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March 2019 by V. R. Duin


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

Goopy answers questions about ghostly feelings, like: do ghosts have feelings about haunted home effects and haunted homes for children?

Ghosts are special souls. They are uncommon. They are not alike. They may exist to keep memories alive and teach awareness, belief, knowledge and experience. They transmit physical or emotional manifestations of feelings.

Goopy did not feel at home in an empty goodie bag. Goopy did look happy 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.

Ghosts reach out. Not all spirits 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.

Ghosts relay mindful thought. An upset, confused mental state may come as ghostly warning. They may sense Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. When the alarm system fails, phantoms may step in.

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

Ghosts can be instruments of change. Blood and gore have not totally overtaken long-standing Halloween traditions or big screen sensations. Every day gives opportunity to invite Goopy into homes for child-friendly play.

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

This orange ghost does not just appear on Halloween. Goopy helps keep the tomfoolery in Halloween and every day in between. Halloween is endangered in many places. Some folks cast wicked meanings on its festivity.

Halloween is a time of decorative creativity, pumpkin patch runs and special photographs. It is an occasion to revel in sugar rushes, display splashy costumes and cavort in colorful haunted homes.

Ghosts belong among people until the end of time Children may change their minds many times about what they want to be for Halloween. Behind masks, adults can try out hidden longings without giving themselves away.

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.

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

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

Some ghosts are shy. They may have to be coaxed from hiding. Timid sprites may hang back and watch people. They may be testing to learn whether or not they would be welcome as guests.

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.

It takes a while to become familiar with new haunts, people and pets. Hiding for a while allows an interval of time for background work and study. It takes planning to build goopy goo haunted homes.

People may think ghosts are nervous. Ghostly voices and appearances often quiver like electric impulses. Goopy may get nervous and hide for a while. Adults don't seem to appreciate the goop he lives behind.

Haunted homes for children should be light-hearted places for rest, escape and relaxation. Who isn't anxiously waiting to fling open the door when Goopy knocks to fill an evening with magical goop?

Goopy perceives shaming complaints about his goop. He no longer plays with children's toys. His goop made new toys look used in Santa's workshop. The elves gave him a job involving no contact with toys.

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

Ghosts can smell of smoke, perfumes or other scents. Their cooking smells may make folks hungry. The European Council of Skeptical Organizations, ECSO may debunk these sensations.

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.

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

Ghosts may get upset with human 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?

Persuasive deterrence is found in the Judas Priest Trial: Scientific Consensus and Expert Testimony. Ghosts can't be blamed for bad human actions. Humans are accountable as independent beings.

Ghosts return to apologize or to give thanks. They try to atone for grief delivered in a past life. They form attachments with new friends. They may remain behind to show appreciation and to give thanks.

Associations of parapsychologists study the unexplained. PA wants to prove there is life after death. They perform scientific studies on clairvoyance, telepathy, psychic healing and hypnosis. Philosophy is tested.

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

Ghosts are altruistic. They attempt to understand and help people. Their intense scrutiny may be sensed by people. They may stand too close for comfort. When visions or sensations disappear, they may be missed.

Ghosts transcend time barriers. People, who are behind the clock, may be ahead. Apparitions truly lag. They may want to move with the flow, but flimsy form is not accommodating.

Ghosts may hang back and haunt places. An inability to control form may slow their actions. They have distinct talents. Disguised as a pot of gold to catch thieves, Goopy challenges eyes to travel quickly through story pages.

Goopy wants to remind parents that goop is not poop. Goop is zestful. It might take a while to clear goop trails from goopy goo haunted homes. Who would banish this source of bright orange merriment?

Tasks left behind by ghosts promote self-control. Paranormal study takes discipline. It requires caution. People, who report seeing ghosts, may meet with laughter. Let Goopy prove them wrong.

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

Ghosts may read minds. They seem to know when people are having thoughts and feelings that don't fit their personalities. Emotional states may improve with ghostly antics and subtle influence from continued experience.

Ghosts can encourage the development of inner abilities. They understand the difference between fear and fascination. They may embolden people separate delusional myths and dreams from true visions of reality.

Like angels, ghosts are all soul. They no longer feel any physical pain or sorrow, but they seem to understand it. Goopy is a formative example. His sensitivity enters the quiet reach of human awareness.

Ghosts may celebrate all of life in perpetuity. Children should be taught not to fear ghosts. Goopy's wise and kind morals inspire young ones in unexpected ways. He is a polite and intuitive ghost.

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.

Goopy puts friends in a good mood and invites them party like each day's a holiday. He may invite other ghosts to join in the revelry. Haunted homes for children are perfect places to party!

Ghosts try to get their own needs met. Dream-like announcements give impact. Ghosts may not fill the needs of everyone. Goopy goo globs may serve as intentional, vestigial reminders of his decorating talent.

Attention-getting ghost tactics are: relocation or disappearance of things, flickering of lights and sleep-jarring noises. Luckily, Lilly's mother slept through Goopy's redecorating.

Trick-or-treat! Nobody should sleep through the following “Help Others” video. In it, Super Emily beams down from a distant star to help Goopy solve a messy problem.

The town has a problem with graffiti. Accept the invitation to a theatrical cleanup of this mess. There will be ghost stories and other ways to get messages out. (1 minute 30 seconds)

Goop on Graffiti