In both Native American and First Nation folklore, Manaha is a synonym for the wendigo. Sam previously mentioned the wendigo in the introduction to her initiation story "The Tale of Watcher's Woods" when mentioning a few creatures famous for haunting woods.
Shaman: You have been warned!
Lonnie: I'm going to have my picture in the paper!
Eddy: The Manaha are coming! The Manaha are coming! (laughs)
Jonah: I summon the Manaha!
David Deveau later becomes a member of the Midnight Society when he plays Andy in Seasons 6 and 7.
When the group of boys go camping, one of them is reading a comic book entitled "The Ghastly Grinner" from the episode The Tale of The Ghastly Grinner.
This story was told by Tucker.