It says when he died they used his body as a window display. Now he haunts the seven seas because he was never put to rest.
— SpongeBob reading the comic book, "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost"

The Origin of The Flying Dutchman is a comic book that appears in the episode "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost." It describes how the Flying Dutchman came to haunt the seven seas (as the book describes).


The cover is yellow. In the book, there are two pictures featuring the Flying Dutchman. One as a mannequin for a clothes store called Kid World and another is him flying to the bottom of the ocean. The writing is written in the writing used in the past, like the medieval times, and in a font that is usually accompanied by writing from the past.

Role in the episode

It is found by SpongeBob and Patrick when they are ordered by "Squidward's Ghost," to clean out his spare room, full of random junk that he no longer uses. After SpongeBob tears off the wallpaper, he and Patrick find a comic book lying on the ground. SpongeBob reads it and it says that The Flying Dutchman now haunts the seven seas because he was never put to rest. So then he aims to put Squidward to rest, so that he will no longer haunt them.

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