Elves bust Goopy at Christmas when he arrives at the North Pole stowed away in Santa's sack, displayed at 40% of viewport width.
February 2021 by Terry Verduin


The orange ghost was friendly
and smiled at Santa's elf,
but the elf was very scared
and ran to save himself.
(The Goopy Ghost at Christmas)

Bust good ghosts with the Goopy Ghost for fun ghost busting with children. Solve the ghostbusters goop riddle of the day with ghostly pumpkin goo.

Bust Good Ghosts

Grass Roots? Ghostbusters feel no danger with goopy entertainment. There is no black magic, voodoo, hoodoo or sorcery. This fun-loving spirit is from utopia, not the occult. He projects trick-or-treating spirit all year round.

Basic Instinct? Children bust ghosts with greater ease than adults. Children use whimsy in their fanciful, inventive lives. The unknown is more instructive than the known. Routine drudgery and drills stunt performance.

Silver Lining? Ghosts promote thinking and foster appreciation about the magic of life. They embolden children to notice and ponder wondrous things. Imaginative learning experiences are beneficial for all ghost detectors.

Team Sport

Wide Angle? Ghost busting is more exciting when everyone participates. Enchanting sprites carry important messages of unity. Nobody should be left behind. Collaborative investigative experiences and reports build confidence.

Style Awakening? Goopy has more than a few tricks up his sleeves He can eat his weight in chocolates and sweets. Exact science is tricky. It pushes boundaries. Inventors often keep discoveries secret for private use.

Holding Forth? Goop busters should not keep their findings to themselves. Sharing gathers trust and promotes prosperity. Goopy visits and revisits to strengthen relationships while leaving hints for new discoveries.

Ghostly Pumpkin Goop

In Full Bloom? It is not necessary to be born on Halloween to sing the praises of ghostly pumpkin goop delights. From his first “Boo!”, Goopy offers unforgettable artistic possibilities. The thrills don't stop on his birthday.

Luminaries? Ghosts capture imaginations. Children enjoy making up tales of fantasy about the orange essence of jack-o-lanterns. Goopy is a positive, animating, festive, sportive, resourceful and wildly fun pumpkin ghost.

Free Range? Special equipment is not required to bust pumpkin ghosts. No one is angered when effort is performed in a trustworthy, mindful and skilled manner. The ghostly goop from this natural plant holds positive energy.

Healthy Fare

Kid's Stuff? Sensitivity and cognitive function need not decrease with age. Socially-constrictive rules may deaden out-of-the-box thinking and stymie creative imaginations. Goopy helps to sharpen natural abilities.

Round Trip? Setting out treats, then pretending to fall asleep may attract Goopy. He sticks with comfortable haunts. His unexplained mysteries and hijinks give rise to miraculous hope. Solutions accompany difficult moments.

Hot Property? Pumpkins harbor seeds of growth and wonder. Kids cultivate valuable theories from seed-filled pulp. Science may prove antiquated with their discoveries. Ghost busting is an educational tradition.

Paranormal Science

Lab Conditions? A variety of practices involving the paranormal, ghosts, spirits and hauntings need evidence. Telekinesis, remote-viewing, spiritual-healing, spirit-communication and fortune-telling remain unproven.

Telekinesis? Some folks claim they can move distant objects with mental or spiritual might. Are magic tricks simulating physical contact? Could spiritualism, meditation, biofeedback or something else be at work?

Remote Viewing? Scientists spend fortunes seeking impressions of distant, unseen targets for intelligence purposes. Their experiments with extrasensory perception either lack controls or cannot be repeated.

Necromancy? This practice involves communicating with the dead to predict the future or change the course of events. It is associated with witchcraft, black magic and sorcery. Do souls exist after bodily death?

Controlled Environment

Self-Deception? Confirmation bias causes individuals to search for and interpret information in a way that confirms pre-existing theories or beliefs. This inability to challenge preconceptions leads to statistical errors.

Tracking Results? Factors causing ambiguity in the statistics must be eliminated through proper testing from multiple perspectives. The anticipated effects often disappear with open-minded evaluations.

Quit Early? Observed or experienced mystical phenomenon need complex, environment-driven data. Rigorous controls, re-testing, reevaluation and peer-body review of research outcomes require proper confirmation.

Trial Run

Red Alert? Scary entities are not child-friendly lesson material. Goopy leads young explorers away from Spirit Possession imbued with terror. Clean-up tasks continue after game's end. Clean is the unparalleled right answer.

View Finder? After darkness overtakes bedrooms, children may have trouble going to bed. Problems with no easy explanations encourage perseverance, fear busting and collaboration. Friendly touches improve coping skills.

Seeing Red? Goopy is frightened by unattended fires. He avoids eccentric shock and cold, drenching rains. Children invite this delightful, sticky spirit to come inside, where unpleasant conditions rarely interfere with activities.

New Perspective

Doubling Down? Replacing fear with strength overcomes struggles between good and bad. Rituals free people, places and things of unwelcome spirits. Problems fester in weakness. Natural science wields supernatural power.

Jumping to Conclusions? Goopy encourages kids to explore abnormal data, to attempt to recreate events and to disprove preconceptions. Experimentation may bust false theories with real scientific evidence.

