LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – It turns heads everywhere it goes and just made a “pit-stop” here at 6 News.
It’s a hearse.
But its been transformed into so much more.
There’s something strange driving through your neighborhood and he’d love it if you called out: “Ghostbusters”.
Hearse-owner Aaron Aikman remembers how it all began. “It started as just my hearse and she didn’t get much attention.”
Now? Attention is all Aikman gets.
“Everybody loves it. Takes me a half hour to get into a store if I ever take this with me,” he says with a smile.
Complete with sirens, a fog machine, lights and a “ghost catcher” to name just a few of the customizations, Aaron and his friend Jerry Jodloski were able to transform the hearse in just three weeks.
Aaron explains “we went by four pictures that I printed off the Internet of the movie car.”
A car that’s even caught the attention of Paul Feig, the director of the newest “Ghostbusters” film with the all-female cast.
He even signed the glove-box.
Aaron’s no stranger to unique cars.
You may remember his “Reaper’s Ride” that we featured several years ago here on 6 News.
He fires-up that coffin-car every Halloween and both it and the “Ecto-1” make appearances all over mid-Michigan at haunted houses, charity events and tonight until 8:00 p.m. at a “Trunk or Treat” event at Theio’s Restaurant on East Grand River Avenue in Lansing.
So, yeah, it’s something weird.
But many people think it looks real good so next time you see it call out “Ghostbusters”!