What you experienced reminded me of this I read a while back. I'm not saying it's related, just for reference.http://memritv.org/Transcript.asp?P1=165
If you read the Al-An'am chapter of the Koran at home every day or two,
let's say, today half and tomorrow half, no jinns remain in the house. And
if you read the Al-Baqra chapter, Satan doesn't enter the house for 40 days.
This is well known. There are many, many things we must observe. In the book
The Forbidden and the Permitted it says that when the Prophet Muhammad
undressed, he folded his clothes. Why? So Satan would not wear them.
Host: When you say, to fold, you mean to roll up...
Sheik Ghantus: To fold means that the clothes would not be a total mess. Not
like children who undress and throw the clothes on the floor. They do not
hang them properly in the closet.
Host: Meaning the clothes should be hung, not folded
Sheik Ghantus: No, if they are folded it is better.
Host: As though they are ironed?
Sheik Ghantus: Exactly, as though they are ironed. If they are not, we want
to hang them up in the closet. This is also good, especially when there are
children. Why? Because if you hang clothing on the wall in the house, and
there are small children sleeping in the room, Satan comes, wears these
clothes and appears to the children. By Allah, not only children, adults as
well... I once lectured before an audience and said that you must not hang
clothing in the child's room because if the child wakes up and sees the
piece of clothing, Satan will come and the child may imagine that it is a
wild beast or a ghost and he would cry and scream at this sight. A man in
the audience said to me, "I swear that happened to me." I said, "What
happened?" He answered, "I woke up at night, opened my eyes and saw a white ghost. I closed my eyes and was afraid. After a while, I opened my eyes to see the ghost and I found out it was a woman's white prayer wrap that my wife had hung on the computer chair."