Before I start my story I would like to say that I know that what I saw wasn't just a trick of the light, or me just seeing things because I was tired, or anything like. I know this because I wasn't the only one to see this, I was just more affected by it then she was.
I was in the eighth or ninth grade when this happened so I had to be between the ages of thirteen and fifteen. It seems like I had a lot of experiences then, actually but I am just going to focus on this one in particular for now.
It had to have been around 6:00-6:30am because I had to get ready for school. I woke up and dragged my exhausted butt out of bed and made my way to the bathroom. The light switch was about four feet away from the bathroom door so I had to walk all the way across the bathroom to turn it on. As I made my way towards it I suddenly froze. It was as though pure terror had stopped me from moving. It wasn't a "I'm in terrible danger" terror but "something is here that shouldn't be" kind of terror (I hope that makes sense).
I slowly turned towards a corner of the bathroom. I saw the figure of a small child and I didn't know but somehow I just knew that a little girl was in that corner. I was about to scream but it was like something had stolen the scream from me, nothing would come out. Finally it just shot in my mind "turn on the!^9%*ng light!" I know I moved towards it fast but everything seemed like it was in slow motion. As soon as I flipped the switch the scream escaped, but there wasn't anything in the corner anymore.
A few months later we took a friends daughter in and she claimed to have seen the same thing, only she wasn't affected nearly as badly as I was.