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The New Groundskeeper is a comic story written and drawn by Darren William Frydendall, featuring the Haunted Mansion's Horace the Caretaker, Hitchhiking Ghosts Ezra, Phineas and Gus, Harriet and Hatbox Ghost, and, in their debuts, the New Groundskeeper and his Uncle Charles.


The conniving nephew of Horace the Caretaker's boss gets the old man fired from his job as caretaker of Old Gracey Manor, hoping to take over the position and use it as an opportunity to find the legendary treasure. Horace's warning that "they" won't like him do nothing to hinder the New Groundskeeper, who is in for a surprise when the Hitchhiking Ghosts fail to recognize the only mortal with whom they consider themselves “square”!


The New Groundskeeper reveals the New Orleans Mansion's address.

  • The version of the Haunted Mansion which exists as an abandoned house near New Orleans has a plaque equivalent to the Disneyland Mansion's "Haunted Mansion" plaque, which instead reads “Gracey Manor” and gives the address as No. 1313.
  • The New Groundskeeper possesses a map to the supposed treasure, which marks out a few of the secret passages in the Mansion, such as a hidden door in the Library.


Behind the scenes

This story was only ever printed in 2005 in Haunted Mansion #1.

Comics & prose based on The Haunted Mansion
SLG Publishing
Mystery of the Manse & The Interview
Mystery of the Manse: Part OneMystery of the Manse: Part TwoMystery of the Manse: Part ThreeMystery of the Manse: Part Four
Mystery of the Manse: Part FiveMystery of the Manse: Final ChapterThe InterviewThe Follow-Up InterviewThe Final InterviewMisery of the Manse: Part 1
Anthology Comics
Room for a ThousandBlueprint for MurderWhile the Fifi is Away…Talking HeadsThe New Groundskeeper
Unlicensed & Unofficial
Kelly Green's Haunted Mansion Fancomics
Ghoulish DelightI Can't EvenImpending Doom Is FunnyPrisoner's EscapeIt's THAT Time Of Year • RudeOriginsThe Best Pal He'll Ever Have
TragicNever Think Out LoudJoining the PartyMeanwhile in the AtticHoliday SpiritLack of CommunicationGracey, Please
Missy and the Hitchhiking GhostNot The Reaction He Wanted
Emma Mosier's Haunted Mansion Fancomics
The Museum of the Strange and UnusualThe Ghost Host Doesn't Like FlashHattie and Connie's First MeetingPacking • Hatty and Emily Reunion
Ghost LoveThe Misadventures of Miss GhastHappy HauntsCharlie's Head Is In The Hatbox
Coff-In!Seekers of the WeirdDisney Kingdoms' Haunted MansionCookie Creeps
Short Stories
Spooky TenantsFamily SecretsA Chat with the Hatbox GhostA Haunted Mansion Tale
Solo Books
The Story and Song of the Haunted MansionThe Haunted Mansion Read-Along BookMagic from the Haunted Mansion
Ghost GalleryHaunted Mansion Pop-Up BookHaunted Happenings
Short Story Collections & Book Series
Enter If You Dare!
The Fortune-TellerThe Face in the MirrorMusic To Their EarsThe Eyes Have ItLate For The Wedding
Tales from the Haunted Mansion
The Fearsome FoursomeMidnight at Madame Leota'sGrim Grinning GhostsMemento Mori