- The kids that the two main characters met their first day are ghosts, 300-year-old Pilgrim children that died the first winter in the New World.
Louisa: We never had a chance. That first winter, so long ago...Sam: We sailed here with our parents to start a new life...But we all died in the cold!Nat: It wasn't fair! We barely had a life at all!
- And on that note, the trio's words to Jerry and Terri as this is revealed are genuinely heartrending, especially for this series:
- Shortly after this, Harrison Sadler's fate. Buried in a cave in saving Jerry and Terry from the ghosts. He had devoted his entire life to hunting them, and in the end, his obsession destroyed him.
- And finally, after all this, Terri, the sibling who most wanted to solve the mystery, takes a moment to gaze at the sealed cave in shock. She's genuinely upset that finding the ghosts meant losing three new friends-and cousins.
Tear Jerker / Ghost Beach