Haunted House Guide

Walkthrough written in second person by Muddy Dragon
Special thanks to: Slanted Fish, Legoless, Nameless UnDEFiNed, & Poptropica

Out of a hole in the ground, you emerge into a spooky graveyard, cluttered with grave stones and a single crying angel. As you get near the house, you see a sign on the old boarded up door. “Gone to the grave. Fill our yearning.” – that’s what it says.

You try to open the door, but it is boarded shut. To the side of the house, you find a small locked door to the basement. Try as you might, you cannot get the door open. Right as you’re about to give up, a blue bat swoops though your hair and hits you with a heavy key. “That must be the key to this hatch,” you think to yourself. After chasing the bat up to the roof of the house, you finally catch it and grab the key from its feet.

As you open the basement door, years of dust and grime blow into your face. When you step in, something white and sticky engulfs your face. “Oh, gross!” you yell as you pull the spider webs off your face. As you walk down the old creaky stairs, you notice writing on the wall that says “Find the Draught of the Dead” and a barrel full of kerosene, a type of fuel. “I don’t know what that means, and I don’t need any kerosene right now, but I’ll remember this for later…” you mutter to yourself.

Further on in the basement, you see a water boiler and a furnace. The odd thing was, all the pipe pieces to connect the two were out of place and floating in midair. By rotating the pieces, you reconnect the boiler and furnace to make it work again.

hh pipes

Suddenly, you’re swept up in a burst of steam from the boiler and launched up onto a high shelf. Once you regain your feet, you noticed a bottle of red liquid with a skull and cross bones on it. “Perhaps this is the ‘Draught of the Dead’ I was supposed to find,” you think. You looked to the right and walked up the stairs that were there.

“Looks like nobody’s lived here for years. Nobody still alive, at least,” you think as you noticed the pearly (and transparent!) white cat licking itself in the corner. You slowly approach it and after much questioning, it tells you more about your quest. “When the 4 treasures are found, I will guide you to the dead,” the cat tells you.

With that in mind, you enter the kitchen and noticed yet another eerie message on the wall. “Ice soothes the burning dead,” the wall reads. There was a freezer, but you have no way of getting any ice, so you move on to the next room. Walking down the halls, you notice the painting eyes fallowing your movements. You ignore this and continue on.

Still in the hall, but up the stairs, you trip over one of the suits of armor. It makes you so mad, you jump on its head. You must be stronger than you thought, because you knocked the knight’s pickaxe right out of his grip. You grab it for future use.

hh suitofarmor

You walk up another flight of stairs and enter the room on the right. Upon entering, you find that you were nearly hit in the head with an arrow with a note on it. The note said: “Fly to find the chalice.” As you walk along to check out the rest of the room, you spook a spider on the ground and hear a crash downstairs.

You run down the stairs to find a floating broom that had fallen off the wall. You hop on and fly back up the stairs. While flying around in the other room, you find a secret passage to the attic through the ceiling. You spot an ancient chest with a puzzle lock on it. You study the movements of the puzzle pieces carefully, and when it stops moving, you find that you can solve it simply by retracing the moves it made, but in backwards order. You quickly complete the puzzle and take out what you find: a spooky ancient goblet with green jewels set into the rim. “I’ll keep this for later,” you tell yourself.

After going back down from the attic, you enter the room to the left of the stairs. You notice the phone ringing, so you picked up. “Darkness fills the grave. Find our light when midnight strikes twice,” a ghostly voice rasps at the other end.

“Midnight strikes twice…” you muttered again as you spotted the two old clocks to the left. As you hover your hand over the one on the left, it goes faster. If you hover your hand near the right one, that goes faster. After much trial and error, you finally get both clocks to strike midnight at the exact same time. A small lantern slides out from the fireplace and you pick it up.

Back downstairs, you used the knight’s pick you found earlier to take some ice out of the freezer. Examining your inventory, you realize, “These must be the four treasures! The draught, the chalice, the lantern, and the ice. Now, I’ve got to talk to that crazy little kitty again.” You walk back over to the ghost cat and show it the four treasures you had collected.

Unfortunately, it turns out that you’re not done yet. The cat tells you to return to it once the lantern was lit. “Where am I supposed to light a lantern around here?!” you yell, confused. And then you remember the kerosene. You go back down to the basement and light the lantern using the kerosene.

Now with all four treasures properly prepared, you go back upstairs and speak to the ghost cat again. You are told to “bring the treasure to where the cherub cries.”

So you go back outside to the weeping angel statue near all those gravestones that were mentioned earlier. Now that you have the treasures, you notice a deep hole that had been dug out near the base of the cherub. Against your better judgment, you decide to enter.

