When I was about 8 years old, somewhere around the 80s I experienced seeing 2 big red glowing almond shaped floating eyes staring at me, for a short moment right beside my bed.
It happened in the early morning after I had woken up, not being dizzy or half asleep, or anything like that when I noticed these two red eyes were there. It wasn't like you'd picture an eye with an iris and all that stuff, they were pure red glowing. Not an intense glow either. I tried not to make a sudden movement, I wasn't frozen, scared, it had startled me and I felt a naturally excitement/anxiety/alertness. I tried focussing my eyes just to be sure I wasn't imagining things. It wasn't dark either, it was already light outside. There also wasn't a shape or silhouette surrounding these eyes, no physical body as far as I can recollect. These eyes were only there for a short moment and disappeared when I had blinked or looked away.
I carefully got out of bed to further examine what had just happened. Maybe I had been seeing things I said to myself, thinking it must have been the way the light shone through the curtains as I desperately tried to replicate it for me to accept what I had just seen. I didn't succeed.
I never talked about this event with anyone for the obvious reasons. This happened only once that I can recall of.
I recently thought to try and figure out what it might have been using Google as maybe other people might have shared having some similar experiences? You get a lot of misinformation and plain entertainment, it's hard to find real/honest content. But I'm not thinking shadow people, or that sleep paralysis thing.
I've had some pretty 'weird' events during my life up until now, which are more along the lines of paranormal 'empath', psychic experiences and didn't make my life easier.
I also have to say that the land on which our apartment was build used to be a battle ground during the middle ages.