About

Moon’s Haunted is a catchphrase based on a tweet. It has since been associated with discussions about the video game Destiny 2, which features plot points about the moon.

Origin

On October 29th, 2018, Twitter[1] user @Dustinkcouch tweeted, “nasa employee: oh hey u guys are back early
astronaut: moon’s haunted
nasa employee: what?
astronaut: *loading a pistol and getting back on the rocket-ship* moon’s haunted.” The post received more than 364,000 likes and 105,000 retweets in less than one year (shown below).

 

dustin Couch @Dustinkcouch nasa employee: oh hey u guys are back early astronaut: moon's haunted nasa employee: what? astronaut: *loading a pistol and getting back on the rocket-ship* moon's haunted 10:18 PM - 29 Oct 2018 Text Font Line
 

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About two weeks later, on November 14th, Tumblr [2] user seamachine used the dialogue for comic based on the video game Destiny, featuring the character Guardian. The post received more than 10,000 notes in less than one year (shown below, left).

On December 12th, Redditor [3] InterestingSometimes posted the comic in the /r/gaming subreddit. The post received more than 6,000 points (92% upvoted) and 250 comments in less than one year.

Several months later, on June 6th, 2019, a reveal trailer was released for the video Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, which takes place primarily on the moon.[7] That day, seamachine posted a second comic using the phrase.[4] The post received more than 870 notes in one week (shown below, center). The following day, seamchine posted the image on the /r/destiny2 subreddit,[5] adding an image from the video game to the top of the comic. The post received more than 1,000 points (99% upvoted) and 45 comments in one week (shown below, right).

GuaRdian youRE back EARIY SEAVMIANC (mooris haunted SEA NACHME Excuse me?? MALMN We (Mooris \haunted KA-KLIK Face Line art Head Text Hairstyle Cartoon Illustration Human Guaedian... you Know what thi's means. art Ma'am, @seamachineart THE NOPH SHATED Cartoon Fictional character DESTINY V 2 S HADOWKEEP Guaedian... you Know what this means. Ma'am, THEMOON SHAUNTED Cartoon Text Font Drawing Line Joint Line art
 

That day, Redditor[6] WiseScratch posted “Bungie: if you get Matt Mercer to say ‘moon’s haunted’, I’m buying $20 in silver.” The post received more than 5,400 points (98% upvoted) and 385 comments in one week.

Various Examples

Moon's IT'S THE REDDIT RAVEN haunted Bird Crow Moons Haunted WoL: Moon's haunted WoD: Earth's haunted too me: LOVE 1:36 AM -11 Jun 2019 Cat Felidae Small to medium-sized cats Photo caption Whiskers
moon's haunted #myheroacademia #f O-7 #kamisero #E B ...what? Hey! You guys are back early! @roxcystar @roxcystar moon's haunted moon's haunted. 7:11 PM - 7 Jun 2019 Text Cartoon Line Say the line, BaE Moon's Haunted Cartoon Animated cartoon MOONS Haunted Date: Vp Text Drawing