When my fiancee left his home to be with me, seven states away, we occupied one of the rooms of the house that faced the front yard. It was because of this we were able to witness most of this strange phenomenon that keeps happening around my house. It's an experience I wasn't wholly aware of until my fiancee started bringing it up. I'd caught glimpses, little flashes of white in the window that, when I turned to do a double-take, weren't there anymore. An odd shape, something I couldn't define, hanging around the windows or near the rosebush. Oftentimes, I brushed it off as the white picket fence, though rarely did I see this light anywhere near it.
Though, as my fiancee settled into the house and began to get accustomed to it, he often commented about seeing flashes of light from the corner of his eyes, as well. Once, he could have sworn he saw a pale white face staring in through the window. It was always at night when this happened.
But, one night, as we entered the house, my fiancee stopped abruptly and stared into the dark lawn. I stopped, confused, and asked what was wrong. He pointed towards the rosebush, claiming he'd seen -- for one brief second -- a small humanoid figure there, watching us, clinging to the criss-crossed wooden screen. He'd been pure white, according to my fiancee, and didn't move: Just one solid pose, and a stare.
Creeped out, we both moved inside the room. I didn't feel particularly threatened, just unnerved, at the time. Sightings kept occurring now and again, over the past year and a half. We'd always see something moving... A light, when no cars were on the road. Perhaps the faintest glimpse of a face-like shape in the window.
Eventually, we moved to another room in the house, the largest one. This one cannot see the front lawn, so when the sightings of this odd white figure abruptly stopped, due to our relocation, we started to forget about it. Friends were brought to the house as our new roommates, and they accompanied both rooms that could easily see the front lawn.
But then, I saw something that made my blood run cold. One of our new roomies hadn't quite moved in yet, so the room was still totally empty. The door was open, the window was dark. I happened to look into the room, and to the window. It was too dark to see the fence, and judging by the angles from the hallway, I wouldn't have been able to see it even on a bright, sunny day. Just the house beyond it. So, normally, this window was solidly black. But, not this time.
Perhaps I saw it for a nanosecond longer than usual, or it startled me so bad that the sudden burst of adrenaline let me take in more detail. But what I saw wasn't just a regular ovalesque assumption of a face. I saw a broad, round forehead, which tapered into a long, thin chin. I saw sunken-in, hollow looking eyes, dead black. I saw a long, thin nose, and an impossibly huge, toothy grin, the teeth of which I could barely see through the blackness. The rest of this face was a stark white, like porcelain. It looked very much like a goblin... And while it didn't look completely malicious, which is to say it wasn't glaring angrily at me, I felt my alarm level skyrocket.
All this happened within a second or less. I slowed down as I moved past the door... Stepped back, slowly. It was gone. Feeling very cold, I quickly hurried back to my fiancee, to report what I'd witnessed. Not long afterwards, I picked up a pencil and paper, and sketched out what I'd seen, as best as I could from memory. I showed it to him, and he nodded, affirming that it looked a lot like the faint glimpses he himself had seen.
I showed this picture to our new roommate, as well, when he finally moved in. It was the first day, and I felt urged to warn him. It has been a month or two since, and he has reported already seeing this goblinoid in his window, looking a lot like the sketch I drew. This, I'm not sure is paranoia or otherwise, since he'd seen my attempt to sketch it. He believes in the paranormal, like my fiancee and I, though none of us in the building seem entirely terrified of these repeated sightings. There's been no scratches on the wall, no footsteps, no bumps in the night. Just this goblin-like figure, smaller than a human, that seems to enjoy hanging around the front lawn and grinning at people.
I'm wondering what kind of haunting, if any, this might be. It may or may not help that we live under a power line. At night, very few cars are on the road, and it's so quiet that we easily notice when a nighttime car DOES roar past. Each of these sightings has occurred when there was no car on the road. While the picket fence is white, it is often hard to see through the windows during the night, because the lights indoor don't quite reach it and it never got as bright as the goblinoid did. Is it possible that hauntings like this get stronger over time? I didn't expect to see our little yard monster that night, especially not in such shining detail. Any thoughts or opinions would be appreciated!