(CW: incest, abuse, murder)
Poor Sylvia Gaines. In 1926, the young Seattle socialite was murdered by her wealthy father for threatening to leave their incestuous relationship. Her body was discovered on the shores of Green Lake by a local carpenter. After a sensational trial, her father was found guilty and hanged by the neck until dead. A grove of cottonwoods, planted (so they say) by locals on the spot her body was found, was replaced by more ecologically friendly poplars in 1999, but the area retains a kind of melancholy peacefulness.
Some say that if you visit Gaines Point at night, you can see Sylvia’s face peeking from the bushes– a face with no body attached.
Submitted by Jeremy P.