Earl[1] was put in Mrs. Potter's back by another ghost, which at the time was near one of the Ghost Portal Mirrors. He appeared in the 2016 movie.


One day, as Rowan was walking the halls of The Mercado Hotel past 2208, Mrs. Potter stopped him to report a strange goo coming in from the top of the doorway for her place. She turned to the green Ectoplasm dripping down her doorway's frame and wanted to know what it was. Rowan pretended to inspect it. He lied and told her it was nothing more than some leakage from the hotel's air conditioning. She told him it touched her skin and it gave her a rash. She asked him if it looked right. She turned her back to him. Earl peered out from the rash on her back. Rowan only told her he saw some redness. She asked if it was very bad. Rowan told her it wasn't and assured her whoever was responsible for the leak would be flogged within an inch of their life and then left on the street to die like a pig. Mrs. Potter was taken aback and denied she asked for that. Rowan rescinded the vow and promised to send up some cream. He returned to the boiler room. The ghosts in the mirrors groaned. Rowan stated he knew everyone was anxious, but he stressed patience then he asked who thought it would be funny to put Earl in Potter's back.


  • It is suggested that not all the specters in the mirrors were trapped on the other side, some were able to escape to the hotel. However, Rowan wanted them to stay put until the big event he was planning.


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  1. Rowan North (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 7 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 00:47:25-00:47:28). Sony Pictures. Rowan North says: "Who thought it would be funny to put Earl in that old lady's back?"


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