Um … what?

"Ghostwriter" producer and writer Kermit Frazier revealed “Ghostwriter’s” true identity in a recent interview with The New York Times’ blog The Local.

“Ghostwriter was a runaway slave during the Civil War,” Frazier said. “He was killed by slave catchers and their dogs as he was teaching other runaway slaves how to read in the woods. His soul was kept in the book and released once Jamal [Sheldon Turnipseed] discovered the book.”