I have always been afraid of the dark. When I was a little girl, one of my parents would sit in my room until I fell asleep, just so that I could feel safe. Although I am an adult now, I still struggle with the same fear of the dark. I place night-lights throughout my house, and I purposely try not to look around if I wake up in the night. I suppose this fear is one of the reasons I have been so concerned recently...
A few years ago, my boyfriend called me and told me he had woken in his room to the sound of something in the corner. After his eyes focused, he realized it was a person, kneeling. Thinking it had to be one of his room-mates, he sat up and asked the person what they were doing. He said the shape stood up, looked at him, and disappeared. Knowing I have always been interested in the paranormal, he thought I would find this story interesting at the least. After talking to his sister, who used to live in the same room when she was in college, my boyfriend found out that she often felt uneasy, experienced multiple night-terrors, and even felt as if she'd been pushed in that room before.
As I've stayed over at his house a number of times, I quickly discounted my boyfriend's experience as a waking dream. I've never experienced anything strange in the house or in the room, and given my fear of the dark, I would have a hard time sleeping in that room if I told myself anything else. Perhaps I would have been able to continue telling myself that there is nothing to fear had my boyfriend not experienced something in MY room very recently.
One evening, my boyfriend was over at the house especially late and decided to sleep over. I woke up sometime in the night to him shining his cell phone light at the wall and ceiling. Groggy, I asked him what he was doing. He said he had woken up to hear someone trying to turn on the bedside lamp. When he turned over, he thought it was me because he could see the outline of a figure. Realizing that I was asleep beside him, he quickly grabbed his cell phone to shine a light on the figure. Of course it disappeared or there was no one there when he did so. However, he swears he saw the figure, and he swears he even saw a face that night in my room.
I have continued to tell myself that his experiences are really dreams, but I could tell how scared he was that night, and this incident has made me that much more frightened of being alone in the dark. Is there something in my house/room, is my boyfriend imagining things, or am I sleeping with someone who is haunted?