Haunting in St Williams
Good Morning Folks, here's another spooky tale I have managed to find for our area. This one shocked and surprised me, as it is very close to my very home!
It is said on a night of a full moon, along one of the many fire trails that snake and wind throughout the St Williams bush, that the cry of a young woman, can still be heard to reverberate throughout the woods.
This story actually made a missing persons show on TV one evening, and shocked me and my daughter when we learned of where the body was found.
I had been asking around the small hamlet of St Williams if anyone remembered the story. And finally, an older gentleman outside the St Williams Post office, informed me he did. That he himself can claim to have heard her call.
The tale goes as such.
A young woman from Burlington, known as Lynda White, was reported missing in 1968, after having wrote a final french exam at the University of Western Ontario. It was reported by a friend, that White had returned back to her apartment after the exam, changed her clothing, and then was never seen again. She was said to be popular and very athletic, and her apartment showed no signs of a struggle. Which lead the police to assume she had gone with whoever, willingly. Most likely knowing the person.
In 1971, Her wallet and licence were found in Burlington, her skeletal remains, were not found until 5 years later. No where near Burlington, but instead lying in a wooded area of St Williams, half covered by leaves and branches on an obscure trail, that only those who know the area, would know exists. Which have police to this day, believe the killer was a local or in the very least, a common visitor of the area.
That's right...the killer has never been found. Now I have never heard the call throughout the woods, but wonder if she would find peace, if the case now reopened, should become solved with modern day techniques such as DNA and profiling. As the cold case has now been taken over by a 15 member task force, called Project Angel.
It has since been reported that the officers first investigating the murder, determined that the wallet found in Burlington was likely a smoke screen, to fool officers of where the actual body was left. To now discover it was a wallet she had lost while still in high school, and not pertinent to the present case. The task force believes this case can still be solved, as somebody, somewhere, knows something!
Let's hope and pray for this young woman and her family, that someone comes forward, and this soul can finally rest in peace.
As for locating the exact trail...I haven't grown the balls to do that , yet.
Until next time Folks...Blessed Be, Tam.