This is the first experience that I had with seeing something in my room at night. I am positive that I was completely awake and not in any type of a dream like state. This happened when I was 16 years old, and back then I was a VERY sound sleeper. Nothing would wake me up. As an example of this, the transformer in our back yard exploded one morning and I slept right through it.
Anyway, this one particular night I was sleeping very soundly and then suddenly I was instantly awake. I remember feeling very annoyed and my first thought being, "Why the heck am I awake?". I glanced at the digital clock and it was 2:22 AM. It was then that I noticed that someone was standing next to me bed. At first, I thought it was my mother. She used to check on us at night sometimes. I said her name out loud and there was no response. I said it once more and then noticed that my door was closed. If my mom had come into my room, the door would be open. At that point, I was very creeped out and called my mom's name once more in a very shaky voice. The "person" next to my bed turned away from me, silently glided into my closet, and disappeared. I immediately sat up in bed and was at first terrified that some insane ax murderer had broken into our house. I grabbed my baseball bat and went around the house, but didn't find anything. I said a prayer and went back to bed.
I still do not know for sure what it was that I saw. Back then I wore glasses, which I had on my nightstand at the time. So, not only was it dark, but everything was also blurry. From what I could make out, it seemed to be humanoid and wearing something shapeless with a hood. I did not see any distinguishing characteristics. I didn't pick up any sense of it being evil and I believe that it may have been surprised that I saw it. I have not seen it since, but it's weird that this experience seemed to kick off all of the other things I have seen at night (Some of these are in my first story that I submitted).
Anyone have any idea what this thing might have been?