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March 2021 by Terry Verduin


Eek! Oh! Ouch!
That goopy, ghostly goo
held out its flaming hand
and blew and blew and blew.
(The Goopy Ghost of Halloween)

Goopy helps answer questions about ghostly feelings, like do ghosts have feelings and can ghosts help people overcome fear, anger, sadness or contempt?

Are Ghosts Physical?

Hit the Spot? Ghosts penetrate soul-centered thought. They may make people feel better about themselves. Appreciating ghosts requires imagination and patience. To explore and pursue enlightenment makes people stronger.

Like Angels? Ghosts are all soul. They may not feel any physical pain or sorrow, but they seem to understand it. Goopy is a formative example. His sensitivity enters the quiet reach of mortal awareness and being.

Sidekick? Souls are altruistic. They attempt to understand and help people. Their intense scrutiny may be sensed by the living. They may stand too close for comfort. They may be missed, if and when they disappear.

Beneath the Surface? Ghosts transcend time barriers. People, who feel behind the clock, may be ahead. Apparitions truly lag. They may want to move with the flow. Flimsy form does not accommodate bottle rockets.

Are Ghosts Psychic?

Special Souls? Ghosts are uncommon. They are not alike. They may exist to keep memories alive or to teach awareness, belief, knowledge and experience. They transmit both physical and emotional manifestations.

Walking Tall? Ghosts cross realms of existence. They may reveal new instruments, formulas or dimensions. Perceptive, receptive, creative, artistic and open-minded individuals are open to subtle appearances or suggestions.

Great Heights? Visions may push people to amazing discoveries. Inventions often come by serendipitous accident rather than in laboratories. They develop from eccentric whimsy and wild chance on far-fetched notions.

Third Eye? Psychic energies are fluid, with the vivid dynamism of bright lights, vibrating visual fields and other perceptual sensations. These subtle, luminous emissions lend new aspects to life evolution and consciousness.

Do Ghosts Have Minds?

Persuasive Deterrence? After hearing scientific evidence and expert testimony in the Judas Priest Trial, the court ruled: “Ghosts can't be blamed for bad human actions. Humans are accountable as independent beings.”

Read Minds? Ghosts seem to know when people have thoughts or feelings out of keeping with their personalities. Ghostly antics and subtle influences from perpetual Utopian forces may improve clouded emotional states.

Social Studies? Ghosts may relay mindful thought. An upset, confused mental state may come as a ghostly warning. When carbon monoxide poisoning alarm systems fail, do valiant phantoms step in with alerts?

Hit Men? Ghostly sensitivities get crushed by outside, first impressions. When people get goosebumps and act afraid of ghosts, ghostly dignity is shattered. Santa may get these vibes when kids cry and refuse to go near him.

Are Ghosts Still Learning?

Dream Team? Scientists still are figuring out how humans move, think, see and feel. Delays in finding ghosts' “building blocks” should not stop “real world” research. Goopy spurs young minds to early starts with inquiry.

Sweat It? Ghosts may get upset with earthly misunderstandings. They are condemned for tragic things. A lack of evidence should not be interpreted as error, fraud or hoax. Who would deem ghost testimony reliable for court?

Unfamiliar? Phantoms live alone in their space. They may be uncomfortable with their new condition or dimension. It likely is hard to make adjustments for spiritual, psychological or physical contact with beings left behind.

Computer Data? Both may appear and disappear. Both may reappear when they are wanted, needed and can be helpful. Unlike computers, ghosts may show guilt about failures. Science and technology may not be lost on ghosts.

Do Ghosts Have Feelings?

Center of Gravity? Some ghosts beg for attention. Their presence may be felt, smelled or heard, before they are seen. Wouldn't it be terrible to believe nobody is noticing? Everyone needs attention to construct a wider view.

Freak Out? Attention-getting ghost tactics include: relocation or disappearance of things, flickering of lights and sleep-jarring noises. Luckily, Lilly's mother slept through Goopy's redecorating calm before the storm.

Acid Wash? People may think ghosts are nervous. Ghost Sounds, voices and appearances often quiver like electric impulses. Goopy may look nervous and hide for a while. Adults don't seem to appreciate the goop he leaves behind.

Life-and-Death Matter? Goopy perceives shaming complaints about his goop. He no longer builds toys. His goop made new ones look used in Santa's workshop. The elves gave him a job involving no contact with toys.

Do Ghosts Have Hidden Feelings?

Hunted Prey? Some ghosts may feel under threat, much like hunted prey. Like some animals in the wild, they may remain on the lookout. This may make them skittish and hard for people to find or approach.

It's a Cinch? Some ghosts are shy. They may have to be coaxed from hiding. Timid sprites may hang back to watch for a while. They may be testing to learn whether they fall into the categories of welcome or disruptive guests.

Cruise without Worrying? It takes time to become familiar with haunts, people and pets. Hiding a while allows an interval of time for background work and study. Goopy goo haunted homes take planning to build.

Structured Environment? Goopy reminds parents goop is not poop. Pumpkin goop is zestful. So what if it takes a while to clear the residue from homes. Who would banish this amaze-ball source of bright merriment?

Are Ghosts Constant?

Bucket List? Ghosts return to apologize or to show respect. They may try to atone for grief delivered in times past. They form attachments with new friends. They may remain behind to show appreciation and give thanks.

