When I was a freshman in college, I lived in a dorm on campus. My side of the dorm room was the farthest back, closest to the window and my roommate's side was closest to the door. My bed was placed in the corner towards the left of the window and approximately two feet above my head was a single shelf. It was the week before school started and my roommate had not moved in yet, as this week held an optional program to help incoming freshman get adjusted to life as a college student.
Ironically, one night, shortly days after taking a night tour of the campus and hearing ghost stories of different buildings, I went back to my dorm room and got situated into bed to sleep. I had locked the door, turned off all of the lights and laid down on my back with my face to the ceiling. After lying there for several minutes with my eyes closed, I suddenly felt very disturbed and couldn't shake the feeling. When I opened my eyes, I was shocked to find a dark shadow in the silhouette of a person peering down at me from the shelf above my head. The figure was coming out of the wall but only half of its body was exposed. I was very perplexed and peered around the small room to see what object was making this type of shadow.
At night, light from outside of my window shone into the room so I reached up to tap the shade to see what the light was shining on to create such a shadow but nothing changed - the figure stared down at me unmoving. I closed my eyes and threw the covers over my head and was convinced that I was seeing things. I rubbed my eyes and to reassure myself. I slowly pulled the covers down over my head and the figure was still there, in the same position. I became frightened and threw the covers back over my head. I was wide awake and was frozen in place. I thought I was going crazy, so to make sure I was not insane, I looked one last time. The figure switched from looking down at me from the shelf to coming out of the wall my bed was next to. There was no facial features or clothing characteristics, just a solid black figure. I threw the covers over my head one last time and concentrated on falling asleep and to my surprise, I did not wake up until the next morning.
I never saw the black figure again, but I believe this "thing" made its presence known one last time to me, two months later. I was alone, again, in my dorm room, getting ready to go out for the evening. I was standing in the center of the room, in between the door and the back wall. I was about six feet away from the wall when suddenly a poster flew across the room, as if someone had ripped it down and threw it towards me. I know the poster did not fall on its own as I had just recently securely taped it up with masking tape. I immediately grabbed my purse and left.
I never experienced any paranormal events again. My roommate never experienced any sort of paranormal event while living in the dorm room. I have decided that I am going to research this and try to find out if there is a history concerning that room.