The Ghostfacers was the name adopted by Harry Spengler and Ed Zeddmore for their reality TV series pilot about a group of paranormal investigators. The Ghostfacers is run out of Ed's parents' garage. Ed and Harry had previously run the Hell Hound's Lair website as seen in 1.17 Hell House .
- 1 The Ghostfacer Strategy
- 2.1 Harry Spengler & Ed Zeddmore
- 2.3 Maggie Zeddmore
- 2.4 Alan J. Corbett
- 3.1 3.13 Ghostfacers
- 3.2 4.17 It's a Terrible Life
- 3.3 5.19 Hammer of the Gods
- 3.4 9.15 #thinman
- 3.5 11.05 Thin Lizzie
- 3.6 14.16 Don't Go in the Woods
- 4.1 Castiel in the Ghostfacers Series
- 5 The Ghostfacers Theme Song
- 7 External links
The Ghostfacer Strategy
Harry Spengler & Ed Zeddmore
Harry & Ed are self proclaimed "professional" paranormal investigators and co-runners of the website Hell Hound's Lair and star in their reality series show Ghostfacers together.
Kenny Spruce (full name: Kenneth Warren Spruce) is a cameraman with the Ghostfacers team. His expertise with cameras goes the lengths of reading the instruction booklets that came with the equipment. He appears in 3.13 Ghostfacers .
Maggie Zeddmore is the adopted sister of Ed Zeddmore and a researcher with the Ghostfacers team who appears in 3.13 Ghostfacers and Ghostfacers Web Series .
Alan J. Corbett
Alan J. Corbett is an intern/cook with the Ghostfacers who appears in 3.13 Ghostfacers and is killed by the ghost of Freeman Daggett . He returns as a death echo and ultimately destroys the spirit that killed him.
Ambyr was a former Ghostfacers intern who appears in the Ghostfacers Web Series . She is attacked by the ghost of Janet Myers and is scarred for life, leading her to quit her intership with the Ghostfacers.
Dave was a former Ghostfacers intern who appeared in the first episode of the web series. After the Ghostfacers hire Ambyr, they fire Dave.
Phase I: Homework. Ed and Harry pull up in their vintage AMC Gremlin doing the fake slo-mo. They reveal they can start ghost hunting at six o’clock thanks to the flexibility of their jobs at the Kinkos, and they hold their strategy meeting with the team a la Ghost Hunters in Ed’s parent’s garage. Corbett is the intern/cook and very gay, Maggie is Ed’s adopted sister, Spruce is 15/16 Jew and 1/16 Cherokee thus making him a “shamanologist.” They review a legend in which every four years on February 29th Morton House becomes the most haunted place in America.
Sam and Dean work a case at the same place where the Ghostfacers are shooting the pilot for their reality show. Every leap year, beginning at midnight, a ghost who used to be a janitor at a local hospital kills people and keeps their corpses at the Morton House for company. Since the ghost hides the bodies of his victims, all the deaths were reported as missing persons cases. Their victims spirits remain trapped in the house in a death echo, reliving their deaths in a loop. Any living person in the house at midnight, which on that night happens to be Sam and Dean become trapped in the house for the ghost hunt one by one.
Phase II: Infiltration. The Ghostfacers break into the Morton House , hearing the roar of the Impala and Grand Funk Railrod’s “We're An American Band” in the background. They see Sam and Dean roll by scoping out the place. They setup “Command Center One: Eagle’s Nest” in the main room and start rolling the cameras, which never stop the entire episode, no matter what horrors happen, much to the ire of Sam and Dean.
Phase III: Face Time. The Ghostfacers search the house with their instruments, taking readings and run into Sam and Dean impersonating cops. Ed recognizes them from their earlier encounter in Texas. Sam and Dean try to get them out of the house by showing them the missing persons reports, but Team 2 records a ghost reliving his horrible death. Sam and Dean figure out they’re dealing with a death echo, which isn’t the real threat. Corbett disappears and they don’t make it out before midnight, trapping them in the house for the evening.
