Minister Hooper walked into church one day and was wearing a black veil and made everyone curious about why he would wear such a thing. He ended up giving a service that none of the congregation expected. It was full of energy and power but had a truthful hint behind it.
That day, he performed a funeral service. People didn't think the black veil was odd at this point in time because it was normal for a funeral service.
After many years
That night he also performed a wedding ceremony. However, Hopper saw himself in the mirror and ran off like he was scared of his own reflection. In this process he spills the ceremonial wine.
People never asked why he wore the black veil. They only judged him from afar and wondered why he would do such a crazy thing.
The only one that would talk to Hooper was his fiancé, Elizabeth. She asked him to tell her why he had on the black veil and what it meant. He refused to take off his veil for his personal reasons. She broke off the engagement because she grew afraid of the veil and what it meant.
Hooper was dying and wanted to go in peace. He was accompanied by Elizabeth who never stopped loving him even though she broke off the engagement. A group of men gather around Hooper and ask him to take off the veil so that he can go in piece. Hopper said that he will never take it off while here on earth. Right as Hooper was about to go, he said that he saw black veils on everyone's face.