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Old 04-09-2013, 11:22 PM
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Default Imaginary friends?

Well, my childhood videos are being studied by some childhood developmental researchers because my parents, worrisome as ever, used to hide and set up hidden cameras in the house to observe me talking with and playing with Augustus, my imaginary friend.

The videos are quite funny. I used to talk to him about basically everything and we used to color and watch TV together and play chess/checkers.. the researchers are particularly interested because when I spoke to him I would turn my head, look, listen, and respond (like you would in conversation with a person) and would do things like walk and wait for him to catch up (even when walking a hallway alone)
It used to really freak my parents/older brothers out one of my brothers especially thought I was talking to a ghost and I remember him getting upset when I said Gus was sitting next to him at the dinner table

They say imaginary friends are common with only kids (I was 10 years younger than my brothers), without pets and like me, who weren't allowed to watch TV lol

I used to remember what he looked like but now I hardly can. I still remember what I thought he sounded like I think!

I can only remember a handful of things, mostly from the videos and me telling my parents.

- He was from England (lol who knows where I got that from)
- He liked to ride horses (which is strange because he wasn't a person)
- He only ate ice cream
- He liked to play chess
- His favorite color was orange, which I hated because I hated orange
- He slept on the moon
- He was picked on in school
- He was very good at math

I don't even remember when exactly I stopped talking to him, one day it just happened I guess. I used to get picked on at school because people knew, so I assume that helped speed the process of forgetting about him.

I told my parents he went to live on the moon and couldn't come down anymore. Which I always thought was pretty cute.

Any imaginary friends?

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Last edited by Fran101; 04-09-2013 at 11:35 PM.
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