Darwen tower is located on the Lancashire moors above Darwen town. In Darwen's old cemetery there is said to be a tomb in the shape of a white lady, whose stone eyes open when they are touched. The white lady of Darwen is said to have been murdered by a group of men who then stole her child. There have been reported sightings of her ghost walking around the area at night, seeking the baby. She is reported to manifest in response to the spoken phrase,
"White lady, white lady, I stole your black baby",
before attacking the speaker.
Local folklore says that the white lady of Darwen killed a group of teenagers who were on a camping trip in the local White Hall Park in the late 1980s. They had visited her grave two hours earlier.
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