Scott the Ghost: [Scott the Ghost appears in the archive room] You're plucky, you're gutsy. Those are excellent traits in a person who wants to get badly hurt.
Melinda Gordon: Yeah, you told me that before. Now you heard what I just said to the archivist. What do you want to tell me?
Scott the Ghost: You can't just leave the dead to rest, can you?
Melinda Gordon: I'll let them rest, when they let me rest. Do you know something or not?
Scott the Ghost: [He disappears then reappears behind Melinda] She's real. But not everything you've heard is true. Some of the most interesting details are missing.
Melinda Gordon: Such as?
Scott the Ghost: Well I'm sure you've heard that the doctor wrongly pronounced Mary dead. But do you know who the doctor was? It was Mary's own father. They lived in a big house on old Shadow Lane. It's empty now, but it was once the home of Doctor Horace Mumford, his wife, and their only child, Mary. Poor Mary had diphtheria, which was incurable in those days not to mention extremely contagious. Doctor Mumford felt that he had to bury his daughter right away. With a chance that the bell might ring, Mary's mother would not leave the grave. While the good doctor knew that she would die of exposure if she didn't come inside. Luckily he had some morphine. Well you know the rest, by the time they got to Mary, she was dead, by the doctor's own hand.
Melinda Gordon: You're right, I shouldn't have asked.
[Melinda walks away]
Scott the Ghost: Wait. You'll miss the best part. You see when they finally got Mary up, her hands were so... bloody, they missed it at first. Mary's nails were gone. They were stuck in the lid of the coffin.