On October 30, 1938, Jenkins saw the Martian Ship crash outside his home but it disappeared under the ground. He tried to tell his father about the ship but was disciplined for staying up past his bedtime to listen to the "War of the Worlds" broadcast and telling a lie. Throughout his life, Jenkins thought about trying to dig up the ship but figured it was for the best if he didn't but still wondered what happened. In the 1980s, a cable company arrived outside Jenkins' farm to install something. They started digging despite Jenkins' specifically telling them not to. As a result, three Martian Phantasms manifested. Jenkins hired the Ghostbusters. Once the ghosts and guys started fighting, Jenkins took off.
- ↑ Egon Spengler (2013). IDW Comics- "Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters" (2013) (Comic p.17). Egon says: "He's headed back to where Jenkins said the ship crashed."