I want to share this incident which was experienced by my boyfriend and his cousin but first let me explain few things.
In Sri Lanka, people believe that you shouldn't eat oily or fried foods like eggs, fish all that non-vegetable items after 6pm. They say such foods attract bad spirits (I don't exactly know what you call it, it's more than spirit like the dirty kind.) Especially they don't allow young girls to eat oily foods when the mother nature is around, they say it attracts the bad spirits and follows them wherever they go and sometimes the result isn't good. Lots of people have shared their stories of bad happenings and strange sightings after eating pork in their house. Believe it or not some people are terrified of this particular meat and doesn't even let in the person who eats it.
Back in 2009, my boyfriend (V) and his cousin (P) were home alone and they decided to have some food. Typically frying eggs was the easiest recipe for V and he started preparing leaving P in living room. While whisking the eggs V heard what seems to be a deep panting for few seconds from the backyard. The back door was slightly ajar. He thought that it must be a street dog and ignored resuming his work.
When he started frying he said that the panting sound was so clear and it was right near his ear. He said that the sound was very strange and not very dog-like but still looked around for sign of a dog anyways. Suddenly there was a heavy thump on the roof and when V moved, the footsteps moved along more like running. When he moved back it moved again. V had enough and he ran to the living room and the thing on the roof sounded like a horse running for it's life. As he reached P the footsteps ended and right after that the bulb outside the main door burst into million pieces, and while that happened the family were just entering the gate and they saw it too.
V admitted that he was terrified and to make it worse the eggs were smelling so bad that he said he couldn't explain, too much for a non-believer. He explained everything to his mother who immediately held a prayer and did some cleansing which he thinks it didn't work.