I was about 31 years old and about 5 months pregnant, not drinking or drugging, in May of 1985, visiting my Mom and Dad in New Mexico. They lived in a brand new 2 story Spanish style home at the north end of Albuquerque. Everyone had retired to sleep and I was dozing off in the guest room on a daybed facing away from a large arched window that faced a street light. So it was not a really darkened room. After a few attempts to close my eyes, a robed figure stood facing away from me, maybe 4 feet in front of me, I really truly thought it was my Mom, (maybe she had been drinking and was sleep-walking?) I said "Mom?" and it stayed where it was so I sat up on my elbow and repeated louder and with more force "MOM!". Well, I got it's attention and it began to turn slowly towards me and then I realized it was not my Mom and every hair on my body stood up and it just vanished right before my eyes. I was so shocked I just knew it had to be my Mom so I jumped up through on every light in the room, as well as the TV, ran to my parents room and they were both very asleep. I even tried to wake them up, my Dad was snoring and my Mom had spit drooling... So I shook my head, went back to the room and ran to look out the window... nothing... I searched the whole house... turned on every light, still, nothing.
But I knew deep down it knew it scared me and it vanished on its own. I felt bad after that. My one, most meaningful, encounter and I got scared instead. Afterwards I would say out loud, "I am sorry I didn't mean to be scared, please come back" I never did find out what it was... I felt it held no malice towards me, it wasn't glowing or anything like that, it looked like a hooded figure in the dark with a robe on.
Anyone care to comment? It has bothered me ever since. What do you think?