Underground, you see several dark figures staring at you through the darkness. Witches, mummies, and even a Grim Reaper (as well as so many more!). This was true nightmare. “Thank you for returning the items needed for our party,” congratulated the witch.

So, it was just a huge Halloween party for the dead! The draught and ice were just punch to be put in the chalice, and the lantern was for light. The witch awards you credits to spend at the Poptropica Store, and your work here is done. The End.

Looking for more walkthroughs? Check out our Island Help page! 🙂



  1. Thanks so much! I was so stuck on how to get the broomstick so I used someone else’s (because I didn’t see the link) and it was sooooooooooooo hard to understand!

  2. Brave Flame says:

    like i sed in the other post… da rewards arent werent really helpful to me =(

    Hijuyo: Oh well, at least you had fun doing the mini-quest! 😉

  3. blue robot says:

    nice guide muddydragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. postopialucy says:


  5. Thank you

  6. Wait; so how did the people get the pumpkin trick-or-treat baggy or what ever thing? Dummies?

  7. u need to go into boiler room (basement) then go to left ground part and press the barrel and poof if u have a lantern there

  8. Sparkle Star/Green Seal says:

    I just wait and open up a new tab and do something else. Eventually (it may take a while, but you don’t do anything) they will strike at 12:00 at the same time.

    • Brave Flame says:

      lol neva thought of dat lol

    • Never thought of that. D’OH!

      The old-fashioned way requires a lot of precision, timing, and luck. x_x It took me forever. UGH.

      All together, though, I did enjoy the mini island. 😀 Now we await RTV Island. With Hippie Man waiting for us.

      • purple heart says:

        I don’t get RTV but hopefully the creators will find a way to make it work. And since haunted house is just a mini-quest I think it’ll still come!

    • And hippie madness will never end with Smockers…

      What i did with clocks were try to put the cursor on the edge of the 2 clocks at the same time and look to see if they were the same pace. Then they would strike 12 at the same time. It took 4-5 mins for me.

  9. hijuyo is the hole dug up near the crying angle with mummys and witchs in hole near the angle?

  10. I finished it before the guide came out!

  11. Brave Flame says:

    i dnt kno bout u guyz but finding the ice pick was hard without the guide cuz i didnt try jumpin on its head before the guide came out…

  12. For the skull puzzle, try to memorize the steps that they took for scrambling the pieces. Then when they’re done, do it backwards. Fpr the clocks, see my other comment above.

  13. zippy hippo says:

    Once I did the clocks and it literaly only took 15 seconds!they bothy went by the clocks.Then with a little editing of the time,the second time round i beated it!

  14. Grumpy Octopus says:

    The hardest parts for me were the clocks… the skull puzzle was easy because someone else posted a comment on how to do it. Thank you nervous lizard 😉

  15. Serious Tiger says:

    Cause they were busy planning the party. 🙂

  16. Beefy Dragon says:

    Haunted House was fun, but not fun enough to replace Reality TV island. :/

  17. purple heart says:

    Maybe those were missing and they spied on us from the potriats on the wall to know we are helping them.

  18. Serious Tiger says:

    Yeah. I really hope RTV Island or SOME other island comes out SOON, b/c Haunted House took about ten minutes and I’m bored already.

  19. serious spider says:

    Thanks for the guide!

  20. Nice Chicken says:

    I got a new costume cause of this! yay! =))

  21. Not as creepy as I thought… I will go on it again! I love my new costume!

  22. Serious Tiger says:

    My new costume is AWESOME b/c of this, but they should really publish another island.

  23. It was hard without muddy dragon’s guide. Now I can dressup for Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU MUDDY DRAGON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. What you do for the clocks, what most people don’t realize is that you can hover over one clock and it will go faster, and you get it to be the same time. It’s really easy.
    The guide even says it, just so you know. It’s a lot easier that way.
    And I think Reality TV Island WILL come out, if not soon…. but I keep hoping it will!

    • Serious Tiger says:

      I don’t think RTV will come out. It has been too long w/out any updates and they have just completely switched over to HH.

  25. Fast Flame says:

    Awesome i remember saying in one old comment that the prise should be awesome costumes!!!

  26. i like the best about hounted house is the flying broom stick and the party when u finish the island.

  27. This guide was very helpful, but I already finished the house before this was posted. It was really hard. 😡

  28. Cool Biker says:

    If you customize the witches broom in the Ghoul’s Gala at the very end, it has a “special power” when you press space bar. You may need to press space bar for a while for it to happen. You can also try clicking on your poptropican. Hope it works for you too!

    • Serious Tiger says:

      It spins the broom in your Poptropican’s hand. It also works with the scarecrow’s pitchfork. The Grim Reaper’s scythe also lets you hold it up and grin.

