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Laura Ayers is a character created by Kiki. She appeared in the episode "The Tale of Old Man Corcoran".


Laura either died from illness or injury, or she may have been lured into an open grave by Marshall McClain, and buried alive. The grave was dug by the Groundskeeper, Old Man Corcoran. Also buried in the graveyard was Marshall McClain, Ron Jacobson, Scott Wolden, Mary Alice Reardon and Cissy Vernon. Their ghosts would all wander around and haunt the graveyard at nighttime. Usually playing hide and seek. Possibly she and the rest of them became evil and vengeful ghosts looking to take other kids down with them.

It is unclear how long ago she passed away and when she joined Marshall's group. Then in 1993, Marshall invited the new kids on the block: Jack and Kenny Harris to join the group.

Just like most of her friends, she teased and taunted the kids who get scare easy. However she seems to be a bit impatient and short-tempered. She listened to Cissy who was cold and unfriendly to Jack and Kenny, she tried to scare them off by telling them a tall tale about Old Man Corcoran. Cissy told them that once Old Man Corcoran caught a child stealing from him and as a punishment, he cut the child's hand off. Also the Harris boys were told that Old Man Corcoran he was an evil ghost who haunted the graveyard, and is always on the lookout for trespassers. When Cissy and Kenny were wasting time arguing and fighting. She snapped at them for stalling and wanted to get the game started already.

Then when Jack and Kenny took part in a new game, she eventually pop from behind a grave and scared Jack and Kenny. What she didn't know, was that during their hide and seek game, that Jack and Kenny really did end up bumping into Old Man Corcoran and ran home scared out of their skin. The next day she took part with his friends teasing and laughing at the Harris boys for chickening out of the game from the other night.

Marshall then gave Jack and Kenny another chance to participate in another hide and seek game. Then during the game, Jack and Kenny snuck away to steal Old Man Corcoran's harmonica to prove to her and the others that Old Man Corcoran really did exist. It is unclear where she went during the game. However it can be assumed that she just vanished and returned to her grave.

Eventually it was proven that everything bad and negative that was told to Jack and Kenny about Old Man Corcoran was all a lie. Since Old Man Corcoran showed up just in time to prevent Jack and Kenny from being buried alive by Marshall!

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