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“You can't escape! I never did!”
— Bart Chaney to Jack, "Night of the Harbinger"

Bart Chaney is a Boss Ghost and a prisoner in Newbury Penitentiary.


Site Bio

You will want to keep this prison ghost nicely wrapped up in a straitjacket in solitary confinement at all times. It shouldn’t be all that difficult, as he has never managed to escape from the now derelict Newbury Penitentiary, even as a ghost. Or has he? Anyway, after spending decades alone, peaking through tiny porthole windows, our failed escape artist here is longing for some company. And he’ll do whatever it takes to keep visitors locked inside with him. Forever…

Most Wanted Ghosts: Bart Chaney

Well, after spending decades alone, peaking through tiny porthole windows of his solitary confinement cell at Newbury Penitentiary, our failed escape artist here is longing for some company. And he’ll do whatever it takes to keep visitors locked inside with him. Forever…

App Bio

Escaped prison and the Hidden Side. Now he haunts his favorite cell, still rattling the chains.


Bart Chaney was a Boss Ghost in the Newbury Penitentiary. When the Ghost Hunters came to the Penitentiary to look for Nehmaar Reem, Chaney and Nehmaar Reem (though the former was unaware of the latter's presence) awaited them. Jack Davids, along with Rami and his entourage moved through the prison, with Rami jokingly banging on the prison cell doors with a stick. Bart Chaney soon emerged, thoroughly terrifying Rami, and forcing Jack to run away, eventually causing Chaney to stumble and be dragged around the Penitentiary by his ball. With the extra time, Jack rescued Parker L. Jackson from a cell which Nehmaar Reem had trapped her in for interfering. Finally, Chaney caught up with Jack, but the two of them were able to catch the Boss Ghost.


He has 6 locks wrapped around his prison uniform with the number 1805. The locks are attached to a chain, the end of which has a heavy ball.


Prison Break (App)

Bart Chaney can summon a decoy and send it running straight forward.


Bart Chaney, like all Ghosts, can throw balls of Gloom on his enemies to harm them or to haunt buildings or objects.


Bart Chaney, like all Ghosts, can possess humans and turn them into Gloombies.



LEGO Hidden Side

Night of the Harbinger


  • He is a member of the Sad Ghosts.
  • In his idle animation in the app, he swings around his ball, suggesting either it might not be heavy, he has supernatural strength, or both.
  • Even though Bart Chaney's app bio says that he's escaped prison, his site bio and "Night of the Harbinger" states otherwise.
  • Bart's last name is a play on the word "chainy".
  • Bart Chaney having a straitjacket on appears to be a reference to both of his former occupations (a magician and a prisoner), with the straitjacket being used by magicians in some of their magic tricks as well as being use to prevent prisoners from using their arms.
  • According to the LEGO Hidden Side: Ghosts From the Other Side activity book, he was formerly a magician, making him the second ghost who was a magician in life, the first being Jake Rosebud.
    • However, it's unknown if they actually knew each other.


LEGO Hidden Side Characters
Ghost Hunters Leader: J.B.
Jack · Parker · Douglas · Spencer
Sad Ghosts Boss Ghosts: Bart Chaney · Joe Ishmael · Mamali · Mr. Nibs · Spewer · The Maw
Alex Boudoun · Andy Lasky · Barry The Bomber · Belulah Demonay · Beau · Gary Atric · Gary Linemann · Grandma Winnie · Grandpa Sam · Joe Snow · Luigi Gelato · Maiken Hill · Molly Jones · Morgan Walken · Mr. White · Nurse Nellie · Old Fuller · Ron Duke · Roy · Spencer · T.E. Anderson · Ted Bixby · Trudy Joy · Wendy Batt
Anger Ghosts Boss Ghosts: Blaze M. Barr · Captain Archibald · Dr. Drewell · Lady Evelina · Maxine Turbo · Samuel Mason · Tragico · Trucker Dale
Air Marshall Brooks · Axel Chops · Barney Mcphly · Ben Jackson · Bobby Marchese · Butch Lindenburger · Chef Brennan · Crooked Sven Robin · Drew Jones · Don Hernando · Hilary Delivery · Jenny · Jeremy Jones · Joe Rotten · Lil' Bo Pumpkins · Madame Digamberetto · Monsieur Forte · Murray Andreeves · Nagging Nathan · Poor Thaddeus · Sir Kane · Ugha · Vaughn G. Jackson
Wild Ghosts Boss Ghosts: Anomalo · Harry Cane · Kreatoru · Rat Shaun · The Bawa
Alice · Archibald the 1st · Chester the Jester · Daisy · Dave · Don Janko · Doug · Everett · Garfield Gonzalez · Ivan Monroe · Jake Rosebud · James · Luis Piedrecita · Mr. Mueller · Ms. Sandri · Nanna Borom · Ollie · Phil · Pickles · Professor Iken · Scrimper · Timothy · Waylon · Wild Thomas · Zeb Jackson
Other Characters Bill · Bob Jackson · Captain Jonas · Chuck · Chef Enzo · Claus Stormward · Dwayne · Jack Davids (Mirrored) · Joey · Jennie Napo · Jimbo Loblo · Jonas Jr. · Linda Jackson · Mary Breaksom · Maximus · Mr. Branson · Mr. Clarke · Ms. Santos · Nanna · Nate Lockem · Nehmaar Reem · Nehmaar Reem's Species · Old Souls · Paola · Parker L. Jackson (Mirrored) · Paul · Pete Peterson · Pizza Delivery Boy · Rami · Rocky · Ronny · Rose Davids · Scott Francis · Shadow-Walkers · Terry Top · Wade · Waitress Sally