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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Unexplained Black-Eyed People Encounters

I'm a 26 year old mom/wife and I work at a theater in Tennessee. I actually drive an hour to work because I love living in Knoxville, but the theater I work at is a big tourist destination in Pigeon Forge. Anyway, this happened to me about 3 years ago at work. Because we have so many tourists, we have a timeshare booth that guests can visit. Annoying, I know. They have their own employees, and a lot of them rotate in and out or quit soon after because the job sucks.

I was working night shift and we were about an hour away from seating the show. I was a clerk at this time, (I'm a manager now), and I was on my way back from break. I am approaching the ticket counter to go into the staff entrance, and I notice this super tall, super skinny woman was talking to my co-worker. I'm 4'11", so a lot of people seem tall to me, but this lady had to be pushing 6'. I noticed that my co-worker looked uncomfortable, so I stopped to see if everything was OK. I walked up to the window, and this lady immediately turns around to face me. I stopped dead in my tracks, and my heart skipped a beat. She had what looked like solid black, watery eyes. They were the normal shape and everything, a little smaller than mine, but I couldn't see any white at all.

I immediately understood why my friend seemed so uneasy. I also noticed that this woman had the timeshare uniform on, and she looked very professional. She had reddish/blondish hair that was very dried out, like she had damaged it in some way. She smiled at me and started talking. The look she gave me was very predatory, kind of like a shark. That's how it made me feel, anyway. She said, "Wow you must have to be super attractive to work here because you are beautiful." Then she smiled at me some more, never looking away. I didn't know what to say to her, so I just excused myself and went in the office.

I felt very shaken, especially because she continued watching me until I was out of sight. I had just learned about black eyed kids, but I had never heard of a black eyed adult. I approached my friend and asked her if she had ever heard of the black eyed kids. She said she had but didn't say much else after that. I didn't see the woman for the rest of my shift.

I got off work around 11 pm, so the parking lot was clear other than a few random cars when I left. It was dark, but there are several lights in the parking lot, so I don't usually get nervous going to my car alone. I couldn't believe what I saw when I got outside, however. There she was again, but this time she was with a group of her fellow employees just gathered around a single car at the beginning of the lot. I passed them, and they all immediately looked at me. She was the only one with black eyes, but they were dead silent, and they all turned their heads together to watch me walk to my car, get in, and drive away. She never stopped smiling at me, and they never stopped looking at me until I turned onto the main road. I never saw them actually talk to each other.

This experience has been on my mind ever since, and I don't know what to make of it. I haven't seen the woman since. F


This account involves my Aunt Rose in Medford, Oregon. One day she gets the knock at the door and it's two little girls, dressed like 'Little House on the Prairie' and they've got an antique baby buggy with little dolls in it. My Aunt Rose asked the girls if they were okay, and they asked for water to drink. My Aunt Rose ASKED THEM IF THEY WANTED TO COME INSIDE! They said no, could they just have some water to drink. So she goes back inside, grabs two bottles of water from the fridge, returns and gives them the water bottles. The girls then proceed to guzzle the water like hungry wolves. My aunt turns from the baby buggy, where she was doting on the dolls, and sees them doing this, tells them they can just take the water with them, and that surprises the girls greatly. They say okay and wander back down the long driveway from my aunt's house. My aunt closes the door, then thinks "those girls could have been angels," reopens the door and they are gone, just gone. And this is a long driveway too, quite unlike other houses on that street. She asked around the neighborhood after that and nobody knew of the girls or had seen them. I asked her if she knew what Black Eyed Kids were, and she said no. I asked if their eyes were normal and she said no, they were all black. BD


My mom owns a salon in Philadelphia suburbia Pennsylvania. I have been working for her since she opened and am usually with her Wednesday's through Saturday. Ever Saturday we have an older woman come in we will call her Ethel. Ethel usually washes her own hair and sets it then come in to have it teased. It's literally a $4 service and seems weird but she there every week for the same thing. I've never gotten a weird vibe from her and have spent years talking to this woman.

So a few years ago I left work early with her closing up the day. I felt safe knowing mom had only one more client and it would be no big deal. She's only there for a max of 10 minutes. As I get home I get a call from my mom shaken up but not terrified.

She goes on to tell me that as she was doing Ethel's hair, then she uncharacteristically turned around and looked at my mom. When their eyes met she said they were completely black. No whites at all. She slowly turned back around and as mom looked into the mirror her eyes were normal again.

It hasn't happened again it this was the first time I heard of it. And I honestly dismissed it for the most part until I came across humanoid encounters that led me here.

