My family and I were all on vacation and my grandma had invited some friends of hers to stay at tour vacation house, so I had to share a room with my Mother and her 5-year boyfriend. I can't recall my dream very well, but I remember waking from it, and looking to the right of my bed and seeing a hooded figure standing next to my bed and having an extremely ominous presence. I somehow sensed that it had the desire to harm me or hated me deeply or something along those lines.
Its dark robes were kind of flowing or blowing in the wind even though none of the windows were open and there were no drafts. My cat was sleeping on the foot of the bed when I went to sleep, but he wasn't there when I saw the figure, perhaps because I was screaming bloody murder (or so my Mother says) or because he 'saw' the ominous ghost/demon/thing, as some people claim animals have the ability to see. My Mom immediately came to me, shaking me, and saying, "Hey, it's okay! Sssh, there's nothing there!" Apparently she had seen that I was staring at the spot beside my bed.
She told me the next morning I was screaming my lungs out for a good five seconds, and that her boyfriend near had a heart attack from my screaming. She asked me why I was screaming, and I told her while shaking terribly, "You were wearing baggy clothes (a hoodie) and looked like a dementor (yes, from Harry Potter) and I was scared." However, it never occurred to me until later that I had seen the Figure, and somehow my Mother had turned into it by standing in the same spot by my bed.
It's not like this kind of thing has never happened to me; actually, I have had a similar experience while back at home. I 'woke' up, experiencing sleep paralysis, and being unable to move any part of my body other than my eyes, which were drawn to the horrible, ghastly thing. Another hooded, ghostlike figure was actually flying from left to right by the foot of my bed, shrieking noiselessly all the way. It's robes were lighter; more of a rusty white. For some reason, I know that they are of the same nature, and in the earlier experience, I also felt a strong malice and evil presence. It was considerably smaller, about the size of a seven year old child.
My more recent experience featured a hooded figure much more like the size of a full grown human being.
I am not religious, however I have considered lately the idea that either the human mind is very crafty and implants, for whatever reason, visions of ghosts/demons/ect, or that maybe there are some dark presences in the world.
Anyone have similar experiences, or and ideas as to what you think my experience could imply, or why it may have happened?