"This happened in my mom's house, in Chula Vista, California, sometime around 1996," reports Sofia. "It was a Saturday and I had been out with friends. I got home around 8 p.m. and went into the kitchen for a glass of water. Sitting at the kitchen table was a smoky, grayish figure. It appeared to be masculine, and he was looking straight at me, with his head cocked to one side. I couldn't make out facial features, clothing, or anything like that. The figure was kind of transparent, but at the same time, I couldn't really see through him.
"Then I said, 'Look, I'm gonna turn my back and get a glass from the cupboard. When I turn back, I want you gone!' Well, I did as I said, and when I turned back, he wasn't there anymore. I ran upstairs and told my mom, 'He was kind of transparent, but not really. I don't know how to explain it.'
"She said, 'Kind of like a jellyfish?'
"'That's right!' I said, and then, 'How did you know?' She told me that she had seen him before, walking down the stairs. I guess I scared him away because none of us ever saw him again. We did, however, experience other phenomena, mostly around the kitchen."
Sofia, your sighting of this apparition is reinforced by the confirmation that your mother had seen it, too. Here are other reports of similar entities: