Scientists Have Finally Done It: Here's The First Real Ghostbusting Proton Pack

It's about time.

The all-female Ghostbusters reboot doesn't hit theaters until July 15, but there's been no shortage of trailers, set photos, and other sneak peeks to keep fans hyped. The latest promotion is easily the best, though, because it comes in the most tangible form: a real 6.66-kilogram Proton Pack capable of catching ghosts.

Yes. Real pack, real ghosts. Sony announced the news today via a press release, explaining that the revolutionary technology "will be the first of its kind to capture ectoplasmic matter." It's apparently been in development for more than 30 years, probably ever since the original Ghostbusters crew brought crucial credibility to the notion that ghosts actually exist.

"The perfection of the Proton Pack™, long a dream of the world's greatest engineers since first pioneered by Dr. Egon Spengler of Columbia University, is an example of Sony's relentless pursuit of innovation," praised Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai. "It absolutely delivers the wow factor that is so important to our company mission."


Here's a look at the pack's insides:

And don't miss the video explaining it in detail:

Lastly, happy April Fools' Day, truthers.

Cover image: Sony


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