Hands of Time? Spirits may remain steadfast until the end of time. Kids often change their minds about what they want to be for Halloween. Behind masks, adults can try out secret longings without giving themselves away.

In Perpetuity? Phantoms may celebrate all of life. Children should be taught not to fear them. Goopy's wise and kind morals inspire young ones in unexpected ways. He is a polite and intuitive ghost of better living.

Concrete Dreams? Questions about a Ghost Sighting remain. Was it the wrappers or the candy that forever changed Halloween? What is the point in creating activities or surroundings for children if nobody is aware of them?

Is There a Ghost Science?

From the Same Cloth? Ghosts may wonder why people get stuck on patterns and wrong interpretations. Recorders cause errors. Developing science constantly changes opinions about what's good, bad, real and unreal.

Wait and See? Paranormal study takes discipline. It requires caution. People, who report seeing ghosts, may meet with laughter. Goopy proves detractors wrong. Tasks left behind by ghosts tend to promote duty and self-control.

Flower Power? Associations of parapsychologists study the unexplained. PA performs scientific studies on clairvoyance, telepathy, psychic healing and hypnosis. Philosophy is tested to prove whether life exists after death.

Exchange? Studies of the paranormal, neuroscience, anthropology, physiology, psychiatry and psychology are not junk science. They benefit criminal rehabilitation, military espionage and mental health treatment.

Can Ghosts Help People?

Small Wonder? Everyone wants get their own needs met. Ghostly options help fill fluctuating needs. Dream-like announcements give impact. Goopy goo globs serve as intentional, vestigial reminders to explore hidden talents.

Drawing Inspiration? Shadows can encourage the development of inner abilities. They understand the difference between fear and fascination. They embolden people to separate delusional myths or dreams from reality.

Soapbox? Spirits can be instruments of change. Blood and gore have not totally overtaken long-standing Halloween traditions or big screen sensations. Everyday invitations bring Goopy into homes for child-friendly play.

Shop Guy? Ghost times with children should be light-hearted moments of rest, escape and relaxation. Who isn't anxiously waiting to fling open the door when Goopy knocks to fill an enchanted evening with magical goop?

Can People Understand Ghosts?

Peak Form? Kind people recognize good in ghosts. They appreciate whimsical playmates for children. Bobbing for apples and Pin the Tail on the Donkey are giving way to screen screams. Halloween needs its sprites.

Everything Clicks? Goopy does not just appear on Halloween. This last outdoor fling before extreme weather arrives is endangered. This spirit aspires to restore tomfoolery to Halloween and all days in between.

Misunderstanding? Some folks cast wicked meanings on Halloween festivity. A few pumpkins get squashed and other silly tricks happen. These incidents are caused by real people. Some of them dress up like ghosts.

Art of the Huddle? Halloween is a time of wild decorations, pumpkin patch runs and special photographs. It is an occasion to revel in sugar rushes, display splashy costumes and cavort in colorful haunted homes.

Do Ghostly Feelings Change?

Custom Content? Goopy did not feel at home in an empty goodie bag. His charm glowed when he made thieves return stolen gold to a leprechaun. This ghost has a wild side, but he gives children joy. They sense his kindness.

Still Life? Spirits reach out. Not all of them want to make someone's hair stand on end. Some have the texture of cobwebs. Others leave cold breezes in passing. The pumpkin ghost leaves behind a trail of goo for lasting bliss.

Good Taste? Phantoms can smell of smoke, perfumes or other scents. Their cooking smells may make folks hungry. Beware of ECSO. Their skeptics may debunk healthy out-of-the-box sensations, leaving hunger behind.

Palace Intrigue? Shadows hang back. An inability to control form may slow ghostly actions. They have distinct talents. Disguised as a pot of gold to catch thieves, Goopy challenges eyes to travel quickly through story pages.

How to Overcome Fears and Problems?

Cut Above? Goopy puts friends in a good mood with his invitations to party like each day's a holiday. He may summon other ghosts to join in the revelry. His visits with children are soft variations to rowdiness.

Finest Hour? Goopy's mischief is family-friendly fun. His content is full of whimsy, joy and funny details. His goopy goo haunted home effects stoke moods. Adults and children take delight in this well-meaning spirit.

Trick-or-Treat? Nobody should sleep through the following “Help Others” video. Super Emily beams down from a distant star to help Goopy solve a messy problem. They paint a better picture with a community of doers.

Paint the Town Red? The town has a problem with graffiti. Accept the invitation to theatrical cleanup of this mess. Join in ghost stories. Learn other-worldly ways to belt messages to all ends of the earth. (1 minute 30 seconds)

Goop on Graffiti

Transcript Particulars: “Help Others. The Goopy Ghost and Super Emily help us solve messy problems.” (This battle is with graffiti.)

Town Cleanup
Potluck Dinner
Live Music
Ghost Stories
Next Saturday
Town Square

Goopy Ghost: “Who's Telling the ghost stories?”

Super Emily: “The town people can tell your stories.”

“This ghost sheds pumpkin goop
Wherever it goes
'cause that's what it's made of
from its head to toes.”

“Paint is a mess,
But goop washes out
There are better ways
To get messages out!”

“Help Others.”