A couple months back we showed you the insides of a child's creepy diary, which told a story about her horrifying imaginary friend. Today, we're back for another nightmare-inducing dose of imaginary terror, straight from the mouths of children who either have incredible imaginations... or an ability to channel spirits and entities from the other side!
As we spotted over on Thought Catalog, a Reddit user recently posted a question on AskReddit, asking parents to tell stories about the most disturbing things their kids have ever said about their so-called imaginary friends. In just a couple months, the thread received over 10,000 comments, and many of the responses are guaranteed to send chills up your spine and make those pesky hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention.
Check out a handful of the creepier comments below, and read more on Reddit!
- My son from the age of three always tells me about the “creeper man” who lives in my mom and dads bedroom. He brings it up after he visits them. I made the mistake once of asking what he looks like. My son said “Oh, he doesn’t have a face.”
- My daughter used to tell me about a man who came into her room every night and put the sign of the cross on her forehead. I thought it was just a dream. Then my mother-in-law sent over some family photos. My daughter looked right at the picture of my husband’s father (who has been dead for 16 years) and said ‘That’s the man who comes into my room at night!’ My husband later told me his father would always do the sign of the cross on his forehead when he was young.
- My folks’ farm surrounds a cemetery, and my dad and my niece were walking down there. My niece (4) looks up and says “What’s that boy doing up in that tree?” There was no boy, but she insisted there was and could describe him.
- My little brother’s imaginary friend, Roger, lived under our coffee table. Roger had a wife and 9 kids. Roger and his family lived peacefully alongside us for three years. One day, my little brother announced that Roger wouldn’t be around anymore, since he shot and killed him and his whole family. I don’t know if he remembers any of this, but his genuine lack of remorse was very disturbing.
- A parent of one of my students told us in a meeting that she was concerned because her son (7 years old) talked about an invisible ghost who would talk to him and play with him in his room. He said the ghost was called The Captain and was an old white guy with a beard. The kid would tell his mom that The Captain told him when he grows up his job will be to kill people, and The Captain would tell him who needed to be killed. The kid would cry and say he doesn’t want to kill when he grows up, but The Captain tells him he doesn’t have a choice and he’ll get used to killing after a while.