I've posted this story in another forum. This took place when I was around 12-13. A little back story: We lived in a very small town. My younger brother and sister lived with my parents, and I with my grandmother. Our houses were a couple of blocks away. I would spend the weekends at my parents' place.
Ok, on to the story. I went to bed around 10pm. There had been an earthquake recently, so my parents made us sleep with the door slightly open. They also insisted in keeping the hallway light on. I had some trouble falling asleep so I started moving around the bed. I turned and was facing the door, and there he was. I saw a clear silhouette (hallway light was one) of a guy in a suit and top hat, leaning against the door frame. I was completely sure it wasn't my dad, since he's a big guy, and the silhouette resembled a tall, skinny person. I freaked out, but was afraid to move, so I turned around end hid under my covers. I stood there for a good 20 minutes until I was able to fall asleep.
I didn't tell anyone about this, and didn't see the hat guy after that. However, fast-forward to college. I came home and had some friends stay over. One of them is sensitive to paranormal stuff, and she felt uneasy since she set foot on the house. She insisted on sleeping with the light on, which was weird, but we agreed. Next morning, she told us she saw a shadow near the door; imagine my amazement when she described the exact same thing I had seen almost 7 years before. I remember reading that people who are sensitive to paranormal stuff can usually guess the name of a spirit. So I asked her what was the first name that came to her mind when she thought of the shadow, and she said "Joe." We've been calling him Joe since then.
My grandma once mentioned that the land my parents' place is built on used to be a Freemason temple back in the day, and rumor has it they had wakes in there. I haven't been home long enough to do some research, but I'll sure do when I have some time.
This is one of many weird (paranormal?) things that have happened at my parents' house. I can gladly post some others, if anyone's interested.