iss Smith began missing school, sleeping through the day and staying awake at night.

She said: ‘I’d fantasise about having picnics in graveyards and I’d spend a lot of time watching horror films because seeing the zombies made me feel relaxed, like I was with family.’

As time went by, Haley decided to embrace her ‘new’ life.

‘I decided to eat whatever I wanted because I couldn’t put on weight if I was dead,’ she said.