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Kestrel [1] was a witch imprisoned in a crystal ball by Eli Spengler, the great-great-great-grandfather of Egon Spengler. [2]

HistoryEdit

300 years ago, Kestrel terrorized Lewiston, a New England village in Massachusetts. A band of Pilgrims led by Eli Spengler trapped her and her legion of Goblins in a crystal ball, a primitive version of the Ghostbusters' Containment Unit. [3] The ball was placed on an Elron Witchcraft Altar but was lost as centuries passed. Some time later, the Lewiston Girls Academy was built on land over where the crystal lay buried. During an excavation in 1990, to pave way for a new gymnasium, the crystal ball was split in half and Kestrel was freed. She and her Goblin minions spent the next few days kidnapping the descendants of the people who imprisoned her. They were kept underground the academy where Kestrel took Headmistress Margaret Prandish as a human host.

After a bus driver was kidnapped, the Ghostbusters were hired for double their usual fee. [4] Around the same time, Egon had a vision of Kestrel in his lab and blew himself out a window when his experiment went awry from the distraction. [5] With about 11 captured, including Mayor Moody, she possessed Egon and attempted to use the crystal to imprison the descendants. Ray Stantz and Slimer doused Egon in Exorcism Juice and expelled the demoness. Egon came to his senses and used the crystal to once again trap Kestrel and the goblins.

Tobin's Spirit GuideEdit

According to Tobin's Spirit Guide, Kestrel is "An evil demoness who has no physical shape so she takes possession of people's bodies and makes them do terrible things." [6]

PowersEdit

Kestrel can possess people, transmogrify her hosts, gain their awareness, can imbue her hosts with increased strength, and commands a legion of Goblins. [7] She has a mastery over magic, like most Witches, and can cast spells and turn brooms into her personal transportation.

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kestrel (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "If I Were a Witch Man" (1989) (DVD ts. 07:07-07:11). Time Life Entertainment. Kestrel says: "You will soon taste the revenge of Kestrel!"
  2. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "If I Were a Witch Man" (1989) (DVD ts. 05:22-05:29). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "I always thought Grandma Spengler made up that story about her Great Grampy Eli imprisoning the witch in a crystal."
  3. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "If I Were a Witch Man" (1989) (DVD ts. 07:58-08:03). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Mayor Moody is a descendant of the original Pilgrims who captured Kestrel."
  4. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "If I Were a Witch Man" (1989) (DVD ts. 08:04-08:07). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "So is the missing bus driver... So am I."
  5. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "If I Were a Witch Man" (1989) (DVD ts. 07:16-07:18). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "That's her. The hag whose face I saw in the lab today."
  6. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "If I Were a Witch Man" (1989) (DVD ts. 07:45-07:54). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "According to this, Kestrel is an evil demon who has no physical shape so she takes possession of people's bodies and makes them do terrible things."
  7. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "If I Were a Witch Man" (1989) (DVD ts. 19:09-19:15). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "By possessing Egon, she also possesses his awareness so she knows where our half of the crystal is hidden."


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