Several years ago I saw some sort of monster hovering over my bed one night, but not since. Usually when I see something along the lines of the supernatural, I can tell if it is malicious or not, but I didn't have any kind of feeling one way or the other this time. I also could not determine gender, if it had one.
I was on my side facing the wall, when I got the feeling I was being watched. It scared me, so I slowly looked above and behind me (in the direction of the doorway/middle of my room) when I saw the monster. It was just sort of standing there right up against my bed, but what really stood out was that it had to lean over my bed; it was too tall to stand upright. I didn't get a good look at it, because as soon as I saw it I turned my head again and acted like I hadn't seen it, but I'll do my best to describe it.
It was tall, as I said, maybe seven or eight feet. It was wider than a normal person as well, and took up about half of my mattress's width. It was humanoid, as in it had hair, eyes, a face, and was biped. The hair was about shoulder-length and looked black, but it was dark in my room and I can't confirm the color. The creature itself was hard to see. I couldn't distinguish any facial features, or anything it might have been wearing, but it seemed to have a dark color. It had shoulders, so I can only assume it had arms and hands.
I was terrified as soon as I saw it, so I can't confirm the next few details, but this is what I think it looked like in addition to that. I think it had golden eyes, dark grey skin, and maybe even wings - hard to describe them, the only indication was what looked the end of one behind it and to the side. I distinguish those details from the others because I remember them somehow differently, and it is very possible I imagined them after the fact. I know I wasn't sleeping, because the fear of it was all too vivid, and I remember staying awake for hours after. When I finally worked up the courage to look over my shoulder again it was gone, so I turned on my bedroom light and went back to sleep.
Though the experience was scary, it didn't do anything else, and I am not afraid of it. I only want to know what it is, and if it might have a reason for what it did. My father doesn't like hearing when I talk about these kinds of things because he thinks I lie, and my mother is - a nut, I guess. It is obvious by the way she talks about supernatural things that a few of her experiences have been real, but she took it to the next level because she wanted to be recognized as a special person with some kind of mystic power. I can't really trust her input too much.
I am only here years after the fact because I started to watch an anime called Death Note. In it, there is something called a Shinigami, or God of Death, which is something that existed in Japan in several religions and in folklore. While in real life there exists no depictions of what a Shinigami physically looks like, the rendition in the anime reminded me vaguely of my experience.
I started to look up Shinigami and things of similar nature, but none of them are anything like the thing I saw, including the show's Shinigami character. This lead me to wanting an answer as to what it was I saw. Don't mistake this for me saying, "ERMERGUERD, I saw a Shinigami, guyz!" - because I really, really doubt it. Any help or advice would be appreciated on the matter.