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.

  • The Faceless Man

    "My son from the age of three always tells me about the 'creeper man' who lives in my mom and dad's bedroom. He brings it up after he visits them. I made the mistake once of asking what he looks like.

    And my son said 'Oh, he doesn't have a face.'"

  • Bossy Emily

    "So, when my sister was probably about six or seven, she had an imaginary friend named Emily. She told us Emily lived in her closet, wore an old black dress, and had long dark hair and she was the same age as my sister. My sister played with Emily constantly. My parents started noticing my sister acting weird. Just sitting in the middle of her room whispering to Emily quite a bit and acting a lot more distant towards them. I remember a very specific day, my brother was walking by her room and my sister was sitting in the middle of her room....but she turned around and hissed at him. He was scared sh*tless. He told me it didn't even look like my sister. My parents ran up to her room and I could hear my sister just screaming and screaming as loud as she 'Get out.' I have no idea what happened in that room but I ran to the bottom of my stairs and the screaming stopped, I saw my parents holding my sister crying their eyes out, she was sobbing as well. I've asked her about it today. She's 24 now. She told me that Emily used to tell her to do horrible things to herself. She actually used to wake up on the roof and not remember how she got there. I'm not kidding.

    Apparently Emily absolutely hated my parents so she turned my sister against them. She hates talking about it so I never brought up that specific night. This all happened at my old house. When we moved into a different house, Emily was gone. I'm not making any of this up. My sister's little friend was a really big deal to my family and messed things up for a long time. I'm just relieved we left that house."

  • Follow Orders from the Captain

    "A parent of one of my students told us in a meeting that she was concerned because her son (seven-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.

    I was always creeped out working with that student after that."

  • Dead Kelly

    "When my daughter was three she had an imaginary friend named Kelly who lived in her closet. Kelly sat in a little rocking chair while she slept, played with her, etc. Typical imaginary friend sh*t. Anyway, fast forward two years later, the wife and I are watching the new Amityville Horror (the one with Ryan Renolds) and our daughter walks out right when dead girl goes all black eyed.

    Far from being disturbed she said 'That looks like Kelly.' 'Kelly who?' we say 'You know the dead girl that lived in my closet.'"

  • 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."