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The Ghost Attractor [1] is an invention of Peter Venkman whose intended function was to lure ghosts and reduce the legwork done by the Ghostbusters.

HistoryEdit

After busting a Bouquet Ghost in the Central Flower Market, Peter decided there should be an easier way to catch ghosts. In a short amount of time, Peter utilized random parts such as egg beater, a woofer, stereo tweeter. [2] For a time, it seemed to be a success when hundreds of ghosts gathered outside the Firehouse. Egon Spengler was baffled by the device and guessed somewhere there was a hair pin and wad of bubblegum. [3] He later realized the Ghost Attractor was actually the world's first ectoplasmic energy capacitor. [4]

After Egon made a few simple modifications, it stored and collected energy from all 1612 ghosts near it. [5] [6] The Ghost Attractor would be crucial in neutralizing Mee-Krah. Peter triggered the Attractor and it released a giant surge of stored energy onto Mee-Krah, effectively vaporizing it. [7] The stress of the event, however, took its toll and the device collapsed into pieces soon after. Egon was interesting in building another but Peter never wrote down any notes.

TriviaEdit

  • When Peter starts thinking about making a Ghost Attractor, Egon admits he never tried to make one before.

AppearanceEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Standing Room Only" (1988) (DVD ts. 04:11-04:14). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "I don't know, like a... a Ghost Attractor."
  2. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Standing Room Only" (1988) (DVD ts. 07:36-07:43). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "It has egg beater parts, a woofer and tweeter from an old stereo, and if I look closely I'm pretty sure I'll find a hairpin and a wad of bubblegum."
  3. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Standing Room Only" (1988) (DVD ts. 04:29-04:34). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Besides Peter, attracting ghosts with a machine is scientifically impossible."
  4. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Standing Room Only" (1988) (DVD ts. 20:29-20:31). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "You nearly created the world's first ectoplasmic energy capacitor."
  5. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Standing Room Only" (1988) (DVD ts. 20:33-20:37). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "I only had to make a few simple modifications and now it collects and stores energy from any ghost near it."
  6. Janine Melnitz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Standing Room Only" (1988) (DVD ts. 20:41-20:42). Time Life Entertainment. Janine says: "One thousand, six hundred and twelve to be exact."
  7. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Standing Room Only" (1988) (DVD ts. 20:46-20:49). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "All it needs is something to trigger it and all that energy will be released in one big surge."


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