Let me start off by saying I'm new and I have only a few experiences, not a lot. Also, I would like to share my very quick ghostly encounter. This was about 12 years ago when I was 4 and I slept by myself.
I was in my room alone for the first time because my brother was just born and he was in my parent's bedroom. (He also had surgery on his testicles.) My brother had a heart monitor with him because he came from the hospital couple hours before.
It was the first time I had the room for myself and I was really excited I couldn't sleep. NOTE: I was scared of the dark, but because I was scared of the dark I turned on the the bathroom lights. My bed would be on one corner and the bathroom on the opposite side, lower corner.
I remember I woke up and my bathroom lights seemed like they were dimmed. Back then we didn't have dimmers and the lights were installed 3 weeks before. For some reason I was scared because I woke up in a sudden "shock."
I can still remember that I couldn't move and everything started to get hot. About Las Vegas desert hot in summer. I suddenly had an urge to look at the bathroom and I did. (When I looked at the bathroom I only saw the wall.)
Without hesitation I tried calling to my mom but I couldn't speak and I could hear my brother's heart monitor stop. A shadow started to rise up and all I could see was a elongated head with horns. Of course, I was scared and I closed my eyes. That's all I could remember.
Today it haunts me because when I was young I didn't not know about the Devil until I attended Catholic church school when I turned 10. In addition to that, my mom told me I had a high fever a couple of months after my birth. She remembered it was 107 degrees Fahrenheit and at the doctors, I wasn't expected to live after taking medicine. Instead of consulting doctors, my parents took me to church and I got baptized where soon after my fever went down. This is probably a connection to what had happened to many other encounters.