This is the first time I have posted a story on here and I am a bit nervous to do so. I ask you bear with me as I am not an eloquent writer.
I am 38 years old now but this happened to me when I was about 14 and still haunts me to this day. I grew up in Galveston, TX which has a rich history including the 1900 storm. That being said there are stories about hauntings in almost every home and business on the island. I have always been sensitive to spirits and can't remember a time when I wasn't aware of the existence of the paranormal.
One night I had been sleeping and woke up needing to go the restroom. I got out of bed and once I was fully standing I saw a dark hooded/cloaked figure right in front of me. This figure had no features other than glowing green eyes and what seemed to be skeleton-like fingers. It didn't really scare me but it raised it's hands and pushed me back on my bed by placing its fingers on either of shoulders and giving a slight shove. I still wasn't very scared but I decided to just go back to sleep instead of heading to the restroom as planned.
I didn't remember the incident when I first woke up but when I went to shower a bit later I noticed 2 finger size bruises (one on either shoulder). It's at that point it all came back to me. I have often wondered what it was or what it wanted. I haven't seen it since and really don't care to either.
I appreciate any input I can get on this. Here I am, over 20 years later and I still can't figure out what happened that night.