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Parents Share The Moment They Realized Their Child's Boogeyman Was Not Imaginary

October 13, 2020 15.3k votes 1.5k voters 52.6k views20 items

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Many children have imaginary friends as they are growing up. Are they figments of their imagination, a family member that has passed on, or perhaps something darker? Some imaginary friends are lighthearted and considered harmless and temporary additions to the family. Others have a more sinister feel to them that puts both the child and parents on high alert. These stories show that maybe the boogeyman is not just a silly Halloween figure, but a real entity that is far too creepy to imagine.

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    Girl Sees Man Who Crawls On The Floor And Stands By Her Bed

    From Redditor /u/darinfjc:

    My co-worker's four year old daughter always thought that the rattling of the water pipes in the kitchen cupboards were "white wolves" and the sound always scared her.

    One day she was sitting at the kitchen table and she said, "Mom. The white wolves aren't bad... they're our friends!"

    Her mom encouraged the idea by saying, "Yes! The white wolves are protecting us. They are our friends."

    Then her daughter added in, "They're our friends, but not the man who crawls on the floor and stands by my bed".

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    Lamp On Shelf Falls As Bad Man Enters Room

    From a former Redditor:

    Why are you crying?

    "Bad man"

    What bad man?

    "There." Points behind me at a dark corner of the room

    Lamp on bookshelf next to said darkened corner falls off as soon as I turn to look.

    She slept in our bed that night

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    Mother Has Same Terrifying Experience As Son 

    From a former Redditor:

    When I first moved in with my fiancee, her son (6) had a problem sleeping in his room, he always came into our room crying in the middle of the night. He insisted there was a ghost in his room. She decided to spend the night in his room to prove that there was nothing there.

    Well, morning comes around and my fiancee was already up. She looked like she didn't sleep well. I asked her jokingly if the ghost scared her and she said she didn't want to talk about it. She told my step-son that he didn't have to sleep in that room anymore. We moved his stuff to the living room and left the door to his old room shut. He slept in the living room till we moved to a new apartment six months later.

    I never found out what happened that night.

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    Baby Screams While Rocking Horse Keeps Rocking

    From Redditor /u/plentyocats:

    My mother told me this story about my brother when he was a baby.

    She was putting him to bed in his crib, and went to shut out the light and he started to cry, more than usual, she told him to lay down and go to sleep. Proceed to the living room where they had several friends over for games, and he got to screaming this blood curdling terrified scream. She ran down the hall and into his room to see what was going on.

    He pointed to his rocking horse over in the corner, it was going back and forth all by its self. Freaked her out! she said there was no way he could have got out and did that, no toys were on the floor by it either. And when we mention this story to him... he gets quiet, because he has a vague memory of it.

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