The Ghost and The Darkness [1] are a combined entity formed with the two stuffed bodies of the Man-Eaters of Tsavo, a pair of man-eating lions who killed construction workers on the Kenya-Uganda Railway in 1898.


While the Chicago Ghostbusters examined the Field Museum of Natural History's World of Gozer exhibit before it was debuted to the public, Tiamat used her power to combine the Ghost and the Darkness on display into one being and animated it. The entity entered the World of Gozer area and pounced Ron Alexander. Rookie detected another reading on the P.K.E. Meter and followed it rather than help Ron. Despite the inherent danger, Ron fired his Boson Caster at short range and blew off one of the Man-Eaters' heads. However, in its place, an ethereal head manifested. Rookie and Ilyssa Selwyn found an active Gozerian artifact with the warning "Beware" emblazoned on it. Rookie destroyed the artifact and the Man-Eaters entity was reduced to a bloody fur coat. Ron passed the coat onto Ilyssa, who revealed she had a contract with the Board of Trustees that stipulated she wouldn't be held responsible for any damages caused by supernatural forces.



The Ghost and the Darkness are corporeal Class 6 entities. [2]


IDW Comics

Insight Editions


  1. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.29). Paragraph reads: "Indeed, the Windy City has seen the ghosts of slaughtered cattle stampeding through the streets and goring pedestrians on the Magnificent Mile; an attempted invasion of Lake Michigan by a massive spectral shark from Shedd Aquarium; and even the reanimation of the infamous man-eating lions known as the Ghost and the Darkness displayed at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History."
  2. Narrator (2016). Insight Editions- "Tobin's Spirit Guide" (2016) (Book p.28). Paragraph reads: "CLASS VI. MAY BE CORPOREAL."


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