Alright, this is my first submission here, and I'm mainly posting it because I want to know what it is, and it scares the heck out of me to this day. The time was around ten thirty to midnight, I was laying in bed. I was sleeping normally, I don't have any recollections of weird dreams or anything.
The first out of the ordinary event was that my dog began barking loudly. This wasn't just a "there's a squirrel in the backyard!" bark, this was a panicked whining bark. I woke up as he bolted out my bedroom door. I sat up and closed the door which he had opened and lay back down.
Shortly after, I clearly heard footsteps walking down my hall. The layout of my hall is this: On one side is my parent's room, then comes a bathroom, then my room, then on the other end, my little sister's room. These footsteps were coming from my parent's room. Naturally, I thought it was my mom or dad coming to see why the dog was barking. Then, I realized that the footsteps were much too light! They sounded like my little sister who was about seven at the time. However, the person walking down the hall couldn't be her, she was asleep in her room on the other end of the hall. The footsteps slowly got closer, and I lay there, terrified. They reached my door, and stopped. They did not begin again.