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Ghostbusters – New York City, NY

Ghostbusters are a group of paranormal investigators for hire featured in the films “Ghostbusters” (1984) and the sequel “Ghostbusters II” (1989). Members of this pseudo-scientific group include Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Dr. Egon Spengler

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The Scooby Gang – Paranormal Investigators

The Scooby Gang is the nickname for a group of four high school students who solve mysteries of the supernatural kind amidst haunted mansions, slimy swamps, and dark caves where some sort of monsters dwelled on the CBS Hanna-Barbera Productions

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Ghost Chasers – Paranormal Investigators

Ghost Chasers is a team of ghost chasing journalists from Ghost Chasers magazine featured on the ABC fantasy Hanna-Barbera cartoon series GOOBER AND THE GHOST CHASERS (1973-75). The Ghost Chasers consist of Ted (Jerry Dexter), the team leader; Tina (Jo

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The Funky Phantom – Paranormal Investigators

The Funky Phantom is a cowardly ghost from the Revolutionary War (1776) who befriended a group of teenagers and their dog on the ABC Hanna-Barbera cartoon series THE FUNKY PHANTOM (1971-72). In reality, the Funky Phantom was the ghost of

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Danny Phantom – Amity Park, USA

Danny Phantom is the pseudonym for Danny Fenton, a 14 year-old boy who was transformed into a ghostly being on the Nickelodeon Channel fantasy cartoon DANNY PHANTOM (2004-2007). Danny received his ghostly powers when he stepped inside a “strange machine”

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Casper the Friendly Ghost – Haunted House

Casper the Friendly Ghost is the spirit of a little boy who doesn’t want to scare anybody. This kindly spirit first appeared in Paramounts’ Famous Studios ‘Noveltoon’ series “The Friendly Ghost” (1945) directed by Isadore Sparber, written by Seymour Reit

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Ghost Busters – Paranormal Investigators

Ghost Busters are a trio of ghost exterminators who track down the ghosts of famous villains on the CBS fantasy comedy THE GHOST BUSTERS (1975-76). The team consists of Tracy, a gorilla who wears a beany cap topped with a propeller;

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The Maitlands – Winter River, CT

The Maitlands are a newly married couple featured in fantasy film “Beetlejuice” (1988) who lived in a beautiful New England farmhouse in Winter River, Connecticut, that is, until the day they died in a car crash while avoiding an animal

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Gladys Crabtree – Hampton St., USA

Gladys Crabtree is the deceased mother of  David “Dave” Crabtree (Jerry Van Dyke), a small town lawyer on the NBC fantasy comedy MY MOTHER THE CAR (1965-66). The thing is, the spirit of Dave’s mother (Ann Sothern) lives inside the chassis of

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George and Marian Kerby – New York City, NY

George and Marian Kerby are two happy-go-lucky ghosts featured on the CBS fantasy comedy TOPPER (1953-55). Geore and Marian (Robert Sterling & Anne Jeffreys) are married and to celebrate their fifth anniversary they travel to Europe on vacation. But their

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Jennifer Farrell – Beverly Hills, CA

Jennifer Farrell is the ghost of a beautiful and sexy movie star (Ann Jillian) whose spirit still roamed her Beverly Hills mansion on the NBC fantasy sitcom JENNIFER SLEPT HERE (1983-1984). Jennifer died in 1978 while running to catch an

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Captain Daniel Gregg – Schooner Bay, ME

Captain Daniel Gregg is the ghost of a sea captain featured on the NBC/ABC fantasy comedy THE GHOST & MRS. MUIR (1968-70). Captain Gregg’s spirit (Edward Mulhare) haunted a charming New England seaside cottage called Gull Cottage in Schooner Bay,

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Black Jack Savage – San Pietro Island

Black Jack Savage is the ghost of a legendary 17th century Caribbean pirate (Steven Williams) who was teamed with Barry Tarberry (Daniel Hugh-Kelly), a crooked Wall Street wheeler-dealer who both needed to save 100 souls to compensate for the damage

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Monster Cereals – Minneapolis, MN

Monster Cereals were a new line of cereals for children manufactured by General Mills in the 1970s. The cereals resurrected some frightfully classic movie characters like Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman and the Mummy for a series of TV commercials. The Monster

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Headless Horseman – Sleepy Hollow, NY

The Headless Horseman sculpture is located on 420 North Broadway at Gordon Avenue in the Hudson River Valley town of Sleepy Hollow (formerly North Tarrytown), New York. The 18′ high, 11 ton rust-colored metal sculpture was fabricated by the Miglo-Bufkin

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The Great Pumpkin – Hennepin County, MN

The Great Pumpkin is a mythical Halloween spirit whom, like Santa Claus, delivers toys to all good children everywhere. At least, that is what a small boy named Linus van Pelt believes. A devotee of the story, each year Linus

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Annabelle the Doll – Monroe, CT

Annabelle the Doll is a haunted Raggedy Ann doll stored in a special glass case in the Occult Museum of psychic investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in Monroe, Connecticut. The doll originally belonged to a nursing student named Donna whose

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Rip Van Winkle Statue – Irvington, NY

Rip Van Winkle Statue is located at the corner of Main Street and Ferris Street across from the fire department in Irvington (formerly Dearman), a suburban village in the town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York on the eastern

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The Gargoyle House – Atchison, KS

The Gargoyle House is located at 819 N. 4th Street in Atchison, Kansas, near the muddy banks of the Missouri River. The Gargoyle Home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1974. Built in 1884-1885

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Devil’s Punchbowl – Menomonie, WI

Devil’s Punchbowl is located at 410th Street (Paradise Valley Road) 4 miles southwest of Menomonie, Wisconsin in Dunn County. Formerly known as Black’s Ravine after a Civil War Captain who once owned the land, the 2.9 acre track at Devil’s

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