I was very pleased to come across your superb site as it has allowed me to see that others have had similar experiences as I have. Allow me to relate the following.
As a child, in the late 1950s, our family lived in Germany. My dad was in the US Army and we were stationed near Heidelberg. One night I awoke from sleep to see three gray human-like forms standing in the doorway of my room. They were of different height, like a stair step – short to tall. There were no visible features that I could readily see, nor did they speak. They remained in the doorway and would move side to side in a floating motion. I could see that they hovered above the floor. Needless to say, I was petrified and in my 5 year old mind, the best thing to do was to pull the covers over my head. A peek from under the blanket showed that the forms remained there for what seemed like a long time until I fell asleep again and didn’t awake until after sunrise. I told my dad about it and he politely poo-pooed it as a dream or that it was him looking in on me during the night. I knew that was a bunch of hooey! The following night, only one of the forms appeared again, and as before, did not come into the room. This time I attempted to speak with it, but when I did it moved away down the hall and never returned again. I did not mention the second incident to my parents. For many years I figured that the apparitions were probably the ghosts of some who may have been killed in WW2. ( “ghosts”… that’s a whole other subject ! )
Forty years later in the 1980s, I was suddenly awakened during the night by what sounded like the roar of a lion.( I have hunted big game in Africa and I know that sound ! ) I was then stricken with excruciating pain throughout my entire body; unable to move except for my head and eyes. My wife slept soundly and never budged. I began sweating and a feeling of doom swept over me. I then felt the presence of something evil in the adjacent room. The little night light which was in that room usually gave off a faint yellowish light, but it suddenly turned to a bright red/orange glow. I kept feeling that whatever that evil entity was, it was coming closer and closer and it would be in the room in just a moment. I then realized that my best and only defense was to call upon God. I began praising Him , I don’t recall if it was whispered or in my mind, but I called upon His name Jesus, Adonai, El Shaddai, Lord of Lords, and every one that I could think of. With that, the light in the next room flashed and returned to its dull yellow glow. Feeling returned to my body and the pain disappeared. I felt exhausted and fell asleep again, not waking until the alarm clock rang.
I have not had any further experiences such as that one, nor would I wish to. Everyday we need to don the full armor of God in expectation of the spiritual war which is all around us. We will take some pretty hard hits and the enemy will score some near fatal blows on us, but in the end and in salvation through Jesus Christ.. we win!