I have had many sightings in various places during my 37 years.
When I was 15 years old, I lived in a duplex in Lake Worth, FL with my family. I don't know the exact time, but I know that I woke up because I felt something or someone staring at me. I know this feeling; I always see something or someone (human) when I feel it. Anyway when I opened my eyes, I saw 2 red swirling lights inches away from my face. It felt very, very wrong and terrified; I flung my covers off and ran out of the room.
Same age and location, I had a beautiful porcelain doll that my sweet Aunt had given me. As a perpetual cleaner, I always dusted the doll and kept it on a knick-knack shelf in my room. I started finding the doll in the hallway outside my room. I thought I may be losing it, so I gave the doll to my sister. She kept it in her room, which was on the other side of the hallway. Sure enough, I woke to find the doll in the hallway every morning. I threw it away as I was now very scared of it.
When I was 23 years old, I lived in a garage apartment (also Lake Worth, FL) behind the house my boss lived in. I had an incident there similar to the one I had when I was 15. I woke up sometime during the night because I felt someone or something intently staring at me. Once again, I saw the 2 swirling red lights, just inches away from my face. I felt very threatened and once again threw my covers off and ran outside this time. If anyone knows what these may have been, please advise. This has not happened since.
Here is another incident from Lake Worth, FL. I was 25 years old and lived in a newly renovated apartment, close to Bryant Park. The apartment was huge, and you could see that it had formerly been 2 smaller apartments. My sweetie and I usually slept in the same room. One night, due to excessive snoring, I went to sleep in the other bedroom. Yet again, I woke to the feeling of someone or something staring at me. I saw an old man in what used to be a small kitchen (now a large closet). He was fully formed, yet sort of filmy. He was angry at me and shouting "What are you doing here? Get out of my house!" Once again, I threw off the covers and ran out of the room. I did not live there very long after that. I only saw him that one time, but I never slept in that room again.
When I was 28 years old, I was staying the night at a new sweetie's house. She lived in a duplex off of Northlake Blvd. In West Palm Beach, FL. About 7:00 a.m., I awoke to a sick, unbearable feeling of paralysis, pain and nausea. I then heard a man's voice say to me, "You want to die, don't you. I'm going to show you what pain is". I snapped too immediately, and woke my sweetie. She told her landlords/friends, who live on the other side of the duplex the next day. They told me that the former tenant had died in the room we were sleeping in, and that he had been paralyzed. They asked me to help him move to the light, but I was too afraid. I got the feeling it was not a person anymore that had contacted me, and I did not want to open the door and be seen by whatever it was. I stopped going there shortly after.
I now live in an apartment in Ocala, FL. I have had only one sighting here so far, and it was much different from any of the others. Let me preface this story by saying we smell stale smoke in here all the time, and neither myself nor my fiancé smoke. We also had a terrible, foul odor in here one day that lasted for hours, and then disappeared. I clean excessively, we could not figure out what it was.
Back to the sighting, I awoke one night to get a glass of water. I walked out into the living room, and I saw a partially formed apparition of a young female wearing a short jean skirt and smoking a cigarette. I was not afraid of her at all, I got the feeling from her/it that she was only passing through and meant no harm. I went right back to bed shortly after. I have not seen her since, but we still smell stale smoke everyday (former occupants maybe?), even though we open the sliders all the way.
If I remember any more experiences I've left out, I'll post again. It feels great to get all this off my chest.