The incident I'm about to share happened to my son about 5 years ago when he was 9 - 10 years old. It is not scary, but in my opinion, amazing nonetheless and dear to my heart.
A little bit of background first... My son (I'll call him Peter to protect his privacy) had a few experiences in regards to seeing 'figures' in his room when he was about 9 years old. From the way he described them, it sounded like he was seeing shadow figures. These figures didn't interact with him, he would just notice them in the corner of his room or standing across the room from his bed. The figures were seen maybe 4 - 5 times over the course of a year. Sometimes Peter came to me in the night and sometimes he told me in the morning.
I have always been open with my children when it comes to spirit, deceased loved ones, paranormal happenings, etc. However, I do check for non paranormal causes first if I can. No need to scare ourselves silly if the shadow figure was caused by a coat hanging on a peg or a toy that appears to be a man in the dark. So of course, I investigated Peter's room during the day and at night to see if there was anything that would mimic a figure. After listening to him describe a figure; it's height, whereabouts in his room, his perspective, any movement, etc. I came up empty handed. My son never felt frightened, more uneasy when they appeared. I didn't 'feel' anything in his room either (no creepy vibes, heaviness, etc).
So I talked to him about praying and imagining a white light of protection around him and his room. I also believe in spirit guides, and encouraged him to communicate with them, asking for their assistance. I also did the same on my end and just in case I was missing something, went in his room and spoke out loud to whatever was there (if there was) in a polite but firm way to not frighten my son. I also spoke of moving on to the light... You get the gist.
My son told me how much better he felt right away and he did not report seeing any figures for quite some time. Then, one morning about a year later, he told me about a figure that has intrigued me ever since. The night it occurred, Peter said he hadn't fallen asleep yet and was laying there thinking about a game he wanted. He was facing the wall, then turned over to face his room and saw a figure standing across his room. He described the figure as a boy, probably his height and that he was "all white light". He could see the outline of the boy's head, arms, legs and torso, but no details as far as features or clothing. Peter said the boy also had a bow and arrow on his back. I asked for details and how he knew this. He said it looked like the boy had a bow on his back, but that it was sideways (or horizontal) so that the bow sort of looked like a half circle behind his back (he could only see the ends of the bow because the boy's body partially obstructed it).
This 'boy' also kept appearing close to my son and then a second later, across the room when he closed his eyes. It sounded as if the boy was almost playing with my son or being silly. The boy did this 'near - far' game a few times before disappearing altogether. At the time, Peter said he felt a bit confused, but not frightened. Honestly, I was flabbergasted at first. I couldn't think of a way to try to debunk this or what on earth it could be. I thought about what he described to me for awhile and finally told my son that he must have been visited by his guardian angel or perhaps a spirit guide. The boy never appeared again, but my son has never forgotten the details, nor have I. Peter remains adamant on the details and insists he wasn't sleeping.
After the appearance of the 'boy made of light', my son never experienced a shadow figure or light figure again. I do believe my son had a special visit, and told him how lucky he is to have seen his guardian angel or guide. I still think about this and wonder if anyone else has had something similar happen?