Mystery Inc investigates a Seattle neighborhood that is being haunted. It seems that the neighborhood was destroyed by a flood in 1889 and built over. Now, the Mayor is planning to build new apartments on the site but the ghosts of the original owners have come back to claim the land. The gang traps the ghosts to find out it is the county clerk and a few phony descendants who are trying to get the land with fake documents so they can sell it back to the city for a profit.
Fellow Land-Grabbing Ghost #2 (a.k.a. Ghost of Elisha Potts)
Fellow Land-Grabbing Ghost #3
Fellow Land-Grabbing Ghost #4 (in pirate garb)
Deputy Mayor Leonard
He knew all about the land-grabbing ghosts and that they were putting the redevelopment of the old neighborhood in jeopardy.
He claimed to have found the actual documents proving the claim of the land-grabbing ghosts.
She was a decendant of Elisha Potts, so she benefitted from he and his fellow ghosts trying to stop the redevelopment of the old neighborhood.
As possible decendants of the rest of the ghosts claiming to be the original owners of the town, they also benefitted from those ghosts trying to stop the redevelopment of the old neighborhood.
City Hall (flashback only)
Web (Internet) Cafe
Norris Construction construction yard
Irene's Notions and Curiosities
Old House (Probably belonging to Elisha Potts)
Two brilliant mysteries can be found in this issue of Scooby-Doo. In "Land-Grabbing Ghosts" the milieu of Kolchak: the Night Strangler becomes the underground center of exploration. However, the setting merely provides interesting window dressing and slug-trappings; the slimy creatures seem to be everywhere.
Alex Simmons more openly engages the gang in a real-estate swindle, but one must pay extremely close attention to the artwork and the dialogue in order to solve this puzzle. Whodunnit isn't as important as how the gang solves the crime.