Purply Shroud is an arms-raising specter, shrouded in a dark purple sheet. In the WDW and Disneyland Haunted Mansions, his face was invisible, but a screaming face is clearly visible in the Tokyo Disneyland version of the ride.
In the rideEdit
In the ride, Purply Shroud would stand next to the entrance of the Séance Room, and wouldn't be noticed by the guests until their doombuggies turned around, allowing them to see the doorway by themselves. Purply was notable for being the first ghost seen in the Mansion (as opposed to heard or felt like the Ghost Host), if you don't count Madame Leota.
Behind the scenesEdit
Purply Shroud stood by the entrance of all three Haunted Mansions since 1969, although by 1980, his design in Disneyland version had changed, his raised arms gone. In 2001, he was removed in both to make room for the Haunted Mansion Holidays overlay, and the Imagineers apparently forgot to put him back afterwards.
- Although rather minor, Purply Shroud made its way into a fair number of fanfictions, where he is depicted as Madame Leota's "assistant".