Everyone Is Pretty Sure That This Little Girl’s ‘Imaginary Friend’ Is Actually A Ghost, So No More Sleep For Any Of Us

Look, we all know kids are terrifying. The fact that they can somehow manage to break every object in your house if left unattended for thirty seconds is a testament to this notion. However, they can also be weirdly spooky when it comes to discussing supernatural matters.

Recently, actress Natalie Morales came across a clipping (presumably from a school newsletter of some sort) which featured kids describing their imaginary friends. Sounds cute, right?


One little girl named Ruby has a pretty disturbing “imaginary friend”: her imaginary “mum” is a 14-year-old who is pregnant with twins, only visits her at night, and can “never have a birthday.” Her name is “Grateful.”

Um, if that doesn’t sound like some kind of creepy, Puritan-era ghost, then I don’t know what does.

Twitter was totally spooked.

As one person theorized, “Grateful” could feasibly be a Puritan name — and 14 would have been a marriageable age at the time. Perhaps this mystery ghost even died during childbirth.

One person actually illustrated a portrait of “Grateful,” which is scary as hell.

Everyone agreed, though: this story is just par for the course as far as creepy kids are concerned.

On the bright side, at least Ruby sounds very precocious for her age — even if her house is most definitely haunted.