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    Ghosts Are Hidden All Over "The Haunting Of Hill House" – Here They All Are

    The Netflix show is even spookier when you look closer.

    There's a lot to take in the first time you watch The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix, so you might not have realised there are a lot of ghosts hidden in the background. Suddenly, some of the most ~normal~/not scary scenes become a whole lot spookier. Here's all the hidden ghosts I could find...

    Episode 1: "Steven Sees A Ghost"

    The first couple of minutes of The Haunting of Hill House feature shots of the house with Steven's voiceover. Look closer as the camera pans over the stairs – there's a ghost hidden there.

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    Later, when Hugh wakes Steven, there's a ghost behind him.

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    And as the two of them run down the stairs, there are two ghosts off to the side.

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    Finally, when Liv talks to Mrs Dudley and Steven, there's a ghost behind her.

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    Episode 2: "Open Casket"

    When Shirley discusses the forever house with Liv, there's someone in the garden behind her.

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    And there's someone in the background of the shots of Liv, too.

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    Episode 3: "Touch"

    There's a face in the door when Theo enters the kitchen.

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    And there's someone lurking in this shot of Theo and Luke.

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    There's also someone in the background of this shot, when Theo lowers Luke in the dumbwaiter.

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    There's a ghost standing off to the side when Theo investigates the basement.

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    There's also a face visible below the ladder.

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    And after Theo gets a vision of Liv's death, you can see this ghost lurking in the background again.

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    There's also this ghost watching Theo as she moves through the house.

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    Then there's someone behind Liv once again.

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    And when Hugh is leading Luke and Nellie out of the house on the last night, there's a ghost behind them.

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    Episode 4: "The Twin Thing"

    There's someone lurking when Luke first gets his "big boy hat".

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    And as Liv and Hugh discuss the history of the house, there's a ghost in the background.

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    You can also see a face in the cabinet when Luke and Nellie are in the kitchen.

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    Episode 5: "The Bent-Neck Lady"

    In the scene where Liv accuses Nellie of writing on the wall, there's someone below the piano.

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    And there's another ghost over Nellie's shoulder.

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    Episode 6: "Two Storms"

    You probably spotted this, but there's a lot going on in the episode, so just in case you didn't – Nellie herself appears as a ghost when Hugh first views her body.

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    (She also appears later in the episode, of course, but it's even more obvious then.)

    And this isn't a ghost exactly, but this statue's head moves when Liv enters this room...

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    Here it is as she exits, watching her:

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    Episode 7: "Eulogy"

    There's someone watching Hugh when he tries to break into the Red Room.

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    And again when he inspects the mould in the basement.

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    And again when the police are retrieving the body in the wall.

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    Episode 8: "Witness Marks"

    It's not exactly a hidden ghost, but this is when we see Steven encounter the clock repairman who we later learn is actually a ghost.

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    Episode 9: "Screaming Meemies"

    When Hugh is carrying Luke to bed, a ghost lurks in the background.

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    And when Shirley is arguing with Luke about clothes for Abigail, there's a face reflected in the glass behind them.

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    Then as Liv leaves the house, there's a ghost watching in the background.

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    Episode 10: "Silence Lay Steadily"

    Finally when Steven watches the scene of his mother's death, there's a ghost over his shoulder.

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    Did you spot any hidden ghosts that I didn't? Share them in the comments or @ me on Twitter.

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