A little north of this canyon, near Punta de l’Esperó (easternmost point in Spain) is the place where a spooky legend is born that scared for years the recruits who on cold winter nights had to guard the sentries exposed to the wind.
It was said that at night the White Lady’s moans could be heard, some even said they had seen her, and frightened they fired their weapon.
The White Lady is the nickname given to Countess Rocamari, wife of the Officer of the Naval Base of Mahón, who was shot and thrown into the sea on those cliffs of l’Esperó. Legend has it that the woman agonized for days on the rocks until she died.
Murdered in the early days of the civil war, her ghost returned at night to scare those who were there. When the children hear the story they look between the curious rocks waiting to see a white dress in the shadows.
The death of this woman is tragically certain although the appearance of her ghost not so much. It turns out that much of the sound heard on more than one occasion by frightened recruits was nothing more than the night singing of the partridges nesting on the cliffs.