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     Ghosts In Supernatural 

Ghosts In Supernatural
"How do you think angry spirits are born? They can't let go and they can't move on. And you're about to become one. The same thing you hunt."
Tessa the Reaper to Dean, from "In My Time Of Dying" (S02, Ep01).'''

The ghosts of Supernatural are disembodied spirits, which for whatever reason remain attached to a place or object after death. These spirits can be repelled by salt or iron, but are eliminated by salting and burning their remains or occasionally by dealing with unfinished business.


     Constance Welch/Woman In White 

Constance Welch, a Woman in White (Sarah Shahi)
Take me home.

Appears in "Pilot" (S01, Ep01).

     Peter Sweeney/Drowned Boy 

Peter Sweeney, Drowned Boy (Aaron Rota)

Appears in "Dead In The Water" (S01, Ep03).

  • Undead Child: He was murdered as a child and appears as a pale creepy looking child.

     Mary Worthingtin/Bloody Mary 

Mary Worthingtin, Bloody Mary (Jovanna Huguet)
You killed them! All those people! You killed them!

Appears in "Bloody Mary" (S01, Ep05).

  • Marionette Motion: Mary, once she's left her mirror.
  • Mirror Monster: She appears in mirrors and can move from reflective surface to reflective surface to kill her targets.
  • Mirror Scare: Surprisingly, Mary is not tied to the specific mirror she was summoned with. She moves to whatever reflective surface her intended victim is looking at.

     Jacob Karns/Hook Man 

Jacob Karns, Hook Man (Sean Millington)

Appears in "Hook Man" (S01, Ep07).

     The Thing In The Closet 

Mary Winchester, The Thing in the Closet (Samantha Smith)
Dean. Sam. I’m sorry.

Appears in "Home" (S01, Ep09).

  • Mama Bear: Could not summon the power to fight the poltergeist until it tried to kill Sam.
  • Wreathed in Flames: The reason she is not identified by her sons at first is that she appears to be a shadowy form covered in flames.

     Dr. Sanford Ellicott 

Dr. Sanford Ellicott (Norman Armour)
Don't be afraid. I'm going to make you all better.

Appears in "Asylum" (S01, Ep10).

  • Abandoned Hospital: Site he haunts.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Dr. Ellicott died when the patients rioted, and he had been performing experiments on the patients to increase their rage.
  • Kill It with Fire: This is the first time burning the bones actually ended the ghost.
  • Mad Doctor: A doctor, alright. He is an insane man who hurts people.
  • Mad Scientist: This guy experimented on his patients, and the experiments helped lead to his death.
  • Psycho Psychologist: A good example. His treatments to the patients make them psycho as well. It comes back to bite him, but he survives as a ghost.
  • Shock and Awe: When attacking people and saying he is "going to make them all better", he electrocutes their brains.

     Cyrus Dorian/Vengeful Spirit 

Cyrus Dorian/Vengeful Spirit (Dee Jay Jackson)

Appears in "Route 666" (S01, Ep13).

     Melanie Merchant 

Melanie Merchant (Jodelle Micha Ferland)

Appears in "Provenance" (S01, Ep19).

  • Ax-Crazy: Killed her own family before killing the Merchants.
  • Creepy Changing Painting: The painting of the Merchant family she haunts. She appears and disappears from it, as does the razor, the picture in the corner changes, and Isaiah's head points in different directions.
  • Dangerously Close Shave: She uses her adopted father's straight razor as her weapon.
  • Enfante Terrible: She started murdering people long before she died and she was still a kid when she did.
  • Nightmare Face: Look at the picture for a good example.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Killed her original family and the family that adopted her.
  • The Sociopath: She killed her own family and the Merchant family and attacks Sam, intending to do the same.
  • Soul Jar/Haunted Fetter: Her doll with her hair.
  • Undead Child: A creepy murderous child who died as a child and continues to appear to be one.

     Dr. H. H. Holmes 

Dr. H. H. Holmes (Stephen Aberle)
You're so pretty. So beautiful.

