This is my first time sharing an experience on here, but I wanted to share a particular occurrence that I remember clearly and see what sort of feedback I get.
This happened about 10 or 11 years ago when I was 11 to 12 years old. I lived in a fairly big house with my 4 brothers and mum and dad. The house had an extension in the back garden that I believe the previous residents used as an office. When my family and I moved in, I managed to convince my parents to let me change that outside office into my bedroom, which was really cool.
One particular night I was feeling a bit ill, so my mum wanted me to stay in the house for the night to make sure I was ok. My mum had made a bed out for me on the sofa in the living room and it was around 10 pm. Everyone had gone to bed and I was on the sofa in the living room trying to get to sleep. It used to take me ages to go to sleep as a kid and I think about a half hour later, I drifted off to sleep.
The living room was big. We had a sofa which I was on at one end of the living room, and two single chairs next to each other in front of me at the other end of the living room. I am not sure what time it was, but I had woke up in the middle of the night, and turned around to face the two single chairs just to get more comfortable. I opened my eyes for a split second, and as I did, I was stunned and shocked to see an old lady sitting down in the single chair closest to me. I was terrified.
This old lady looked very faint, very almost see-through, but at the same time I could make out the puffy long skirt and an old fashion top with puffy shoulder pads she was wearing. Her hair was grey and tied up in a bun. She was just sitting there so still looking straight ahead but not at me. I was terrified, and incredibly slowly I just turned the other way not making a sound. I actually managed to go straight back to sleep although I didn't move an inch until my brother came down the stairs in the morning when I explained everything to him.
Unfortunately I haven't had an experience like that since, but it is something I won't ever forget. I wish now that I hadn't reacted so scared and concentrated more on what was in front of me. I like to believe she was there looking after me.