In The Sixth Sense, Vincent and Cole both have a patch of white in their hair.

Cole and Vincent both have a patch of grey/white hair, both on the right side of their heads. Vincent's is to the side and Cole's is behind the ear.

Vincent's can be seen on the right side right above his ear.


Cole's can be seen on the right side right behind his ear.


Why do they both have this patch of white hair? Why is it on the right side?


This seems to have been something intended by Shyamalan


Shyamalan wanted all spirit spotters to share a physical trait. He figured a shock of white would result from the trauma of being a regular on spectral rotations. That’s why Osment has it, as does the deranged patient who attacks Willis in the beginning.

  • "Spirit Spotters" - sounds like a wacky 1980's cartoon series. – BrettFromLA Mar 21 '17 at 18:03
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    just commenting to say this is such a stupid plot point. but what else would you expect from shyamalan? >_> – user428517 Mar 21 '17 at 23:20
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    @sgroves It's not unheard of. Spielberg did it with the mother's character in the original Poltergeist. – steelersquirrel Mar 21 '17 at 23:55
  • @user22792 i didn't say it was unheard of; i said it was stupid. :) – user428517 Mar 22 '17 at 15:42

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