A little girl’s creepy description of her “imaginary mum” has gone viral after it was spotted in a magazine by an actress.
American actress Natalie Morales tweeted the bizarre picture of the feature article on children and their imaginary friends on Monday, which sent the internet into a frenzy.
In the section on “make-believe pals”, children are photographed with cute drawings of their imaginary friends, but it’s three-year-old Ruby who stood out from the rest.
The little girl is pictured holding up a stick-figure drawing. In the blurb beside the photo, Ruby describes the sketch of her “imaginary mum” named Grateful.
Ruby, you have a ghost. This is straight up terrifying. pic.twitter.com/DM0y77CWHI
— Natalie Morales (@nataliemorales) May 28, 2018
“Her yellow eyelashes mean she can see in the dark — she only comes to see me at night-time,” the child is quoted as saying.
“It scares me sometimes, but I always want her to come back.”
If that isn’t eerie enough, her story takes an more macabre turn.
“She has two babies in her belly. She’s 14, but can never have a birthday,” the quote continues.
Cute, or concerning? Morales certainly thought it to be the latter.
“Ruby, you have a ghost. This is straight up terrifying,” she tweeted with the pic.
In just three days, the tweet has already received almost 85,000 likes and has been shared more than 20,800 times.
"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
That's ok, I never wanted to sleep again anyway
— Sarah Kav (@scousey) May 28, 2018
When my daughter was 3, we moved to a new place. She kept telling me about her friend who was “big like her”. I finally asked what her name was & she said “Ella…no, Della”.
Did some research on the house.
A little girl died of flu at 2 1/2. In the 1800’s. Her name was Della.
— Bianca (@BiancaRucker) May 29, 2018
My young brother had an imaginary friend named “Jane”, he used to go to the kitchen at night to talk to her, one night I went to see what “they” were talking and he was saying “no Jane, I cant give you a knife to hurt my family” he was 3 years old!
— Nathália Urban (@FairyS) May 28, 2018
It also received hundreds of comments from people’s freaked-out reactions, and and some of their own ghostly tales.
Among the comments was Morales’ own update: “Damnit i just realized the caption shoulda been “Ruby, you in danger girl.”