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    All The Hidden "The Haunting Of Bly Manor" Ghosts You Might Have Missed

    Did you spot all the secret spooks? Warning: contains spoilers.

    🚨Warning: There are spoilers ahead!🚨

    If you watched The Haunting of Hill House, you know there was fun/terror to be had in spotting all the hidden ghosts in the background of scenes.

    The Haunting of Hill House still: Olivia Crain stands in a doorway; a red arrow points to a ghostly face that lurks in the background behind her
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    Naturally, when The Haunting of Bly Manor dropped, we were all on the lookout for hidden ghosts — and Bly Manor delivered.

    Watching The Haunting of Bly Manor And I see a ghost in the background

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    Unlike The Haunting of Hill House, though, the hidden spirits aren't random — their backstories are revealed towards the end of the season. For this reason, there aren't any hidden sightings after Episode 6 — because the ghosts are explicit in the episodes that follow. However, there are PLENTY of shots before that in which they are hiding in plain (and sometimes not-so-plain) sight. Here's all the secret spirits I spotted....

    Episode 1: "The Great Good Place":

    When Flora is showing Dani around Bly Manor after she first arrives, there's a figure in a hat below the stairs.

    Flora walks up the stairs; a red arrow points to a figure in a hat lurking in the corner below the stairs
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    At first glance, this appears like a coatrack with a hat placed on top — but if you look closer (and adjust the brightness a little), you can see the hooked mask of the plague doctor. This is our first sighting of a ghost that will crop up A LOT over the course of the show (especially in this episode).

    Moments later, the same hatted figure seems to be hiding in the corner of Dani's room, as seen in the reflection in the mirror.

    Dani stands in her bedroom facing miles; a red arrow points to a figure in the shadows of the reflection in the mirror
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    As the gang are eating dinner, there appears to be a figure standing in the shadows behind Miles.

    A red arrow points to a figure standing in the shadows over Miles' shoulder as he sits at the dinner table
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    It's likely the plague doctor once again.

    The plague doctor is apparently very interested in Dani's arrival — he follows her and the kids as Dani gets them ready for bed. Here he is in Flora's room while Dani stands in the adjacent bathroom.

    A close-up of Dani standing in a bathroom; a red arrow points to the long mask of the plague doctor visible in the doorway behind her
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    After Dani tucks Miles in, the plague doctor can be see in the bathroom behind her.

    Dani standing in Miles' room; a red arrow points to a shadowy figure seen through the doorway behind her
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    And as Dani moves through the bathroom, you can see him in the reflection of the mirror.

    Dani walks into the bathroom; a red arrow points to the masked face of the plague doctor visible in the mirror to her right
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    Also, Flora's doll version of the plague doctor is placed in the bathroom, indicating she is very much aware of his presence in the next room as she tucks her dolls in for the night.

    A doll version of the plague doctor in the bathroom of Flora's dollhouse
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    When Dani picks up Flora's lady in the lake doll, the plague doctor can be seen in the reflection of the mirror, having apparently moved to Flora's room.

    Dani stands in front of a mirror in Flora's room looking at a doll; a red arrow points to an indistinct figure seen in the reflection
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    And as Dani tucks Flora in, you can see the plague doctor over her shoulder.

    A close-up of Dani's face; a red arrow points to the hooked nose of the plague doctor's mask visible in the shadows over her shoulder
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    When Dani gets up in the middle of the night, we actually see her through an out-of-focus shot of the plague doctor as she walks down the corridor.

    Dani's body visible in the background through an out of focus shot of the plague doctor's mask
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    When Dani is making tea and stares into the dark house, we can see the plague doctor behind her.

    Dani stands alone looking forward, a red arrow points to a figure wearing a hat and plague mask standing in the shadows behind her
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    Then — in what isn't really a hidden shot but is worth mentioning here because of the sequence of shots preceding it — we go back to the view through the plague doctor as Dani walks back down the corridor. Only this time he's in focus — and we see him move.

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    Our friend the plague doctor is back the next day, seen behind Dani when Miles tries to scare her with a spider and she puts him in his place.

    Dani bends down to talk to Miles; a red arrow points to the out of focus figure of the plague doctor behind her
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    And he appears AGAIN when the kids sit down to lunch. There he is, just chilling in the fireplace.

    Hannah, Miles and Flora sit at the kitchen table, Owen stands behind the kids; a red arrow points to the plague doctor sitting in the fireplace behind Hannah
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    That night, as Dani tucks Flora in bed, the plague doctor is lurking in the hallway.

    A close-up of Dani's face with a red arrow pointing to the plague doctor out of focus in the doorway behind her
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    When Miles comes into Flora's room, the plague doctor is in the bathroom behind him.

    Miles stands in a doorway with a red arrow pointing to the plague doctor visible over his shoulder
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    Then, when the two kids trick Dani into going into Flora's closet, what looks like the plague doctor can be seen in the reflection of the mirror.

