The Ghost Transporter was a device developed by Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 movie.


Primary Canon

Abby Yates and Erin Gilbert visited Holtzmann at her station in the Firehouse after Bennie dropped off take-out. She showed them a next-level device, a ghost transporter. The device, which looked like a leg-hold trap, was activated by her Keysight FieldFox Microwave Analyzer and its jaws closed shut. Holtzmann noted that she thought the device transported ghosts to Michigan. She then said, "Sorry, Lansing" suggesting that she had already sent something in the transporter and that it had arrived in Lansing, a city in Michigan.[1]

Secondary Canon

IDW Comics

After pressure from a build up of P.K.E. was violently released, the Ghost Transporter ended up in another dimension's Firehouse on top of the front desk. Kevin Tanaka approached it cautiously with a finger.


  • The device is based on a Leg-hold trap, which is a type of bear trap.
  • Lansing is an actual city in Michigan.


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  1. Jillian Holtzmann (2016). Ghostbusters (2016 Movie) Extended Edition; Chapter 16 (2016) (Blu-Ray ts. 2:04:23-2:04:33). Sony Pictures. Jillian Holtzmann says: "It catches ghosts and it transports them somewhere else. I don't know where, uh, but I have a feeling it's Michigan. Sorry, Lansing."


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Behind the Scenes

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