Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Black Eyed Kids (BEK) Hound Huntsville, Alabama Neighborhood

A woman in Huntsville, Alabama was reading about black eyed kids when she heard a knock at her. It was 2:30 am and her dogs were acting strangely. She peeked out the window and saw 2 young boys begging to be left in.

The following account was in my archives. I don't believe that I had previously posted:

"One evening in 2014, I was in my living room reading. It was around 2:30 am and my dog went to the door like he had to go out. I started to get up and he started growling at the door. He has never growled at anything in his life, he was only 6 months old. Then my other dog jumped up on the couch, trembling and whining, she was a year old.

Needless to say, this unnerved me, since I was reading about creepy stuff, including BEK, and was already a little freaked out. So, I just sat back on the couch and held my older dog, trying to calm her down. Then came a knock on the door. Usually, my dogs go wild, barking and whining excitedly because they love people, but my 6 month old puppy ran away from it and came over by me. At this point, my heart was racing and I was just terrified.

All the lights in my house were off and the curtains were drawn. I don't have a peephole so I peeked out through the blinds of the window behind me that overlooked the porch. There were two boys standing there. One looked to be around maybe 5, he was really little, and the other one was about 10, I 'd say. They had their heads down and were wearing winter clothes, heavy jackets. I thought this was weird because it's in the summer. Then, they both turn to look up at me.

I don't have a bulb in my porch light, so I couldn't see their faces but they looked directly at the window. This freaked me out even more, so I moved away from the window and just sat on my couch. I couldn't believe that this was happening. I had heard that if you "knew about them" then "they would visit you" and I just kept trying to convince myself that these were just some young kids playing a prank or something, that this wasn't really happening. However, this felt very real.

Then one of them spoke, it sounded like it may have been the older one. "Ma'am, can you let us in? It's really cold out here and my brother is hungry" I didn't move, didn't reply. I was immediately alarmed because I had no idea how they knew I was a "ma'am." I just sat there on my couch. The voice sounded void of emotion and a lot more calmer and somehow older than the little person talking. What the hell would two young kids be doing out at this time of night anyway? Plus, it's June, in Alabama, it isn't cold by any means.

I felt this overwhelming sense of dread and knew if I opened the door, something awful would happen. I had read the stories and I thought "nope, not gonna answer the door, f*ck this." It was really weird though, because no matter how scared I was, and how none of this made sense. I almost felt compelled to go to the door. Like, I had an urge to help them.

I suppressed it the best I could and ignored them anyway. Then the same voice said "ma'am, please let us in, I saw you through the window, I know you're there. It will only take a moment" I was like okay, WTF "moment"...? What kid says that? I was frozen in fear and just refused to answer them at all. I waited for them to go away, and didn't dare look out my window because I just knew they were right next to it and would be staring back at me with pitch black eyes. Then, after a few seconds of silence, they started pounding on my window and I heard the same voice again.


I honestly couldn't believe what I was hearing, it sounded just like what happened in all the stories I've been reading. At this point I was almost in tears, I was so freaked out. My heart felt like it was gonna bust of my chest. I still stayed silent and didn't answer the door. I just sat back against the arm of my couch and held my legs up to my chest. There was no way I was answering that f*cking door.

I stayed that way for about half an hour, until I was sure they were gone and everything was quiet. My dogs at this point had run into my room and I had to go get them out and hold them because I was just terrified and needed some kind of comfort. I never saw these kids' eyes, I have no idea for sure if they were BEKs, but I definitely believe that they were. I grabbed my phone and called my friend who had suggested I read the stories and woke her up and begged her to come stay the night with me. After I told her what happened, she agreed right away. About 15 minutes later, she still wasn't here. I started to get worried, because she only lives on the next street over. It should have taken her not even 5 minutes to get here. Then at that point, I saw headlights in my driveway and looked out the window. I saw her get out of her car and run to my door, banging on it.

I let her in immediately, and she was crying, had this terrified look on her face, and said "you aren't gonna believe this, but I swear to God I just encountered the two kids you told me about." She said she was at a stop sign, and checked her phone for a second when this kid knocked on her window. It startled her, so she looked up and strangely, the street lights were out so she couldn't see his face, but there was another younger kid behind him. She cracked the window, already apprehensive, and said "can I help you?" And the kid said "give us a ride." In a demanding, overly confident voice for a child.

She didn't say anything and the kid stepped toward her car, and he was close enough now that she noticed he had jet black eyes, wall to wall black, no white. She said she wanted to drive way immediately, but felt like she was being pulled into his stare, almost opening her door before she snapped out of it, but she didn't. She gunned the gas pedal and went straight to my house. We stayed up the rest of the night.

