I found this thread as the number one search result for my google search.
last night, I saw a white hooded figure beside my bed.
I too only saw it from the back and side, as if it were purposefully avoiding looking at me.
The figure also looked quite regal, as you said.
With the hood similar to Ezio in Assassin's Creed 2
This is my first written account of the dream so i'm going to pour all the details into it
I was in bed with my girlfriend.
The figure appeared on my side of the bed, and just stood there.
I tried to turn to my girlfriend, and wake her up.
I have experienced sleep paralysis once before, when i was 17, (im 22)
and this was similar, but infinitely more terrifying.
I could not move to wake my partner.
I tried to scream, and heard only wheezing escape my lips
I tried so desperately to roll over, but could not.
At that point the figure seemed to pass through me, still with its head turned.
And I became aware that I was shaking violently.
As soon as the figure was out of sight, I thought I had broken the dream, and woken my girlfriend with my shaking.
I was able to roll over, but only in time to see the blankets fall limp where my girlfriend had been laying moments before.
Similar to when Yoda dies in ROTJ.
At this point, I realize i was still dreaming, for the next sequence makes little sense.
I ran into the living room, and started adjusting the thermostat, turning off the AC.
the entire room was filled with smoke.
The garage is connected to the living room by only one door, and i walked through it.
In the garage, it was sunny. and my girlfriend was there.
she has helping a woman, i somehow knew to be her aunt, get 4 children out of their car seats.
The woman was not her aunt, and in fact looks very similar to the mother of one of my roommates.
I seemed to know, or gathered from their conversation, that the "aunt" had been drinking.
and had passed out in the drivers seat with the kids strapped into their carseats.
there was a very distinguishable smell of dirty diapers, due to possibly hours of neglect.
when i finally was certain i was awake. i latched onto my girlfriend, and must have fallen instantly back asleep.
we both woke up to the alarm. and i remembered everything vividly.
i remember checking the clock as i held her tightly, it was 3:40 AM.
when she got home from work today, she told me her grandpa passed away.
i enquired further, and the time of death was approximately 5 AM our time.
i don't know how any of this relates. but that is my story.