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January 2021 by Terry Verduin


How many of us like
the cold of the deep,
shivering and shaking,
chills, crawl and creep?

Take ghost hunting under water with the Goopy Ghost to create life lessons and fun spooky stories for children in search of sunken treasures or mysteries of the deep.

Fun Spooky Stories for Children

Ready to Ramble? Fun times strengthen attachments to the present. They drag disquieting attention away from disturbing worries and help achieve goals. Why wonder when we can discover ghosts' hidden truths to ponder?

On the Block? Ghosts should not be considered a taboo subject. Goopy is found where pumpkins are grown, baked, carved or tossed. He appears on farms, in homes, in gardens and in other safe places around the world.

All the Angles? Modern ghost sightings spark vibrancy. Ghosts offer fascinating exploits with life-enhancing opportunities. Their uniqueness opens new possibilities. They prompt calming moves against everyday fears.

Work Study

Shore Leave? Pleasure makes everyone aware of feelings of the moment. Alertness heightens with each Goopy visit. Finding new ghostly spirits adds outer consequences to the mundane. It may lead to deeper understandings.

On the Loose? Ghosts may awaken spiritual awareness. Their presence dates from antiquity in the Holy Bible and other great works. The morality and grace of divine entities insulate priorities from purely material causes.

Loud and Clear? Inspirational spirits manifest a natural alertness and knowledge of things past. Goopy's life lessons and spiritual sense may help avoid errors on the path to miraculous perceptions, findings and actions.

Gathering Crowds

Close-Up? Friendship is good for all souls. Compassion of friends creates a oneness of being. Inner peace comes with spending time with others. Nobody should feel alone in this universe of many faces, animals, plants and things.

Look Back? Goopy calls on friendly Cupid — on his busiest day. This friend tracks down a kindred spirit in the dead of winter with nary a pumpkin patch in sight. Extremes of fact and fantasy form memorable background.

Soul Mates? Ghosts unite spiritual, mythical, emotional and physical realms. Folks may think apparitions don't need anyone. Truly advanced souls provoke haunting attractions between fanciful and genuine friends.

Pumpkins and Water

Beauty and the Elements? Pumpkins need water to grow. Adventures in ghost hunting under water, organized by the most natural of pumpkin sprites, should bring swimming change to children. They are adventurers by nature.

High Tide? Water is a deep, wide frontier. It harbors sunken treasure troves and natural sciences. It may lead to super levels of consciousness and dream sequences. Exposed secrets conjure up pleasure and lead to greater concepts.

Working Order? Hunters do not need to start out as professionals to become experts. Ghost hunting may not be a science. Embracing and conquering fears of the unknown build knowledge, accomplishment and experience.

Project Overview

Go with the Flow? Downloadable apps are available to impress friends and carry aspirants from beginning to advanced expertise. Keeping visual aids secret adds mystery, letting others play along in the harmless fun for a while.

Behind the Music? Friends, family and coworkers may find new interpretations for strange noises. Garbled messages from apps marked “for entertainment only” may stump paranormal researchers. They bore nobody.

Long Story? Valentine bows and arrows have a long history. Modern hunting devices continue to evolve: Geiger counters, EMF meters, ion detectors, voice recorders, video cameras and infrared temperature sensors.

School Waves

Master Stroke? Ghost hunting may lead to new purpose. Social responsibility may be served and payment received for testing or developing new equipment. Old technology may need upgrading for ocean depths.

Manual Override? Under-water cameras capture filmy images and preserves colors. Underwater writing slates and pencils enable chasers to jot down important notes. Sophisticated waterproof equipment may be costly.

Scenic Route? Waters run deep. There is no restriction on spooky locations or hours. Searches need not be limited to places with past reports. Ghost activity has no time table, time block or established schedule to follow.

Keep It Real

Focus Group? Everyone is touched by problems of others. People have a deep sense for real-world suffering. Nobody should be left behind in the whirl of daily clutter. Comfort matters during underwater ghost town rescues.

Organic Forms? Environmental issues plague global waters. To serve the welfare of aquatic life requires in-depth delving. Inquiries may lead to powerful ecosystem-improving solutions and interactions.

Lunar Cycle? High-rising and low-hanging stars rise with missions. Search-and-rescue beats finding barnacle-covered gold. Memorable tales develop as ghost seekers save shipwrecked ghosts, unlucky drivers or missing divers.

Create Life Lessons

Cut Above? The Goopy Ghost is humbled. Due respect rises from good deeds and credit owed to heroic friends. Selfless concern leads to social, economic and environmental benefit for everyone to live and relive.

VA-VA-VOOM Service? Ghost hunting teaches the importance of time management. Ghosts appear briefly. Children live and relive the excitement of Goopy's appearances. Youthful imaginations grow with subtle discoveries.

Higher Ground? Adventurers can gather treasured memories and scare up fun tales on land or water. Their stories are sure to thrill listeners and bring feedback from fans across generations. Nobody may venture as far alone.

Object Reality

About Face? Discoveries may seem other-worldly. Orange ghostly pumpkin goop adds dimensions to study and research. It encourages explorations into substances shed by ghosts. Head trips can be done without leaving home.

Invisibility to Vision? The invisible has led to many important inventions. Magnifying glasses, microscopes and telescopes bring small or distant objects into view. Why can't a device render ghosts visible?

Disappearing Act? Two researchers at The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto developed a cloaking device that can hide an object.

Dreaming in Color

Beach Day? Goopy is not just about wishful thinking. Heart-shaped chocolates, silly rhymes and sweet nothings aside, he stays to complete unfinished business. He resolves conflicts between belief and desire.

Home Sweet Home? Goop trails wash away during a handshake or fist bump with a fin. Goopy greatly resembles a Goliath Grouper. Imagine a welcome of beckoning tentacles to the haunt of a true-to-life phantom squid.

Forward Thinking? Scares can produce positive outcomes. A frightening, big grouper gave Goopy a form that serves well under water. Ghost trackers should enter their activities into the Goopy Action Video Challenge.