Miskatonic University [1] [2] is an East Coast university famous for its occult studies.


Miskatonic University is located in Arkham in Massachusetts. It is named after the nearby Miskatonic River. Miskatonic is a highly regarded university and rivals Harvard University in some circles. Miskatonic is also famous for its collection of occult books, including the only English translation of the Necronomicon.

Egon Spengler and Peter Venkman visited the campus to gather information on Cathulhu from Alice Derleth. After being apprised of the situation in the campus cafeteria, Derleth decided it best she accompany the duo back to New York and help them recover the Necronomicon.

The Ghostbusters later visited the campus again when they took on a case in Arkham. Ray Stantz noted he once played against Miskatonic's football team, the Slugs. [3]

Known Faculty


  • Miskatonic University and Arkham, Massachusetts are both fictional locations used extensively in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft and other Cthulhu Mythos writers.
  • Arkham, Massachusetts was the inspiration for Arkham Asylum in Batman comics.
  • In Ghostbusters Issue #2 page 19-20, Zac's backpack is imprinted "Miskatonic University."


The Real Ghostbusters


  1. Ted Klein (2009).The Real Ghostbusters- "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 4:45-4:48). Time Life Entertainment. Ted says: "I'm Professor Ted Klein from Miskatonic University in Arkham."
  2. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Hole in the Wall Gang" (1987) (DVD ts. 03:40-03:45). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Arkham. The home of the world famous Miskatonic University."
  3. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Hole in the Wall Gang" (1987) (DVD ts. 03:50-03:57). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "I once played their football team, the Slugs. Ech. That was slimy."


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