Moon’s haunted refers to a viral catchphrase, originating from a popular tweet.
The phrase has spawned a lot of content and discussions, many of them involving Destiny 2, where the Moon is a pivotal point for the plot.
The phrase was first shared in a tweet on October 29th, 2018, by Twitter user @Dustinkcouch who wrote a short dialogue between a NASA employee and an astronaut, where the latter is cocking a gun while saying “Moon’s haunted”.
The tweet received a lot of retweets and likes, setting the stage for a meme to come.
Spread and Usage
“Moon’s haunted” was first illustrated as a comic by Tumblr user seamachine, who used the Guardians to depict the astronaut in the story.
The comic was uploaded to Tumblr on November 14th, 2018, and it would be reposted on Reddit by December.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep’s reveal trailer was uploaded to YouTube on June 6th, 2019, with the game’s primary plot revolving around the Moon.
Seamachine would use this reveal as inspiration to newer comics, featuring the catchphrase “Moon’s haunted”.