The Goopy Ghost of Halloween
May 2018 by V. R. Duin


There, in the kitchen corner,
Slept a goopy, droopy ghost
And their treats from Halloween
Were sadly gone — almost!
(“The Goopy Ghost of Halloween”)

Adults who appreciate ghost visits, like those in “The Conjuring” or “The Conjuring 2”, may be pleased to learn the thrill-seeking Goopy Ghost is scaring up fun for children with his goop-filled haunts.

Who wants to read simple summaries? Spoilers won't lessen the experience of these goop-filled haunts. Children and adults can follow the spirited antics from beginning to end. Why give away the twists and turns?

It is easy to miss Goopy's quick appearances and disappearances. Things also come and go with him. These can be caught on the next fast-paced reading and learning adventure with him.

Ghosts don't need form or substance. Solid winners take most of the bounty. How can a ghost become solid in a world based on numbers and volumes, costs and values? How can a ghost wear a price tag?

Temporary, fleeting and brief encounters have impact and worth. Sightings, scares and sensational haunts give unforgettable experiences of priceless benefit. Ghosts attract people willing to pay to see them.

People make ghosts other-worldly and attention-getting. Forget about advertising, promotion or building volume for the fewest of things. Word-of-mouth communication spreads when someone sees, feels or hears a ghost.

Ghosts work for free. They focus on one real thing or special individual. The adrenaline rush is not always blood-curdling like “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2”.

Properties may get discounted when people learn about the ghosts. This is especially true for ghosts with spine-tingling scares. There may be a selling cost to clean a home of naughty spirits.

The presence of ghosts may not be good for some businesses. Access control technologies, such as facial recognition or fingerprint scanners probably won't work for ghosts. Security may be important in some areas.

Ghosts may complicate sale of a home or workplace. delivered discount findings in their 2013 Haunted Housing Report: 62 Percent of Respondents Open to Purchasing a Haunted Home.

Doesn't everyone love to witness the events inside these haunts? It is not necessary to put up with sleepless, terror-filled nights of dancing objects, strange noises or ghost sightings to benefit from ownership.

Haunts offer positive, affordable opportunities for brave buyers. Hosts can make good money with ghostly visitors, like those in “The Conjuring” or in “The Conjuring 2”, produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Ghost sightings are rare. Ghost-possessed properties can earn admission fees. Owners can sell tour tickets. They can get rich making movies about the inside ghosts. Fancy escape room themes can be built in ghostly haunts.

Children invent new uses for pumpkin goop. Goopy's natural essence is safe. Nothing bad comes with his visits. “OOO-OOO-NO”! He teaches about chores, teamwork and keeping on task. “OOO-OOO-YES”!.

This spirit is not interested in scaring people. The Goopy Ghost scares up fun, independence and self-esteem. Goopy works for the greater good of his friends. Adults may graduate to scares.

Who doesn't want join the most daring of adventures in cooperative living? There is nothing boring about new experiences. After children go to bed, adults can fire up scary stuff of spine-chilling haunts.