go into thet park.

  3. I grew up in Echo Park & the Hollywood area….Echo Park from 1958-1971, but my Mom lived there until her passing, actually 25 years ago today …. As teens, we used to sneak out at night & go to this park (it was close) and, at the time….there was an old abandon school that had not been torn down…..now that place was way spookier than any white lady, but we never did run into her….. the area itself is pretty prone to hauntings. I was a Los Angeles native & until I moved out of state, I never lived in a place that was not haunted in that town…..but, no white lady, except the one I saw in my house in the wee hours of the morning. We had an occasional ghost pass through….the first house was in Hollywood on Serrano Ave…now torn down…no more 319 or 321 N. Serrano Ave @ Beverly Blvd….I believe it’s a parking lot where the house was. I do remember when I was a kid & we’d talk about the White Lady of Elysian Park….she had white hair, etc….but some of us thought it was just an albino lady that got mistaken for a ghost….then again, in Hollywood/L.A., there are a lot of crazy people, people who wear odd things & look different 🙂

  4. To note: The feeling about this lady back in those days, was that it was a real person, not a ghost, still…it would be even scarier to run into a crazy human that was head to toe white, than a ghost, especially in the middle of the night in a big dark park that you were NOT supposed to be in. I would imagine these days,they patrol the area far more than in those times…Heck, Eylsian Park became one big Love In for a time. Even the gangs were not as violent then….they might push you in Echo Park Lake, not blow you away…..For any reading this, you might be interested to know that an out of print book exists that I have & one of my old Homies from Echo Park has entitled: “The Ghosts of Echo Park”…very cool pictorial & history book of the area. There were pictures of the house I grew up in, my elementary school & some very old pictures of the area along with the history (no white lady mentioned) 🙂 Great book if you can find it…..we found used copies on Amazon. The pictures are amazing, but you’d have to get copyright permission to put them on this site, I imagine, but there are many amazing pictures in that book….oh well, memory lane. 🙂

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    Brah on my run before I finished my last mile I stopped in front of the Elysian park entrance where the bridge begins no one was in sight and I was trying to get the right song playing so I stopped to look for it on soundcloud and then I get the sudden urge to look back and see a weird guy with long hair or a girl idk I just took a quick glance and got creeped out bc it was coming towards me with its arms across its body saying something like come here idk but it’s face looked pale and mouth looked bloody with black eyes and I started running looking back and it chased me with its hands out tryna grab me but I smoked it and then I tried snapchatting it in my snap where I was like “I was running thru the 6 with my woes” and I got woken up by a loud noise rn and idk I googled ghost at Elysian park and this is what came up.. It’s weird she was wearing all white like a night gown or like a skimpy wedding dress. I’m getting the chills just typing this smh it happened today around 2:20 am idk if it’s a daily thing or just on Tuesdays or a prank but definitely check it out!!!

  6. I haven’t had a ghost experience at the park. Me and my boyfriend hang out in his car at the park in various places often. We also go there to hook up haha. Before he became my boyfriend, it was like 9 pm and were hooking up in the parking lot with that big playground by one of the viewing points. We were parked facing away from the playground. He looked back and saw a shadowy figure coming towards us he screamed and started the car and booked it out of there. i asked what happened and he said he saw a shadowy figure coming towards us. it wasn’t that far from us and he didn’t see any distinct features.

    ok MY experience, well it’s ours. We were at that high point where you can see downtown LA and all the cities west of lincoln heights like Hollywood and Wilshire etc. It was around 8pm and I heard chanting. My boyfriend didn’t hear it until I brought it to his attention. I got out of the car cuz I’m stupid and ~adventurous that way and walked several feet away from the car to hear and understand the language better. It wasn’t English or Spanish. It didn’t sound like any of the languages i knew. And my boyfriend urged me to get back in the car and we left.
    The second/last time (so far) me and my boyfriend had fooled around. It had been a long day and he fell asleep after i sucked him off. Or i jerked i don’t remember. i was sitting in the car letting him sleep and i was playing mobile games on my iPod touch when i heard the chanting again. I had been listening to it for an hour before he woke up and i told him he fell asleep before the chanting started and he booked it once again.

    if you go down the hill you’ll end up at wide street and the other side is more parks. It sounds like its coming from that side but higher.

  7. I use to go kick it out there with girls back in the 90s. I had two experiences out there. One night I was chilling with some girl I had met and decided to go kick at stadium way between Scott have and academy road. While sitting on some picnic table getting sucked off. I heard some noise coming from the left side on the field. I was white human looking with a tail walking on hands and legs. I quickly told homegirl Stop and Look over there as I pointed out the direction it was at. She got to see only the back side of this thing as it crawled into some bushes. She asked me what it was. I tryed to discrib it to her but she was started to jerk me off. I told her we had to leave. When we started to drive off heading to stadium way toward Lincoln heights. We seen the creature running on it hand and legs crossing some bushes as she creams and freaks out says WTF! Is that. Im glad I made that call on leaving the site cause shit could of gotten crazy. We got to my place and she finished me off. Now this thing was something crazy cause now I have seen videos on YouTube that looked just like it. Check it out its called “Rake” creature.

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