This is not my experience but my ex's that she narrated to me. I am sharing this with you as so that we can discuss about this incident if you find it noteworthy.
She was living in a duplex that was newly constructed (the venue in this incident is in Maharashhtra) and was surrounded by few other houses and mostly by forest (that area was not much developed being away from heart of town). She had been there long enough to know the sounds it made and other noises outside. The night when this incident happened it was 11:30PM when she fell asleep. As per her she rarely woke up at night because she was a heavy sleeper. She didn't easily get scared or weirded out by paranormal things for she believed a little in supernatural. However, for some reason this experience really bothered her and she couldn't let it go.
Her bed was in the middle of the room and she was sleeping near the window (like 3 ft away). Her room was on the first floor. Suddenly she felt like something or someone shoved her slightly, which woke her up from sleep. As she looked to see what it was, she was stunned and couldn't believe what she was seeing. There was faint sound of somebody walking and dry leaves being crushed under that person's feet. Walking slowly towards her house was a tall man in a black cloth wrapped around him and a pale grey face with no concrete features to tell if it was a man, woman or something else. As per her, that creature had a constantly changing face. She couldn't scream because no noise came out of her mouth nor could she move. It was as if she was hypnotized by that creature. Then that creature stretched its arms, which strangely had 3 fingers, and pointed them to her as if inviting her. He was trying to call her. As per her, she suddenly had a strong urge to go out towards that creature and she had already made it up to her room door. Out of habit (she always did that frequently), she grabbed onto her 'Ganeshji' locket that she used to wear when suddenly she heard loud noise of steel glass falling down on the floor. It was as if she was out of that hypnotic urge to go to that creature. She ran towards window to see if that horrible creature was still there but he had disappeared. She was fully awake when that incident happened but her parents, and even I, assured her that it was a dream.
A few months later (approximately 7-8 months) she excitedly called me and told me that I was wrong. As per her verdict, she was not the only one who had seen that tall man's shadow in house but her brother and her bhabhi, who didn't believe in this stuff and had come for a visit to her place, had also seen him and experienced shiver and fear in their room.
So, friends, can you explain to me what that was exactly? A piece of imagination (as I strongly suspect), real paranormal experience, a bad dream or anything else? And if you like my narration, do convey me. I have more experiences to share (at least I will get an explanation).