This isn't the scariest of paranormal experiences but it is one that has happened repeatedly and can't be explained. I'll start off by saying that we sleep with the bedroom door completely closed and latched. Our cat isn't allowed in our room because she likes to climb and often gets stuck up on the bookcase with no way down. There's also cacti and a few other house plants which I don't want her hurting herself on or eating as some are toxic to cats and obviously we can't watch her if we're asleep (trust me, she's like a toddler, everything goes in her mouth at least once).
This experience doesn't happen very often but when it does, I'm often woken up from a dead sleep to hear someone or something rummaging through my makeup and skincare and nail polish on my dresser. There's a street light right outside our bedroom window so the room is never completely pitch black but even then, I can't see anyone or anything when I open my eyes and allow them to adjust to the room. As soon as I sit up, the noise abruptly stops and doesn't ever continue after that, even if I lay back down and close my eyes. It's as if I've caught someone snooping and they stop and leave when I look over at my dresser.
I'm also wondering if this is the same spirit of a Victorian lady who appeared as a partial apparition that we both saw in our bedroom walking around the foot of the bed towards the window, and also the spirit who my fiance has felt touch/caress his feet in the middle of the night. He once asked me if it was me but I don't walk close enough the foot of the bed to touch his feet and even if I did, I don't like feet and certainly wouldn't be caressing them while he sleeps lol
I haven't heard this rummager for quite a while now, I'm not really sure why. There seems to be months where little to no activity happens and then all of a sudden it will pick back up again. We seem to be in a bit of a lull at the moment.
I haven't brought any antique furniture or trinkets or anything into the house (ever) so I'm leaning more towards the spirit being attached to the house itself and not an object as the house is over 100 years old.