My Imaginary Friend Protected Me

Posted on January 2, 2012

When I was young, about six years old, I would talk to a girl named Shelly. I remember she had long, wavy brown hair and very pretty green eyes. She ‘lived’ in what back then was the playroom. Shelly told me she was eleven but really wanted to be thirteen, but that “She could never do that”. I was really confused but played with her anyway. I don’t think I ever told my parents about her either.

One day Shelly and I were sitting just talking (I don’t remember what about) when she started crying. I was worried for her and asked why. She only replied “I miss them!” I would later find out who she was talking about.

She would teach me about stuff like an older sister would, and she comforted me when I had nightmares.

I would talk to her at mealtimes and my parents just figured I was playing.

One day I was outside in the front yard and Shelly came up behind me, tapping me on the shoulder. I smiled and we talked for a bit, laughing. By now I was only seven and didn’t know it was weird to randomly be laughing in your yard. A guy, maybe sixteen, came up my driveway. Shelly scowled and put her hand on mine. I remember vividly that her hand was cold- but at the time I didn’t really notice. The guy stopped and looked at me up and down. By now I was aware of ‘stranger danger’ but that seemed to leave me for a moment now. I smiled and greeted him, introducing Shelly. That guy just about laughed his head off and reached for my arm. I pulled away, confused. “He’s bad. Don’t.” Shelly whispered next to me. I began getting scared, saying things like “Shelly says you’re bad! No! Let go!” And the guy grabbed me by my black hair and pulled, hard. Then he had my hands pinned behind my back. It hurt and Shelly reached and slapped his hand. He shouted in surprise and backed up, wide-eyed. “You didn’t hit me! What the-” I learned half of the cuss words I know now from this guy. And I never saw him again, but he must’ve been a believer in ghosts. Shelly explained that this was how she died. I didn’t understand at that age, but I do now.

I started seeing her less and less as I got older. I remember the last time I saw her, though. She came up and played with my hair while she explained. I don’t remember her exact words, but I do remember she wanted to be with God, and that soon I would be thirteen like she always wanted to be. She said she missed her parents and family, and her friends because they went to heaven when she didn’t. I was old enough now to understand, and I cried but I let her go.

That night I prayed for the real first time, for her.

When I was eleven I decided to look up the history of my house. I found no Shelly, but I did find a girl that lived down the street from me named Shelly (I wont say her last name). She was kidnapped while at the park nearby and murdered. This happened a long time ago and her parents are dead now, from what I found out.

Sent in by Madi R., Copyright 2012 TrueGhostTales.com




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10 Responses to “My Imaginary Friend Protected Me”
  1. carri says:

    How sad for the poor child. her spirit was troubled.

  2. Rosie says:

    I wish she would go to heaven to be with her parents and God. That is a wonderful experience . I am sure she stayed here for a while to protect you like an angel and once finshed her duty on the earth, she is in heaven.

  3. kendy says:

    Madi, Im so glad that u were not harmed on that day. It seems that God truly protected you. One could never be sure, but perhaps this Shelly was provided by God as your protector for a time. If this is the case, the Lord has shown you great favor. You must be very loved by God. Madi, I am of the Christian faith and I dont kno if u are a believer of Jesus Christ, but I would like to share a little bit about Him if that is alright. This information will ensure God’s protection in your life and your eternal security. Jesus is God’s one and only Son. He has given His life for us so that we might spend eternity with Him in heaven. It is God’s promise that if we believe in Him and accept Him as Savior then we will have this wonderful promise of eternal life with God in heaven after death. Having Jesus as your Savior will also be a great protection to u in your life from evil entities and this also means you are God’s beloved child. Those who accept God’s one and only Son, Jesus Christ also accept the One Who sent Him. This would make you God’s child and a part of His heavenly kingdom. And being a child of God is a wonderful wonderful thing. Madi, I wish u the best. -Kendy

    • Otherworldly Apple says:

      Kendi, I think a religion with over 38,000 denominations and world-coverage (with a ‘best selling’ book) doesn’t need an explanation. lol There are other religions (non Jewish/Muslim) that have less coverage. Goddess religions, Gnosticism, Theosophy, (and more) that are more commonly misunderstood.

      But yeah, Divinity is all around and predates even the Christian religion (so religion doesn’t really matter.) All that matters is that this person’s “imaginary” friend was ACTUALLY a real person who lived once (across the street) and didn’t want her to go through the same thing she died of. This story gave me goosebumps. Imagine doing the research and finally understanding your friend all along, even if no one else believed you.

      Also, I don’t think Guardian Angels ever leave us. They were given to us upon birth, right? Well, Shelly eventually left to cross over to the Light. Perhaps she was troubled about a repeated history and felt fulfilled that she got to prevent it from happening to someone — her best friend.

      Thank you for sharing Mardi R. This was an enjoyable read.

      • kendy says:

        I really hope you kno how condescending that statement was you made. It was unnecessary and very disrespectful.

        • teri says:

          Shelly protected another little girl from dying the way she had. This is truely touching and I wish there were more people in this world like that.

  4. Peanut says:

    I somehow think that Shelly is/was your Guardian Angel. (sorry if words are spelled wrong)

  5. red velvet says:

    i like this story, just by reading this story, i believe your ghost friend was and still is a good protective person. hopefully u see your good protective imaginary friend more times.

  6. Adhinferno says:

    A sad story of Shelly….. Let’s pray together for her happiness in the Heaven….
    (Actually, i would like to pray for her to be reincarnated and then for you two to be meet again after her rebirth. That would be happy~) (^_^)
    May that all happens, on the Bless of The God~!

  7. Stephie says:

    Thankyou for sharing a very touching story! God Bless!

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