At the time I was living in my second childhood home, previously my paternal grandmother's home. My bed was directly in front of the doorway to my room and the door was usually left open. The doorway to my mother's room was directly across from my own and it too was generally always open. I was about seven or eight years old.
I recall it being a normal night and I had fallen asleep with no issue. It must have been about midnight or one in the morning when I rapidly and suddenly awoke. I sat bolt upright in bed, fully awake, and looking straight into in my mother's room. Within moments I saw this white figure go from the upper left to right of my mother's room doorway. At that time it felt like this took several minutes but in reality it had to have been mere seconds. The best way I can think to describe it was it looked like a very wispy white sheet - let's say something similar to what would be used as a classic Halloween costume or decoration. It also seemed as if I was only seeing the lower portion of it.
Naturally, I immediately flipped out and awoke my mother. For some time I remained in fear of this - thing - whatever it might have been but I have never since then seen anything like it.
It happened so quickly and seemed so cliche that to this day I wonder if it was my imagination. Yet, if it was my imagination why would I wake from a sound sleep to see that? If it were a true manifestation, why appear in that manner unless its intent was to toy with me?
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