The Ghost Kid  is a benign apparition of a boy.
At an undisclosed time, the Ghostbusters were called to a house in Brooklyn to deal with a haunting. They discovered the ghost was harmless, a child who liked to watch TV. The home owners elected to let the Ghost Kid stay if he promised to stop ordering Pay-per-view. 
A couple of years later, before Christmas, the ghost of Staff Sergeant Adams planned to get rid of the Ghostbusters starting with his old recruit Winston Zeddemore. Adams used the Ghost Kid as bait to draw Winston into a trap. The Ghost Kid appeared in the Firehouse garage bay pleading for help against someone who wanted to hurt him. Suddenly, an arm reached into the Firehouse and grabbed the Ghost Kid. While the Ghostbusters traced his signal, Adams disposed of the Ghost Kid. When asked what happened to the boy, Adams simply stated he was "gone" and attacked Winston.
- The Ghost Kid is visually based on Tiny Tim as he appeared in The Real Ghostbusters episode "Xmas Marks the Spot"
- On page 15 of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #11, there is a photo of the Ghost Kid on Egon's white board in the bottom left area.
- ↑ Peter Venkman (2012). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters #Issue 16" (2012) (Comic p.7). Peter says: "You did see that was a Ghost Kid, right?"
- ↑ Ray Stantz (2012). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters #Issue 16" (2012) (Comic p.10). Ray says: "Hey, I remember this place! We were here a couple of years ago... the ghost was harmless --some kid that liked to watch TV. I think the owners elected to let him stay if he promised to stop ordering Pay-per-view."