This happened last year when I was preparing for entrance exams for some of best engineering colleges in India. School & tuitions consumed a lot of daytime so I had no other option than to study late at night.
That day started in the usual way, school then tuitions. I returned home from tuition at 7:30 p.m. I was exhausted. I took some rest, had my dinner & opened my books at 9:30 p.m.
My parents & brother went to bed in the adjacent room at around 10:30 I think. It was a chilly December night so with soft, warm quilts & blankets on their body, they quickly fell to sleep. Here I had finished covering 2-3 topics & decided to go further.
There are many parks in my colony near my house. They are full of trees, plants, bushes. On the backside of my home, there is a narrow street. If you want to enter it, first you have to go through a metal gate which is closed by our block's watchman sharp at 9:30 for security reasons. Guards then patrol our block for whole night.
Here I realized that I was not able to put more efforts. I looked at the clock & it showed 12:30. I decided to call it a day & closed my books. I was feeling quite thirsty so I opened the fridge which is near to the back door of my home. I took one chilled bottle out. As soon as I opened the cap of the bottle, a breeze started flowing & I could hear the sound of dry leaves falling in the street behind my home. Suddenly I heard the sound of crushing of those dry leaves by human foot like someone is walking on them. I assumed him to be the watchman & continued to quench my thirst. Suddenly a thought struck my mind. If watchman has to enter the street, he has to open that metal gate & we could clearly hear the opening/closing of that gate. But I didn't hear it! I was lost in all this then suddenly the footsteps became louder & closer. I put the bottle back in fridge & tried to listen carefully. At this time, footsteps were loudest & then suddenly stopped exactly at my backdoor. The breeze stopped flowing & everything was dead silent. I don't know why I did this but I went closer to that door & stood 3-4 steps from it as I was a little scared too. It was so dark that I was unable to see anything outside. I waited but no one knocked. To my horror, suddenly a strange human figure like a shadow passed through the door & came towards me at a blazing speed! When it was like one step away from me, it suddenly vanished! All this happened so fast that I couldn't even scream. All I did was turn back & place my hands over my head like in a defensive way.
Now everything was normal. No breeze, no footsteps. I was so freaked out that I rushed to my room, covered my whole body with blanket & slept with lights on. I didn't even tell my parents about this because I know they will just say "it's your mind only" and all that. Moreover I am normal just like before, no change. I still study late at night but it never happened again but whenever I think about that night, I still get goosebumps.
Thanks for reading it & sorry for any confusion/grammatical mistakes as I am a bad narrator but all this is real.
Any suggestions/comments regarding that creature/story are welcome.