I was hoping somebody could give me advice on this. When I was younger (around 7 years old) I had an imaginary friend that I had named "Ebony" - purely because this is what she wanted to be called, and not a name I came up with myself. I am sure if it was up to me, at that age, I would of named her something related to a princess etc. I know nobody of the name Ebony and never have.
Ebony and me were very close, but I would only ever speak/play with her when I was certain nobody else was around, because that is the way she liked it, as other people "scared her" and she "only liked me." She liked to read, and would tell me things about books like "Wuthering heights" which I would not know about otherwise - I am very sure I had never seen Wuthering Heights as a film or read anything about it. She never did anything to hurt me.
Anyway, at around 9 years old I stopped "believing" in Ebony due to the fact I got more friends at school and was much happier. There was so sign of her at all, I had totally moved on. I should also mention at that time, she had fairly long black hair and purple eyes, consistantly wore dresses and we had tea parties etc.
However, later on I got very unhappy in school, and with my home life, and "Ebony" or maybe something else, I'm not sure, made an appearance on my 13th birthday. I recall sitting in bed, at around 3am and because I could not sleep. I was simply staring into space. After a while of laying there, I felt like somebody was in the room, and looking in the corner I noticed a dark, sort of shadowlike blurry figure. Of course I was scared so hid under the covers and fell asleep after a while, then there was no other events. There was no deaths in my family around this time, and nobody I know had been injured.
Now though at 16 (I know I am giving my age out here, but it may be important, I'm not sure, to help resolve this) I often feel like somebody is in my bedroom. I also have consistant dreams where "Ebony" appears as a background character. For example, if I was at a concert in the dream she would be part of the crowd. Even if I could not see her, I would know she was there. Often I dreamt waking up in my room and seeing her standing next to my door. This happens at least once a week. Her appearance has changed now and she seems to wear a long skirt with a grey corset. She has a full fringe which slightly covers her eyes, which are still purple, however sometimes there are no eyes at all and simply black holes. If I do manage to speak to her in a dream, she speaks backwards (as if somebody had talked into a voice recorder then played it backwards - yet at a slowish pace.) I know very well that she does so, even though it is not understandable. A part of me understands what she is saying in the dream, yet knows it is all backwards. I happen to wake up around 3am almost every night due to the fact I feel like somebody is watching me, and countless times I have seen this same blurred figure from when I was 13 standing in the corner of my room.
The presence of Ebony in my room is negative, it genuinly scares me despite her never actually doing anything. When I have mentioned this to my parents they have passed it off as me being too stressed about school and life matters and being too paranoid. I sometimes have to sleep with a lamp on because I am so stressed about it.
Hopefully I can have some help about how to react to this.