Religion: believes in ghosts
Name: unnamed gangster
First Appearance: Action Comics (vol. 1) #15 (Aug. 1939): "Superman on the High Seas"
Number of Appearances: 1
Enemy of: Superman
Worked for: "Big Boy" Chaney
Gang leader "Big Boy" Chaney and his gang stole a U.S. submarine in order to retrieve sunken Spanish treasure he read about in a news article by Clark Kent. Chaney sent two unnamed henchman in diving suits down in the sunken ship to investigate. Clark Kent, as Superman, was already there, having found the long-lost Spanish gold.
The unnamed gangsters were "frightened half out of their wits" when they saw a "ghostly figure from some era past floating weirdly toward them, hand outstretched." The henchmen thought they had seen a ghost. It was actually Superman, who had donned the uniform and helmet of one of the long-dead Spanish sailors and intentionally scared the gangsters.
Back on board the submarine, one of the gangsters told Chaney, "I tell ya-- It was a ghost! An' he's after us for disturbing his restin' place! Let's clear outa here!"
Chaney himself was apparently less of a believer in ghosts. Chaney said, "Are you guys going nuts? Expect me to believe that cock-and-bull story? What're ya trying to pull?"