This 3-year-old girl’s ‘imaginary mum’ will haunt you in your dreams

June 06th, 2018

They say kids’ imagination knows no limits. And sometimes, they say things beyond what adults can imagine.

A three-year-old’s description of her imaginary friend had everyone on Twitter thinking that she might either be an extremely imaginative little girl or is being haunted by a “straight up terrifying” ghost.

Ruby, you have a ghost. This is straight up terrifying.

— Natalie Morales (@nataliemorales) May 28, 2018

American actress Natalie Morales shared a photo taken from Oh Comely magazine which features kids’ drawing of their “make-believe pals”. In the photo is a three-year-old named Ruby holding a drawing of her “imaginary mum,” Grateful, who she describes as a pregnant 14-year-old girl who can’t have birthdays.

The child details Grateful’s specifics, and it will send chills down your spine: “Her yellow eyelashes mean she can see in the dark — she only comes to see me at night-time. It scares me sometimes, but I always want her to come back. She has two babies in her belly. She’s 14, but can never have a birthday.”

Morales tweeted that Ruby has a ghost with her and said that she should’ve captioned the photo more appropriately:

Damnit i just realized the caption shoulda been

“Ruby, you in danger girl”

— Natalie Morales (@nataliemorales) May 28, 2018

Like Morales, many were frightened at Ruby’s imaginary mum.

— Julianna Marulanda (@JuliaMarulanda) June 1, 2018

— Julianna Marulanda (@JuliaMarulanda) June 1, 2018

— Julianna Marulanda (@JuliaMarulanda) June 1, 2018

Okay… well…

— Olivia Phillips (@ophillips_16) June 1, 2018

Been having weird freaky dreams ever since I read articles about this. Not fun.

— Savi Lynn (@allyoucanit) May 31, 2018

I will file this under "why I'm glad I don't have children." The cats can't describe the ghosts they see. @jenphalian

— Beth Hansen (@BethHansenArt) May 31, 2018

I was reading this thread and suddenly a notification popped up, guess who throw the phone to the freaking wall?

— nebula (@harrysrockets) May 29, 2018

Some say that Grateful’s story could pass as a horror movie plot.

"She's 14 but she can never have a birthday" is maybe the most horrifying phrase I've ever heard

— Stuart (@stuwhen) May 28, 2018

Stephen king couldn't have written a more terrifying line!!!

— Damon boyle (@Foxytiler) May 28, 2018

Plot twist: Stephen King books were actually all written by 3 year old ghost writers

— Eli (@transpeterpan) May 29, 2018

Horror writers take note. If you're out of ideas, have kids and get inspired. Then never sleep again.

— Iustin Filip (@iFilipAuthor) June 2, 2018

One user even tried to reimagine what Grateful would look like in real life:

I spent more time on this than I'd hoped. Here ya go!

— An Overwhelming Surplus of Diggity (@kemiroart) May 29, 2018

Others have theories about Grateful and her past.

"Grateful" sounds like an early Puritan name that might've been given to a little girl – they had a preference for naming their children names that conveyed virtue. Haunting to think that "can never have a birthday" could be three-year-old speak for "died before she could give

— LuckyNumber861 (@FugaPericulum) May 29, 2018

birth to her twins." Fourteen would've been a totally marriageable age prior to the 1800s or thereabouts.

— LuckyNumber861 (@FugaPericulum) May 29, 2018

Annnd last creepy thought on this…what if ghosts are nothing more than our past incarnations trying to muscle in on our current timeline?

— LuckyNumber861 (@FugaPericulum) May 29, 2018

And if you’re the kind of person who enjoys spooky stories like this, there’s a Reddit thread you can check out:

There's a Reddit thread somewhere about creepy things kids have said to their parents. The one with the "snake neck man" freaked me right the hell out.

— Kate (@thescarlettkate) May 28, 2018

Here it is:

— Kate (@thescarlettkate) May 28, 2018

Good luck trying to get some sleep tonight.


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