Monday, October 19, 2009
Books: Ghostbusting Is In The Aykroyds Blood, New Book
I never knew what made Dan Aykroyd to co-write the Ghostbusters movie. So, now I know. He was brought up in an 19th century farmhouse that was owned by his grandfather Dr. Samuel A. Aykroyd in Ontario, Canada. The compound has been in the family for 180 years. With a lot of spooky history attached to it.
Dan's father, Peter Aykroyd, 87 has written a book called, "A History of Ghosts The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghost and Ghostbusters" which Dan has written a foreword to.
It's based on 83 handwritten journals from Dan's grandfather and personal experiences of other family members. Dan's mother, Lorraine Gougeon Aykroyd, 91 is a skeptic believe it or not.
I'll be sure to pick this one up.