  29. Grey Flame says:

    Thanks for the guide!
    Haunted House was really easy!

    On another note, what’s everyone dressing up as for Halloween?

    I’m going to be a Gothic fairy!

  30. Thanks sooo much I realy needed held on this I love how it keeps interested and doesn’t want to make you go some place else.Haunted House was soo much fun.

  31. in the poptropica store they have a were wolf and swap moster too!!!!! lol!

  32. Serious Tiger says:

    Yeah, the new costumes are cool, but I’m not going to buy anything on my primary account. I have not bought anything yet, so I have 950 credits and will have more as soon as RTV Island comes in. If ever.

  33. Bla , bla says:

    This is a very good telling of the story , the best ?

  34. White Glove says:

    My Poptropican is so funny and scary. The witch that said something has a funny nose so I cuztomise. And The Beautiful witch I coztumised the clothes and I also coztumised the grim reaper’s scythe and the cape of the vampire girl and the scar of somebody. I don’t know it’s name. Try It yourself… Hahahahahahahaha!!!

  35. freakishlyesterday says:

    This was a cool island. A little to short though. Thanks for the guide! :]

  36. haunted house was very easy.

  37. Lucky Flipper says:

    First of all, they should give you more credits after you complete the Haunted House! Second, buying credits with real money is a big waste.

    • i buy credits when i have money left on my phone and the month is almost over so i cant use for anything else so i buy credits its not a waste unless you cant afford it or you can buy something more usefull.

  38. I finally beat the Haunted House! 🙂

  39. I solved the skull puzzle by taking a video of its moves with my Blackberry phone, then playing the video back to retrace the moves in backwards order. 🙂

    • really, because I thought that that part was pretty easy. The skull moves left, right, lefy, then down, up, down. Maybe it is just because I have a good memory that I figured it out!

  40. this was great help

  41. asher123456 says:

    I think that this was helpful!

  42. Thank you so MUCH!I love your blog too, and I come on here all the time. I have been a big poptropica fan for a long time, but I used to try to figure out the islands on my own. I still do, but if I need help I come here! Love Your Blog!

  43. super dude says:

    That skeleton clock part is SO hard! It tokk me like 30 times to figure it out. I didn’t even know what to do until I read the help blog. Thanks Guys!

  44. Max and Fang says:

    Who ever wrote this should be a professional writer!!!!

  45. shiny raptor says:

    the clocks were really hard but i solved them using this guide. poptropica rules!!!!
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  46. i LOVE this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it helps me so much:)

  47. I love your site. My friend showed it to me and now I use it all the time. I have fallen in love with the whole site. THANKS!

  48. popular sun says:

    This is SO easy except for the skeleton puzzle part 😐

  49. skinny dragon says:

    This guide is great!

  50. i did whith phb this is the best

  51. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! i love this website!!!!!! love itt love itt love itt!!!!!!!!!!! keep on doinq the good work

  52. Wow! I finally just finished it. Took me a while to find the hole and I was so relieved when I finally got the clocks to strike midnight lol.

  53. this is awsome

  54. majorpoptropicafan says:

    It was kind of scary and frightening but not so. This guide is the greatest.

  55. wow this page did work i finished in ten minutes.

  56. Blue Ninja says:

    I love things with a scary theme! Haunted house is awesome!!

  57. Thanks a lot,You make it sound like a story

  58. hestiared says:

    thx for the help! it took me forever to figure the first half out by myself; this helped a lot!!!

  59. Haunted House is no longer free, its 350 credits now. 😦

  60. thanks man i fuond out you can custimise all the monsters in the underground

  61. I love the way you made it sound like a story! 😆

  62. Allallallallb'dindidididing says:

    Thank you! This guide really helped me. I will be using it to complete Haunted House Mini Quest for all of the many poptropicans I have!

  63. It was so easy, but the midnight strikes twice thing and the puzzle to get the chalice seems medium.

  64. Shaggy Peanut says:

    Hooray! I love the Grim Reaper!

  65. they be rippin us off 50 credits in return for 350 -.-

    Hijuyo: 50 credits AND being able to play the Haunted House miniquest. You don’t have to buy it, but you can if you think it’s worth it. By the way, it was free when it was first released.

  66. Hey, why is the Haunted House 350 credits?

    Hijuyo: Because the Creators priced it that way.

  67. Maybe less people have bought it

  68. I bought it when it was free

  69. So outrageous, this would be better to find if it were on the Haunt Map – I spent too much time and it’s hard to read all the comments, so many of them now!

  70. Haunted house ROCKS!

  71. Wild Storm says:


  72. Wild Storm says:

    Omg, it took me like, 4 min. mayb 3!

