Kids say the darndest things.
And while parents find most of the remarks amusing, some are just downright eerie.
Here, Daily Mail Australia readers share the very spine-tingling things young children have said to them – and it’s enough to send shivers down your spine.
Grandmother Susan said her then-three-year-old grandson Freddie used to ‘always’ talk about his ‘imaginary friend Shane’ who would visit him in his bedroom.
‘Shane was an adult man who owned a white van,’ Susan recalled her grandson saying to her at the time.
‘Once when we were playing in Fred’s bedroom. He stopped playing and was distracted. He was staring down the hall. I asked him “what’s up?” He said it was just Shane. He’s leaning up against his mum and dad’s bedroom door.
‘When Freddie was five, his family moved house. I asked about Shane. He said “don’t be silly Granny, Shane lives at our old house and anyway, he’s dead”.’
Daily Mail Australia readers share the spookiest things children have said to them – and it’s enough to send shivers down your spine (stock image)
Michael said he and his siblings – all aged under nine – were asleep in bed, when their father would hear footsteps in the hallway while he was in the bathroom.
‘He heard light footsteps running along the corridor outside the bathroom. The footsteps stopped outside the bathroom door and the door handle rattled,’ he said.
‘He called out but heard the footsteps run away. He got out of the bath and checked all of us kids but we were all fast asleep. This happened again a few days later, but this time he shot out of the bath straight away and no one was there.
‘Again, he checked all of us and again we were all fast asleep in bed.’
Go back to sleep mum, there isn’t anything under your bed. He is behind you now
Mother Pamela recalled her physician husband going into hospital late one evening when her son said to her: ‘Go back to sleep mum, there isn’t anything under your bed. He is behind you now’.
‘I said “who?” He said “the little boy”. He described his “imaginary” friend, saying: “He sits on my bed and waits for his mum. He’s not allowed to go home by himself because of his arm”.
‘I asked “what happened to his arm?”, and he said: “His mum ran him over when he was drawing with chalk. That’s why he’s always crying, because he doesn’t like being dead”. Still haven’t gotten over that one and I just shiver at the memory.’
Growing up, Katy said she recalled having a so-called ‘invisible friend’ who would visit her in her bedroom every now and then.
‘Apparently I had an “invisible friend” who would come sit at the end of the bed, just stare at me and “talk funny”,’ she said.
I had an invisible friend who would come sit at the end of the bed, just stare at me and ‘talk funny’. It took months of me fearing going to bed until we visited some family in Spain and I pointed the man out in a photo. It was my mum’s Spanish dad who had died
‘It took months of me fearing going to bed until we visited some family in Spain and I pointed the man out in a photo. It was my mum’s dad who had died when she was little, at the age I was at the time – we looked almost identical.
‘He’d been “speaking funny” as it was Spanish, there had been no photos of him up at home and needless to say I spooked all my Spanish family who started doing a load of hail Mary’s.’
Mother Caroline said she recalled waking her then-eight-year-old daughter up for school camp when she made a chilling comment.
‘When my daughter was sitting down having breakfast, she asked who was the woman standing behind you when you came in my room? No one else was here,’ Caroline said.
‘My daughter later asked me who the woman was laying on my bed one evening. We were the only ones in the house.’
Many shared stories about dead ‘imaginary friends’ and ghostly encounters in the bedroom (stock image)
Caroline said her daughter made another remark about a man she noticed.
‘After finishing dinner one night, my daughter went to her room, and came back out. She said there is a man sitting on my chair watching a war show on TV,’ she said.
‘She went on to describe the man, and she perfectly described my dad who had passed away when she was a baby. She described his black and white flannel shirt, the way he sat and what he looks like.’
We woke to find our five-year-old son singing a song in Spanish… He sang the song again to our Spanish father-in-law – and he translated it into: ‘a man is watching over you…’
Mother Christine said she and her husband woke up to find their then-five-year-old son Anthony singing a song in Spanish.
‘We thought he had learned it in school or from a friend because we only speak English in our home,’ she recalled.
‘When we asked him where he had learned it, he said an old Spanish man talked to him in his dream and taught him the song. Interestingly enough, my husband is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent.
‘Anthony sang the song again for my father-in-law who is 100 per cent Spanish – and he translated it loosely into: ‘A man is watching over you…’
Carole said she was spooked out after her daughter Danielle who was four years old at the time, made several comments about a mystery ‘blue lady’.
‘We were at the bottom of our road in the car and she told me to be careful of the blue lady in the middle of the road – there was no lady,’ Carole recalled.
‘Another day at the same time in the same place, she asked why the blue lady was crossing the road without a coat on. Another time, always the same place, she said “the blue lady looked to be very wet”. The road was just opposite a graveyard.’