Now I believe I'll will stay late just to see Ethel and speak with her. FF

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Huge Black Bat-Winged Entity Observed by Multiple Witnesses in Rosemont, Illinois

I recently received the following information from Manuel Navarette at UFO Clearinghouse:

Incident Date: 10/19/2019 @ Approximately 2200

Reported Date: 10/23/2019

Source: UFO Clearinghouse

Status: Investigator has already reached out to the witness

Sighting Description:

We were staying at the Edward Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois for a wedding we were attending that was being held at the hotel. During the reception and dance, I stepped outside to smoke a cigarette and get away from all the noise for a few minutes. I took a walk toward the parking lot smoking and checking my phone when I heard a loud scream. It sounded like a woman screaming so I looked up in the direction of where the scream was coming from hoping it wasn’t really a woman in danger. Next to the parking lot is a large field with some trees but mostly a large, vacant lot. I used my cell phone’s flashlight to light the way and saw nothing except darkness. I walked over to the gravel path between the parking lot and the field, toward where my car was parked. That is when I heard something like wings flapping and something flew right over the top of me, about maybe 7-10 feet above me. I could have easily thrown a rock and hit it as it flew over me and away.

This thing was at least 6 feet tall and was solid black with large wings. It looked like a giant sized bat as it flew over the top of me. It was all black and kind of stuck out against the lights of the parking lot and the lights from around the area including the gas station across the street. Three other people saw it as well, including a couple who were walking across the parking lot as I heard them exclaiming about it. It flew toward the expressway and the BP gas station, this whole time it was screeching loud and flapping its wings hard like it was trying to gain height. When I lost sight of it, it was about the height of the billboard across the street still shrieking away.

Now I know I had been drinking during the wedding and was a little buzzed when I walked outside, but I was as sober as a judge after seeing this thing. It was unnatural and was pretty much the scariest thing I ever did see, but I know for a fact that I saw it and those other people saw it.

Investigator Notes:

I spoke to the witness over the weekend over the phone.

The witness states that he and his girlfriend were attending a mutual friend's wedding reception when he decided to step outside and smoke a cigarette. He stated when he first heard the screaming, it sounded almost like a woman in distress which make him look around to see if anyone needed help. He stated that as he walked along the gravel path, smoking and looking around and that is where he heard the sound of flapping. The witness said is sounded like when geese flap their wings only louder and deeper. It was then that he saw the entity fly over his head at a height of about a height of about 7 feet above his head. He said the creature was solid black, but still reflected light from the street lamps in the parking lot and the surrounding area. He stated that it looked like a giant bat, stating that there was no other way to describe what it looked like. When asked if he saw any red eyes or other distinguishing features, the witness stated that he did not.

The witness state that it was moving too fast for him to pick out any features other than the general description he gave. He did state that there are at least three other witnesses who saw the entity when it overflew the parking lot but he did not talk to them. The witness did state that he had been drinking alcohol during the reception but that he was not impaired in any way and that he could not have misidentified anything else that might have been in the area. The witness stated that he has heard geese and the sound the entity was making was completely different than the honking made by geese. I asked him to please describe the sound and he said it was a cross between a woman screaming and an animal growling. When asked what kind of animal, he stated it sounded like a mountain lion.

The witness did say that the creature did gain altitude very quickly and when it faded out of sight, it was over the nearby expressway and about the height of the billboard it had passed. The entity was still making the screeching noise and could still be heard as it went out of sight. When asked about flight characteristics, the witness did add that the creature had two short legs that it kept then straight behind him as he was in flight, therefore making it look like a bat in flight. When asked what he did after the sighting, he said he went back inside and told his girlfriend who dismissed it as him seeing a crane or other large bird. They rejoined the reception and the rest of the night was uneventful. When asked if he had tried to take video or a picture, the witness said that he was in shock and that he did not reach for his phone.

NOTE: The previous sighting report can be found at Rosemont, Illinois Winged Humanoid Witness Comes Forward

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Lycoming County, PA UFO Flap of 1992

Williamsport, PA is no stranger to visitors, especially during the Little League World Series. However, back in February of 1992, there was a series of strange sightings over Williamsport from visitors that may not have come from this world.

“Were you among hundreds of area residents who appear to have experienced a close encounter with the ‘Galaxy’ last night?” the Williamsport Sun-Gazette asked in its Feb. 6, 1992, edition.

