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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Black Eyed Beings: A Few Accounts

How long have the BEKs been around? What was the first sighting? Are these supernatural, non-terrestrial or flesh & blood beings? Why are they here? I'm not sure if there are answers to those questions...but my colleague Jamie Brian compiled a reference of all-time 'Black Eyed Beings' that is quite fascinating. Here are a few from his list and others from my archive:

1979-1980 – Washington, DC

I stumbled upon your website this morning entirely by accident, and found the section about the black-eyed people that raised the hackles on the back of my neck. One night, in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. around 1979 or 1980, I awoke in the very small hours of the morning, with a feeling of absolute dread, and in the dark room, I could see nothing except a darker shadow standing not 3 feet away from the side of my bed. I could not see any definition to the shape; it was just a blacker shape of what I have always remembered as a human, perhaps in a black robe. No bare skin was visible, indeed, it was just darkness, nothing more, but in human shape. I lay there absolutely terrified, and filled with absolute certainty that if I moved or even breathed, something horrible would instantly happen to me.

I have no recollection of how long I lay there, taking shallow breaths in the hope it wouldn't notice, but it seemed like several minutes. It never moved nor made any sound , but it radiated malevolent intent. Then, it slowly moved out of my room. (and here is a radical departure from the recurring theme of needing to be invited- it left through the bedroom doorway, which I left open only a few inches ajar each night). I lay there for a few minutes, straining to hear the sound of someone exiting the apartment (ground floor), but I heard nothing. When the feeling of dread lifted a moment or so later, I quietly got out of bed, took a long-bladed hunting knife, and scoured my apartment. Nothing and no one was there except my sleeping roommate in his room. I slept with that knife under my pillow, unsheathed (!) for more than a month afterwards because of the terror I felt that night, but nothing similar has ever repeated in all these years, and I earnestly hope it never will revisit me. Never before or since in my life have I ever been so certain I was face to face with pure evil; however, I cannot explain why I felt this in the core of my being.

Just 3 years ago, for the first time in my life I got on the subject of the paranormal with a friend, a San Diego native who never moved from her hometown- i.e., an entire continent away from my experience, and she recounted a similar tale, although she awoke, could see a person who had black eyes and emanated evil. However, she did not sense a horrible death, just the presence of evil. She, too, was recounting her story for the first time in her life. In her story, the being also left through a doorway, although neither of us placed any significance that detail in our re-telling to one another. I can say that I knew for certain if I acknowledged the presence by the slightest overt movement, I was certain I would be attacked. I guess that could be construed as a form of invitation, though to be honest, to me, it was an act of self-defense. Until now, I had no idea any other people had ever experienced anything similar. Until she and I shared our experience, I thought it was just something unexplained in my life. Now I am not sure if I should take comfort in my sanity, or worry a LOT about this being or beings.

Source: gods-and-monsters.com/uninvited.html, “Uninvited”, by Dean (Apple Valley California)

1983 - Santa Cruz, California

“It was a beautiful day and we had been on the beach all afternoon. The sun was starting to go down so we thought, let's pack up and hit a local pub/restaurant and get a beer and something to eat. We walked to the car about a half mile from the beach. As we were putting our towels and beach stuff in the back of the car, we noticed two young people standing looking at us: a young male around 20 and a female the same age. Both looked zoned out, kind of strange just standing there watching us. I walked up to them and asked if they were okay and if they needed any help. Neither one of them said a word. All of a sudden, Katia started screaming at me, "Get away from them!" I turned to look at Katia. She was very pale and shaking. I then turned back to the couple. I noticed their eyes and saw that they were totally black. The feeling that came over me was very, very scary and heavy. A thick darkness seemed to cover me. I felt a little numb and my legs would not move.

The guy with the black eyes asked me if they could get a ride. His voice was so shallow and unemotional. Before I could answer, Amy stepped in and said, "Sorry, we are not leaving right now." She grabbed my arm to help me walk away from them. I started to trip out and wanted to get the hell away. I could barely move. The weird girl reached out her hand to touch me, but I moved away from her. Her face looked so sad and her eyes, so black. The whole time this was going on, Katia was in a paranoid state. Amy got the three of us to start walking away and then the guy called us 'bitches.' My friends and I kept walking, never looking back. We went into a bar near by and did some shots; forget about the beer. No one believed our encounter with these black-eyed people. We used to talk about that day and get creeped out. I sometimes feel like they are around just watching me, but when I look for them, there is no one there. I will never forget this bizarre day at the beach. Katia and Amy won't even talk about it anymore. I have terrible dreams about them getting inside of me. I know there is something real going on out there, I'm just not sure what it is or why.”

Comments: Early encounter with BEB. Witness describes hypnotic feeling and suffers from terrible dreams for many years afterwards.

Source: paranormalabout.com, quoting Bellflower

2000s - Ruskin, Florida

One afternoon I was with my cousin, and we both decided to go outside and ride his scooter. We would take turns going back and fourth down the road. Well when it was my turn I started off normal, but then something caught my eye. As I looked up I saw this little girl with a white skirt and black sweater. She had golden blonde curly long hair and black eyes. I thought she was just a girl from the apartments, but little did I know I was staring at a spirit. It took me minutes to realize she was a ghost. I yelled at my cousin saying did you see her? And he said ''there was nobody out here just me and you''! I told him I just saw this little girl staring at me but she quickly disappeared. He thought I was crazy until it turned kind of dark, we both were sitting on the hood of my moms car when I saw that same little girl walking into the wooded area. I turned to my cousin and pointed to her, I said ''do you see her ? '' He was speechless as we both continued to look at her, she smiled at us then she literally just disappeared! At that moment I realize she wasn't a real person.

