I am from Mississippi and was home when this happened to me. The location selector wouldn't allow me to put my location for some reason. I am in my twenties now, but this experience happened to me when was in my late teens and it totally freaked me out. I was wanting to get some thoughts from others as to what could have possibly happened.
Okay, this was around 11:00 at night. I was lying in bed trying to sleep, tossing and turning. I was about to turn over to the other side again, but I got a strange feeling I shouldn't. I didn't even open my eyes at that moment because I sensed I really shouldn't. So, I didn't see anything then, but I just could sense it was a tall cloaked figure watching me. I could tell it was leaning over me, because the air flow from my fan became blocked off. Because I felt endangered, I quickly, without opening my eyes, turned on my lamp. Then I opened my eyes.
I saw nothing. I just sat there shaking with fear for a while. I finally got a little calmer and was still just sitting there deciding to go to sleep with the light on, even though I wasn't sleepy anymore. Then I looked at my comforter. The pattern on it was moving in a snakelike way. It might have even been forming words. But I threw he comforter off my bed.
I then decided that I should probably read the Bible to give me comfort and stability. As I was going to get it from my bookshelf, my lamp started flickering violently. I turned on my overhead light. It didn't flicker. So, I just read for a while with the overhead light and the lamp on. I kept watching for that lamp to see when it would finally stop flickering. Anyway, it finally did a few hours later. And I was finally able to go to sleep, although I still felt spooked.
Now, the bulb was not bad in that lamp. I still use that lamp today and the same bulb still shines brightly years later. I have never changed the light bulb, ever. Sorry for the rambling story, but I would appreciate comments and your thoughts as to what this could have been.