Disneyland's Haunted Mansion is famous for its 999 happy haunts, eternally acknowledging that there was always room for one more.
In October of 2004, Disneyland hosted a charity auction for the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim. Disneyland posted an online auction, giving fans a chance to become immortalized in the Haunted Mansion as its 1000th resident. When the eBay listing ended on October 21st, Cary "Jay" Sharp of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was the winner, placing a bid of $37,400. The medical doctor and health-care attorney won a spot in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, as well as a donation for his local Baton Rouge chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.
On October 28, 2004 a special midnight burial was held to welcome Sharp to the Haunted Mansion. Sharp was presented a Death Certificate and a personalized tombstone in the graveyard scene.