Fred Phelps' Hat


Fred Phelps


White cowboy hat


Releases waves of hateful energy, occasionally in harmful blasts if something it especially hates occurs or comes near. Capable of self-movement when not worn. When worn, if the wearer is something Fred would have hated, they combust and turn to ashes. If worn by someone who feels immense hatred, they are transformed into a giant demon-like creature.




Always active/ secondary effects when worn

Collected by

Warehouse 13







Date of Collection




Fred Waldron Phelps, Sr. (November 13, 1929 – March 19, 2014) was an American pastor who headed the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. Phelps attained notoriety primarily from his vehemently anti-gay activism and his picketing of funerals of homosexuals and soldiers.


This hat is always active, and aware of anything its church hates that happens in the world. It always emenates waves of intense hatred and, if especially angered, can move and even fly on its own, targeting anything in its path with harmful energy blasts.

(These effects are currently unknown to the Warehouse):

If worn by something Fred and the church would have hated, the wearer instantly combusts and turns to ash. If worn by someone that agrees with Fred or the church's stance, they are transformed into a giant demon-like creature.


Due to the extreme nature of this artifact, it is to be coupled with Eirene's Rhyton, the only artifact capable of countering its levels of hatred with peace.


  • 1. When this artifact was first collected, it attacked the agents assigned to the mission, nearly killing both of them. Eirene's Rhyton was called to be used, and was soon discovered to be the only artifact capable of nulling the hat. It was unanimously voted to be moved permanently to the Hall of Hate.
  • 2. When same-sex marriage was allowed in California, the hat escaped storage and attacked Agents Garrett Scott and Felix Draco. His Element of Kindness was enough to temporarily passify the artifact, and the Elements of Harmony were also required to make occasionally visits to the Hall of Hate.
  • 3. In response to hearing the potential of same-sex marriage being legalized in all 50 states, the Regents immediately requested the hat be kept in a large trunk full of neutralizer, surrounded by a neutralizer light field, and Eirene's Rhyton be placed on top of the box in case the artifact caused a disaster. Other than the box being destroyed (the rhyton suffered no apparent damage), the artifact was rendered impotent for the day. It is currently under regular watch, and the new bearers of the Elements of Harmony are making more frequent visits to maintain passification.
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