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 the ghost busting information needed to bust ghosts without resorting to black magic, voodoo, hoodoo or sorcery from the occult. There is nothing negative about this fun-loving spirit. Ghostbusters of its ghostly pumpkin goop never feel endangered by the magic of Goopy's entertainment.

In Goopy Ghost's stories, it becomes quite clear that children can bust ghosts with greater ease than the adults in their fanciful and inventive 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 of ghostly pumpkin goop is a unique and imaginative learning experience for ghost detectors of all ages.

Goopy is gooey and wonderfully ghostly. It is anticipated that any fears of the Goopy Ghost will be debunked during initial ghost busting inspections, consultations and readings of Goopy books, articles and tweets. The videos also give ghost busting tips. To learn to bust ghosts, the “Boo!” and goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop offer an absolutely unforgettable first lesson. 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 goopy ghost of ghostly pumpkin goop fame may not be the only ghost available in the realm of ghost busting. However, for ghost detectors who want to bust ghosts with children, some of the scarier ghosts may not be appropriate. While the Goopy Ghost is welcome by children and adults in all homes, ghost busting is often a ritual performed to rid people, places and things of negative, demonic spirits that are unwanted and uninvited guests. Whereas bad spirits find a weak spot through which to attach themselves, the Goopy Ghost adds strength and celebration to the exercise of free will.

A person, home, business or object, in which the presence of an evil being is felt, may seem possessed by demons or other bad spirits. Ghostbusters and ghost detectors doing ghost busting on their own should recognize when spirits are present for which other service providers may be needed. Psychiatric or psychological changes may result from mental illness for which medical treatment is needed. Those who bust ghosts also must be wary of false actors, false psychics and false teachers. These bad souls may be putting on a show to gain influence and set the stage for abuse of power in a cult-like manner.

A concerned ghost detector may prefer to call upon a spiritual leader or a psychic to communicate with the spirits, cast out the evil and cure the effects. To bust ghosts, the medium does not have to be a pastor or priest or other enlightened and highly evolved spiritual being. However, prayer may be the best tool for casting off demons. In any event, to not anger any resident spirits, ghost busting should always be done by someone who is trustworthy, mindful and skilled. The Goopy Ghost is made of ghostly pumpkin goop that does not emit any bad energy.

Ghostbusters will find it easy to bust the wee orange ghost made of goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop. Setting out some sweet treats, then pretending to fall asleep will beckon this ghost. 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.

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 pumpkin goop on clothing, household items, walls and floors. It easily rinses away.

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 ghosts with the Goopy Ghost. The Goopy Ghost is on a mission to scare up a lot of good energy through ghost busting with children. Become the best of ghostbusters and meet other fun ghosts with this wee orange spirit of goopy, ghostly pumpkin goop! The pumpkin's spirit hopes to get the last laugh from ghost busting with children.

According to, a recent Harris poll reveals that 42 percent of Americans believe in ghosts. The Goopy Ghost of ghostly pumpkin goop wants everyone to believe in the fun delivered by good ghosts. For protection from invasions of unwelcome spirits, a ghost detector may use different approaches. Some of these ghost busting methods may be used to bust ghosts and calm the fears of children. After seeing ghosts appear in their bedrooms at night, children may have difficulty going to bed.

Kosher salt, personal items or clothing, 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 bust ghosts and in efforts to communicate with spirits.

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 stories and animations about the Goopy Ghost of ghostly pumpkin goop, the original Ghostbusters production gave rise to sequels and related products.

There are five published titles in the Goopy Ghost busting collection to help children and adult ghost detectors find ghostly pumpkin goop. When the remaining four titles are added to the delightful mix, readers are sure to bust ghosts like the best of ghostbusters. The fun Goopy Ghost action videos add to these fun-loving ghost busting activities. Children ghost detectors and busters might want to record and enter their activities into The Goopy Action Video Challenge.

Ghost Busting Comments

  • Ghost Busting admin says:

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

  • Bust Ghosts admin says:

    Folks hope to become a Ghost Detector and bust ghosts 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.