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 skimpy recaps? There are no spoilers to diminish the thrill of these goop-filled haunts. Children and adults want to follow the twists and turns of Goopy's spirited antics from beginning to end.

Goopy makes quick appearances and disappearances. Readers put on their ghost-detector caps to separate the real from the fantastical. Hypotheses and new insights evolve with each fast-paced reading and learning adventure.

Ghosts thrive without form or substance. Solid real-world winners carry off the bounty with intelligence. Brawn eventually fades. Ghosts augment abstract thinking skills for a lifetime of inquiry and problem-solving.

Temporary, fleeting and brief encounters have impact and worth. Sightings, scares and sensational haunts provide unforgettable experiences of priceless benefit. Ghosts present endless possibilities for analysis.

Ghosts are other-worldly and attention-getting. Without advertising or promotion, ghosts bring people together with a minimum of effort. 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 in Goopy's tales are not blood-curdling like “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2”. Wrap your heads around this ghost.

Properties won't get discounted Goopy arrives. This typically happens when ghosts produce spine-tingling scares. There may be selling costs to clean homes of naughty spirits. Goopy-goo is a distinguishing hallmark.

The presence of alarming ghosts may not be good for businesses. Access control technologies, such as facial recognition or fingerprint scanners probably won't detect them. Security is not a concern with this good ghost.

Some ghosts complicate sales of homes or workplaces. delivered discount findings in their 2013 Haunted Housing Report: 62 Percent of Respondents Open to Purchasing a Haunted Home.

Everyone loves to witness the events inside Goopy's haunts. It is not necessary to put up with sleepless, terror-filled nights of dancing objects, strange noises or ghost sightings to benefit from his visits.

Haunts offer positive, affordable opportunities. Hosts made good money with ghastly visitors in “The Conjuring” or in “The Conjuring 2”, produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Imagine the possibilities for hijinks.

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

Children invent new uses for pumpkin goop. Goopy's natural essence is safe. Nothing bad accompanies 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, free associations and self-esteem. Goopy works for the greater good of his friends. His readers become sharp-witted.

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