Just who - or what - are the so-called 'imaginary childhood friends', the mysterious companions who often attach themselves to youngsters as playmates, confidantes and advisors? Where do they come from? Is there any evidence that they enjoy some form of reality other than in the imaginations of their chosen companions? Mike Hallowell interviewed dozens of people from different continents who had experienced such imaginary friends. These personal testimonies revealed fascinating cross-cultural parallels and provide a fascinating insight into a world that defies all attempts to understand it. The bizarre world of quasi-corporeal companions, as the author prefers to call them, involves strange entities that may look like ordinary children - or just as easily appear as animated household objects. If you ever wondered what it was like to hold a philosophical conversation with a yoghurt carton with arms and legs, then Invizikids will enlighten you.
Parents who have hitherto been confident that their child's imaginary pal is no more real than the Tooth Fairy may be staggered to realise that they may be sharing their home with an entity that is just as 'real' as their own child - but far, far stranger.
Mike Hallowell is from South Tyneside and specialises in writing about the paranormal and Native American spirituality. For the last decade he has written 'Bizarre', a weekly dip into the paranormal published in the Shields Gazette, the UK's oldest provincial newspaper. He is a columnist and contributor with Vision magazine, and regularly appears on TV and radio.