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Black Eyed Kids: Sinister Threat Or Legend? One Interesting Theory
Sinister Threat Or Myth: Black Eyed Kids
Flight or fight kicks in overdrive in a desolated area in the remote part of town. It is night, dusk has fallen and the remoteness of the area already has your senses on high alert. You walk briskly to your car leaving pavement behind with every step. The only lighting is the street lamps that flicker on and off. Out of nowhere 2 young children approach your vehicle, dressed normally for their age and seemingly innocent you almost feel relief at the site of another human. Yet something just isn't quite right and for some reason you feel the onset of panic. And then you realize there is something wrong with these children........ their eyes are as black as coal.
Seems like something right out of a horror movie right? Maybe Children Of The Corn or some freaky ass Steven King novel? Not Quite. This is the typical introduction to something known as Black Eyed Kids (BEKs).
They appear out of no where. Seemingly harmless until you are in close enough proximity to feel the absolute dread and terror they instill in their victims. BEKs are usually children between the ages of 7 and 17. They are often times dressed normally but occasionally have been encountered in dress from a time long gone. Pleasant enough at first, they asked to be let in, to use the phone or a bathroom saying they are lost and in trouble. They are intimidating and pushy when refused entrance. There eyes are troubling --completely black-- not a speck of white to be seen. Witnesses have claimed to feel sheer panic and fear when in their presence. Their voices are said to be hypnotic and many witnesses who have encountered these sinister kids swear that they've had to actively resist the temptation to do their bidding.
I found this fascinating encounter, amongst many other stories, of BEK's on Jason Offutt's Blog (the encounter in it's entirety can be read there as I wouldn't want to take the entire blog!):
It was warm the night Carris Holdsworth walked to her apartment from a friend’s house in Lisburn, a city of 71,465 in Northern Ireland near Belfast.
Then 18-year-old Holdsworth didn’t know terror waited for her at home.
“It was about 10:45,” she said of that night in 2009. “I was only 18 and had a small flat in a very rough part of the neighborhood. That’s why it unsettled me when I saw two boys standing in my small patch of grass which I called my yard.”
The boys one about 16 years old the other 13 or 14, stood with their backs to Holdsworth.
“I felt raw fear when I laid eyes on them,” she said.
Holdsworth stopped a few yards from them, a fist in her handbag wrapped around a tin of pepper spray.
“I was ready to defend myself if one of them made any sudden movements,” she said.
But they didn't. They seemed to know what she was thinking.
“No need for that,” the older one spoke, calmly and maturely. “We just want to borrow your phone, miss.”
Her knuckles began to turn white as her grip tightened on the pepper spray.
“They looked like any other teenager around these parts,” she said. “Hoody, jeans and grubby trainers (running shoes). But while the older one spoke I zeroed down on his eyes – they were pitch black. No trace of white or pupil at all.”
“I made a silent gasp,” she said. “It was as if I was in terrible danger; that I had to get away. My heart rate went off.”
All she knew at that moment is that she had to get inside her apartment.
“Please miss,” the younger boy said from behind her. “My mother won’t be happy if she doesn’t know where we are.”
Something pulled at her mind, to let them in, to help them.
“I wanted to obey them at first considering that they were young,” she said. “But seeing their eyes took me away. I just had to get away from them both and I knew if I obeyed them I was going to seriously regret it.”
“I couldn’t get my words out,” she said. “My hands hit my keys and I swiftly opened my door and slid in. My heart was banging against my chest.”
What Are These Things?
There are some interesting theories on Black Eyed Kids. My own personal explanation for these creatures, and I so call them creatures as I do believe that is what they are, has been narrowed down to 2 logical (maybe not so logical but in my mind yes, logical) explanations.
To begin with the bulk of BEK encounters consist of youthful, usually dapper young men who employ hypnotic voices and mesmerizing black eyes to try to coerce their “victims” into doing their bidding. Secondly, these beings have displayed an evident inability to enter someone’s property without first being invited. It’s difficult to argue that these attributes aren't vampire-like (Mysterious Universe).
Why don't they just storm through the door like any other normal intruder? Surely such an menacing entity such as the BEKs would be capable of such an intrusion. It seems as though they need to be invited in. While it is certainly a big stretch (or is it?) to claim that these kids are blood sucking demons, we must remember that the idea of an evil presence needing some sort of invitation before entering a house (or even a human being) is a longstanding belief in many cultures. Blood letting aside, could BEKs possibly be another form of vampire? Could these BEKs be Vampires that live off fear rather than surviving on one’s life force or blood? There are certainly many types of vampires, why not one that can survive by living off a humans fear. Fear is one of many emotions and often times one of the most powerful.
Theory number two.....demons. The stuff of nightmares or just a really bad conjuring or devil worshipping gone wrong. Then again exorcisms seem to be on the rise so I'd be privy to putting my bets that BEKs might actually be a clan of devilish demons. Not impossible. If there is a heaven then there surely must be a hell right? Did Satan send his minions to earth in the form of Black Eyed Kids? And if so, why? We may never know. Just another thing to ponder in the endless list of paranormal oddities.
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