After going off alone, Corbett gets taken by the ghost and Sam and Dean find the office of the home’s owner, Freeman Daggett , who was a janitor at the hospital before he died in 1964. He was a survivalist, and took corpses from the morgue to keep him company. After a large EMF surge Sam mysteriously vanishes.
The ghost, Daggett, holds a birthday party in the house with three dead bodies he had stolen from the morgue before his death along with Corbett and Sam. Daggett slides a sharp metal spike through Corbett's neck killing him, and trapping his spirit in a death echo. Dean figures out that a survivalist usually keeps a bomb shelter and heads for the basement, but the basement door locks behind him, separating him and Spruce from the others. The others meanwhile put themselves in a salt circle and see the ghost of Corbett reliving his death. Dean finds the bomb shelter just before Sam gets his own spike through the neck. Sam reveals Daggett was “Norman Bates” type, lonely, and killed himself after stealing the bodies, and each February 29th he takes people for his “party”. Ed talks to Corbett to get him out of his death echo and manages to get through just in time for Corbett to take on Daggett, who is tossing around Sam, Dean and Spruce in the basement.
Everyone (minus Corbett) leaves alive the next morning, taking Ed and Harry back to the fireplace to lament over the loss of their friend in a completely exploitative way, even showing the typical reality confessional moment. They show their pilot to Sam and Dean, who warn them that revealing such ghostly secrets usually land them in straitjackets or gets them a punch in the face or both. Sam and Dean go but leave a bag behind, and Ed pulls out the large electromagnet, which erases all the hard drives including the Ghostfacers pilot. Sam and Dean peel off in the Impala , confessing they didn’t think the show was half bad.
4.17 It's a Terrible Life
Sam and Dean , who's memories have been erased by Zachariah , are regular people and find that they have a ghost haunting and killing people in the office building that they both work in. The Ghostfacers return in an instructional video on their website which teaches people how to hunt ghosts, and is used by Sam & Dean. Ironically all that they learn off the website they taught to the Ghostfacers themselves which Ed and Harry do credit, but refer to Sam and Dean repeatedly as "those Winchester douchnozzels."
5.19 Hammer of the Gods
Halfway through the episode, there is an insert ad for the Ghostfacers Web Series .
A teenage girl, Casey Miles, is taking selfies in her bedroom when she notices a mysterious figure in the background. As the lights go out, she hides in her closet and calls 911. While she is talking, a hand holding a knife appears behind her. Blood begins to pour through the closet doors.
Sam is doing research in the library when Dean comes in and tells Sam that he will be back. When Sam questions him about his leaving, Dean says he found a case, but he wasn't going to take Sam because he doesn't know what Sam wants. Sam wants to come along, so the boys head to Washington. Sam and Dean, as FBI agents, visit Casey's house and speak with her mother. As the Boys ask the usual questions, the mother knows all about “fritzing” and cold spots because she spoke with "Supernaturalists." Sam and Dean are curious about who she spoke with.
The Ghostfacers, Harry and Ed, are sitting in a diner, and Harry is obsessing about his ex-girlfriend's Facebook page when Sam and Dean sit down with them. The boys exchange some witty banter with the Ghostfacers, and Sam and Dean warn them to leave town. In the meantime, the busboy gets in trouble with his manager for not doing his job properly. The boys return to the motel to research, and Sam checks the Ghostfacers website where they discover the Ghostfacers latest obsession: Thinman. The boys argue about whether they are hunting a ghost or Thinman. Meanwhile, Ed and Harry return to Casey's bedroom to record some footage for their fans. They continue to discuss Harry's ex-girlfriend. A frustrated Ed says they should bail on the case, but Harry insists they need to find Thinman to make all the haters eat their words. As the boys continue to research at the motel, Dean is still skeptical of the Thinman legend. They wonder how the photo ended up online, so they head to the police station to gather more information. They get assistance from Deputy Tom Norwood who has also been talking to the Ghostfacers about the possibility of a supernatural killer.
