The Goopy Ghost at Christmas
February 2018 by V. R. Duin


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”)

Ghost busting with children helps a ghost detector find ghostly pumpkin goop and learn to bust ghosts like the best of ghostbusters.

The Goopy Ghost always is on the roam to find a new pumpkin home that isn't squashed, carved, baked or on fire. Each book in Goopy's collection delivers holiday fun, tells ghost stories and provides solid ghost busting information. Goopy teaches children and adults how to bust ghosts. There is nothing negative about this fun-loving spirit. There is no need to resort to black magic, voodoo, hoodoo or sorcery from the occult. Moreover, ghostbusters of this ghostly pumpkin goop should not feel endangered by the magic of Goopy's spirited entertainment.

In Goopy Ghost's stories, it becomes quite clear that children can bust ghosts with greater ease than the adults in their fanciful and inventive lives. Children are in search of whimsy and enchantment to rise above the routine. Ghosts capture young imaginations. Children take pleasure in things that are goopy, ghostly, festive and wildly fun. Ghost busting with the Goopy Ghost of ghostly pumpkin goop is a unique and imaginative learning experience for ghost detectors of all ages. Scare up some fun with your young ones and learn to bust ghosts.

It is anticipated that any fears of the Goopy Ghost will be debunked during initial ghost busting inspections, consultations and readings. Goopy books, articles, posts, tweets and videos are full of tips and clues for ghostbusters who want to learn to busts ghosts. Goopy is made of gooey and wonderfully ghostly pumpkin goop. From the very first “Boo!”, this goopy, ghostly pumpkin ghost offers an absolutely unforgettable first lesson in how to bust ghosts. Every ghost detector, who goes ghost busting with children, is sure to sing the praises of the darkest and most delightful aspects of the Goopy Ghost.

The Goopy Ghost of ghostly pumpkin goop fame may not be the only ghost lurking in the realm of ghost busting. However, for ghost detectors who want to learn to bust ghosts with children, some of the scarier spirits may not be appropriate. The Goopy Ghost is welcome by children and adults in all homes. Ghost busting often is a ritual performed to rid people, places and things of negative, demonic spirits that are unwanted and uninvited guests. Whereas bad spirits find a weak spot through which to attach themselves, the Goopy Ghost adds strength and celebration to the exercise of free will and creativity. Goopy Ghost books, videos and the articles on this website add new insight and information.

A person, home, business or object, in which the presence of an evil being is felt, may seem possessed. There are times when ghostbusters and ghost detectors should not bust ghosts on their own. It is important to recognize when other service providers are required. Ghost busters must be wary of false actors, false psychics and false teachers. These bad souls may be putting on a show to gain influence and set the stage for abuse of power in a cult-like manner. Conjuring up or exorcising ghosts presents the risk of unknown dangers. The appearance of psychiatric or psychological changes may result from mental illness, rather than demons or other bad spirits. Medical treatment, not ghost busting, may be needed.

A concerned ghost detector may prefer to call upon a spiritual leader or a psychic to communicate with the spirits, cast out the evil and cure the effects. To bust ghosts, the medium does not have to be a pastor, priest or other enlightened and highly evolved spiritual being. Prayer may be the best tool for casting off demons. In most instances, to not anger any resident spirits, ghost busting should be done by someone who is trustworthy, mindful and skilled. Special care is not required to bust the Goopy Ghost. This ghost is made of naturally occurring ghostly pumpkin goop that does not emit any bad energy. To the contrary, pumpkin goop carries seeds that give rise to new growth.

Ghostbusters will find it easy to bust ghosts with the wee orange spirit made of goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop. Setting out some sweet treats, then pretending to fall asleep may beckon this ghost. When Goopy finds a nice, new haunt, this ghost likes to stay and stay and stay. Let it be known that Goopy is wary of unattended fires and drenching, cold rains. Fortunately, these conditions are not likely to be present during ghost busting with children. Should the Goopy Ghost leave a welcoming haunt, children are sure to invite this delightfully sticky icky goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop of a spirit to return. Goopy Ghost reminds children and adults to celebrate each day.

Goopy's ghostbusters quickly discover that the spirit of a pumpkin returns to its brightly lit home. The Goopy Ghost can eat its weight in chocolates and sweets. Every ghost has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. What is the secret to busting The Goopy Ghost? Those who learn the best way to bust this ghost, should keep it to themselves. The Goopy Ghost thanks all good ghostbusters by leaving behind a reassuring goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop trail. Adults who are ghost busting with children should look for pumpkin goop on clothing, household items, walls and floors. It easily rinses away, but the Goopy Ghost may return. This ghost visits and revisits welcoming homes, giving friends lots of chances to bust ghosts.