Appears in "No Exit" (S02, Ep06).

     Claire Becker/Death Omen 

Claire Becker/Death Omen (Shannon Powell)

Appears in "The Usual Suspects" (S02, Ep07).

  • Broken Record: "DANASHULPS" repeated over and over.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She is haunting the victims-to-be only to warn them about the real killer.
  • Electromagnetic Ghosts: The flickering lights.
  • Ghostly Goals: Type A with the Unfinished Business of revealing a murderer.
  • Haunted Technology: The printer and fax that repeatedly print "DANASHULPS". The computer which shows this same phrase again and again on the monitor.
  • Portent of Doom: She is a Death Omen, who appears to people before they are murdered. In addition, the same rope bruises she has appear on the person who is going to be murdered.

     Maggie Thompson 

Maggie Thompson (Conchita Campbell)

We can have lots of tea parties. Forever and ever and ever.

Appears in "Playthings" (S02, Ep11).

    Father Thomas Gregory 

Father Thomas Gregory (David Monahan)
I received the Word of God. He spoke to me, told me to smite the wicked. I'm carrying out his will.

Appears in "Houses Of The Holy" (S02, Ep13).

  • Asshole Victim: He goes after a serial murderer, child molester, and rapist.
  • Divine Intervention: He believes he is an angel in answer to Father Reynold's prayers.
  • Electromagnetic Ghosts: The flickering lights and the television turning back on on its own.
  • A God Am I: He believes he is an angel who knows God's word.
  • Jumped at the Call: Those he contacts are eager to do what he asks, even though he asks them to kill a stranger.

     Jonah Greely 

Jonah Greely (Winston Rekert)
My wife is gone. All I got left's hurting you.

Jonah Greely was a farmer off Route 41 near Nevada City, California, who was run over by Molly McNamara in 1992. His death lead his wife, Marion Greely, to commit suicide. Every year he tortures someone to punish them for what happened to him. Appears in "Roadkill" (S02, Ep16).

  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Uses his bloodied fingernails to slice open Molly's skin.
  • Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts: The variation where the ghost appears in front of a moving car.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: He was a loving husband, who became lost in a desire for revenge when his death causes his wife's suicide.
  • Electromagnetic Ghosts: He has a thing for playing "The House of the Rising Sun" on the radio. He can also talk over the radio and kill the Impala's engine.
  • Face-Revealing Turn: When Molly enters the hunting shed, Jonah has his back turned towards her. He turns around to reveal his fatal abdominal wound. Blood then pours from his mouth and his face transforms into that of a decayed corpse.
  • Finally Found the Body: He owned 1000 acres of land, making it difficult to find where his wife buried his body. Sam realizes he is buried under a tree in front of his hunting shed after Sam sees a photo of the shed without the tree taken weeks before Jonah's death.
  • Ghostly Chill: He frosts over the glass pane in a door, and the words "SHE'S MINE" appears in the frost.
  • Kill It with Fire: Sam salts and burns his bones.
  • Mind over Matter: Able to toss Dean against a wall with a gesture of his hand.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: He wrote a note to his wife on a post it note which said, "Marion, I love you XXX OOO more as I write this than I did last night when we spoke with deep and tender love. Jonah."

     Molly McNamara 

Molly McNamara (Tricia Helfer)
Stop! Stop! You have to help me.

Molly McNamara was driving to Lake Tahoe with her husband, David, on February 22, 1992, their 5th wedding anniversary, when she strikes Jonah Greely with her car and kills him. She also dies in the accident, but despite being cremated appears each year on the anniversary of the accident only to be tortured by the spirit of Jonah. Appears in "Roadkill" (S02, Ep16).

  • Bare Your Midriff: Her shirt has a tendency to ride up, especially when Jonah is torturing her while she dangles from a hook with her hands above her head.
  • Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts: The variation where the ghost appears in front of a moving car.
  • Cue the Sun: The sun rises as Molly realizes she must move on and face her new fate.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Unlike most ghosts, she doesn't have any interest in killing anybody.
  • Dead All Along: Molly does not know she is dead.
  • Disappears into Light: She transforms into yellow light after coming to terms with her unfinished business.
  • Unfinished Business: She is bound to the earth by her concern for her husband.

