Private paranormal investigation and elimination company founded in New York City in 1984, by discredited former Columbia scientists Dr’s Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz and Egon Spengler. Ghostbusters employees typically charged between 4000 and 5000 dollars per ghost removed, which meant the service was a slight premium.
The Ghostbuster’s ghost elimination policies came in for much debate criticism, some speculated whether they were the source of the sudden unexplained increases in spectral activity in the tri-state area. Others including the EPA, were concerned about their use of unliscened nuclear accelerators in their work and the waste chemicals in their basement. This came to a head with the EPA shutting down their ghost storage facility which had the equivalent effect of dropping a bomb on the city. The Ghostbusters (now including Winston Zeddemore) were arrested and eventually cleared of all charges and proceeded to stop an invading god-like being called Gozer The Gozarian which took the form of a hundred foot marshmallow gay sailor on shore leave. By crossing their nuclear accelerator streams they managed to destroy the marshmellow sailor, create a marshmallow rain storm and blow the top 15 floors off of 55 Central Park West.
Despite saving the world once more Ghostbusters Inc shut down for good in 1991 amidst huge debts and lack of business.
Are You trounled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family actually seen a spook spectre or ghost? If the answer is yes then don’t wait another minute. Just pick up the phone and call the professionals. Ghostbusters. Our courteous and efficient staff are on call 24hrs a day to serve all your supernatural elimination needs. We’re Ready To Believe You.
-Actual dialogue from Ghostbusters TV commercial circa 1984.
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