When I was really little, about 4 years old, I repeatedly saw a dark hooded figure in my room. It wore a long black robe and had a hood, but where a face should be, it is just blackness. I would wake up in the middle of the night and it would be standing in the corner of the room. It would stand motionless and just stare at me.
For some reason, this did not scare me. It looked like something evil but it did not give off an evil feeling. Sometimes I would just let it stand there and go back to sleep. Other times it made me uncomfortable and I would get out of bed and tell my mom but when we went back to my room it was always gone. Eventually I stopped seeing the figure.
Last year, I started seeing the figure again for the first time. The first sighting happened early in the morning. The sun had just started to come up and I was lying in bed when I saw something out the corner of my eye in the hall. I looked over and saw the figure in the doorway. I flipped out and screamed. The figure sort of glided away real fast. My mom came running into the room. I told her I saw something and she said it was just a bad dream.
About a week later I was home alone watching TV when I saw the figure glide down the stairs. I ran out of the house and waited in the driveway for my parents to get home. I realized that this figure was dwelling in my house and I had to stand up to it and not be afraid next time that I saw it.
A few weeks went by and nothing happened. One day I was on my bed reading a Stephen King novel when I saw something black in the doorway. My parents were running errands and I was home alone. I didn't look directly at it because I didn't want to scare myself. I heard a voice say "don't be afraid". That scared me and I closed my eyes and screamed. When I opened them it was gone.
About a week later I woke up at about 2:00 am. I went downstairs to get a glass of water. I was at the counter when I saw that shape out the corner of my eye. I closed my eyes and said "you scare me a lot and I don't want to see you again." It was gone and I haven't seen it again.
Although this sounds like something like an evil spirit, it never did give of an evil vibe. It is just the fact that it looked like the Grim Reaper that made me freak out when I saw it.