Fort Washington Park had a history of paranormal activity but the scale of the occurrences never warranted any investigations. Just as the interdimensional retrieval mission to recover several missing ghosts from the Containment Unit was about to begin, a Doom Ghost manifested at Fort Washington Park and covered the area in a purple fog. A P.K.E. spike registered and Special Agent Melanie Ortiz was notified. She took Winston Zeddemore, Jillian Holtzmann, Rookie, Lou Kamaka, and Dani Shpak with her. Holtzmann suggested splitting up and chose Lou and Dani for her team. Melanie, Rookie, and Winston started a sweep south of the Lighthouse. Holtzmann was the first to sight the ghost and fired but it receded and the Proton Stream passed harmlessly through a hole in the fog. Lou and Dani found Holtzmann but the ghost formed tentacles and held them in midair. Holtzmann attacked it with the Proton Glove but it vanished again. It whacked them with a tentacle soon after. Melanie, Rookie, and Winston provided cover fire but the ghost vanished again. Holtzmann realized the fog was the ghost and broke into the Lighthouse. She activated the searchlight and fog horn. Holtzmann's theory was correct and the ghost revealed its true form after its senses were rattled. They soon trapped it.
- ↑ Special Agent Melanie Ortiz (2018). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #3" (2018) (Comic p.8). Special Agent Melanie Ortiz says: "Fort Washington Park has had a lot of spectral activity, usually not enough to warrant investigation.. but a big PKE spoke registered and then this fog rolled in."