     Elise Drummond 

Elise Drummond (Morgan Brayton)

Elise Drummond (born on March 24, 1900) set off for Hollywood in 1918 to find stardom. She had an affair with a studio executive, who fired her when she got too old. Destitute, she hanged herself on Stage 9 at Warner Bros. Studio on January 15, 1932. Appears in "Hollywood Babylon" (S02, Ep18).

     William (Billy) Beard 

William Beard (Gerry Rousseau)
William (Billy) Beard was an electrician who died in an accident in 1966 on a movie set at Stage 9 at Warner Bros. Studio. Appears in "Hollywood Babylon" (S02, Ep18).

     Nurse Delores Glockner 

Nurse Delores Glockner (Andee Frizzell)
You let those two go.

She was born in 1934, worked as a nurse, and died in Green River County Detention Center near Little Rock, Arkansas in 1976 during an inmate uprising. Once her spirit was released when the old cell block was opened up in 2007, she starts exacting revenge on those she sees as guilty. Appears in "Folsom City Blues" (S02, Ep19).

     Cole Griffith 

Cole Griffith (Alexander Gould)

Why won't anybody tell me what's on the other side?

Cole Griffith died of an asthma attack on a cold day in Greybull, Wyoming, but no one else would die for the next 10 days in his town, because the Reaper who came for him was abducted by a demon in a plot to break one of the 66 seals. Cole teaches Sam and Dean how to navigate the spirit world and helps them prevent the deaths of the Reapers. He remains reluctant to leave with Tessa, as he worries about his mother, but eventually walks into Tessa's arms and vanishes into white light.

Appears in "Death Takes A Holiday" (S04, E15).

     Gavin MacLeod 

     Bobby Singer 

     Timmy's Mother 

Timmy's Mother (Alika Autran)

The late mother of Timmy, an innocent shy kid at a foster home. After he prays for her to return, she returns as a vengeful spirit protecting Timmy from whatever she perceives as a threat to him.

Appears in "Bad Boys" (S09, Ep07).

  • Disproportionate Retribution: Like other vengeful spirits, she cannot think straight. So she cannot differentiate between a legitimate threat to Timmy or just somebody trying to discipline the boy.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Timmy and his mother were in a terrible car accident, and she made her son get out safely before the flames consumed her.
  • Mama Bear: While alive, she saved Timmy's life at the cost of her own. Unfortunately, her ghost is a Knight Templar Parent.

     Andrew Silver 

Andrew Silver (Jeremy Thorsen)

A high school teacher killed by a group of clueless teenagers, he starts to kill them one by one through the internet.

Appears in "Halt & Catch Fire" (S10, E13).


Isabella (Catherine Michaud)

The ghost of a nun who murders husbands unfaithful to their wives.

Appears in "Paint It Black" (S10, E16).

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg : Begs Mathias to save her, to no avail.
  • Anti-Villain: Kills husbands unfaithful to their wives, though this is swiftly dropped when she also murders a priest who performs forgiveness for said unfaithful husbands.
  • Burn the Witch!: Thanks to living in 16th century Italy, when she murdered her lover, she's quickly accused of being a witch and burned at the stake.
  • Nuns Are Spooky: Spooky to unfaithful husbands, that is.
  • Spooky Painting: While her painting is nothing remarkable, it does store Isabella's soul.
  • Taking the Veil: Her family urged her to become a nun when her lover rejected her.
  • Woman Scorned: Killed her lover after she saw him making out with another woman.

     Chester Johnson 

Chester Johnson (Adrian McMorran)

The ghost of a party performer wrongly accused of child molestation. He goes on a killing spree by possessing people who wear his belongings.

Appears in "Plush" (S11, E07).

