I was about 5 or 6 years old when I had my first traumatic sighting of an alien. It looked very similar to E.T., and it was about 5 feet tall with a long skinny neck and limbs, and a big square head and eyes. It was the middle of the night, and I got up from bed to use the potty. As I flushed the toilet I heard a gnarly scream. There was an alien staring at me through the window. I suspect it was attracted to the light. I don't really know why it was watching me... do you know?