Recently, I was woken up by a feeling that someone or something was walking next to my bed. I woke up around 3am to find that an old woman was walking towards my dressing, then standing next to my dresser, looking up at the ceiling, or at least it appeared she was looking at the ceiling. I recently put a new painting on my wall and she very well could have been looking at that. She wasn't looking at me at all and it seemed like she didn't even realize I was there.
I didn't think I recognized her but I'm not sure. I knew for sure it was an old woman though because of the grey hair and facial features. I also saw that she was wearing a housecoat and a nightgown, but her feet weren't visible. She was VERY realistic looking. It was so realistic I almost screamed out because I thought we had an intruder in the house. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
Obviously, part of me is skeptical but could I have actually seen a spirit? If so, who could it have been? I don't understand what the purpose of me seeing this spirit was because they didn't seem to want to communicate with me. This is also my first "sighting" of the paranormal. I have never been haunted before and it felt like this person, whoever it was, was moreso just passing through the house. What I mean is, it didn't feel like the spirit was haunting me or the house. If that had been the case, I don't know why this would be my first experience being that I've lived here for over 20 years.
Is it possible they were just "passing through"? Thanks for reading! I just want some answers or opinions.:)