The Lady of the Sea is a ghost known by Santa Cruz locals to haunt beaches. The Lady is also rumored to have been involved in the near-drownings of several nighttime Santa Cruz surfers. Most sightings of The Lady occur at dusk, though she has also been seen after dark, especially on moonlit nights. The Lady is described as very pale and typically garbed in black flowing clothing. Upon nearing spectators, she usually vanishes, sometimes with a cackle.  Local lore has it that The Lady is a drowning victim, though no known shipwreck or drowning matches well with the ghost's description.