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Woman Illustrates Childhood ‘Friends’ Before Being Given Heavy Medication, And It Will Give You Chills
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Woman Illustrates Childhood ‘Friends’ Before Being Given Heavy Medication, And It Will Give You Chills

Imgur user Sierra had imaginary friends from the ages of 9-13, and is able to describe them in vivid detail. She stopped seeing them at age 14 when she was put on medication, however she misses the comfort that they provided her in dark times. “I honestly miss them and like to think they are real,” she says. “They are just waiting for me somewhere else.”

“They slept with me every night, in order for me to not fear them, but the first few times they crawled into bed with me was the scariest,” Sierra told Bored Panda. But later things changed and she grew more comfortable. “It was like having a sleepover with your best friends every day. We conversed, sang, swam, ate, enjoyed one another. It was peaceful in a way,” she reminisced fondly.

Sierra’s descriptions offer a unique in-depth look at the mind of a child and might make you question your sense of reality. Scroll down to read the story yourself and tell us what you think!

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“I had imaginary friends throughout the ages of 9-13. Stopped “seeing” them when I was put on medication at age 14”

“I honestly miss them and like to think they are real. They are just waiting for me somewhere else”

She described her first imaginary friend who was both wise and terrifying

A friendlier creature, named Frenzo, helped Sierra with many mental issues she had

She was most fond of Subterra Angelo, who had the greatest impact on the girl’s life


The last creature Sierra described was Angelo’s sister, Superior Devvera, who had a darker side to her at first

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Eujis
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4 years ago

I hope some illustrator can work with her and document all these friends before they are gone. They sound too good to just be forgotten.

Green Eyed
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4 years ago

i'd like to, any idea on how to contact her

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HellCat
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4 years ago

"Armchair psychology" here, but although these creatures sound both interesting and amazing, I can't shake the feeling that they were actually her way of coping with some sort of trauma or disease. I mean what she's describing sounds very much as if you'd mix schizophrenia and dissociative personality disorder, which in the mind of a child took the shape of mythical creatures. All of these creatures sound like the type a child would come across in stories, games, cartoons. And while the story she says is beautiful, I can't help but feel a little bit concerned about why the dark fox was suggesting she should "profit off of her body", and how they came to sleep with her at night and it was scary the first time. Our minds do very interesting things to protect us. I hope she's ok, nonetheless.

Sierra Eggum
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4 years ago

Hello. I am doing wonderful. I just want to make this very clear. I do not and never had schizophrenia. I've had a lot of doctors throughout my life and not one has come to the conclusion that I had schizophrenia, an identity disorder, or anything of the like. I was just a very depressed and anxious child and my "friends" we're there to help me cope with that. My friends never harmed me nor did they do malicious things to me. I'm much better today, I'm a normal woman with a nutty brain, but normal none the less. Thank you for your interest in my story and good day

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Sky
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4 years ago

Wow, to be able to see and hear things other people can't comprehend. It's amazing.

Tanksear Industries
Community Member
4 years ago

I used to fall asleep every night and "wake up" in a different world full of things nobody else knew about. I had it all to myself and there were so many wonderful things there. My dreams helped me through depression and various other mental issues by giving me something to rely on and allowing me to retreat to a place where I inexplicably felt understood and loved in a world devoid of meaning and happiness. If not for my dreamworld, I might not even be here today, so this woman's story holds a lot of meaning to me, knowing that there's someone else out there who had the same kind of experience.

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Eujis
Community Member
4 years ago

I hope some illustrator can work with her and document all these friends before they are gone. They sound too good to just be forgotten.

Green Eyed
Community Member
4 years ago

i'd like to, any idea on how to contact her

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HellCat
Community Member
4 years ago

"Armchair psychology" here, but although these creatures sound both interesting and amazing, I can't shake the feeling that they were actually her way of coping with some sort of trauma or disease. I mean what she's describing sounds very much as if you'd mix schizophrenia and dissociative personality disorder, which in the mind of a child took the shape of mythical creatures. All of these creatures sound like the type a child would come across in stories, games, cartoons. And while the story she says is beautiful, I can't help but feel a little bit concerned about why the dark fox was suggesting she should "profit off of her body", and how they came to sleep with her at night and it was scary the first time. Our minds do very interesting things to protect us. I hope she's ok, nonetheless.

Sierra Eggum
Community Member
4 years ago

Hello. I am doing wonderful. I just want to make this very clear. I do not and never had schizophrenia. I've had a lot of doctors throughout my life and not one has come to the conclusion that I had schizophrenia, an identity disorder, or anything of the like. I was just a very depressed and anxious child and my "friends" we're there to help me cope with that. My friends never harmed me nor did they do malicious things to me. I'm much better today, I'm a normal woman with a nutty brain, but normal none the less. Thank you for your interest in my story and good day

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Sky
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, to be able to see and hear things other people can't comprehend. It's amazing.

Tanksear Industries
Community Member
4 years ago

I used to fall asleep every night and "wake up" in a different world full of things nobody else knew about. I had it all to myself and there were so many wonderful things there. My dreams helped me through depression and various other mental issues by giving me something to rely on and allowing me to retreat to a place where I inexplicably felt understood and loved in a world devoid of meaning and happiness. If not for my dreamworld, I might not even be here today, so this woman's story holds a lot of meaning to me, knowing that there's someone else out there who had the same kind of experience.

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