This is the most recent experience that I've had. A few nights ago, I was asleep in bed. My husband and I had been watching TV, winding down from the day. My husband got up to turn off the television and when he got back in bed he accidentally woke me up. The TV was already off, so my eyes were already adjusted to the dark room.
Fully awake, I see my husband curling up next to me and roll over to give him more room. Now on my back, I look up and a shock went through me. There, right above my head on the ceiling, was this creature that I can only describe as an imp. It was dark, like a shadow, but it had clear defining lines.
It was small, slightly bigger than a cat. As I realized what I was seeing it craned its neck, looking down and over its body to look at me. That's when I saw its face. Its head was very round and bald and had human ears that seemed large for its size and stuck out away from the sides of its head. It had large, dark eyes that were completely round and took up most of its face, leaving just a sliver of wrinkled forehead.
Its cheeks were wrinkled and slightly sunk in and a small human nose. It had a wide mouth with thin lips and a small chin. It had a small, spider like body with 6 spider like legs and on the end of each leg was a small gecko like foot with 3 suction-cup toes, and though it had a spider like abdomen I could see the bones of a human spine protruding from under its skin ending with a small stubby tail. From its reaction it was surprised and knew that I had seen it.
As soon as it looked at me, it scurried straight across the ceiling away from me and toward the door. It crawled over the doorframe and was gone. As it crawled away, I struggled to reach the light switch by my bed, but by the time I got the light on, it was already gone.
I haven't seen it again so far. I've looked all over for information but haven't found much.
I'd really like to know what it was, so if anyone has any information I'd love your input.