Keith Everet, the Earl of Strethmere in the 18th Century, was shot by marauding highwaymen as he was on his way to propose to his beloved Deborah Wallace. After his death, his ancestors' spirits taught him all their secrets and sent him back to Earth to fight for justice.

He continued to haunt his castle until 1941. During World War Two, the last remaining descendant of Deborah Wallace returned to the castle with her would-be fiance, Charles Collins. Unfortunately, they came back at the same time as Nazi saboteurs were occupying it, and they killed Collins. Everet witnessed the attack and took over Collins' body. He then dealt with the saboteurs and returned the woman back to America.

After being non-active for several decades, he was found by Animal Man in a dimension called "Limbo." He confessed that he did not want to be "brought back," since the colloquial meaning of the word gay has changed since his earlier days, and he's not a homosexual.[1]



  • Despite his original name, "The Gay Ghost", Keith Everet was not a homosexual.
  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and no longer apply.