A ward boss and a financier are among the individuals who are being killed off with medieval weaponry. There seems no obvious connection, but Kolchak’s investigations take him to the Hydecker Museum, a repository of medieval armor and weapons. The curator is upset with the fact that the Hydecker is being converted into a disco. Later, when speaking with the woman in charge of handling the redecoration, Carl witnesses her being killed by a figure in a suit of black armor that he saw at the museum. When the curator is cleared of the murders, Kolchak suspects that the armor is haunted, and committing the murders. A background check reveals that the armor belonged to the Marquis de Mettancourt, a misogynist who swore with his dying breath that his final resting place would never be the site of gaiety and laughter. The armor has now come to life to fulfill the oath. Kolchak must use the same blessed battle axe that was used to kill de Mettancourt to stop the armor before it kills again.
Guest Cast: John Dehner (Captain Vernon Rausch), Hans Conreid (Mendel Boggs), Leiux Dressler (Minervo Musso), Shug Fisher (Pop Stenvold)
Notes: Among the best episodes, with excellent performances from everyone, particularly John Dehner.
LogBook entry by Steve Crowe