The Jogger Ghost was the spirit of a man who had jogged near Central Park in life.


Primary Canon HistoryEdit

After dying, likely quickly and tragically, this man either did not realize he had died and continued to jog at his former haunt near the Reservoir in Central Park, as he was seen checking his pulse shortly before being captured, or he just retained his hobby.

Unfortunately, he often appeared in bright daylight, frightening those going for a nice stroll. He also had a habit of pushing people out of his way to clear his path.

The Ghostbusters eventually trapped him by simply laying a Trap in his path and having Peter Venkman wait nearby in disguise to strike the activation foot pedal upon on Ray Stantz's signal, leaving the park a little safer for the citizens of NYC.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Initially, the Jogger Ghost was photographed to look very white and extremely bright. But it was decided he would be toned down and more contrast would be added. The jogger became a study in how to use contrast mattes and how to extract contrast from the negative when it wasn't there. The crew had to figure out by themselves how to balance the background plate and the action in the scene just right. [1] Jim Fye also portrayed the Jogger Ghost in Central Park. He was covered in white makeup and photographed against a bluescreen for subsequent compositing into a live action plate. [2]



Primary CanonEdit

Ghostbusters II

Secondary CanonEdit

Real Ghostbusters Starring in Ghostbusters II


  1. Eisenberg, Adam (November 1989). Ghostbusters Revisited, Cinefex magazine #40, page 21. Cinefex, USA.
  2. Eisenberg, Adam (November 1989). Ghostbusters Revisited, Cinefex magazine #40, page 17 footnote. Cinefex, USA.


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