When I was young, my family had to move from Arizona back to California and our cousin let us stay at her old apartment for a while. It was a one room apartment.
At the time, it was just my dad, my little brother and sister, and me; my dad took the living room while we took the room. We were all 3-4 years old at the time and we all experienced some weird things happening. To keep it short, I'm going to explain my story since we all experienced different kind of things.
As a kid, I had trouble sleeping, sometimes staying up longer than my dad. One night, I was just thinking in my head when I looked toward the bedroom door and seen this dark figure standing in my direction. I felt it was looking right at me and I didn't get a good vibe from it. I couldn't see any face, hands, or legs but I could see it wearing was something like a hood (I assumed it was wearing a robe). I was really scared but I didn't want to tell my dad, so I just stared back at it. Though it didn't disappear, it just stayed there still standing in my direction. After some time, I had enough and threw the cover over my head. I kept it over my head for about ten minutes then I peeped my head out, I seen it was standing at the foot of my bed. I then, threw the covers back over my head and then fell asleep with them over me.
This happened to me for over a five year period. Each time it did the same thing, and I never worked up the nerve to tell my dad. Sometimes I think if it was just my imagination but its appearance was just too consistent for it to be.
My friend told me that they were hallucinations but I tested it one time by leaving my closet door open. Not even an hour has passed and I seen two of them that looked like they were coming through the walls. I just don't have any explanation for what these things are or what was their purpose. I'm sure it was for me since they only moved whenever I looked away.
I told this story to an old friend and he suggested that they were protecting me. However, I'm not sure.
Even though I'm convinced that they were real, I question it since we moved from those apartments (we moved to another apartment within the same group you can say) it seemed to follow. I wonder if I could see it if I see it again through astral projection but I never got that far. I always get scared and back out. Any of you know what it is? Is it friendly or dangerous?