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Arkham [1] is a city in Massachusetts and home of Miskatonic University. It is famous for its proximity to the occult and dark legends.


In order to gather intelligence on Cathulhu, Egon Spengler and Peter Venkman took a flight to Arkham and sought out Alice Derleth at Miskatonic. Some time later, all of the Ghostbusters arrived at Arkham to investigate a case of a haunted mansion.


  • Miskatonic University and Arkham, Massachusetts are both fictional locations used extensively in the stories by H.P. Lovecraft and other Cthulhu Mythos writers.
  • Arkham is home to one of the most haunted houses on record. The Whateley House is haunted by 13 ghosts. [2]
    • "Whateley" is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror" which featured several characters with the surname Whateley.
  • Arkham, Massachusetts was the inspiration for Arkham Asylum in Batman comics.


The Real Ghostbusters


  1. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Hole in the Wall Gang" (1987) (DVD ts. 03:40-03:45). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Arkham. The home of the world famous Miskatonic University."
  2. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Haunting of Heck House" (1990) (DVD ts. 11:22-11:32). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "By way of comparison, the Whateley House in Arkham had 13. The Vincent Mansion had 10. And the most haunted house on record, the Crowley House had 25."



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