Could this just be a error on the editors part? Is it possible that i could also be a ghost note of some sort?
This very much looks like an error perpetrated in cohorts with the typesetting program in question.
Note that the second staff has its music shifted by a quarter note to the right starting with the strange vertical line. This offset gets reduced without apparent reason to circa an eighth note in the middle of the third bar.
So it very much looks like editing gone wrong several times in a row. Figure out what program was used for producing this score and stay away from it as it seems to make it too easy for things to go out of whack. More importantly: stay away from scores this composer created using this program. They are not a good team so far.