A few years back, at my grandparent's place, I was putting my kids to bed as we were spending the night. The light was out in the room, but light was bleeding in through the open door and when I looked up to see my kids, there was this... thing standing there looking at me. It ran off when it saw that I was looking at it, but I got a clear look at it, and it had a shadow so I know it was not a trick of the light. It was a foot or a foot and a half tall, smooth skin and little or no hair. It's face was round and it seems curious by visitors but frightened when it saw that I saw it. It was bare chested but had dark legs with what looked like fur or feathers. Not sure if it had a tail or not.
I'm normally fairly well versed in mythological creatures, but I had no clue what this was. Any ideas? And, any ideas on gaining it's trust?