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Website Archives - Paul's Sites

Websites do not last forever. At some point in time the owner/creator of the site will take it down and it will be lost forever. This is even the case with sites I've created, be they old versions of Spook Central or others sites I've started.

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine lets you browse through 40 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. Below are links to the archives of lost sites of mine that have been salvaged by the Internet Archive. Since I have some archived copies of my sites, I've zipped up my saved files and put them online, in case you want to download a long forgotten site of mine or an old copy of Spook Central. Just look for the "download site" links.

The sites I saved are not complete. This is either because I didn't have the capabilities to save the entire site (back then I was using 1.44 Mb floppies, not CD-Rs), or because most of the multimedia takes up too much space and can still be found on the current version of Spook Central (why save inferior copies of files that are still on the site?). So, you will undoubtedly find broken links and even a few missing image links on the saved webpages. For the sake of preservation, I have not fixed up any of these errors. I have tried to leave these pages pretty much as they were originally created by me.

Feel free to check out the History of Spook Central page over at Ghostbusters Fans, which I've been working on. Also, the cool cats over at the Ghostbusters Wiki created a page for Spook Central, so go check that out as well.

Spook Central

Listed below each forwarding url are the direct urls that are archived by the Internet Archive for that particular forwarding url on that particular date (or range of dates). These dates do not reflect the complete period of time that I used that url. They just let you know what url I was using at that time.

I do not know if I used any forwarding urls prior to January 28, 1999. If I did, and anyone remembers what they were, please e-mail me so that I can add them to this page.

Jan 28, 1999 - http://prudoff.interspeed.net/sc/
Apr 22, 1999 - http://prudoff.interspeed.net
[also lists a 2004 archive, but that would be useless since the site was long gone by then]

Feb 21, 1999 - Not In Archive: http://prudoff.interspeed.net/sc/main1.htm

Sep 08, 1999 - Netforward error page: "Unable to find user prudoff at POBoxes"

Used from Late 1990s - April 1, 2013
May 20, 2000 to Jul 25, 2001 - http://prudoff.hispeed.com
Dec 03, 2001 to Mar 21, 2003 - http://spookcentral.staticky.com
May 31, 2003 to May 19, 2004 - Not In Archive: http://www.geocities.com/bestgbsites/sc_closed/index.htm
Jun 11, 2004 to Sep 24, 2004 - File Not Found: http://www.geocities.com/bestgbsites/sc_closed/index.htm
Oct 31, 2004 to Nov 15, 2004 - Redirects to current "live" site (not an archive)
Nov 22, 2004 to Jun 14, 2005 - http://spookcentral.cjb.net/ (title image pulled from live copy)
Jun 22, 2005 to Dec 13, 2005 - Redirects to current "live" site (not an archive)
Jan 03, 2006 to present [Feb 11, 2006] - http://spookcentral.cjb.net/

Feb 01, 2001 - http://prudoff.hispeed.com/entrance.htm
[won't load because browser tries to contact NameZero's ad bar]

Feb 10, 2001 & May 16, 2001 - http://prudoff.hispeed.com/entrance.htm
[first one won't load because browser tries to contact NameZero's ad bar]
(all else is after they took back the domain name)

Listed below each url are the dates for which the Internet Archive has copies of the site from that location. These dates do not reflect the complete period of time that my site was at that location. They just let you know where the site was at that time.

I do not know any of the urls/locations my site was at inbetween August 1996 and December 2, 1998. If anyone remembers, please e-mail me so that I can add them to this page. I do recall one being DragonFire(.com, .net, .org?).

Used from August 1996 to ??? [archived user signed up on 7/13/1998]
Archived copies start Oct 07, 1999 - long after I moved the site.
* In August 2006, to celebrate the site's 10th anniversary, I created a faux 1996 splash page that was designed to look like the first version of my website in August 1996. I kept the page up for a month, before taking it down, zipping it up, and adding it permanently to this page.

