Hanging Judge Hensley is the main antagonist of the Open Mission "Hang Em High". During which hapless tourists to Burnside are ambushed by the vengeful Burnside Ghosts and prepared for execution by one of the most vengeful and dangerous spirits of all: Hanging Judge Hensley.

In order to save the completely innocent tourists from an unlawful lynching by the evil spirits, the player (or players being more recommended than trying to fight him alone) are required to sanctify sixteen graves, fight and defeat the six Hangman Judge ghost minions of Hensly (all Supervillain ranked and have 5,027 health each), and finally have a window of ten minutes to defeat Hensly himself. He is a Legendary ranked enemy with 100,243 hit points. He fights with Shadow Bolts, Shadow's Embrace, Shadow Blast, and Life Drain. Should the player fail to defeat him in time, it is implied the tourists are lynched.

Hanging Judge Hensley, like all the Burnside Ghosts, was a human during the Old West era and due to the curse set upon the town by Talisman alongside countless other ghosts - still believe they are guarding their town from the "do-gooder" heroes and the tourists (who they seem to think are cattle-rustlers).