- "Children of the past. Spirits of Lowell. Be guided by our light. Come forth and be known to us. We implore you. Be still. -Find it in your hearts to leave our friends passage. -Transform your pain. Release your past. And… uh… get over it."
- ―Tara, Giles and Willow[src]
In 2000, the Scooby Gang was confronted to the poltergeists who happened to be ghostly children abused by Genevieve Holt manifested at Lowell House as a result of the severe abuse and repression of a group of traumatized teenage orphans at the hands of Genevieve Holt. However, the ritual was not performing. It was the efforts of Xander Harris and Anya Jenkins that permanently stopped the poltergeists by walking into Riley's room and interrupting his sex with Buffy who generate the poltergeist energy.