Ghost Story Island

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Hemlock Harbor is a town with a secret. Restless spirits are said to haunt its shores, but no one knows who they are, what they want — or how to get rid of them. Can you hunt the ghosts of Hemlock Harbor and uncover the mystery that will set them free?



These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section. Click to enlarge.


  • Ghost Story Island is Poptropica’s 23rd island. The countdown started on December 12, 2011 and it was released on December 15 for members with a demo for non-members. It was opened to all on January 12, 2012.
  • Prisoner 24601 is a reference to Jean Valjean from Les Miserables.
  • Common room: Visitor Center
  • Salt is believed to protect from evil spirits, as used by one of the citizens on Ghost Story Island.
  • In the archive task of the Hemlock Herald building where you turn the handles to search through old newspapers, a box in the lower left corner is labeled “Balloon Boy articles” – Balloon Boy is a running gag that started with Counterfeit Island. Also in the archive room, there are boxes labeled “errata” (meaning printing errors) and “lorem ipsum” (a common placeholder text).
  • This is the first time you hear a Poptropican speak, and it’s Fiona sneaking up behind you asking, “Are you looking for someone?” Many players have reported being scared by the sudden unexpected whispery sound!
  • The poster of a ghost with a red circle and slash on it (found on Main Street) is a reference to the Ghostbusters icon.
  • Valiant wears the same outfit Bert from Disney’s Mary Poppins wore during the part where they visit the cartoon world.
  • On November 21, 2011, a members-only Ghost Hunter Suit was released, but it had to be earned as a prize from the “Spook Central” mini-game. Several ghosts were scattered across Poptropica, and you were given a Plasma Net, Ghost Files, and an EMF detector to help you track them down. The Headless Horseman was on 24 Carrot, Sweet William’s ghost was on Shrink Ray, the Bell Witch was on Wild West, Deogen was on Steamworks, and the Brown Lady was on Skullduggery.

Video Guide

For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.

discuss ghost story island below~


79 thoughts on “Ghost Story Island

  1. Hijuyo says:

    Hemlock Harbor is a town with a secret. Restless spirits are said to haunt its shores, but no one knows who they are, what they want — or how to get rid of them. Can you hunt the ghosts of Hemlock Harbor and uncover the mystery that will set them free?

    Discuss Ghost Story Island here!

  2. Invisible Bee says:

    This is how to beat spook central:

    Get in your blimp and fly towards the center of the map, and click on the bubble that says “play spook central now”. You’ll find yourself in a room with a female scientist working on a large machine. Talk to her, and she’ll tell you that some ghosts were accidentally set loose throughout Poptropica. She asks you to find them for her, and that she’ll make it worth your time. Then she gives you some things to catch the ghosts with: a log that shows you which island each ghost is on, a net to capture the ghosts with, and a device that flashes when you are close to a ghost.
    After you talk to the woman (I think her name’s Daphne Dreadnaught), go look for the ghosts. The Brown Lady is on Skullduggery Island, main street. Sweet William’s Ghost is Shrink Ray Island, main street. Deogen is on Steamworks Island, in the museum. The Headless Horseman is outside the factory on 24 Carrot Island. The Bell Witch is inside the Trading Post on Wild West island. Use the detector device to see how close you are to each ghost.
    *Non Members are stopped after you catch 3 ghosts*
    After you catch all of the ghosts (you need to touch them with the net thing, the EMF or whatever it’s called shows how close you are), go back to Daphne’s lab. She says “Oh, you’ll get what’s coming for you”. Then she unleashes all the ghosts and tries to use them to con

      • SC says:

        If you don’t like Poptropica why are you even on a blog all about it? Just because you think something is stupid, that doesn’t mean the people who DO like it are stupid. Everybody has their OWN opinion..

      • beefy seal says:

        Shesh,poptropica stoper,use some MANNERS!Just because you hate something does NOT mean some others have same your opinion. Wait-SC is right.Why are you even ON here? Please,use some manners! Saying something is stupid is just as mean as teasing my friend for beliving in dragons! >=0

      • zany bird says:

        Poptropica stoper,you can think whatever you like,but we have the right to still think what we like.All we must do is know the facts.And I agree with beefy seal.Don’t tease others for what they belive in.

      • Neat coyote says:

        Hey “Poptropica stoper”, stopper has two p’s not one. More importantly, if you dislike Poptropica, why are you being mean to others who enjoy it? Keep your nastiness to yourself!

