Yorba Linda History

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close this bookThe "Pink Lady" Ghost Story
View the documentHaunting lady stands up a crowd of 200 admirers
by Gisela Meier,
Yorba Linda Star June 24 1978 page 2
View the documentAnybody see a Pink Lady?
by Susan Gaede,
Yorba Linda Star June 19 1980 page 1
View the documentPsychic witnesses: 'Crazies, Liars and those convinced'
by Dave Taylor,
Yorba Linda Star June 26 1980 page 1
View the documentGraveyard shift awaits date with 'Pink Lady': Will the Yorba Linda ghost stand them up again this year?
by Lance Ignon,
Yorba Linda Star June 11 1986 page 5
View the documentYou need an appointment to visit 'Pink Lady'
by Lance Ignon,
Yorba Linda Star June 18 1986 page 8
View the documentGhost story—Yorba Linda style
by Lance Ignon,
Yorba Linda Star December 3 1986 page 1
View the documentPink Lady fails to show
by Renee Wallace,
Yorba Linda Star June 23 1988 page 4
View the documentVigil for Pink Lady just a vapor of hope
by Renee Wallace,
Yorba Linda Star June 23 1988 page 12
View the document'Pink Lady' legend has roots in fact
by Bruce Bailey,
Yorba Linda Star June 14 1990 page 2
View the documentCity's sleeping spirit: Legendary Pink Lady hasn't appeared since sighted in the 1980's
by Eric Johnson,
Yorba Linda Star October 29 1998 page 1

Anybody see a Pink Lady?

by Susan Gaede,
Yorba Linda Star June 19 1980 page 1   Open this page in a new window

Approximately 250 people gathered at the Yorba Linda Cemetery Sunday night waiting to see if the "Pink Lady" would appear. In case you haven't heard of the Lady in Pink, she's a descendant of the Yorba family, and was killed in a buggy accident on the way home from a ball. Her ghost is supposed to appear in even-numbered years, according to legend.

Those who have seen her say she strolls through the graveyard around midnight near the "De Los Reyes" grave.

Dogs began acting weird around midnight Sunday. They fought to get outside the cemetery and once outside they were calm.

A man who had grown up with Indians in Wisconsin claimed nothing would happen. He rubbed his arm and explained if he got goosebumps and his hair on his arm stood up, something was about to happen. He rubbed his arm and nothing happened.

A street lamp illuminating the cemetery went out for a few minutes near the oleander bush from which the "Pink Lady" was supposed to appear, bring a hushed silence to the crowd. Reportedly, the same phenomena occurred a few years before.

Dan Stewart of Yorba Linda, who is an investigator of supernatural phenomena, didn't smell a hydro sulphuric acid that's in the air before ghosts appear. A Brea lady did smell acid, however, causing her nose to run, sending her to the car desparately looking for a Kleenex. Ironically a pink wadded up Kleenex appeared on the seat of the car a few hours later although nobody used one.

Do you believe in ghosts?

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