This is my first ghost/paranormal story and I'd appreciate any feedback or anyone that's had a similar experience commenting.
Ever since I can remember, every night I fell asleep I saw 3 rays (the animals) circling around my light shade on the ceiling before I would go to sleep. They were greenish in colour and see-through and every time I saw them when I was younger, I got the feeling that they were watching over me. Whenever I fell asleep, I felt safe because I got the overall feeling that they were protecting me and if anything was to try and harm me in the middle of my sleep, they would stop it.
Round about the time I turned seven, me and my family moved house and the rays disappeared, although that didn't seem very significant to me at the time. When I was older, around 15, me and mum were talking about imaginary friends (for some reason) and I decided to tell her about the rays seeing as I was under the impression that they were figments of my child\'s imagination to help me sleep when I was younger. When I told my mum, she looked so shocked and told me that she'd seen them too when we lived in the old house. I know she wouldn't lie, because this was something completely out of the blue and when we talked about it afterwards, she said that she thought it was just something she imagined when she was half-asleep.
I'd like an explanation of what anyone thought this was, if they were protecting as the overall feeling they gave out led me to believe, or had another motive.
This is the earliest paranormal experience that I can remember and it is the one that has led me to believe the most as someone else witnessed it.