That night, at the diner, the manager is going through receipts when a mysterious figure comes up behind him and slits his throat. The next day, Sam and Dean arrive at the diner to find the Ghostfacers are also there to investigate. Dean confronts Ed and Harry, about Thinman and possibility they created another Tulpa. Deputy Norwood shows them the security footage where a mysterious “Thinman” figure kills the restaurant manager. Harry wants to search the woods for Thinman, but Ed isn't so sure. He suggests that Sam and Dean should take over because two people are dead. Harry insists on continuing the hunt.
At the motel, Sam and Dean are tossing around ideas and discussing the case. Dean brings up how when, as kids, they pretended to be Superman and Batman. They reminisce and laugh about how they jumped off the shed and Sam broke his arm, and how Dean rushed him to the hospital on the handlebars of his bike. Dean and Sam share a moment before the tension returns and Harry interrupts. While Harry is in the woods looking for Thinman, Ed tells Sam and Dean his story. Harry was becoming wrapped up with his new girlfriend so Ed made up Thinman to keep Harry in the game. Sam insists that Ed tell Harry the truth because secrets ruin relationships. Meanwhile, Harry is attacked by Thinman who slashes Harry across the stomach. Sam, Dean, and Ed come to his rescue, and then they discover tire tracks which the Boys think may belong to whoever is pretending to be “Thinman.”
Ed tells Harry the truth about Thinman, and Harry is really, really mad. Harry says he can't trust Ed, and Ed leaves. Sam arrives and talks to Harry about secrets and whether they are forgivable. Sam believes this is something that Harry needs to decide for himself. Dean comes in and says they have a lead on the tire tracks so Sam and Dean leave. Then, Harry and Ed decide they will work together to fix the mess that Ed has created so they follow Sam and Dean. At a warehouse, the boys meet Deputy Norwood who then tasers them from behind and ties them up. He then reveals that he and his friend, Roger, the busboy, are behind Thinman. They plan to kill Dean and Sam in order to continue the legend. Roger, disguised as Thinman, steps up to cut Dean's throat while Norwood records the act. A frantic Sam works to pick the lock of his handcuffs so that he can save Dean.
However, before any slicing occurs, a noise distracts Norwood and Roger who go to investigate. Ed and Harry trap “Thinman” but then Norwood captures Ed and Harry. When they return to where Sam and Dean were cuffed, they see that Sam and Dean have escaped. The boys attack Norwood and Roger. Dean captures Roger and coldly kills him. When Norwood pulls a gun on Sam and Harry, Ed shoots him to save Harry. Harry and Ed discuss their relationship, and Sam and Dean watch as the Ghostfacers break up over a situation that mirrors their own. Harry leaves with the Boys as Ed sadly watches them. In the Impala, Harry laments that he thought Ed would always be there and they would grow old together. It's obvious that Sam and Dean can relate, but they say nothing.
11.05 Thin Lizzie
In the beginning of the episode, the couple killed in the inn mentioned the Ghostfacers, about how they can't "capture the 'rage vibes'," suggesting Ed and Harry are back to working together after their break-up in 9.15 #thinman .
14.16 Don't Go in the Woods
After learning the truth about the supernatural from encountering John Wayne Gacy 's ghost , Eliot becomes interested in what is really out there. As part of this he watches Ghostfacers videos and thinks they are cool to the annoyance of Max . The video Eliot watches appears to be the same one from 4.17 It's a Terrible Life .
Ghostfacers Web Series
Ed, Harry, Maggie, and Spruce, joined by Ambyr , investigate the site of the death of Janet Myers . The Ghostfacers successfully put Janet to rest by smashing all the mirrors she's tied to, but Ambyr is scarred for life and the Ghostfacers temporarily disband as a result before Harry brings them back together.
Castiel in the Ghostfacers Series
Misha Collins filmed an episode with the Ghostfacers in the UK during the Hell Hounds 2009 Con.
