“School-age children are likely to play with imaginary friends,” says psychologist Marjorie Taylor, PhD who led a study on imaginary friends, published in Developmental Psychology.
The comments made are actually creepy, but don’t be too terrified.
When my brother was little he acted like he had angels talking to him every second. One day my mom overheard him say,
“I can’t kill him! He’s my only dad!”
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He described Friya as a dark skinned man with little clothes who loved to hunt in the wilderness. Then one day he told me that Friya used to live nearby the house a long time ago, and then some white people came and burned him alive and killed his village.
My daughter had an imaginary friend named Sally, she told me once about how Sally was in jail for chopping her mom’s head off.
In high school, one of my best friends had a little sister who was 5 or 6 years old. One day we stopped by his place … While waiting for him to come downstairs, his sister came up to me and said, “Icy told me to ask you if you know when you’re going to die.”
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.”