Alexander Nitrokoff was a human man who is now a ghost.
Description[edit | edit source]
Alexander Nitrokoff was a severe-looking human man who died in the Haunted Mansion one night after placing a candle too near to a dynamite wick, and blowing himself up.
That much is clear, but, as with all ghosts of the Mansion, Nitrokoff has many conflicting backstories and even names. Some claim that he was an anarchist who visited the mansion.; others claim that he was an ambassador. Yet another version of the story claims that he was a visually impaired man named Steven who was invited to a party at the Mansion. His glasses were said to have been flicked off by the Hatbox Ghost, leaving him nearly blind, until he stumbled upon the "candle wick" and lit it. One thing is certain, however, and that is that the man soon became a permanent resident of the Mansion, with his fate memorialized in one of the Stretching Portraits.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Alexander Nitrokoff was designed by Imagineer Marc Davis as one of the Stretching Room portraits, which were featured in the 1969-opened The Haunted Mansion ride. He was named by X. Atencio in an early attraction script. Over the years, he has had many different backstories and names.