I was 6 at the time, and it all started out when I was sleeping in my parents room. I was scared to sleep in my own room that night, so I just slept with my mom. I know I was dreaming on this part. The closet door was opening slowly, and I was frightened at first. All of a sudden I got very angry and jumped out of my bed to shut the closet door, since I had a gut feeling it wanted to hurt my mom. I was leaning against it, and something in the closet was trying to open it violently, but I kept it shut. When I turned around I noticed a black shadow that had a human form shape standing next to my mom's side of the bed. I was yelling at my mom to wake up, but she kept on sleeping. It looked at me and was heading towards me slowly, but I couldn't really move since I was keeping the closet door shut from whatever was in there.
Once it was getting closer to me, I felt like I was being choked, and then I remember my eyes closing like I was fainting. I woke up all sweating and looked over towards my mom and saw the shadow figure standing there! It was walking over to stand in front of my bed, it looked at me for a few seconds with those red eyes. Then it disappeared in thin air. I don't know how my dream could connect with the waking world, but I couldn't sleep the rest of the night.