A few nights ago I was awakened by a rattling noise which I thought to be coming from the dressing table. When I opened my eyes there was nothing there. When I closed my eyes I could clearly see through my eyelids a glowing orb in the corner of the room containing a spinning cherub-like figure. The light was very bright and lit up the corner of the bedroom and the dressing table, although my eyes were still closed. I opened my eyes again and saw nothing unusual. Again I closed my eyes and saw the glowing ball and the spinning figure within. I opened my eyes again to see nothing and looked at the clock it was 3.25am. On closing my eyes the same happened and I started to feel unsettled. I opened my eyes for the third time but couldn't see anything unusual. Feeling scared I left the room, but when I returned a few minutes later my eyes started to fill with tears for no reason.
Can anyone help me to understand what has happened here? I know this was not a dream as I was wide awake and can recall every detail. That night I had lit a scented candle in the bedroom and I wondered if it had opened a doorway of some kind. I have occasionally felt a pat on the head or a cool touch to the back of the neck in this house prior to this event we also have the feeling of being watched although don't feel uncomfortable here.