In some funny news coming out of Florida, Stephen Wittmack, a St. Petersburg-based politician Ghost Busters The fan group has transformed their family’s Kia Soul into the Ecto-1 or Ectomobile, the vehicle of the film franchise. His wife Stephanie sometimes forgets that they are traveling in such a unique vehicle. She says this about the strange experience.
“They’ll beep and I’ll wonder if we’re on their way. They’ll wave and I wonder if we know them. Then I remember, ‘Oh yeah, we’re in an ecto-1.'”
Vittack one. drives Ghost Busters Fan group called Lost Spirits Division. There are many other fan groups in Florida, like Wittack. These groups aim to help the community by supporting various causes such as citizenship and cancer awareness. They also participate in comic conventions where they pose for photographs and interact with fans discussing everything from Ghostbusters movies to animated shows, comics, and video games. Wittmack also talked about some of the other things the groups have done.
“We’ve done Trunks or Treats for both schools and Scouts. We did the Largo Halloween Parade last year. Gulfport Elementary had a career day, so I was talking about community, citizenship, and creativity.”
Due to the lack of such events during the last one year, they have been helping people differently by just driving in the area. “When someone looks at us,” said Wittmack, “they always have a smile.” His group which was set up in 2017 is one of the smaller ones in the state. There are other large groups with many members such as the Spring Hill Florida Ghostbusters, the Orlando Ghostbusters and the Suncoast Ghostbusters. Suncoast’s Jason Rowley talks about some of the things that groups do.
“Most of our attendance at events is fundraising through organizing raffles, running games, and taking photos while encouraging charity. We also meet with children at hospitals like Johns Hopkins All Children and Tampa General.”
Wittmac’s group assists Suncoast with its large charity ventures. “We’re like a pick-me-up group,” he said. “When another group’s car isn’t available for a fundraiser or when they need more people for an event, we’re there to help.”
These groups have existed since the earlier release Ghost Busters film in 1984. The Ghost Corps production company that was created in 2015 to oversee the franchise, announced a year later that fan groups could register with the production company. In return, the groups received a certificate signed by franchise producer Ivan Reitman.
The Lost Spirits division currently has six members, including Stephen’s 8-year-old son, Sebastian, and his 2-year-old daughter, Selby. His wife is supportive but not a member. Wittmack has turned his son, Sebastian, into a somewhat elementary school figure. “All my friends think it’s really cool,” Sebastian said. “They wonder if my dad is a real Ghostbuster.”
After a long delay, the latest entry in the Ghostbusters franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife Will hit theaters on 11 November 2021. Rebirth The original reunites the stars of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson with newcomer Paul Rudd (ant Man), Finn Wolfhard (strange things), and McKenna Grace (Annabelle comes home) Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two films, directs the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gil Cannon. Let’s hope the movie is worth the wait. We get this news from the Tampa Bay Times (https://www.tampabay.com/life-culture/arts/movies/2021/06/07/st-petersburg-family-turned-their-kia-soul-into- ) n-acto-1-from-ghostbusters/).