At the time I was searching for an apartment, my daughter also needed to move out of her apartment. I found the perfect place, in a big house that was converted into several apartments. We took the tour of the one at the lower right side of the house. We parked in the back, and used the back door to enter a large kitchen; I immediately fell in love with it.
Off of the kitchen to the right was the long narrow bathroom and to the left was a small living room. To the left of the living room was an extra large master bedroom, which I got an eerie feeling when I entered it, but quickly brushed it off as we left the room.
To the left of the living room was another small room with beautiful French doors. When I found out my daughter's boyfriend would also be moving in, I gave them the master bedroom and I crammed into the room with the French doors.
About a month later I started seeing a shadowy blur, or more like a gray fog, which at that time I knew was a spirit often rush past the door inside of the master bedroom, I just credited it to the possibly wandering of spirits from the cemetery a block up the road. I didn't feel and fear, and neither my daughter nor her boyfriend mentioned it, so I didn't worry about it.
One morning about 5:00 a.m., I walked into the living room heading for the bathroom as usual, and saw a shadowy, gray fog figure, shaped like the mythical imp demon. It clumsily hobbled as if its right hind leg was shorter than the left, and its left front leg was shorter than the right coming out of the master bedroom. I was used to seeing the shadowy things so I paid little attention to it until I had forgotten something. I turned to go back into my bedroom and noticed the figure seemed to back up. I retrieved the item from my room and the figure was in the living room in front of the master bedroom door. I consciously watched it out of the corner of my eye while facing straight ahead of me. It seemed to stay on the other side of the room exactly opposite me. I tested it and stepped forward the back and it stayed opposite me each time moving back and forth with me.
It was at this time that I realized I have never been so physically close (only two arm lengths away) to one of these shadowy figures and I've never seen one as an imp shape. I froze; I could see fairly clearly, a side view of the back of its head, its body, and tail. I wanted to get a better look and fear of the unknown arose at the idea of looking directly at it; wondering if you are supposed to look directly at these things and if I did would it have red glowing eyes that would freak me out. Since it seemed to match my movements would it look at me and freak me out or attack.
I overcame my 'what if fear' since the creature itself did not scare me and slowly turned my head in its direction. It did not face me; if stood there frozen in time, giving me the impression of an animal playing dead or a child with the idea 'maybe she won't see me' I don't know. Anyway at this point, it appeared to be shaped like a large lion with an unkempt mane. The body still on all fours did not show any straggling hairs/fur the tail, and it had no glowing eyes.
After about a half a minute, I turned my head back enough to still have somewhat of a visual as I moved toward the bathroom, it moved toward my room. In the straight path it was traveling it would have gone through the wall and into my room. After showering and getting dressed I needed to get back into my room. I slowly opened the door and looked on the side of the room it would have been and didn't see it. I looked around the rest of the room and saw nothing out of the ordinary. I step into the room, there was nor weird feelings. I went about my day as usual, but never forgot what I saw. I saw it often passing through the living room at different time of the day.
Most of my immediate family has seen a paranormal image (I call it the gift of sight) so I asked my daughter if she ever saw any ghosts in the apartment. She said yes and described it as a huge dog. I didn't think to ask her where in the apartment she saw it, is she was alone when she saw it, even if others were in others parts of the apartment, or if any of her company saw anything.