Can 2016's new crop of Ghostbusters save Manhattan from certain doom, or will the island be coated with green slime from Harlem to Wall Street? That's the question that the reboot of Ghostbusters will be asking, and fortunately fans can find out the answer when the new flick heads to to theaters on July 15. This time, it's funny women Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kat McKinnon who are taking over for the guys from the 1984 franchise, and from the look of the Ghostbusters trailer, these women will fall into the ghostbusting business just as haphazardly as Bill Murray and company did. The 2016 Ghostbusters may be a bit different from the original, but according to MoviePilot, there are plenty of callbacks to the original that diehard fans may recognize — among them, the existence of "ley lines." Is Ghostbusters buzzword "ley lines" a real thing?
Here's what we know. According to MoviePilot, here is how ley lines come into play in both the original Ghostbusters and the new film:
Dana Barrett's art deco apartment building played an important role in the coming of Gozer, and the new Ghostbusters keeps the importance of NYC architecture intact when it comes to Rowan's plan. On the intersection of the ley lines on the island of Manhattan stands the Mercado Hotel, another art deco building that calls back to Dana's Central Park West apartment.According to e-book Paranormal Encounters: A Look at the Evidence by Jeff Belanger, the term and concept of "leys" first came about in 1921 by Alfred Watkins, an amateur archeologist. Watkins noticed that some ancient sites fell into an alignment, and thought that there may be a connection between them. According to Ancient Wisdom, ley lines are "straight, often geometric alignments that ran across ancient landscapes, connecting both natural and sacred prehistoric structures together." If you're a believer in the supernatural and/or mystic, an intersection of ley lines could be the source of a supernatural phenomenon. In Ghostbusters, for example, it's a place where extreme "ghosting" occurs, because the ghosts can draw power from the specific spot.