  73. i buy it when it was free too, it’s much too expensive for 350 credits

  74. heya, I gotta admit this is the best site EVER!

  75. i hate the clock part so friggin badly

  76. Thanks for this!I jab been trying 2 figure it out.

  77. Fierce raptor says:

    It was so cool how i came out the ground when i first got there!

  78. How do you restart the Mini-Quest?

  79. Nice Bean says:

    I had finished, but it says that there’s new prizes. Apparently, I should have waited.

    Slanted Fish: The new prizes were already added, but about a year after the original release. No waiting needed.

  80. cuddly dolphin says:

    thanks a lot! this was really helpful. i was done with the haunted house in like five minutes and i kept looking back at your helpful guide for reference. Thanks again!

  81. Meep Meep! says:

    what I did for the clocks is I just moved my mouse from on clock to the other back and forth quickly and then eventually I got the lantern.

  82. thanks guide i love this

  83. This is amazing! It even makes it scarier… It made me feel like I’m inside the quest.

  84. Sticky Crush says:

    Help! Something is wrong! After we have found 4 treasures, I can’t finish!
    in Haunted House

    • After you’ve collected the four treasures, you should go talk to the cat again. Then you will need to light a lantern with kerosene from the basement. For more details, please read the guide!

  85. Thank You I have completed every island thanks to you guys.

  86. dog on! says:

    Lucky for me, the skull puzzle was very easy because i’m amazing at puzzles!

  87. In order to kill my boredom waiting for the next island, ( Because I’ve completed all the islands.) I’m doing this again.

  88. Thank you soooooooooo much!!!!!!!! ^_^
    You rock…… How did you make it ???????
    I used this blog a lot .

  89. WHAT HOUSE?? you said as you approach the house… ect. what house?!?!? can you please tell us how to beat the island from the BEGGINING? like starting from where you start off with the float balloon thing that lets you travel places? how do you get to the graveyard???

  90. awesomeguy112 says:

    I like how you put the story in 2nd person!

  91. red berry says:

    is this island a limited-time thing? i cant find it anywhere in my island map

    Slanted Fish: You need the Haunted House card from the Store (it’s free).

  92. bubbleseb18 says:

    its weird when you talk to the scare crow and his mouth doesn’t open because of the stitches 😀

  93. this is the best game i ever played!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. Also, make sure to click on the zombie card!!!! you’ll get a free gift!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. nice ghost says:

    that was really fun i like that island!!! 😀

  96. “And your work here is done.” Or is it? Now, you have to stop the evil pun demon!

  97. Be sure to get the zombie card at the end in the party room — and you can costumize from all the characters in the party room — lots of Halloween costume possibilities!!!

  98. where do you find the bottle with the skull on it i didn’t find it

  99. i am done with the haunted house!! that took just about 10 minutes! maybe even less, thanks to the help of this blog!!

  100. Tough Storm says:

    This walkthrough was really helpful. Now the only problem is that I got the zombie card and I can’t reverse it! HELP ME!!!

    Hijuyo: Click “Turn off all special effects” in your Store inventory.

  101. I finished it in five minutes.

  102. gangsters rule says:

    In the guide, why are some words in purple?

  103. blame it on the love of rock and roll says:

    Oh, yeah? I finished it in ten minutes! Lol!

  104. blame it on the love of rock and roll says:

    They are the items you need to collect.

  105. creelisel carlbrun says:

    because those are the items you need to get in the quest.

  106. creelisel carlbrun says:

    oh sorry. I didn’t know you already answered his/her question! sorry!

  107. So you responded to Sunny’s comment (I finished it in five minutes.) by saying,”Oh, yeah? I finished it in ten minutes! Lol!”,right? Why did you say that? You probably only embarrassed yourself by that? You gained no new respect. The reason for that is obvious. -_-

  108. amally says:

    uh… thats kind of harsh by the way you said it.I don’t think he or she actually really meant it.

  109. hatersloveme4897 says:

    I finished it in 4 minutes and I solve almost every island in Poptropica (22)
    So beat that fool,a member of Poptropica with every store item.
    I have 1849 friends 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  110. I never mean to be harsh,but I can’t make it more nicer than this.

  111. hatersloveme4897 says:

    Actually,I solved 22 islands twice or more,I’ve got all 34 medals 🙂

  112. eazy pezey


  1. Happy Halloween, and thanks to MuddyDragon for writing this guide! 😀

    Step foot inside Poptropica’s creepiest creation – if you dare. In the darkest reachest of the Haunted House, you’ll find creepy critters, poltergeists, and painted portraits that watch your every move. Can you make it through the night without being scared out of your wits? This October, players who complete the quest will receive an all-new zombie costume and power!!

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