I'm not sure if this counts as a lucid dream or a real encounter with a spirit, but it has been bugging me ever since it happened and I'd like to share with other people who might've had a similar experience.
I layed down for a quick nap while my boyfriend played video games a few feet away from me. As soon as I closed my eyes, I immediately went off into an identical version of my apartment. I was completely comfortable and didn't think twice of how I got there. I walked down my hallway into the bathroom and tried to turn on the light, but the light wasn't working. I backed up a little into the hallway, and saw an older woman with short grayish white hair right outside the bathroom, looking directly at me. She was pretty close to me, and hesitantly smiling at me. Not to sound cliche, but she was almost slightly see through as if she was a spirit. An overwhelming feeling came over me, my body felt light but there was a huge weight in my chest, and I wasn't sure if it was fear or happiness that I had possibly encountered someone from the other side. I looked over her shoulder and realized my boyfriend was still in the other room, and that gave me some comfort while I decided if she was harmless or malevolent. I smiled back at her and we stood there for a moment. Whatever I was feeling got VERY intense and emotional, and I snapped up back in my bed.
One of the reasons this has been bugging me so much is that usually when I dream (or lucid dream), my surroundings are altered a bit differently than the surroundings in my reality. But this is the first time the location I was at was completely identical. It was the same exact setting I was just in, with my boyfriend playing video games and everything. Also, the feeling that overwhelmed me was nothing I've ever felt before. I've been in this apartment complex for over a year and never experienced anything like this.
Ever since this has happened, I've been struggling to sleep. I have this feeling that someone is in the hallway, watching me at night. Was I simply just having an intense lucid dream, or was the lady I saw an actual spirit? I get goosebumps every time think about the whole thing.