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22 People Share the Creepiest Things Kids Have Said About Imaginary Friends

Kids say the darndest — and the most horrific — things. This list's creepy stories come straight from Reddit and is filled with the weirdest things people have heard kids say to their imaginary friend. While some of these stories just seem to be from twisted and creepy kids, others border on a possible supernatural presence.

From talking to relatives they've never met to announcing they've killed off their imaginary friends in disturbing ways, these horror stories of kids talking to someone who isn't really there are terrifying.

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  • Here Comes the Easter Bunny

    "When I was 16, I babysat twins who were in the third grade at the time. They always spoke of a man in an Easter Bunny costume, and they were terrified of him. One day I was babysitting, and one twin was in the shower. His brother and I were sitting downstairs watching television when all of the sudden, he said, 'You need to go check on Matt.' Seconds later, Matt yelled, 'He's in here!!! He's in here!!!' 

    I ran upstairs, and I had to check every room before he would calm down. I'm not sure which part of the experience freaked me out the most."

  • Tracy's Return

    "When my niece was about four she had an imaginary friend, which I don't remember the name of. She would blame things she did on this imaginary friend but also talked about how this friend would watch Scooby Doo with her. One day I thought, why don't I find out more about this friend. So I asked her to tell me about her friend. And she said, 'She's a she and she's dead.' And I said okay, 'Does she have a job?' And she said, 'She does what my daddy does!' Which is that her imaginary friend was a cop. Okay. So then I said, 'Where is your imaginary friend a police woman at?' And she said, 'Right next to where my daddy is a policeman.' And I said okay. But then she said, 'I met her when I was in my mummy's belly. She touched it when I was inside.'

    A few months before my niece was born my cousin Tracy had died. She was hit by a train. She loved watching Scooby Doo and had a ton of memorabilia. She was also a cop. She was a cop in the town that is right next to the one my brother-in-law is a cop in, my niece's 'daddy.' My niece's imaginary friend was my dead cousin. There is no other way she could have known all that at the age of four."

  • A Not So Friendly Rabbit

    "... my cousin, when she was five, and I was 17, had a stuffed rabbit that she talked to and carried everywhere.

    One day she was asleep on the couch while I was watching her, and she woke up and started yelling at her rabbit for no reason. One minute she was knocked out, the next, she's awake, glaring at her rabbit, yelling, 'No! You can't do that! That's bad! Don't do it!' repeatedly. I asked her what was wrong, tried to get her to stop, but she wouldn't listen.

    I finally just took the rabbit up to her room, and when I came back down she was asleep on the couch again. F*ck whatever that rabbit was planning on doing."

  • Mary Says

    "My wife and I overheard my two-year-old daughter on the baby monitor wake up on Saturday morning and say 'What? OK I'll tell her,' then get up and come into our bedroom and told my wife: 'Mary says you're doing a good job.' 

    Mary was her grandmother that she was extremely close to that passed away."