In 1959 Underwood picks up a copy of a new horror novel...
It is Shirley Jackson's
The Haunting of Hill House.
The story concerns psychical researcher Dr. John Montague and his team as they investigate the purportedly haunted ‘Hill House’.
Mirroring Harry Price’s investigation of Borley Rectory...
Montague similarly rents ‘Hill House’ in order to investigate for a period of time...
In the following year...
Underwood begins organising his own group visits to haunted houses...
…when he becomes President
and Chief Investigator…
...of the Ghost Club.