Reddit user scrappster, describes an encounter in the middle of the night with a cheery alien who just seems to have wanted to let us know it was there.
This is how scrappster describes the experience:
I was sleeping in my room, which I like to keep as dark as possible. I suddenly woke up to the sound of a loud pop, like a small fire cracker, and I look out into the dark and think 'Oh sh*t, was that the electrical outlet for my computer frying?'. I look towards it but see nothing. I figure it was nothing, so I rolled onto my back to go back to sleep.
I was very calm but pretty awake because of the little fire scare. I took a deep breath to try hush away the small bit of adrenaline, and just as I was about to close my eyes, I saw a dark shadow above me. It seemed to be waving [...] and I kinda felt like 'it' was just trying to get my attention. It straightened away from me, and then it leaned and pressed down on the edge of my bed, closer to my head. It did it two or three times, and I could very clearly feel the weight [...] and I got the feeling that he wanted to 'show' me that 'Yes, I'm really here'.
This is how he describes the alien's appearance.
"It was 'outlined' in light of many colors, but it was also very faint. Greens, yellows, blues, reds, purples, all swirled together simultaneously, mixed all together yet very separate, somehow. The brightness, I could relate to a glow-in-the-dark star sticker. Bright enough to see very clearly, but not so bright as to make me squint.He looked a bit like a reptile, sorta akin to a raptor, but with a larger, rounder skull. A strong brow ridge, and there were circle-type bunches all over his body, which I assumed were scales. His face was turned so that I saw a clear profile. It looked like he was wearing a loose, simple shirt of some kind, and he held something like a clipboard in one arm, and the other was held up to it, as if he were writing on it. But what I was looking at directly, and what I remember most of all, was his eye. That large, unforgettable eye. Circular pupil that was opened somewhat wide. Lightly colored 'iris', almost cartoony in how simple it looked compared to the rest of him. It...I guess it felt so warm and personable, but it looked a little sad, and maybe a bit stern."
Some kind of alien research scientist perhaps?