“We did do a bit with Misha Collins [Cass],” A.J. continues. “He came up to us and told us he wanted to be on our show. We pitched an ‘Interview With an Angel’ piece to Kripke, who loved it. We had a blast shooting it. However, that was before Supernatural got picked up for another season, so now it is tightly under wraps.” A.J. tells us it will be released someday. “The people at our London Ghostfacers convention are the only people who have seen it.” Source
- AJ and Travis talk about the episode at Salute to Supernatural Chicago 2010
Part of the webisode was leaked in August 2011. On October 23rd 2011 A.J. Buckley posted on his Twitter account a link to the full video, including an intro and outro filmed during the Hell Hounds 2009 Con. Source
- Link to video
The Ghostfacers Theme Song
Ghost! Ghostfacers! We face the ghosts when others will not, we're- Ghost! Ghostfacers! Stay in the kitchen when the kitchen gets hot! Ghost! Ghostfacers! We face the nightmare, we face the dread! Ghost! Ghostfacers! We face the faceless--WE FACE THE DEAD!
In the haunted night, looking for the fight of our life with the after-life! When you trip and fall, into the super-natur-all We're who you're gonna call, cause we face them all!
- See the Ghostfacers reality show intro video & song.
- That the name Ghostfacers is another reference to Ghost Busters goes without saying.
- Video of the Ghostfacers crashing the Supernatural panel
- They also have their own Ghostfacers Website .
- In September 2008 the team starred in a tie-in comic written by Eric Kripke called " The Beast with Two Backs ."
- In December 2008, shortly before Christmas, a Ghostfacers video greeting for the holidays appeared on YouTube and various media blogs.
- In January 2009 the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced that 3.13 Ghostfacers was nominated for a media award in the category of "Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character)."
- At Comic Con 2009 , they did an intro clip to the preview of season five footage from Supernatural .
- On October 30 2009, the first Ghostfacers Convention - Hell Hounds 2009 - was run by Rogue Events in York. An webisode was filmed during the Con featuring Misha Collins and lots of fans.
- In March 2010, ten Ghostfacers webisodes were produced ( Source ).
- We Face The Dead - Ghostfacer community on LJ
- @AJohnBuckley - A. John Buckley on Twitter
- @WesterSpace - Travis Wester on Twitter
- @InYourDuffelBag and @HarrySpangler - role playing accounts for Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spengler on Twitter
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Season 1 [ ].
Along with Ed Zeddmore , he was a 'professional' paranormal investigator. He also co-ran the website HellHoundsLair.com.
Ed and Harry investigate a supposedly haunted house, where they run into Sam and Dean , whom they presumed to be glory hounds looking for cheap thrills. The HellHounds believed themselves to be close to paranormal activity with their EMF meter spiking high, unaware that the overhead power line was interfering with the reading. Ultimately, both parties found nothing and left.
Ed and Harry later return to the house after learning of a teenage girl being strangled by the ghost of Mordechai Murdoch . However, the house was being guarded by state troopers to keep anyone else from going in, so Dean alerts them to the presence of the amateur ghost hunters, who begin chasing them. After Ed and Harry managed to elude the cops and return to the house, they find the Winchesters crashing out the front door, before spotting Mordechai appear in the entrance. Terrified, the boys attempt to run, only to be caught and arrested. They try pointing out Mordechai, but the ghost had vanished.
After being released from jail, the duo posted their footage of Mordechai on their website, increasing their website's popularity. Unbeknownst to them, they had already had a hand in creating a Tulpa , as a result of the Tibetan spirit sigil being posted on their website, the collective thoughts of all their viewers inadvertently bringing Mordechai to life and all the new legends posted constantly change his nature.
Harry was too sacred to return to the house, whereas Ed carelessly thought otherwise, urging his friend to think like Buffy the Vampire Slayer . They then get a rude knocking from the Winchesters, who demand that they shut down their website, stating that it would attract more people to the hell house for Mordechai to slaughter. Harry was quick to agree with them but proved fickle and sided with Ed, who irrationally claimed they had an obligation to their fans and to the truth. And so the Winchesters gave them a new legend to post in exchange for shutting down the website, claiming that Mordechai committed suicide via pistol and his ghost was afraid of iron rounds. The HellHounds' ego got the better of them and they posted it.