"The Firehouse Forum" Message Board
Retroactive Archive: 5/31/1998-6/12/1998
Download Site: 5/31/1998-6/12/1998 (54 Kb, missing header image, all forum scripts deleted)
Dec 02, 1998 to Oct 10, 1999
Retroactive Archive: 12/17/1998
Download Site: 12/17/1998 (15 Mb, incomplete, also includes Paul's Pleasure Palace)
(The last archive at the Internet Archive is a "moved" message which redirects to the site. Everything afterwards is after I left them.)

* Paul's Pleasure Palace - Dec 06, 1998 to Feb 24, 1999
Retroactive Archive: 12/17/1998
Download Site: 12/17/1998 (15 Mb, incomplete, also includes Spook Central)
* Spook Central - Apr 20, 1999 to Mar 01, 2000
Retroactive Archive: 11/27/1999 (the November 20, 2008 retroactive archive is invalid)
Download Site: 11/27/1999 (5.0 Mb, incomplete)
(At the Internet Archive, everything afterwards is after I left them.)

Oct 18, 2000 to Sep 25, 2001
(all afterwards is after I left them)

Oct 25, 2001 - Jan 23, 2002
Oct 29, 2003 - Sep 01, 2004 (domain name used until September 30, 2010)
[first one doesn't work because of missing framed page, last two are "not in archive"]

"Spook Central / Ghostbusters News" Journal
Oct 12, 2004 to May 18, 2008 [Mar 21, 2006]

https://www.theraffon.net/spookcentral/ (tilde removed in August 2021)
Domain name used from November 2, 2010 - October 5, 2022

Aug 17, 2003 (.br under construction page!), Oct 18, 2003 - present
Went from being a forward address to a direct domain name on October 5, 2022. It was a free domain name until November 11, 2023 when it was changed into a paid domain name with me as the official/legal owner.

Other Sites

Personal Site - Hollywood's Haven
Address: http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/6320/
[archived copies start Oct 06, 1999, after I gave the space to Doreen for Tara Strong Multimedia]
Address: http://prudoff.interspeed.net/hw/
[not in archive]

Personal Site - Paul's Pleasure Palace (forwarding url)
Address: http://www.bigfoot.com/~prudoff
Feb 21, 1999 - Paul's Pleasure Palace
[Not In Archive: prudoff.interspeed.net/main1.htm]
Apr 28, 1999 - Spook Central
[Not In Archive: prudoff.interspeed.net/main1.htm]
(all afterwards is after I quit using the Bigfoot service)

Personal Site - Personal Page Taken From Spook Central (forwarding url)
Address: http://www.paulrudoff.com
Mar 02, 2001 & Apr 01, 2001 - won't load because browser tries to contact NameZero's ad bar
May 19, 2001 - loads perfectly [NameZero's ad bar area is blank]
(from Jul 23, 2001 to Dec 08, 2001 is after they took back the domain name)

Ghostbusters Website Archive
Address: http://www.ghostbustersarchive.tk (forwarding)
Address: http://www.ecto-web.org/~spookcentral/archive/
Address: http://spookcentral.cjb.net/archive/ (no matches)

Egon's Workshop
This was a joint project between Paul Rudoff (Spook Central) and Troy Benjamin (Ghostbusters Headquarters).
Address: www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/4064/
Live Archive: circa 2004 (hosted by Spook Central)

Above And Beyond Beautiful
Address: http://www.bigfoot.com/~prudoff/ab/ (forwarding)
[no matches]
Address: http://prudoff.interspeed.net/ab/
One archive: Dec 05, 1998

My Autographs
Address: http://myautographs.cjb.net (forwarding)
Feb 13, 2002 to Nov 29, 2002 - Not In Archive: http://spookcentral.staticky.com/autographs/
Jun 07, 2003 to Mar 30, 2004 - Not in Archive: http://www.geocities.com/bestgbsites/sc_closed/index.htm
May 20, 2004 - failed connection
Address: http://spookcentral.staticky.com/autographs/
[no matches]

The Corner Penthouse
Address: http://www.thecornerpenthouse.tk (forwarding)
Address: http://www.cornerpenthouse.tk (forwarding)
Address: https://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/tcp/
September 11, 2016 to August 2021.
Address: https://www.theraffon.net/spookcentral/tcp/
August 2021 to October 5, 2022
Address: https://www.spookcentral.tk/tcp/
October 5, 2022 to present.


