Haunted House Hang-Up

Scooby Doo Haunted House Hang-Up is number 22 from the original Scooby Doo series. Spoiler Alert - details of this Scooby Doo episode are below.


Scooby and the gang are lost and looking for the interstate. However, they are low on gas and the Mystery Machine is overheating. They find a kind stranger who gives them directions and 2 options on how to get to the interstate. One option, shorter and quicker, will take them by a mansion haunted by the headless specter. The other route is longer, but safer.

We all know which route the gang chose. As the drive by the mansion, the Mystery Machine overheats. So Scooby and Shaggy are sent off to get water from the haunted mansion.

There Scooby and Shaggy run into a ghost rising from the mansion's well. Later, the gang sees a light in the mansion and they, of course, now have a mystery on their hands.

Once inside the mansion, the gang encounters flying candles, a picture that suddenly loses its head, odd banging noises, and a headless specter wandering the halls.

After some chasing, the gang capture Penrod Stillwall, the headless specter. However, the odd banging noises do not end and Stillwall is not the villain. Penrod Stillwall is the descendant of Jefferson Stillwall, the original owner of mansion. Jefferson Stillwall hid the family fortune somewhere in the mansion. Penrod Stillwall was using the Headless Specter to scare off treasure hunters so he could find the treasure that rightfully belonged to him.

The gang then turns to solving the mystery of banging noises and in the process discovers the Stillwall fortune.

  • The Monster: Headless Specter
  • The Villian: Penrod Stillwall is the Headless Specter, but he is not the villain. The villain is Asa Shanks, the stranger that gave the gang directions.
  • Why: The real villian, Asa Shanks, who is Penrod's neighbor, was using Headless Spectre legend as well. Shanks was trying to find the treasure before anyone else.

Find this and 24 other Scooby Doo episodes on Scooby Doo 4 dvd set containing all of the episodes from the first two seasons.