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?
I think it's been there for years. I grew up sleeping over in that basement, and I use to go there to paint as a teen. I would always see something out of the corner of my eye, but that was the first time I ever actually saw it. I think if it were going to do harm, it would have done so decades ago, but I could be wrong.
I would suggest that you read up on Shadow People or Shadow Beings.
At first they seem to appear only out of the corner of your eye, in your peripheral vision. Often dashing out into the corner of a wall, behind a TV, or into the darkness, when you look in their direction. You ignore it assuming that the light and your mind is playing tricks, until it appears right in front of you before they disappear again.
Who are Shadow People? Are they illusions and hallucinations, ghosts, harmful spirits, inter-dimensional beings or time travellers? No one knows really knows for sure.
Carl Jung's explanation of Shadow apparitions is extremely interesting. Do look it up.