      • Neat coyote says:

        You also forgot to add capitalization and punctuation. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that you are failing english class.

      • Clean Shark, News Reporter says:

        Poptropica stoper, you would get along well with my oldest sister. She doesn’t see the appeal. Strange. I like it, but she doesn’t. Also, Neat Coyote, just because someone isn’t using capital letters, it doesn’t mean they are failing english, just maybe they might prefer not to bother doing all that trouble. Also, poptropica stoper, I am a straight A student, and I play Poptropica all the time.

      • Chytara says:

        COME ON! EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN OPINONS SO WHY DO YOU HAVE TO SAY THINGS LIKE THAT! i agree with neat coyote keep your nastiness to yourself beacause seriously you are like my classmates teasing me for liking animals!

      • Tamara says:

        POPTROPICA STOPPER! I understand why you are on here, to get us to stop playing Poptropica, but we all have brains! God gave them to us for a reason! And they are being used in a PERFECTLY FINE way! Some parts of Poptropica are educatinol! I respect your opinon but you need to learn to respect other people’s opinons! AND LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE INSTEAD OF BUGGING OURS!

  3. Invisible Bee says:

    Sorry here’s the rest:
    Then she unleashes all the ghosts and tries to use them to conquer Poptropica. You have to capture them all before time runs out (you have one minute). One you get all of the ghosts, your poptropican takes the ghost hunter suit from Daphne Dreadnaught so she can’t scare anyone else with her ghosts, and you win.

  4. bunji boo says:


    |1. go to ur ghost story island tab on ur island items ( quicker if ur there already, it already shows)| | 2 the ladie and go to tab (shown in 1.) and activate net.| |3. once thats done. look for where the ghosts are on the folder (in items box) and look at different ghosts at different islands| THATS ALL FOR NOW!

  5. bunji boo says:

    note to invisible bees message… ur writing stoped when you finished writing ‘concer’ (or how ever its spelled) and heres the rest of the note,

    she uleshes the ghostes and uses them to concer poptropica, you have to catch all ghosts and you have 1 minite to do it! after that, get the suit and ur done

  6. MΛch↑nΞ LΦrd says:

    Curses, curses, curses. I am a member and I am completely stuck on the actual island. I just gave the Hemlock Herald the ghost evidence and deposited the $50 dollars. I saw the ghost and now I am stuck. What do I do now?

  7. Phakjira says:

    I’m just scared of ghosts, even fighting! I don’t want to play the whole game thingy, I am bored of ghosts. Please tell me how to cancel the mission! :{

  8. Super Thunder says:

    I think this island was amazing, but I do wish the Creators had focused a bit more on horror, rather than romance. Though of course, they do have to think of the six year olds.
    Overall, I think I likey a lot.
    Um, 8.5/10 because it was decently long, had a surprise ending, and annoying/awesome sound effects.

    By horror, I do not mean more voices asking “Are you looking for someone?”
    THAT was pretty scary. I was like “AHHHHHH!”

  9. Catherine says:

    I just went up to the lighthouse, connected the thermometer, looked with the light, gone back to the beach, and the thermometer is not working!

    Somebody, help me, please?

  10. thunder luna says:

    I want to play the preview i got a while back but never even started it, now I want to play it but I can find no ghosts. Was the preview cancelled or what?

  11. Sydney says:

    I’m stuck! The thermometer didn’t work! I did everything… I went to the prison, level H and gave the Warden his hot cross buns… I planted the thermometer on the wall of the lighthouse! NOW WHAT?!

  12. ShortBrain says:

    When I played this island, I totally geeked out at the “Prisoner 24601” thing. I love Les Miserables.

  13. lula4schmidt says:

    I got scared by the noise too! I was playing it and my sister kept talking and talking and I heard the noise and I thagrt my sister made the noise and I fell out of my chair.

  14. turquoiseplatypi says:

    I don’t think that this is mentioned, but when you look up the archive towards the end, one of the boxes in the background to the left is labeled Balloon Boy Articles, as reference to Counterfeit Island.

    slantedfish: Actually, it’s in the trivia. But thanks! 🙂

  15. Silver Wing says:

    Actually, the first photo is labelled ‘DO I SENSE A PRESENCE?’ for me and not the one mentioned above but it is the same photo with the same lady.

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