It started 2 years ago around August I was asleep and I woke up for whatever reason I just woke up and couldn't fall back asleep for a while. I remember just laying trying to find something to fall asleep to when I looked over to the left side of my bed near my door (my room is pretty small so that's about 8 feet away) and even in the dark I saw a dark shadow. It was so dark I could specifically distinguish its size and more importantly tell it from other shadows and the dark. At the time I had no idea what to do so I kind of just laid there and stared at it while rubbing my eyes to make sure it actually was there, it was. This continued for about 2 weeks sometimes it would walk or glide to move next to my bed and just stand there. This scared me so bad that the weeks after it didn't reappear I could barely sleep and would stay up the entire night and sleep in the day just so I always had light to keep it away.
Now that's where it stopped for a while I slowly pulled away from it and continued my school year until one night when I went to a dinner with just my mom (I have two brothers I live with as well) I let her in on what I had seen she told me one of my brothers (oldest) had seen the shadows - yes shadows, there were 2, walking in the hallway down to my door where they stood for a moment then disappeared.
After my talk with my mom once again I tried to push on but now I don't think I can. The brother who saw the shadows as well, is now in college. Recently he told my family that he was in his dorm in the bathroom with the door open shaving and he saw some small about 3-4 foot long short shadow out of the corner of his eye, he turned around and it ran around the room before leaping at him where he felt a bite on his side, then into his room. (the bathroom is slightly separate from the actual bedroom.) He ran in the other room and started screaming that he banished it in the name of God and Jesus protects him. The thing did vanish, and as I said about the bite he had a red mark where he felt it. My brother, when he was little like 3 years old (now 18 soon to be 19), would tell my mom about dreams where he was fighting with the angels with god to fight the demons and the devil, strange for a 3 year old huh?
I was sleeping fine of course those things are always in the back of my mind but lately something has changed and I'm so scared I can't sleep, I turn on the lights, I don't sleep, or I sleep with my mom. I don't see them but I feel like something's there and its scarring me so bad I cry over it or get angry! I haven't made contact with these things but I tried looking it up and it seems to match demons which I can fully go with, but I suppose it also could be a ghost? I'm not sure but if you have any ideas I would love to hear it plus it would be very appreciated! (Oh and yes I prayed when they were there and when I get the feeling at night and have to search my room for it)
Last thing because I know this is getting very long and I also understand that you shouldn't mention dreams unless it completely relates, truthfully I'm not sure if this relates but I thought if I put it out there then maybe it could help. In all my dreams for as long as I could remember I've had a hooded figure with me. I never saw his face he always has pale skin and a black cloak on, but within the last year almost exactly a year actually I started to see a little more. He's very tall has gray or red eyes and black hair. Around last May my closest friend told me about a dream she had with me and mentioned the EXACT same figure I had never told her about this thing and was shocked to hear her mention him. She then explained in every dream I was in he was always right beside me. This then got stranger when I asked about 4 of my other friends about dreams with me in it and they all seemed to agree that only in the dreams I was in this guy was in.
Now based off how this person had always protected me in my dreams and my friends always described him as being totally loving toward me in their dreams I thought this was a good thing, until I tried looking up hooded figures and got unexpected results. This web site was actually the first thing that came up and I read different stories people had with a dark hooded figure to realize that it always was a bad or scary experience. While also looking into this I found the one thing on the earth that could make me fully question this and get fearful of it, with what I found Lucifer (AKA-Devil, fallen angel guy, best known from the bible... I am a christian almost forgot to say) was well described to how I always had seen this figure. It would explain a lot except for how he always was nice no matter what with me. I was hoping for any opinions on this I suppose it could always be some extreme superstition but I think its always good to get some insight.
Overall I would appreciate any input on what I've mentioned, any ideas, help, etc. Thanks!