Source: Submitted by Sylvia, ghostsofamerica.com/3/Florida_Ruskin_ghost_sightings.html

2003 - Ohio

I lived in Ohio about 12 years ago, give or take. My husband and I went into a Cheddar's restaurant, and while we were waiting, I saw a number of grown men with black eyes just like it has been described by other people. They were dressed normally and eating like everyone else, and I noticed that they had baseball caps on. I didn't feel threatened at all. It just took me by surprise, but since I had to wait to be seated, it gave me time to observe them and feel alright about what I saw.

Many months later I was in Walmart and encountered a woman with black eyes also. She was shopping like everyone else. It made me pause a second, but I didn't feel afraid. I can't explain what this was. I never saw it before or after this. I don't know if I would have felt the same if any of them looked at me, but they didn't. I find when I searched for information, there are all these scary stories about them and it didn't seem to resonate with my experience. My husband also noticed at the restaurant and felt the same way. It is something I can't explain or find answers that I feel are believable to me.

Source: mysteriousuniverse.org/2013/01/terror-lurks-in-pennsylvania, Kim Lewis

2013 - Casper, Wyoming

I received the following email on Thursday 1/3/2013 in reference to a recent 'black-eyed children' encounter:

Mr. Strickler - I was listening to your radio interview with David Weatherly because I am seeking information concerning black-eyed children. I hope it is OK to direct my concerns directly to you.

I am a widow with a teenage daughter in Casper, Wyoming, an area west of the city near the county airport. The property had been in my husband's family for many years. I recently purchased an adjacent home and property after the owner passed away. This is where the story actually begins.

I settled on the new property just after Thanksgiving. Since it was purchased 'as is' it was fairly inexpensive but requires a lot of work. I hired an auction house to come in and remove the contents for future sale. The auction was scheduled for next week, but there have been a few odd things going when the items were first listed for sale.

I received a phone call from the auctioneer a few weeks ago. He wanted to know if I had any knowledge concerning the contents from the house. I told him that I didn't know the owner that well but that I did know that he had lived on the property since the 1950s. The auctioneer said that a young woman came into the auction house and told him that the property and contents were stolen and that it belonged to her family in North Dakota. She didn't give her name but assured him that she had documentation to prove her assertions and that she planned to take legal action if the sale continued. I contacted my attorney and the realtor who verified that the property sale was legal and that there were no prior claims to it.

The young woman, who was described as 'very plain, thin with long black hair', has not been heard from since. It was decided that the auction would continue as scheduled.

Then this past Tuesday, New Years Day around noon, someone rang the doorbell. I was in the kitchen and I knew my daughter would answer the door. I heard the door open and the voice of a young girl. My daughter soon yelled loudly 'Mom, come here'. As I walked down the hallway toward the door I noticed 3 girls standing on the porch. They stood without movement staring directly at me. As I approached, I was shocked when I soon noticed that their eyes were completely black in color. I asked if I could help them. The tallest girl asked if they could come in to talk about the house and property I had recently purchased.

I immediately replied that we were busy and that I would give them the phone number to my attorney if they had any inquiries. They just turned and walked away without saying anything else. Each of the girls had blonde hair and wore heavy winter clothing with boots. They seemed to be in their early teens. I watched as they walked toward the highway and eventually lost sight of them.

Since then we have not been contacted by anyone concerning the property. The auction has been postponed for other reasons and has not been rescheduled. My attorney continues to research the property records for any other information.

I supposed the most important question is - who are these children? Do I need to be concerned? I look forward to your comments. SA

NOTE: I contacted SA by telephone and plan to followup with her. Honestly, there isn't a lot I can tell her...this phenomena has few answers. I have asked her to document any strange activity and to contact me if needed.

2013- Dulce, New Mexico

I recently received the following email:

My father and I were in Dulce, NM today. I've lived in NM since 2000, but never been to this town, despite it having quite the history in cattle mutilations, etc. As we were inside the grocery store, there were 2 very strange-looking teens wandering around, almost like brother and sister. The younger boy was about 11 and had his hair slicked like Alfalfa from the Little Rascals and the teen girl was wearing dark black sunglasses indoors the whole time.

Upon leaving the store, another family was coming in - a white, engineering-type nerdy government lab-looking type with a native American woman, along with their 4 children. There was a baby in the basket covered with a blanket, 2 year-old, and what looked like 4 and 7 year-old girls. The combination of the nerdy engineering-type white guy with his native-looking wife, in such an insular community seemed strange, to me, for this area.

Then, there was the children, whose skin was much, much darker than that of what I assumed to be their native American mother. The 2 girls stopped short of me, as I was coming out of the grocery store entrance. The way they looked at me - almost animal-like, in curiosity, with silent gazes and their heads cocked inquisitively, almost like a curious puppy dog, with what seemed to be extremely dark black, very reflective, glistening eyes. KZ

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