    Miles and Flora stand facing Dani, who is in the closet in front of a mirror; a red arrow points to a shape in the mirror
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    After the kids trap Dani in the closet, the plague doctor is seen in the hallway.

    Dani exits Flora's room; at the end of the hallway a red arrow points to the silhouette of the plague doctor
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    Finally, proving once and for all he is a very, very busy ghost, the plague doctor appears outside moments later when Dani investigates the muddy footprints that lead outside.

    A shot of the grounds of Bly Manor; a red arrow points to the silhouette of the plague doctor in the distance
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    Episode 2: "The Pupil":

    When Dani retrieves Flora's lady in the lake doll from the basement, we get another less hidden glimpse of a ghost — the little boy who Flora gives a doll's face to. After Dani turns the light off, we actually see him move his head.

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    As Dani moves through the house a few moments later, we see the ghost boy in the hallway behind her.

    Dani moves through the foyer of Bly Manor; a red arrow points to a ghost child in the background behind her
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    Later in the episode, when Hannah and Owen sit at the kitchen table together, a small pair of hands can be seen resting on one of the empty chairs.

    Hannah and Owen sit at the kitchen table; a red arrow points to a child's pair of hands resting on an empty chair at the table
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    And it's quite hard to see because it's SO dark in these scenes, but when Dani plays hide and seek with the kids at night, you can see the plague doctor in several shots.

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    Episode 3: "The Two Faces, Part One":

    The plague doctor is back again (at least, that looks like his pointed mask in the background) when Dani, Hannah and the kids report the Peter Quint sighting to the police.

    A policeman stands facing Dani, Hannah, Miles and Flora in the foyer; a red arrow points to the shape of the plague doctor behind them
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    Moments later, we get our first glimpse of a soldier ghost, standing in the shadows behind Hannah.

    Hannah stands in the foyer talking to the police officer; behind her in the background a red arrow points to the ghost of a soldier
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    As the police officer leaves, what appears to be the little boy ghost can be seen outside.

    A police officer stands in the front doorway of Bly Manor; behind him a red arrow points to a portion of the little boy ghost that can be seen
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    This is almost impossible to see, but in the shadows in the chapel, when Dani and Jamie are searching for Peter Quint, you can just make out the soldier ghost again.

    A red arrow points to the soldier ghost hidden in the shadows of the chapel
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    In a flashback, as Rebecca and Peter chat in the kitchen at night, the soldier ghost can be seen in the background when the lightning flashes.

    Rebecca sits at the kitchen table with a cup of tea; to the far right a red arrow points to the out of focus soldier ghost
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    Later in the episode, as Dani walks through Bly Manor, you can see the little boy ghost in the shadows behind her.

    Dani walks through Bly Manor in the early morning; a red arrow points to the boy ghost behind her
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    And, in another flashback scene, as Peter Quint exits the kitchen, you can see the little boy crouched in the corner.

    Peter walks out of the kitchen; near him a red arrow points to a doll-faced figure crouched in the corner
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    Episode 4: "The Way It Came":

    When Owen arrives at Bly Manor after his mother's funeral, a figure that appears to be a man can be seen at the back of the foyer.

    Miles and Flora stand in the foyer; a red arrow points to a man hidden in the shadows at the back of the room
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    Later, as Dani walks through the house at night, we get a glimpse of the plague doctor.

    Dani walks through the dark house, through a doorway a red arrow points to the hat and mask of the plague doctor
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    After Dani tucks Flora into bed, we can see the little boy ghost hiding amongst Flora's dolls. If you look closely you can see him move.

    Flora lies in bed; in the background a red arrow points to the little boy ghost wearing a doll face
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    Finally, as Dani disposes of her dead fiancé's glasses in the fire, what appears to be the soldier ghost stands watch in the background.

    Dani stands in front of a fire outside at night; in the dark background a red arrow points to a shadowy figure
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    Episode 5: "The Altar of the Dead":

    This episode doesn't have many hidden ghosts — although early in the episode, we do see two in one scene. Spot the ghost boy on one side of the stairs, and a strange man on the other.

    The foyer of Bly Manor with red arrows pointing to the ghost boy and a pale man on either side of the staircase
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    And later, in a flashback scene, we see the ghost boy again in the corner of the kitchen.

    Hanna sits at the kitchen table; too her left a red arrow points to the doll face of the ghost boy as he hides behind a counter in the corner
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    Episode 6: "The Jolly Corner":

    The only secret ghosts I spotted in this episode — and the last actually hidden ones I noticed — were towards the end, when Flora/Rebecca lures Dani into the attic.

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    The attic is so full of weird mannequins and dolls, though, it's hard to be sure — but there is definitely a man on one side of the stairs, and possibly a woman (or a mannequin) on the other. There also seems to be a ghostly figure standing near the cluster of dolls.

    It's all very spooky! And also a strain on the eyes!

    Did you spot any other hidden ghosts in Bly Manor? Tell us in the comments below!

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