From the age of 7 until I was 14, I lived in a large house on a farm with my parents and my 4 brothers and sisters. This was on a farm just on the outskirts of Hamilton in New Zealand. My elder brother had the upstairs room and the rest of us were downstairs. I used to like going upstairs to sleep in my brothers room as he had lots of cool things to play with and there was a pool table upstairs that I liked to muck around on.
One night however, when I was about 13, I was sleeping in my brothers room, as he had gone somewhere and I got this feeling, somewhat like a chill, I opened my eyes and saw a small hooded figure dressed in dark red, like a maroon. I could not see its face and it was quite dull as in a little transparent. I froze and then quickly darted under the sheets and prayed until eventually I went to sleep.
The next day it was all I could think about, and for the next year I was always reluctant to go upstairs by myself. Some days I would stand at the bottom of the stairs just looking up but I could not bring myself to go up there. I did go up a few times by myself but I was always freaked out about it. We moved out and I stopped thinking about the figure I saw. Until I was 18...
I went on a school trip to Canada with some friends and we stayed with host families. One night in Vancouver, I was sharing a bed with one of my team mates and as I looked in the door way to the bedroom, I saw the same thing I had seen 5 years earlier. Once again I froze, scared out of my mind, I watched it for about three or four seconds and it did nothing, it just stood there. I guess it was about three and half feet tall no taller than 4 feet. I closed my eyes and once again prayed, until I went to sleep.
I must have woken up about 3 hours later, it was still dark but instead of being in the bed, I was in the corner of the room wedged in between the wall and a writing desk of some description. The only way I could have gotten in there was if I had moved the desk lay down and then move it again, as I had to move it to get out and back into bed.
I am 33 now and nothing has happened since, but it still gives me chills to think about what happened on opposite sides of the world. If anyone has by chance seen the same thing as me, I would appreciate knowing as I would like to find out what it was.