This is my first post ever. I have told very few people about this experience.
When I was 14 I lived in the country about 20 miles outside of a small town. I loved it. One night I was in bed on the verge of sleep (You know, when you are about there but you know you are still somewhat awake). I don't know what time it was, late enough for my family to all be asleep. Well I was almost asleep when out of nowhere I hear this man's voice say 1. It was loud and deep. It didn't stop at one, it started counting.
I was startled completely awake and I was looking around to find the source of the counting. The layout of my room I should point out, my bed was next to the wall by the window and at the foot of my bed was my walk-in closet. At the far wall of my closet was my dresser.
When I looked down my body and into the closet I saw a small black shape sitting on my dresser with red eyes. I could clearly see the shape and arms and legs, which they were swinging back and forth like a child would do sitting on a chair too big for them. When I saw the 'thing' I froze in absolute terror. I couldn't move, couldn't even scream. Believe me, I tried many times. The third time the 'thing' reached the end of his counting, it put its hands on the edge of the dresser and pushed off and landed on the floor. I prayed the hardest I have ever prayed in my life and was able to finally move and ran like there was no tomorrow out of my room into my sister's. I climbed into bed with her and cried my eyes out.
To this day I have no idea what that thing was or what it wanted. I have never been able to sleep with the closet door open since then. It's been almost 20 years and I'm still scarred by it. That was the first experience and the worst but since that day I have had many many more. Some in that house which we built and then in every place I have lived.
Has anyone else had an experience like this? Or an idea of what it could of been?