Net Result? To date, no psychic has won repeated lotteries, scored big in the financial market, or won any large awards offered for indisputable proof of their supernatural success with fortune-telling abilities.

Ghostbusters Goop

Hot Seat? Outside service providers are available. A notable example is ASSAP. Experts demonstrate the way to do systematic research into novel paranormal reports. Most scientists welcome original challenges.

Real Facts? The complexity of the human mind and the environment in which people interact may hide scientific evidence. Once there is supernatural or paranormal proof, it can become natural scientific fact.

Inescapable? TAPS teams record extensive data of possible paranormal activity, then spend days analyzing it for indications of ghosts. They have reported “evidence of high residual energy” at some haunted places.

Personal History

Individualized? Phenomenal perception may vary from person-to-person observation. People only see what they are capable of seeing. Perception involves the objective reality and subjective forces behind all human thought.

Organic Matter? People are drawn to the ghostly world. There may be a fine line between spirits and the living. Life beckons Goopy from his roam to find a pumpkin home that isn't squashed, carved, baked or on fire.

Cleaning Up? Forget Special sanitation. Ghostly goop of the vine is as utilitarian as ghostbusters' goop. Why hurry to clear rooms of this toy-like substance? Goopy goo is spectacularly messy, but full of vintage vibes.

Roving Eye

Hoaxers? Videos can be fabrications. Stories may be less convincing. Words easily string together. Skeptics should not accept professionalism at face value. Paranormal challenges may pay real money for discoveries.

Tool Kit? Here are questions for psychics, investigators, witnesses and detectors. What equipment do they use? Can it be made more effective? What experience and training do they have? Are their approaches systematic?

Quality Control? Unique questions help avert hidden dangers on the way to advances in industry and science. They aid understandings of differences, processes, possibilities, opportunities and experiences.

Dream of Life

Brilliant Ideas? Ghosts help separate truth from fiction. Falsehoods get debunked. Inspections, consultations and motivating forces scare off troubles. Enchanting sensations sharpen acuity and guide direction.

Dogging? Dogs seem to have some ESP powers. Pet owners often claim their pets are good character judges. Animal behavior may signal a place is haunted or expose a paranormal investigative team for dismissal.

Curves Ahead? Praiseworthy ghosts give firmness to purpose. Mistake, nightmarish experiences and vision problems are not constructive. Witnesses celebrate high-minded Goopy works as entrepreneurship.

Riddle of the Day

Fine Focus? Spirituality, religion and the paranormal world may be closely related. Organized crowds, clubs and groups can improve individual and collective behaviors. A faith-based spirit may rally everyone into believing.

Hidden Assets? Experiences enlighten and engage problem solvers. Ghost-buster activity pushes adults and children to expand social networks. Brief appearances serve as reminders to celebrate each step forward with awe.

Beauty Awakens? Ghosts may aid spiritual evolution. They may be the first to arrive and the last to leave a story hall. Sightings produce different experiences to share and compare for a lifetime of insightful explorations.

Road Warriors

Sheer Luck? Yes, no or maybe answers delivered by reflexive response may border on science; they offer no direction or real intelligence. Ghostly freedoms and remixed ideas give clues for baffling puzzle solving.

Long View? Garden variety brings good harvests. Ghost detectors should record ghost busting activities for the Goopy Action Video Challenge. Learning comes with actions inspired by intelligent planning and thinking.

It All Stacks Up? Stress, frustration and bad feedback can be proven wrong. Innovation starts with small ideas. Blockbusters accumulate great reviews and awards. Big hits may spin off sequels and allied products.

Career Opportunities

Net Worth? The U. S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor presents additional pointers for revolutionary wisdom and success through risk-taking and trial-and-error practice in an article about Careers for Creative People.

Endless Possibilities? Quantum mechanics show the existence of massless particles traveling at near-light speed. They do not comport with particle acceleration, Newtonian physics or space-time understandings.

Higgs Boson? This newly-discovered accelerator, also called the “God particle”, gives mass to elementary physical particles, such as electrons and protons. Yet-to-be-discovered particles may fill in missing blanks.

Something Else?

UAPS? Circulating videos show flying objects with advanced flight patterns and maneuvers. Investigators may unravel deep secrets about physics, quantum mechanics or nuclear, electro-magnetic and thermodynamic science.

Extra-Terrestrial Beings? On December 10, 2020, The Jerusalem Post reported alien involvement with Israel and the U.S. for years. Professor and retired Israeli general Haim Eshed revealed a “Galactic Federation” exists.

Readiness Training? What will it take to prepare the world for intergalactic cooperation? Did Former President Donald Trump found the Space Force as a branch of the U.S. military to gradually release information to the public?

Morning Brief

True Accounts? Stigma attaches to unidentified things. Officers, lawmakers and scientists seek authenticity, substance, facts and figures. Critical analysis of real goop collected by drones and bots may bring significant public good.

Starlet? Successful people find uniqueness that is not obvious to others. Fun ghost busting with children may serve to enhance flexible inquiry and analytical study skills. It is sure to be a pleasurable escape from routines.

Golden Hour? It helps to start early in quests for satisfying life missions. When additional titles are added to the collection, readers can build stronger Goopy foundations. Strength comes with awareness and knowledge.