The Phantom Truck Driver is a murderous spirit that attacked motorists on a stretch of road called Devil's Bend somewhere in Oregon for decades.


The Phantom Truck Driver caught up to a mini-hatch driven by Laura Parr. The ghost's laughter could suddenly be heard on Laura's radio just before he rammed into Laura's car. Nearly 20 years later, the Phantom Truck Driver attacked a male motorist and Ecto-1a. Peter Venkman attempted to blast it with his Proton Pack but the Proton Streams were neutralized by the entity's Phantom Big Rig. Peter switched to a Slime Blower and tried to blast the truck with Psychomagnotheric Slime. Instead, he launched a Slime Tether and demolished the truck.

The ghost emerged from the wreckage highly agitated and in its true form. Peter Venkman confined it in a Proton Stream and Laura trapped it in Ecto's Super Slammer Muon Trap.


On January 20, 2012, All Star Comics Melbourne reported Tristan Jones' "Who Killed Laura Parr?" arc will involve the Ghostbusters going up against a phantom truck driver as part of the Haunted America event.[1]

On January 28, 2012, Tristan Jones posted an image of the phantom truck driver.[2]

On March 28, 2012, Tristan Jones posted another teaser of the phantom truck driver.[3]

On April 2, 2012, Tristan Jones posted concept art for the driver.[4]

On June 13, 2012, Tristan Jones posted a photo of his quick reference model of the trucker from the Laura Parr arc. [5]


At first, the P.K.E. Meter scanned the presence of a Class 3. When the Phantom Truck Driver fully manifested, a higher reading registered.[6]


IDW Comics


  1. All Star Comics Melbourne Facebook 1/20/12
  2. TRexJones 1/28/12
  3. Tristan Jones Instagram 3/28/12
  4. TRexJones Tweet #1 4/2/12
  5. TRexJones Tweet 6/13/12
  6. Peter Venkman (2012). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters Issue #11" (2012) (Comic p.23). Peter says: "Huh. That's interesting...the reading changed. It just went from being a Class 3 to a - Oh no."



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