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Fans of Netflix's incredibly spooky hit The Haunting of Hill House were left stunned after a viewer shared a hidden plot twist about the creepy series online.

The series, which focuses on the Crains, a family of seven who spend the summer of 1992 living in a hunted house, has sparked a frenzy online thanks to its terrifying subject matter - and this latest revelation has caused even more excitement on social media.

According to a Tumblr user, the significance of the five siblings in the series was underestimated by many viewers; rather than just being key characters in the plot, the brothers and sisters were also meant to represent the five stages of grief, reports Daily Mail.

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Fans of Netflix's latest horror series The Haunting of Hill House came to the realisation about the five Crain siblings earlier this week. Photo / Supplied
Fans of Netflix's latest horror series The Haunting of Hill House came to the realisation about the five Crain siblings earlier this week. Photo / Supplied

Explaining very little detail about their discovery, the user simply shared a stunned meme photo and wrote, "The moment you realize each of the Crain kids represent one of the stages of grief."

This sparked other watchful fans to study each of the Crain siblings on the show to see if they, in fact, represent those five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

Steve, fans found, represents denial because he refuses to believe what happened at his family's home when he was younger.

The character is also unable to accept his sister Nell's death was at all connected with something paranormal going on within the home.

After Steve, there is Shirley who represents anger.

The characters Steve (right) and Shirley (left) represent denial and anger throughout the ten-episode series. Photo / Netflix
The characters Steve (right) and Shirley (left) represent denial and anger throughout the ten-episode series. Photo / Netflix

She is the eldest daughter in the family and has always been angered by what happened in the house during the summer of 1992.

But one of the main sources of anger in her adult life is that her brother Steve wrote a book about the Hill House.

These themes of Shirley representing anger only continues as the family deals with the death of Nell.

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Fans then noticed that the sibling to represent bargaining, the third stage of grief, is Theo.

Theo represents the third stage of grief, bargaining. Photo / Netflix
Theo represents the third stage of grief, bargaining. Photo / Netflix

The sibling has the "power of touch" and always wears gloves to prevent herself from experiencing "psychic knowledge" about anyone whom she comes in contact.

Theo's connection with bargaining comes from how she's always searching for a better outcome. She also uses this when she attempts to rationalize the reason Nell returned to Hill House as an adult.

Depression is next, which is seen in the character of Luke after he discovers his twin sister, Nell, is dead.

Luke, who is unable to move on from the death of his twin sister, represents depression. Photo / Netflix
Luke, who is unable to move on from the death of his twin sister, represents depression. Photo / Netflix

Luke is unable to accept the death of Nell, and it causes great stress on the character throughout the first season.

Then the final stage, acceptance, is represented in Nell.

The character returns to the Hill House and has accepted she might reunite with her mother. She accepts this possibility when entering the home again.

While younger sister, Nell, represents acceptance. Photo / Netflix
While younger sister, Nell, represents acceptance. Photo / Netflix

Once fans realized the five stages of grief were represented by each of the Crain siblings, other people took the theory one step further. It was realized that the siblings were born in the same order that one experiences the stages of grief.

Since Steve represents denial, the first stage, then he also is the eldest sibling. And Nell, representing the final stage of acceptance, was the last child born in the family.

Now fans are left wondering if there are more themes and hidden clues within the haunted series.