I have only ever had two experiences with these hooded figures and both of these occurred when I was a child.
The first hooded figure which appeared to me was black. I abruptly woke up around 7 o'clock in the morning and instinctively jumped up from my bed to see this black robed figure standing by my door just staring at me. It didn't move and it didn't say anything... It just stood there staring at me. I was so scared but I didn't scream or run away. I just thought to myself "Go back to sleep! If you go back to sleep it will disappear!" So that is exactly what I did and when I woke up it was gone.
A few months later it happened again. This time I was sleeping with my older sister in her bedroom. Again, I abruptly woke up early in the morning and again I instinctively jolted up. But this time I saw a white hooded figure in my sisters doorway just standing there staring at me. I wasn't as scared this time. Again, it didn't move or say anything... It just stood there. We stared at each other for a while and then I went back to sleep and when I woke up it was gone.
I don't feel like they were malevolent beings. I feel like they were trying to give me a message and trying to help me. I think that the colours black and white and the order that they appeared to me are very significant. These experiences have really affected me but not for the worst. When I think about it too much I do cry... But it's not because I'm scared I'll see them again...I've never told anyone before and it is quite hard to deal with.
I've read lots of other stories and lots of people talk about black hooded malicious beings. But the hooded figures that appeared to me weren't like that. It would be nice to know if anyone else has experienced something like this?