Let me start off by saying that I did not feel threatened by the "butterfly" that I saw, and am posting this story because I wish to see if anyone has any ideas on what it could of been and if it was a spirit, why it would take said shape.
About a month ago, I was just finishing up my nightly Scripture reading and saying my prayers when I began to get the feeling that something was in the room with me. I thought I was just allowing my imagination to run wild, so I simply said a quick blessing for my room and house and brushed off the experience. About five minutes later I turned off my light and climbed into bed.
I again felt that something was in the room with me, and I quickly glanced around. (By this time my eyes had become adjusted to the dark and I was able to make out my room quite clearly.) What I saw suprised me.
Seeming to float in front of my (shut) closet and above my headboard, which had been placed about two feet from my bed with the intention of disposing of it the next day, was a black butterfly that seemed to be made of solid shadow, if such a thing were possible. The butterfly was about a foot across and about the same lengh wise.
As is probably obvious, I was quite startled by the vision and blinked a few times rapidly in the attempt to clear my vision of the thing that I was sure I was imagining. It was still there. It then began to ascend to the ceiling and float across it until it was approximately above my feet. I was beginning to feel a bit wierded out by the butterfly and said a blessing to be rid of it.
A very odd thing happened next, the butterfly dissappeared when I was looking at it but when I looked away and then looked back it appeared that someone had erased it, for there was black shadow smudges in the area where the butterfly had been floating. I then proceeded to turn on the light and there was not anything there.
Does anybody know what in the world this could be? I have talked to my family members that reguarly see this type of thing (spirits, not butterflies) and they said that it went away so don't worry about it, but I can't help wondering.