Spook Central Blast From The Past

Back when my site still had that new website smell, I contacted fellow Ghostbusters webmaster, Adrian Adams to compliment him on his awesome Real Ghostbusters website that I had just found (which is no longer online as of 2007), and to spread word of my new site. Adrian actually had a page on his site where he kept copies of e-mail messages he received back in 1996. My e-mail to him is one of those he fortunately archived, and thanks to him, I'm able to present it to you. By the way, all of my typographical errors have been left in.

Subject: I Love Your RGB Page

Date: Oct. 7, 1996

I love you RGB page. I especially love those cute little Ghostbusters "kids" drawings you did. I'll be sure to add a link to your page on my web site, "http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/7218". I'm in the middle of a HUGH scanning project, so don't expect it to appear within the very near future, but I guarantee I will link it. By the way, are all the photos on Winston's page from the episode "Ragnarok and Roll"? They appear to be. but the top photos also looks like Sam Haine - but I doubt it is.-Paul Rudoff


Spook Central Quotes
"Your girlfriend lives in the corner penthouse of Spook Central." -- Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), "Ghostbusters" (1984)
"Spook Central calling Ecto-1." -- Janine Melnitz (Laura Summer), "The Real Ghostbusters: Ghosts R Us" (1986)
"Spook Central calling Ecto-1." -- Janine Melnitz (Kath Soucie), "The Real Ghostbusters: Ghosts R Us" (1986)
"Oooh, Spook Central." -- Eduardo Rivera (Rino Romano), "Extreme Ghostbusters: Darkness At Noon - Part 2" (1997)
"This is Spook Central right here." -- Bill Murray on NBC's The Today Show (2002) whilst outside 55 Central Park West.


Spook Central's Graphics Graveyard

These are some of my site's alternate logos and graphics. Some were used on the site long ago, and some were never used at all. They are provided ONLY for your visual enjoyment and are not to leave this site.

This image was drawn exclusively for me by Norm Gagnon on February 27, 1997.
I have also scanned in the original image and Norm's note about it.

Spook Central

This 600-pixel width transparent "horizontal rule" image is similar to the one Norm Gagnon made, only it does take up as much height. I do not remember who created this image.

Spook Central

This logo was created by Bill Emkow (3/21/1997 approx.)

Spook Central

Here's a version I modified to remove my name.

Spook Central

On April 17, 2019, Lars Karlsen made a large 2000x900 recreation of this logo for me, so that I could use it on projects that require an image much larger than the one above. He also made a few variations to use for other purposes: with a transparent background and on a white background

Spook Central
(click to enlarge)

This splash/front page graphic was created by myself, Paul Rudoff (1/19/1998 approx.)

NOTE: There's a glitch in the current Spook Central architecture involving tables that causes the table above to appear broken up. It should look like this with a scrolling LED signbar

Spook Central Ecto-1

This logo was created by Andrew Ellis (8/11/1998 approx.)

Spook Central

This logo was created by FestrunkCo@aol.com (12/23/1998)
The original is on the left and an alternate version without my name is on the right.

Spook Central   Spook Central

These navigational menus were created by James Fazar (8/2/2000)

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These logos were created by "El Zorro" (11/28/2000 approx.)

Spook Central

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A few variations on a title logo created by myself from approx. 5/19/2004 to 8/31/2007

Spook Central

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Spook Central
This one I never used as I opted for "The Ghostbusters Companion Since August 1996" one instead.

Spook Central

A title logo created by myself, used from approx. 8/31/2007 to 8/12/2010, which is a variation on the title logos above.

Spook Central

This title logo created by James Eatock on 7/10/2010, but it was never used on the site.

Spook Central

This graphic was created by AJ Quick on 5/27/2008, and was used on his site Ghostbusters Fans for the Spook Central newsfeed.

Spook Central

This graphic was created by Lars Karlsen on 9/10/2019, but it has never used on the site....yet. Click for the high-res version.

Spook Central

This "25th Anniversary" alternate graphic was used from August 2021 to December 31, 2022 to celebrate this milestone.

Spook Central 25th Anniversary

Established August 1996

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