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 ghost information for the children and ghost detectors in all of us. In Goopy Ghost's stories, it should be noted that children tend to bust ghosts with greater ease than the adults in their storied lives. Ghosts capture the imaginations of young ones in search of whimsy and enchantment. Children take pleasure in things that are goopy, ghostly, festive and wildly fun. Ghost busting with the Goopy Ghost is a unique and imaginative learning experience for children.

While the Goopy Ghost is welcome by children and adults in all homes, ghost busting is a ritual performed to rid people, places and things of negative, demonic spirits. Goopy is gooey and wonderfully ghostly. There is nothing negative about this fun-loving spirit or its ghostly pumpkin goop. It is anticipated that any fears of the Goopy Ghost will be debunked during further inspections, consultations or readings of Goopy books, articles and tweets. 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 “Boo!” and goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop of this ghost are absolutely unforgettable. The goopy ghost of pumpkin fame may not be the only ghost for people to ghost bust. However, some of the other ghosts may not be appropriate for ghost busting with children.

Ghostbusters and ghost detectors doing ghost busting on their own should recognize when other spirits are present for which other service providers may be needed. A person, home, business or object may seem possessed by evil demons or bad spirits. A concerned ghost detector should call upon a spiritual leader or a psychic to communicate with the spirits, cast out the evil and cure the effects. The medium does not have to be a pastor or priest or other enlightened and highly evolved spiritual being. However, to not anger any resident spirits, ghost busting must be done by someone who is trustworthy, mindful and skilled. Every ghost detector must be wary of false actors, false psychics and false teachers who are just putting on a show to gain influence and set the stage for abuse of power in a cult-like manner.

Goopy's ghostbusters quickly discover that the spirit of a pumpkin returns to its brightly lit home, that a goopy ghost can eat its weight in chocolates and sweets, and that a goopy ghost has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. The Goopy Ghost will leave behind a reassuring goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop trail. Ghostbusters who are ghost busting with children should look for it on clothing, household items, walls and floors. It easily rinses away. The Goopy Ghost does not emit any bad energy. Goopy is wary of fire, cold and rain, but these conditions are not likely to be present during ghost busting with children. When Goopy finds a nice, new haunt, this ghost likes to stay and stay and stay. Moreover, should the Goopy Ghost leave, children are sure to invite this delightfully sticky icky goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop of a spirit to return.

A ghost detector may use items or clothing for protection from invasions of unwelcome spirits. Kosher salt, raw rice or holy water may clear the bad energy of negative spirits in an area. Simply asking a spirit to leave may work. Burning a sage smudge stick is said to promote wellbeing and fight evil spirits. 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 are often used to in efforts to communicate with spirits. Some of these approaches may be used for ghost busting with children. However, a ghost detector is more likely to bust the wee orange ghost made of goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop by setting out some sweet treats, then pretending to fall asleep.

According to Bustle, a recent Harris poll indicated that 42 percent of Americans believe in ghosts. The Goopy Ghost wants everyone to believe in the fun delivered by good 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 other ghosts with the Goopy Ghost. The Goopy Ghost is on a mission to scare up a lot of good energy through ghost busing with children. Become the best of ghostbusters and bust other fun ghosts with this wee orange spirit of goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop! It is the pumpkin's spirit that will get the last laugh after ghost busting with children.

The celebrated supernatural comedy Ghostbusters about a ghost-catching business staged in New York City, set a fun precedent for ghost busting. Despite the unwelcoming reception of neighbors who were inconvenienced by the ghost busting film antics, box office reception was overwhelmingly positive. This blockbuster film received outstanding reviews, awards and accolades. As with our Goopy Ghost stories and animations, the original Ghostbusters production gave rise to sequels and related products.


  • Ghost Busting admin says:

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

  • Ghost Detector admin says:

    Folks hope to become a Ghost Detector 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.