That’s because multiple unusual lights and objects were seen over the area from people as far north as Trout Run and as far south as Selinsgrove. Initial reports had some speculating that the lights were the product of a large military aircraft such as a C-5A, or “Galaxy.”

Stan Gordon, director of the state chapter of the Mutual UFO Network, said he received “a stack of letters 8 inches thick” about the sightings. He said most described the objects “as triangular or boomerang in shape.”

One witness reported seeing “four bright, white lines spaced far apart in a row and hearing a ‘rumbling’ sound.” Other witnesses said the objects “rumbled low enough over area homes to rattle the glass in some windows,” the newspaper reported.

An article about the incidents appeared in MUFON’s official publication, the “MUFON Journal.” MUFON investigator Samuel Greco, a retired Air Force officer, wrote that a “major UFO wave which had occurred about 1800 to 1900 hours in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania” on Feb. 5, 1992.

Greco said that “seven of these (sightings) had taken place in Williamsport or its suburbs. Two sightings were observed in or near the borough of Linden which is situated on Route 220 West. One took place near Cogan Station on Route 15 North.” He went on to say that persons from Union County, Lewisburg, Northumberland County and Selingsgrove also saw these unique visions.

Witnesses that saw these unusual lights were described by Greco as “working-class people” such as “managers, factory workers, mechanics, nursing assistant, home health service worker, hospital unit desk clerk, college student, housewives and retirees.” He furthered described them as being of “good character, honest, religious, sincere in what they said, not given to exaggeration, and they were able to describe what was seen clearly and factually.”

“They were not interested in telling their story for publicity or profit and they did not want their names released to the public. Their desire was simply to tell their story to someone knowledgeable about the UFO phenomenon,” Greco said.

That was the experience of the newspaper, whose reporter spoke to multiple witnesses who wanted to share what they saw but did not want their names in the paper.

Greco went on to explain that most of the incidents followed a similar pattern.

“First the sighting began while the witnesses were in the house attending to various household activities. Next a loud or heavy rumbling noise was heard over the house which shook or vibrated the house and rattled its windows. Then one of the witnesses would leave the house to investigate the cause of the noise and, having discovered the UFO in the evening sky, would call the other witnesses to view the object,” Greco said.

Gordon, who worked with Greco, agreed. He said in a recent telephone interview that “most witnesses tend to be persons not seeking publicity, and they tend to be credible people.”

These incidents had many of the same characteristics of UFOs seen over the Hudson Valley area of New York in the 1980s. Investigator Linda Zimmermann detailed the sightings in her 2013 book, “In the Night Sky.”

“The craft in the Hudson Valley were also very large triangular, boomerang-shaped craft,” Zimmermann said in a recent telephone interview. “But there is a very startling difference. Whereas the craft over the Hudson Valley would be silent, for some reason, the Williamsport ones were incredibly loud.”

Greco described it as “the rumble of a heavily loaded freight train, to the rumble of Niagara Falls, to the rumble of a snow plow plowing the street, or to the noise of a loud diesel engine truck.”

“The noise was unique in two aspects: first, when it was over the house it shook or vibrated the house and caused the windows to rattle; secondly, in all but one sighting, the witnesses did not hear a noise approaching until it was heard directly over the house,” she said, noting that was very curious.

“That is very unusual, and 99 percent of the stories describe the craft as silent,” Zimmermann said.

Zimmermann said the idea of it being a Galaxy military aircraft was impossible. An aircraft such as that could not hover over the homes like a helicopter could, she said.

“This does not mesh with what so many witnesses were saying was moving very slowly directly over their heads,” she said.

When asked if she had any idea about the origins of the craft, whether it be extraterrestial or extradimensional.

“I can’t say because both are possibilities. They are coming from somewhere, whether it be another part of the universe or another dimension. How can we say for sure?” Zimmermann said.

However, Zimmermann said that many people who experience that type of encounter go through a certain trauma.

“I ask witness how it has changed them. Some people are affected by it for the better, and others are not,” she said.

Greco agreed that this sort of encounter changes lives.

“Two persons who were non-UFO believers became believers,” Greco said. - Forwarded by the author, Don Smith


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Friday, October 25, 2019

'Vanishing' Black Eyed Kids!

The following account is one of the more terrifying BEK incidents that I have read:

Please don't take this lightly and stay safe. Here is what happened to me two nights ago. I was encouraged by friends who tell me people need to know what I've experienced. I recently moved into a condo in southeast Portland, OR. Outside of downtown, it's pretty rural here and there are more houses and condos than apartment complexes. I was out on my balcony smoking a cigarette when I noticed something strange.

