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Mitchell Moinian is the main protagonist of the twenty-first Goosebumps Series 2000 book, The Haunted Car.


Mitchell is a young boy who is really into cars and he has shelves of model cars and his walls are covered with posters with one even signed by Mario Andretti. One day, their father, who is a so-called "handyman" had the family uprooted by his job, moving them from Toledo to a place called Forrest Valley into a house on Hunter Hill that is very old and run-down. Todd is convinced that the old house is haunted, but Mitchell didn't think so as to him there were no such thing as ghosts.

He had been bugging his dad to replace his old broken down car, but he refused until they got in a car crash. They buy a new car from a man named Mr. Douglas who seemed to really want to get rid of. Soon, Mitchell started hearing a girl's voice in the car, and he started feeling like he was forced to get into it.

He eventually discovered the car was haunted by the ghost of a girl who died, and wanted to kill Mitchell to join her. One night, she took him on a ride, planning to kill him. But she did so while he house was catching his fire, thus saving his life. Because this contradicted her mission of evil, she melted away.

Mitchel assumed a girl named Marissa was the ghost due to her always appearing when the ghost does, but it turned out she is alive and is the ghosts' twin sister. He told Marissa about what happened and said he's not as into cars anymore.

The following morning, Mitchell's Dad attempts to start the car but it won't start. When he calls for a mechanic, the mechanic tells Mitchell and his dad that the car doesn't have a battery much his father's surprise and disbelief. Mitchell on the other hand is delighted since he believes that his father will now believe that the car is haunted.

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Physical appearance

Mitchell is twelve years old, Caucasian, tall, thin and dark with brown eyes and brown hair.


Mitchell has always been a real car fanatic. He is considered a legend at his school because of his strong knowledge about cars. And he can always identify the cars that come by even with his eyes closed. And when he slept at night, he would always dream that he is driving cars. But Mitchell was hardly down to earth due to his obsession and he does tend to annoy his parents about his nonstop talk about cars.

Mitchell can also be quite thoughtful and sympathetic, especially when he learned about Marissa's past and he has become good friends with her. And after his ordeal with The Haunted Car, he has lost interest in cars and is presumably looking for other things to be interested in like model train building.

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