Hidden Ghosts In 'The Haunting Of Hill House' Revealed
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There are more than 30 hidden ghosts in the Netflix Original, 'The Haunting Of Hill House'. How many have you found?
'The Haunting Of Hill House' was released on Netflix last week and has been terrifying viewers ever since. The new ten-part series flashes between past and present, telling the story of a fractured family who confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it. The series is based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 book of the same name.
The show is directed by horror director, Mike Flanagan, and has been made all the more chilling since viewers have started reporting seeing ghosts hiding in the background of shots in each episode. These sinister stealth spooks are more unsettling than the more prominent spectres as the characters in the show don't notice or comment on them. This leaves viewers to wonder whether they actually saw what a ghost or if it was just their imagination.
The makers of the show have now confirmed that there are at least 27 hidden ghosts throughout the whole season and released a breakdown of the number of ghosts to look out for per episode. It's like 'Where's Wally' haunted edition. Episode three, 'Touch', with nine hidden ghosts, has the most of all the episodes as far as we know. The creators have left the number of ghosts we should be looking out for in episode ten a mystery.
So, we know how many ghosts we need to be looking out for, but the tricky bit is spotting them as they are often only half in shot, obscured by something, peering through a small hole or are an out of focus blur in the background.
Ghosts Per Episode
Episode 1: 'Steven Sees A Ghost' - 4
Episode 2: 'Open Casket' - 2
Episode 3: 'Touch' - 9
Episode 4: 'The Twin Thing' - 3
Episode 5: 'The Bent-Neck Lady' - 3
Episode 6: 'Two Storms' - 0
Episode 7: 'Eulogy' - 2
Episode 8: 'Witness Marks' - 0
Episode 9: 'Screaming Meemies' - 4
Episode 10: 'Silence Lay Steadily' - ?
Below is a complete list of all of the hidden ghosts in 'The Haunting Of Hill House' that we have found so far. We've found a few extras that aren't included on the official count and enhanced a few of the screen grabs to make the ghosts easier to see. If you have seen something we've missed, then let us know in the comments below.
Episode 1 - 'Steven Sees A Ghost'
Episode 2 - 'Open Casket'
Episode 3 - 'Touch
Episode 4 - 'The Twin Thing'
Episode 5 - 'The Bent-Neck Lady'
Episode 6 - 'Two Storms'
There are lots of ghosts visible in the sixth episode of 'The Haunting Of Hill House' but none of them make any effort to hide. So, there are no hidden ghosts to spot in this particular episode.
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Episode 7 - 'Eulogy'
Episode 8 - 'Witness Marks'
This episode doesn't officially have any hidden ghosts, however there is one very visible ghost hiding in plain sight and that's the phantom clock repairman with the impressive handlebar moustache.
Episode 9 - 'Screaming Meemies'
Episode 10 - 'Silence Lay Steadily'
The official count of hidden ghosts in the final episode of the series mysteriously gives the value as "?" but we've watched the episode a few times and haven't spotted anything out of the ordinary lurking in the background. However, there are plenty of very visible ghosts in this episode, as you might expect for a season finale.
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