It was a crisp Fall day in 1944 when the witness decided to meet her then boyfriend on the boardwalk at Sunnyside Beach in Toronto. During the war years it was a popular place for young couples much as it is today.
It was nearing twilight when the witness and her beau noticed a strange young woman approaching them from the shadows of the Canoe Club. What struck them as odd was the fact she was dressed in a long black dress to her ankles (inappropriate for a young lady in that era) with no coat despite the chilliness of the air. As well her hair was rather longish (past her shoulders) which was uncommon, as most women and girls of the day were cropping their hair in much shorter styles.
The odd young lady appeared as if out of nowhere, and as she came closer they noted how pale she was. She lifted the front of her dress and began to climb the grassy hill towards the boardwalk. The couple began to follow the girl and were astonished as she entered the street which was busy with traffic. To their horror she crossed the road completely ignoring the cars as if they did not exist. Expecting to hear the sounds of slamming brakes and car horns they were equally mystified when this did not occur.
As soon as it was safe to cross they ran across the street hoping to catch sight of the mysterious young woman whom seemingly just defied certain injury or death. However, she had vanished.
In those days on the far end of the road there were train tracks and a lengthy bridge to cover before coming anywhere near a house or other structure. Even had she been running at top speed the couple were convinced they would have caught sight of her.
The strangeness of the event and the lady's apparent sudden disappearance led them to believe they had both just witnessed a ghost.
Unnerved .... they began meeting elsewhere ... and did not see this "apparition" again ....
Resource: Canadian Ghosts by Eileen Sonin ISBN: 671-78712-8