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"Whenever that owl hoots, a mist rolls in. And there's a legend that when the mist's about, there's a ghost about too. Take care on the old line, Henry."
"Stupid bird.
— Edward and Henry

Haunted Henry is the eleventh episode of the fifth season.


One evening, Henry is working late with Edward and an owl hoots. Edward warns Henry that when the owl hoots, a mist will roll in soon, along with a ghost. Henry scoffs at the story and sets off with his goods train, but later to his surprise, a mist does roll in. He has to slow at an amber signal and after seeing a closed crossing gate, a red signal, a coat discarded on a tree branch and a light flickering at a station, Henry's crew decide to turn back. The next day, they discover that a nearby viaduct was unsafe and would have collapsed if they had tried to cross. Later, Henry's driver informs him that the viaduct has been repaired and they can try to cross again that night.

While preparing to leave with his train, Henry gets spooked after hearing an owl hoot and Gordon speed by. The trucks tease him, but later down the old line, they see the crossing gates close and a signal turn red by themselves and they become spooked too. They surge forward through the gates and hit a landslide, plunging into a ravine. Soon, Old Bailey the fogman arrives on a handcart and reprimands Henry and his crew for not heeding his warnings. Henry's driver apologises and to make up for it, Sir Topham Hatt reopens the station and Old Bailey is made the stationmaster.




  • Stock footage from Thomas, Percy and the Dragon is used.
  • In later PBS Kids Sprout airings, the line "Stupid Bird!" was omitted entirely presumably because the word "stupid" was considered too strong for the target audience. In earlier airings, the line was not properly edited out; instead it simply said "Bird".
  • A rare picture implies that Gordon may have been intended to play a larger role in this episode.


  • Some light stands appear at the beginning.
  • Studio equipment is visible on the top right corner when Henry first puffs through the fog.
  • Only the front gate of the level crossing closes, as the back gate is already shut.
  • Henry's back bogie wheels are derailed when Thomas passes through Wellsworth.
  • In the head-on shot of Henry with James puffing by, Henry's eyes are wonky.
  • Two of Henry's trucks switch places in his train when he pushes it back into the fog.
  • When the trucks fall into the ravine, you can see track on the side of the ravine leading downward.
  • After the trucks fall into the ravine, either Henry's driver or fireman can be seen leaning out of the cab, but in the next shot, they are both standing beside the track.
  • When the narrator says "A mysterious figure watched Henry go by", the two open trucks and two of the vent vans disappear.
  • Henry's trucks' faces continually change direction from when he leaves Wellsworth until they crash.
  • When the trucks land at the bottom of the ravine, one truck's face almost falls off.
  • When the narrator says "By morning, the mist had cleared", the workman that is talking to Henry's driver has a brown cap, but when the workman says "Lucky you didn't cross it last night", he has a blue cap.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
German Henry und der Spuk Henry and the Spook
Danish Henry ser spøgelser Henry Sees Ghosts
Italian Henry Stregato Henry Bewitched
Japanese きりのなかのできごと Incident in the Fog
Swedish Spöklikt för Henry Spooky for Henry
Spanish Los fantasmas de Henry Henry's Ghosts
Norwegian Det spøker for Henry It Spooks for Henry
Polish Nawiedzony Henio Haunted Henry
Hungarian Henry és a szellemek Henry and the Ghosts
Slovenian Henrika prestrašijo duhovi Henry is Frightened of the Ghosts
Chinese 亨利遇見鬼 Henry Met the Ghost
Korean 안개 속의 유령 Ghost in the Fog
Romanian Henry este Bântuit Henry is Haunted
Slovak Strašidelný Henry Haunted Henry
Russian Генри и приведение Henry and Cast
Dutch Henry ziet spoken Henry Sees Ghosts
Greek Ο Τσάρλι είναι στοιχειωμένο Henry is Haunted
Thai เฮนรี่กลัวผี Henry Feared the Ghosts

Home Media Releases


DVD Boxsets


DVD Packs


  • The Complete Fifth Series
  • Spooks and Surprises
  • Spooky Collection

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