A man shared how he found out that his daughter has an imaginary friend who was his grandfather, who had passed away.
Here is the story:
A little back story: my mother’s biological father passed away at the age of 26, while my grandma was still pregnant with my mother. As such. I’ve only ever seen photos of my grandpa.
Well, one day, I hear my kid talking to someone in her room. I go to check. I knock and enter and she’s sitting on her bed talking to no one.
I think nothing of it. Days go by and she mentions that “David says he’s proud of you”. Okay, thats weird. I ask who and what he looks like.
She tells me “like you, dad. He says he’s my great-grandpa”. None of her grandpa’s look like me, except my father who is in prison, and she’s never met him.
Fast forward a couple months, and my mom is looking through an old family photo album with her. She comes across my grandpa’s photo. Kid exclaims “thats my friend! I talk to him all the time!”
My only real explanation would be that she saw a picture and made a real imaginary friend from it. Only issue is, she knows details she shouldn’t.
Like that he died in a car accident, when he lost control and crashed into the side of the road. And she didn’t use those exact words, but the specific wording was childish, like children’s languiage, and its easier for me to just state it like that.
And mind you, this started when she 7. She’s now almost 9. This is her first imaginary friend (other than talking to her toys).
This gave me chills. Also your daughter may have a gift. 9 is pretty old to see spirits/ghosts. Kids that are connected in that way usually lose that ability as they get older.
David has probably been around you and the family a long time. Fascinating that he chose her, or she chose him to communicate directly with.