When both parties returned to the haunted house, the HellHounds confess too late that their server crashed before the new legend could take effect. With Mordechai unstoppable, both parties fled the house, with Dean burning it down to the ground to destroy the Tulpa.
Harry later moved to Hollywood with Ed to see a producer. But unknown to them both, it was Sam that called them and pretended to be the Hollywood producer, while Dean hid a fish in their car.
Season 3 [ ]
It was shown that Harry and Ed's adopted sister Maggie shared a mutual attraction, and end up holding hands and making out. When they met up again with Sam and Dean by accident it was when they and their team of "Ghosfacers" entered Morton House on a leap day with camera equipment to catch paranormal activity on film.
Season 4 [ ]
As shown in It's A Terrible Life , he was apparently still in the paranormal business, as Sam and Dean referred to the Ghostfacers website in that episode.
Season 5 [ ]
An ad of the Ghostfacers program was seen at the middle of the episode Hammer of the Gods .
Season 9 [ ]
He and Ed are the only remaining Ghostfacers . Harry became engaged to a nice woman and was prepared to leave the Ghostfacers to live a normal life as an accountant under his future father-in-law until Ed claimed they needed to track down a ghost named Thinman , causing Harry to abandon his fiancée and rejoin Ed.
They encounter the Winchesters when the Thinman claims a teenage girl's life. Despite the Winchesters threatening them to back off, they don't do so. The Ghostfacers and hunters later cross paths when Thinman murders a diner manager from the very diner they re-encountered the Winchesters. Later on, Ed attempted to convince Harry to leave Thinman to the professionals like the Winchesters, but Harry believed himself close to catching the ghost . Ed dropped Harry off in "the woods", which was actually some trees next to a grocery store. Harry soon ran into Thinman, and narrowly escaped with a cut across the stomach and kicking his attacker in the crotch before running into the Winchesters and Ed, who patch him up.
Back at the motel, Ed confessed to Harry that he was the one who made-up Thinman. This greatly made Harry upset, blaming him for selfishly destroying his chances of a normal life and for living a lie, straining their relationship. While the Winchesters were chasing down Roger , the Thinman impostor, when Ed tells Harry his intention to follow the hunters to set things right, the latter decides to accompany him. The Ghostfacers arrive at the warehouse where Roger was supposed to be and split up, at which "Thinman" gives Harry a kick to the crotch as payback, but Ed draws a gun on him, only to be knocked out by Deputy Tom Norwood ; the two men committed the murders as Thinman to get revenge against people who they believed wronged them. The criminal duo tells the Ghostfacers their plan to have Thinman murder them on camera to cover up the fact that Ed invented the legend. When they come back into the room with the Ghostfacers at gun and knife-point, the Winchesters jump them. Dean takes Roger out, while Harry shoots the deputy before he can take out Ed.
Despite the relief, Harry was unable to overcome the guilt over having killed someone and refutes Ed's justifications for his lies by labeling him as selfish and leaves the Ghostfacers permanently. He then asks the Winchesters for a ride.
Season 14 [ ]
In Don't Go In The Woods , Harry and Ed appear in a Ghostfacers video watched by Eliot on his cell phone. The two are seen mentioning how annoying they find the Winchesters.
Appearances [ ]
- It's A Terrible Life
- Hammer of the Gods
- Don't Go In The Woods (video only)
- Ghostfacers (all webisodes)
- A Very Special Supernatural Special (archive footage)
- His name is most likely a reference to Ghostbusters, with his last name being a modified spelling of last name of the character Egon Spengler and his first name coming from the actor who played the role, Harold Ramis.
- Harry and his friend Ed Zeddmore are both Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans.
- He and Ed Zeddmore are the longest living characters since Sam and Dean have already died multiple times.
- 1 Dean Winchester
- 3 Jack Kline (Nephilim)