Last night I stayed in my living room with my niece, we both stayed on different sofas. The shape of my living room is an L so where the tv is there is another section of the room behind that you have full view of.
I had a bad sleep to start with, waking up every few hours. But one time I woke up it must have been early and I looked over to my niece (who is 11) and saw what was a black shadow near her, looking down at her. I was half asleep, which sometimes makes me skeptical of this, but it looked so real I thought it was my mum. It then drifted behind the tv and when I tried to look it was gone.
Usually I would be so freaked out but I felt so calm and noticed the mist/shadow floated towards a picture of me that has a little passport picture of my granddad and his St. Christopher on the frame. Could it have been him?
I was half asleep and thought it was my mum which makes me wonder if it actually happened but it was all so vivid.
This morning when I woke up and my mum came downstairs before I even told her she said she had a dream where she was ill and crying and my Granddad was comforting her.
He only died four years ago, which makes me wonder if he came to reassure everyone as the whole family has been struggling a lot lately. Two of the children are facing bullying and my Nana (his wife) was forced out of their home of 20- something years.
Also lately I have been extremely disturbed by a murder case on tv and it has really affected me but that night was the only night I didn't even think of it (when I say affected I mean bad, like gruesome thoughts every time I try to fall asleep resulting in me crying so hard for hours).
Two other times I've woken up early but been half asleep and heard knocking on my door and the most recent time my door knob was frantically twisting back and forth. Was the shadowy figure paranormal or do I have bad hallucinations? Any advice is appreciated.