I was about 8 years old when this happened and to this day I remember it crystal clear.
It was a warm night. I was sleeping with my parents in their bed. Because of the heat I couldn't really sleep well and the heat woke me up. There was clock right beside the bed and I realized it was about 2 o'clock in the morning. I was really thirsty and I couldn't really go back to bed with all the heat and thirst.
I decided to get out of the bed and go and have a drink of water. There was this mosquito net covering the bed so I had to fold it up a little bit make little space for me to escape. I got up and I had this eerie feeling that someone was watching me from me behind. My heart was beating really fast and I was kind of sweating too (maybe because of the heat). I turned around and was stoned in shock. There was someone watching me!
"It" appeared like a shadow of a boy, he had spiky short hair and only the upper part of the body was visible to me the rest was covered by the bed. He was the same height as I am (size of a average 8 year old) and he was a shadow. And you might be thinking that I was seeing my own shadow, well I was not. Soon as he saw me he 'swam' downwards in to shadow of the bed. And I saw surprise and fear in his face (of cause he had no facial features dah he is a shadow). But I kind of saw it. I felt that he was scared of me as I was scared of him. It took only about a second to all of this to happen. And it took me a while to me to realize what just happened.
Despite that I was horrified instead of waking my mom and dad I decided to investigate what it was. So I tiptoed to the place I saw him and there was nothing. Just the shadows other objects in the room. I stayed there for about a minute and decided to go back to bed. Well I was shaking a little but I wasn't afraid of the shadow, deep down I felt he was harmless.
I slept and in the morning I told them about my little adventure last night and they just chuckled. Well I felt disappointed because they didn't believe me.