In a misguided attempt to help the Ghostbusters get ghosts faster, Buster invited all the ghosts of New York to the Firehouse. However, the gathering of so many ghosts disrupted the ethereal balance and threatened to destroy the Firehouse and create a hole in the continuum.  Eventually, New York and New Jersey would suffer the same fate and vanish.  The Ghostbusters configured the Containment Unit to pull in the ghosts and vent them into the city.
- ↑ Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 14:39-14:40). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "These ghosts are disturbing the ethereal balance."
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Buster the Ghost" (1987) (DVD ts. 14:46-14:50). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "If the Firehouse goes, it'll just leave a hole in the continuum. All of New York. Then New Jersey."