According to the stories, they usually pay you more than one visit, so I'm gonna take a ton of melatonin and knock myself out tonight to try to sleep right through, in case they decide to come again. Believe me or not, this really happened. On Stevens Ave in Five Points. Right here in Huntsville. Lock your doors and windows and ignore any child that comes to your door asking for help. Especially if it's at night." OS

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The 'Squallies': Newest Updates

According to local legends, somewhere in this vast area lives a group of people called the 'Squallies.' They are said to be short, human-like creatures with a pig-like snout.

A few years ago, I received the following information from a reader, referencing a legend near the Florida Everglades. I have updated the post with more information that I recently received:

East of Naples, Florida, on the edge of the Everglades, is a large, partially developed residential area called Golden Gate Estates. Originally a Florida land scheme run by the Rosen family in the 1960s, some of the area has been developed while the rest consists of miles and miles of streets with few or no houses. The portion south of Alligator Alley was purchased by the State of Florida and is being restored to its natural state. Residents of the area are frequently visited by bears, bobcats, deer, hogs, and even panthers.

According to local legends, somewhere in this vast area lives a group of people called the Squallies. They are said to be short, human-like creatures with a pig-like snout. Also called squally kids due to their short stature, according to most accounts they are a community of 30 to 50 adults.

There are several stories as to their origins. Some claim that they are the were produced from a government genetics experiment gone wrong. There are stories about an abandoned laboratory somewhere near DeSoto Boulevard and Oil Well Road where they were created. Others claim that they are simply a family of highly in-bred humans who live in the vast Everglades.

According to some of the legends they live in a place called the Naithlorendum Sanctuary. Allegedly, the sanctuary is guarded by a crazy old man who will shoot trespassers on sight. It is unclear if he is a security guard or if he is actually the scientist who created the Squallies. All agree that the Squallies will try to capture any humans who enter their sanctuary and eat them alive.

Is this just an urban legend? Quite possibly. I was able to find one documented report of questionable veracity:

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla., June 14, 2011 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man accused of crashing his motorcycle told officers the incident was the fault of the "boogeyman."

The Florida Highway Patrol said James Scarborough, 49, of Golden Gate Estates, was taken to Physicians Regional Hospital with minor injuries Sunday after he apparently crashed his motorcycle into some trees and became pinned under the vehicle, the Naples Daily News reported Tuesday.

Police said Scarborough was shouting profanities and attempting to leave his hospital bed when they arrived to interview him. They said he denied crashing his motorcycle and told them he had become pinned under the bike due to the actions of the "boogeyman."

Was it a Squally? Hard to say. Officers said they smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Scarborough's breath.

I later received an account from a resident in Naples, Florida:

A few months ago, my friend told me about this thing called a “squally” that supposedly lived down the road from me. I didn't believe him until I asked some kids at my school, and they said they heard about it too. But this is what I was told by one of the kids who said his father had seen one.

He said it was short, human-like creature with a flattened, pig-like snout. The Squallies live in a highly-protected community in the wooded outskirts of Naples, Florida in miniature houses with bridges. Seems many locals are convinced that they’ve actually seen the Squallies. A theory is that they are a government-protected conspiracy where people where genetically mutated and sent to live at a place called Naithlorendum Sanctuary off of Desoto Rd, and that planes and helicopters are kept from flying over the area. Others say that the Squallies wait for people to break in so that they can capture and eat them alive.

There's some old guy who lives on the property, who will shoot you if you trespass. My friend's cousin went to the place late at night and saw the old guy walking around with a rifle.

Some woman near me said she believes that it's a base for alien beings. Not sure about that. HH

Recently, the following information was forwarded to me:

I met two young people on the trail at the Bird Rookery Swamp, (in their 20's), obviously locals, who asked me if I had seen any Squallies. They explained the legend to me, as I had never heard of it before, and that the center of the Squally legend was located only a few miles away on Desoto Blvd.. I'm an explorer and Nature photographer who searches for the Skunk Ape, after photographing several footprints in the Everglades, and so I was very interested. After a lot of research on the internet, and exploring the entire length of Desoto Blvd. I found that the Naithlorendum Sanctuary was a private property once owned by a man named Bob Gore, who loved nature, and after his death, not too long ago, left his property to be made into a Preserve, now renamed, The Cypress Cove Conservancy. This new Preserve is supposed to open on September 1st, and I plan to be there. Check out the video on the Cypress Cove Conservancy website. It will show you that Bob Gore loved nature so much. TB:

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