I was lying in my bed half asleep, and my room was dark, but not pitch black. There was a blueness in the room to where I could still see objects and where they were in my room. I turned over and by my bookshelf that's in the wall, right smack dab in the middle of it, was a dark hooded figure. It stood from my floor to my ceiling, which is probably about like 8 feet, and it was staring down at me. It scared me and I turned over and pretended like I didn't see it, but I have been terrified of the dark ever since. All this happened when I was in high school. I am now 22 and I still am deathly afraid of the dark.
I have also seen a woman's face when I was sleeping and that didn't help either. All of this made me relive a child hood experience from when I was maybe 10 or 11. I used to see the figure of a man who would stand in my doorway watching me and now, after things I have seen, it makes me wonder what I saw then.
I haven't seen anything else but I feel things. I feel things especially when I am in the dark. I feel dark presences surrounding me. It's like the darkness is closing in on me. It terrifies me and I hate it. It makes me not want to be in the dark. I can't sleep in the dark anymore. I have to have some sort of light in my room to help me sleep. It makes me feel weak and helpless not being able to be in the dark. I feel like, how can I tell my daughter not to be afraid of the dark, that there is nothing to be afraid of when I don't believe it.
I mean, could my daughter be sensing the same things I do? She is two and a half and she says she is scared when I put her in her room for bed.
I just need some advice and help.