Abby L. Yates, Ph.D., is a supernatural scientist and founding member of the Ghostbusters. Prior to joining the private sector, she was a professor of paranormal studies at the Kenneth P. Higgins Institute of Science. Her philosophy is that if she can be a scientist, then so can anyone.

Erin Gilbert, Ph.D., M.S., previously taught theoretical physics at Columbia University before taking permanent extended leave to cofound the Ghostbusters. Erin has been friends—and, for a short time, frenemies—with Abby for nearly three decades. As a wise man once said, “There is no spirit more powerful than the spirit of friendship.” 

Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times bestselling author of the essential survival guide How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters. He is a member of the American Society for Psychical Research and the Horror Writers Association. Visit him online at