I was approximately 4 years old.
I awoke to a shiny glowing old looking little person standing next to my bed.
It made a clinking noise and I quickly ran into my parents room and told them what happen.
They said I had a bad dream and I spent the rest of the night in their bed.
This was 1941 we had no TV and no movies about little silver men.
This encounter is still clear in my mind.
The creature did not have big eyes like most depictions and I don't remember any ears.