The first ghost I saw was when I was about 4 years old. It was a glowing white man that sat on my wardrobe staring down at me with a blank scare.
I would have really bad nightmares if I slept with the lights off. The dreams would be of me dying, or being poked sharply in the ribs while someone was laughing scarily. In the dream if I tried to turn on a light it wouldn't work and I couldn't talk in the nightmares, anyway, enough about them.
I was too scared to sleep with the lights off because when I woke up there would be a ghost standing there looking at me. Sometimes it would take the form of different people. Once I woke up and a ghost that looked like my dad was sitting on the end of my bed looking at me, but it was white and grey, and sort of shone like a soft light.
Other times it appeared it looked liked people I didn't know, once it was a man in a robe.
One time I got so scared I slept with my mum, and I had a nightmare and woke up and a ghost of my mum was standing there staring at me, so I woke up my mum and the ghost disappeared.
I was too scared to sleep without lights on until I was about 15 years old, because it would always be there.
I am 21 now and every now and then it will appear in the middle of the night, but now it doesn't shine and it fades away after about 5 seconds. It has sort of stopped as I have gotten older, but when I see it now I tell it to please go away and I don't see it often anymore.
If I tell anyone what I've seen they think I lie but I hope you guys are interested in what I've seen.