Once a ghost detector has connected with the engaging orange spirit known for its goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop, it is time to press forward. Every ghost detector is invited to come forth and learn to bust ghosts with the Goopy Ghost. The Goopy Ghost is on a mission to scare up good energy. There can be no better instructor for ghost busting with children than this pumpkin ghost. Become the best of ghostbusters and meet other fun ghosts with this wee orange spirit of goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop! The pumpkin's spirit hopes to get the last laugh from ghost busting with children. Ghosts tend to be the first to arrive and the last to leave a good story hall.

According to, a recent Harris poll reveals that 42 percent of Americans believe in ghosts. The Goopy Ghost of ghostly pumpkin goop wants everyone to believe in the fun delivered by good ghosts. After ghosts appear in their bedrooms at night, children may have difficulty going to bed. This is not a problem with Goopy Ghost sightings. Children gain confidence from Goopy. He teaches them it is safe to bust ghosts that are friendly. No protection is required after visits from welcome spirits. Goopy is friendly. A ghost detector may use Goopy books, articles, posts, tweets and videos to calm fears of ghosts. Goopy's ghost busting materials also are fun for adults.

Kosher salt, personal items, religious objects, raw rice or holy water may clear the bad energy of negative spirits from an area. Burning a sage smudge stick is said to promote wellbeing and bust ghosts. Undesirable spirits may respond to the spoken word. Simply asking an unwelcome spirit to leave may work. Formal ghost busting rituals may include the ceremonious use of prayers, chants, gestures, dances, icons, amulets, incense, candles, perfumes, musical instruments, special foods, drinks and potions. Ouija boards, crystal balls, pendulums, mirrors and séances also are used in spectral communication efforts. The Goopy Ghost of ghostly pumpkin goop communicates with friends, followers and connections through books, videos, website articles and across diverse social media platforms.

Many phenomenon attributed to ghosts and the occult may be influenced by the unconscious mind. Called the ideomotor effect, this principle is behind automatic writing, divining rods, extrasensory perception, facilitated communication, hypnosis, lie detector tests, Ouija boards, pendulums and the like. It is used to uncover yes, no and maybe answers by reflexive response, resulting from subtle movement that is beyond the realm of the inquirer or facilitator's awareness. Many of these practices arose from spiritualism that largely has been debunked. The guidance comes from internal intuition rather than from external spiritual forces. These forms of channeling are used to guide thoughts to paper or computer keyboards, to find water, to communicate with a non-verbal person or animal or to facilitate fact-finding or predictive efforts. Science and ghost busting do not support these techniques.

Similarly, there is no science behind the rise of literary, video or film successes. The celebrated supernatural comedy Ghostbusters about a ghost busting business staged in New York City went from inconvenience to blockbuster. The Goopy Ghost intends to bring a garden variety of ghostly goop to children. Imagine the cleanup of Goopy goop in a film production. Despite the unwelcoming inconvenience to neighbors of ghost busting film antics, box office reception to Ghostbusters was surprisingly positive. This blockbuster film received outstanding reviews, awards and accolades. The original production gave rise to sequels and related products. Stories and animations about the Goopy Ghost of ghostly pumpkin goop also have sequels. Goopy wants everyone to believe it also pays for children to bust ghosts.

There are five published titles in the Goopy Ghost busting collection to help children and adult ghost detectors find ghostly pumpkin goop. When the remaining four titles are added to the delightful mix, readers are sure to bust ghosts like the best of ghostbusters. Be sure to bring a camera. Children ghost detectors and busters might want to record and enter their ghost busting activities into The Goopy Action Video Challenge. The fun Goopy Ghost action videos provide ideas that young ghostbusters can use to scare up additional fun-loving ghost busting entertainment. There is content in Goopy Ghost books and across this website from which children can create their own brand of forever ghostly fun.

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  • Ghost Busting admin says:

    The tradition of ghost busting with children needs to become as well known as trick-or-treating is today.

  • Bust Ghosts admin says:

    Folks hope to become a Ghost Detector and bust ghosts during The Hungry Ghost Festival, the most significant event of Hungry Ghost Month in China.

    • ghostbustersadmin says:

      Don't call in ghostbusters for the Goopy Ghost, unless you want a room full of messy ghostly pumpkin goop.