This experience happened to me 11 years ago and I have been thinking about it a lot lately for some reason. I would like to know if this happens to others and what it might be.
It was very late when I went upstairs to bed, although I'm not sure what time exactly. I shared a room with my young son at the time. My children and I had just moved in with my mother, to save money, and my bed consisted of an air mattress, on the floor, next to my son's crib.
I was laying in bed, playing a game on my phone when something knocked loudly, on the window right above my head. I was completely paralyzed with fear. I know this really happened as my son started to wake up from the sudden, loud, sound. He tossed and turned for a few minutes but fell back to sleep, as I lay there wondering what on earth just happened, we were on the second floor!
No lights were on in the room except for a small night light and the light from my phone. This most likely made this experience scarier for me, as I've always been afraid of the dark. I did not sleep at all that night, afraid and curious at the same time. My mind ran though all these thoughts that night... How could someone get up to that window to knock? We were on the second floor of a very tall house, facing the backyard of the house, the backyard is fenced and the gate has a lock on it. Someone would have had to have a very tall house painting ladder to get to this window and climb it in the dark, which, I think I would have heard a ladder being propped against the house or some kind of noise besides the knocking.
The next day I kept wondering if it would happen again that night and what I would see if I looked out the window blinds but it never happened to me again and I don't think I really want it to! I've had lots of paranormal experiences in my lifetime, this is one I can't seem to stop thinking about.