Elaine is a witness claiming to have had an alien encounter who appeared on an episode of "The World of the Psychic" with Milton Angland just before Peter Venkman, the host, went back to active ghostbusting.
While Elaine had a drink at the bar in the Paramus Holiday Inn, an alien supposedly approached her and talked to her. The alien bought her a drink then forced her to follow him to his room. Once in the room, the alien told Elaine about the end of the world. The alien claimed the event would happen on February 14, 2016.
After the incident, Elaine told her husband about it. She later booked an appearance on an episode of "The World of the Psychic" after a telekinetic man canceled and presented her prediction the end of the world would take place on February 14, 2016. Peter was bummed that was Valentine's Day. He asked her where she got her date from. She claimed this information was relayed to her by an alien and retold the story of the encounter. She speculated the alien used some kind of a ray or a mind control device on her then forced her to follow him to his room. Peter stared directly into the camera. He was skeptical to say the least. Elaine revealed the alien then told her about the end of the world. Peter pursed his lower lip and asked if the alien had a room at the Paramus Holiday Inn. She speculated it could have been a room on the spacecraft made up to look like a room at the Holiday Inn. She was not sure. Peter stood up and walked forward to wrap up the episode. He pointed out the whole problem with aliens was you just could not trust them. He did admit there was occasionally a nice one like Starman and E.T. but usually they turned out to be some kind of big lizard then he wrapped up the episode.
Elaine appeared on Episode 32 of "The World of the Psychic" and told Peter about her prediction of the end of the world on February 14, 2016. Around the time when some of the Ghostbusters were on assignment in Venice, Egon Spengler was unable to locate a copy of "The Johansen Argument" at the New York City Public Library. As he was leaving, Egon called up Ray's Occult Books. Elaine happened to be walking past the library steps.
- In the Ghostbusters II August 5, 1988 draft, on page 6, Elaine appears on The World of the Psychic but as one of three women who claim to have had sexual relations with an alien.
- Chloe Webb, the actress who portrays Elaine, appeared on the Ivan Reitman movie "Twins" in 1988 before her uncredited role on Ghostbusters II.
- In NOW Comics The Real Ghostbusters starring in Ghostbusters II part 1, she is depicted looking like a nerd with red hair and square glasses.
- Real Ghostbusters Starring in Ghostbusters II
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- Peter Venkman (1999). Ghostbusters II, Chapter 2: "World of the Psychic" (1989) (DVD ts. 09:09-09:13). Columbia Pictures. Peter Venkman says: "Elaine, now you had another date in mind?"
- Elaine (1999). Ghostbusters II, Chapter 2: "World of the Psychic" (1989) (DVD ts. 09:29-10:01). Columbia Pictures. Elaine says: "I received this information from an alien. As I told my husband... it was in the Paramus Holiday Inn. I was having a drink at the bar, alone, and this alien approached me. He started talking to me, he bought me a drink and then I think he must have used some kind of a ray or a mind control device, because he forced me to follow him to his room, and that's where... he told me about the end of the world."
- Elaine (1999). Ghostbusters II, Chapter 2: "World of the Psychic" (1989) (DVD ts. 09:14-09:20). Columbia Pictures. Elaine says: "According to my source, the end of the world will be on February 14th in the year 2016."
- Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1988). Ghostbusters II (August 5, 1988 Draft) (Script p. 6). Peter Venkman says: "Hi, we're back, I'm Peter Venkman and I'm chatting with three lovely ladies tonight, each of whom claims to have had sexual relations with alien beings. Now without getting into any of the gory details, let me ask you, Elaine, did you maybe do something, or were you wearing anything that might have given your alien the idea that you were--you know--available or interested?"