  • The Determinator: Thanks to possessing several objects associated with him, he's able to manifest several times and the Winchesters have to salt and burn everything from deer mask, bunny head, clown costume, etc.
  • Demonic Possession: Possessed people who wear his clown attire.
  • Disney Villain Death: How he originally died.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Towards his sister Rita, who doesn't entirely believe the accusations but did nothing to prevent him from being captured and even actually provided his accusers with his location.
  • Monster Clown: He was a children's party performer in life and used the associated objects to possess people and direct them to kill his murderers.
  • Parental Substitute: Possibly to his nephew, who seems to have lost his father. Which just makes his death and subsequent haunting even more tragic.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: To his killers, Phil and Stan. He manages to kill both.

     Hugo Moriarty 

Hugo Moriarty (Cameron Grierson)

A vengeful ghost who resides in his former home, he went insane after the death of his daughter and starved himself to death, after which he started to murder children and use their souls to strengthen him.

Appears in "The Foundry" (S12, E03).

  • Kill It with Fire: Sam manages to salt and burn his bones, setting himself on fire while the murdered children' souls are sent to Heaven.
  • Kill It with Ice: His method of killing is to freeze his victims' hearts.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His daughter died in a hit-and-run accident. In fact this was what caused him to go insane and barricaded himself to starve to death, transforming him into a ghost.
  • Would Hurt a Child: His modus operandi is to kill children and use them to strengthen himself.

     Lucas Kellinger 

Lucas Kellinger (Christian Convery)

The ghost of a boy murdered by Hugo Moriarty, who intended to use his soul and other children to power himself. This means that they cannot enter Heaven until Hugo is stopped.

Appears in "The Foundry" (S12, E03).

  • Died Happily Ever After: Thanks to Sam disposing of Hugo's spirit, he and the other murdered children are allowed to enter Heaven.

     Fiona Duncan 

Fiona Duncan (Candance Woods)

Gavin MacLeod's fiancee, she stowed in the Star to accompany Gavin in his voyage from Scotland to the New World. Unfortunately, when he was spirited away by Abaddon, Fiona had no protection against a bunch of rapists who then brutally raped her and caused her to transform into a vengeful ghost after the Star's shipwreck.

Appears in "Family Feud" (S12, E13).

  • Artifact of Death: Her locket summons her ghost if wielded by a teacher, whom she then kills.
  • Freudian Excuse: Kills teachers who have her locket because her teacher had allowed her to be raped.
  • Haunted Fetter: Her locket serves to connect her ghost to the land of the living.
  • Sadist Teacher: Had such a sadist one who allowed and encouraged her rapists to rape her. This becomes her M.O. later on: to kill all teachers who possesses her locket.
  • Together in Death: In the original timeline, she and Gavin were this. When Abaddon kidnapped Gavin, she's left to die alone. Reversed again when Gavin returns back.
  • Woman Scorned: Actually she doesn't target Gavin, but she still feels that he abandoned her in the ship nevertheless. When he goes back in time, she happily embraces him back.

     The Phantom 

The Phantom (Kegan Frith)

The ghost of a young boy attached to a pocket knife given to him by his father and was used by the real estate developer Jay to force people out of their property. Wanting Sam and Dean out of the way, Jay forces the boy to possess a TV and suck them both into the world of Scooby-Doo, where he is no crook in a suit and is very real.

Appears in "Scooby Natural" (S13, E16).

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: His spirit is put to rest after Sam burns his pocket knife.
  • Creepy Child: He's a ghost child and has even killed people.
  • Forced into Evil: He never really wanted to hurt people, he's just lonely.
  • Knight of Cerebus: By the standards of Scooby Doo anyway, especially if you see this taking place years before Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island. He's the first known villain to actually cause harm to Mystery Inc (making Fred bleed and causing Shaggy to break his arm). He also nearly causes Mystery Inc. to have a nervous breakdown at the thought of real monsters until Sam, Dean, and Cas set them straight.
  • Uncertain Doom: Can't tell wether he stabbed himself with a pocket knife or that he got sick.