I guess I should start by saying that strange things have happened to me frequently ever since I was a child, but I always shrugged them off as coincidences or ignored them for the sake of my sanity. One incident, however, stands out to me among many because it was different from anything that I had ever experienced before. It happened when I was 15 years old, and is one of the most vivid experiences I've ever had.
My sophomore year of high school I was very excited come the end of March because I was participating in an annual trip my school does called "The European Trip". On these trips, anywhere from 40 to 50 students are taken for a little over a week to tour a country in Europe. That year the trip was to Greece and Italy. We spent four days in Greece and then took an overnight ferry to Italy, in which we stayed another five days.
The ferry was a good size, very modern inside and brightly lit. The only times it actually occurred to me that I was even on a boat was when my roommates and I went looking for our room, and the narrow hallways would bob with the waves. The rooms were divided with four girls in each room, and they were very small. There was a tiny bathroom with only a stand up shower, a toilet and a sink, directly across from the bathroom was one closet. There were two sets of bunk beds which were placed across from each other, and a table between them. The room did not have any windows, which made it feel even more suffocating than it already was.
When it came time to sleep, I took the bottom bunk on the left side of the room and as soon as the lights went out, the entire room became pitch black. It was so dark, I couldn't see my own hand in front of my face. That was a little unsettling admittedly, as it made me feel vulnerable in the dark since I could not see anything. I should mention that during the stay on the ferry, I did not feel "spooked out" or "nervous" or "uneasy" AT ALL, as usually happens before something supernatural occurs.
After sleeping for maybe a few hours, I woke up suddenly in the middle of the night. I wasn't jolted awake and I didn't actually hear anything, I just snapped my eyes open for whatever reason. When I opened my eyes all I could see was darkness and what looked to me like white smoke right in my face. The smoke was the only thing that I could actually make out in the darkness and as I looked down my body where I lay, I saw it was hovering above the length of my body, almost touching me. My first thought when I saw the smoke was "Oh my God, I'm blind", I literally could not see anything but blackness, and white wispy smoke that was slightly moving. I immediately turned around in the bed and turned on the light but when I turned back, the smoke was gone.
It was extremely confusing to me because if I had actually seen smoke, it should have been clearer in the light, but nothing was there. I looked up at my roommates, but they all seemed to be asleep and so I shut off the light, looked down my bed again - nothing was there- and just went back to sleep. I didn't mention what happened to any of them and still haven't. I'm not sure what it could have been, as I'm not too familiar with "smokey apparitions" or whatever you'd call it, to this day I still have not encountered anything similar to that and I was just wondering if anyone else had similar experiences?