The White Tree is a creepy urban legend about a ghostly lady in white who haunts Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey.
The story of the White Lady of Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey revolves around a white tree. The tree was painted white and it stood on a sharp curve in the park road.
One night, a newly-married couple were passing through the park on their way to their honeymoon. It was raining very heavily and visibility was bad.
All of a sudden, the car began to skid. The groom lost control and crashed head-on into the white tree. The impact was so devastating that the bride was thrown through the windshield.
The groom was killed instantly, his bloody body mangled in the wreck. The bride, however, was nowhere to be found. Nobody knows what happened to her. They say that the car was destroyed so badly in the crash that she must have been killed on impact, but her body was never recovered. According to local legend, the ground opened up and swallowed her.
All that is known for sure is that when the police arrived, all they found was the groom lying dead in the wreckage and a piece of white cloth sticking out of the ground.
Ever since then, the ghostly figure of the bride has haunted Branch Brook Park. Many people claim to have seen an apparition of a lady in white, standing next to the white tree. Others said that, as they drove past the tree, they spotted her ghostly image crossing the road in front of them. She is mostly seen on rainy nights, wearing a bloody wedding dress that flutters in the wind.
Those who have seen this ghostly apparition near the white tree say that she was beckoning them toward her. They say that she is still waiting for her husband to join her.
“My parents told me their story of driving through the park on foggy nights to see this apparition. My Mom said she saw it one rainy night and proceeded to get the hell out of there as fast as possible. Unfortunately, the county put a new road through the park a few years back, and the tree is no longer adjacent to the road. I am not about to wander through there at night to find it.”
The White Lady of Branch Brook Park was also known as Mary Yoo-Hoo. The tree where the crash happened was called The White Lady Tree. For many years, the white tree stood by the side of the road. But recent reports suggest that it was either cut down or the road was moved.