Now I'll preface this by saying I have heard of black eyed kids, children, people, whatever. I don't usually get spooked by scary stories or creepy pastas. They are all fun and games right? No harm. I have had weird things happen to me I can't explain, don't get me wrong. My boyfriend swears I was possessed once, I had an object "thrown at me" by no one when I was alone in a basement. Paranormal weirdness that I don't bother much to try and understand. I dismiss it and go on with my life. I never believed I'd be writing something like this. I'm a graduate student on a professional track and I stay pretty firmly grounded in scientific and reasonable explanations - whether I know what they are or not, I favor the belief they underlying everything.

So on my balcony smoking. Across the condo complex on a neighbor's balcony I see two silhouettes. It's late, around 2 am and it's a week night. One was slightly taller than the other but they looked to be females around the age of 8-12 with one a bit older. I saw movement and the two stood close to one another. I could hear them knocking on this second story balcony door. My light was off so aside from my cigarette burning I don't think anyone could see me well enough to know I was there, and once I saw them I was frozen still. I don't know why, but as soon as I could make out their shapes I felt an overwhelming sense of terror. Like something imminent and dangerous was preying on me and I couldn't move.

After some time, ten minutes of paralyzing fear and listening to their knocks the light in the condo came on and someone opened their blinds. I was afraid for them. I wanted to yell to the neighbor to stop but I was more afraid they'd see me and I can't explain it but I knew I didn't want them to know I was watching. The neighbor stepped back I think confused and apprehensive. I could understand why. I heard the voice of the older taller one...and it's burned in my mind. It was completely monotone and seemed to be void of any life or cheer. Like a kid is usually happy sounding even if they aren't happy but it was so weird, I knew it wasn't the voice of a child, or a person. It wasn't human, something in this voice was wrong. I couldn't hear exactly what she was saying but at one point the smaller one turned around and stared straight at me like she knew I was there the whole time. I almost p*ssed myself.

Still paralyzed with fear I couldn't move. I saw pale skin and huge black eyes. It was dark, it was far, but I know what I saw. When she turned, the light from inside the neighbor's balcony shed light on them so I could see well enough to know her eyes were pitch black. Her clothes were strange and old, outdated, and she was expressionless. The neighbor had the door open only an inch or two and her hand looked ready to slam it shut. The taller girl became angry and she seemed as though she was going to make her way in through the damn door. The neighbor slammed it and locked it hard. I could hear the fear of that woman with the intensity in which she locked that door. She stepped back from the door leaving the blinds drawn and I lost sight of her. They stood before the smaller one looked up at the taller one. The two looked at each other, said nothing! No communication, and in unison looked toward me and I broke free of my paralysis to bolt inside and lock the door. Still holding my cigarette with it's filter burning at this point. I kept the light off and kept my eyes on their shadowy silhouettes.

This is where it gets crazy sounding and I search desperately for a way to say this that anyone reading can comprehend the sheer shock, terror, and seriousness at what I witnessed with my own two eyes. They effing dematerialized! I mean, they just turned into almost a swarm of what could have been insects, and disappeared. Swear to God, on my life. I watched the spot where they had been standing for what had to be the longest sixty seconds or so of my life. And I stepped back away from the window in fear of them popping up behind me or something. I was shaking violently and my cat rubbed on my leg meowing in some attempt to console me because he sensed my fear. I noticed my cigarette filter still on my hand was flattened from me pinching it so hard. I looked down at my cat and back outside because I wanted to try and find them. I looked where they were on the porch to see if I'd gone insane temporarily and they were just hiding there or something. They were gone. My neighbor returned to where I could see her in her window. She was on the phone, probably with the police and that's when I noticed them again, directly above her, on the f*cking roof! Just standing above her, holding hands. Then they got on their hands and knees. I still was completely gripped by fear and horrified by what I was seeing.

Back track a bit. Since we moved in we have been hearing things on the roof at night. Running back and forth, foot steps, dropping something heavy sounds, which is weird because we are on the second and top floor. We have been arguing with the neighbors who say we are making too much noise during "quiet hours of 10:30-6 AM" which we definitely don't. I am always sleeping due to medical school and my boyfriend stays up late but always by himself. We don't have a TV, so he just reads or looks stuff up on his phone, he doesn't stomp around or move furniture. So I always thought it was weird that it sounds like people are walking above us or running or whatever it is. I chalked it up to trees hitting the rooftop and what not.

So these 'kids' are on the roof somehow, don't know how they could've even gotten up there. They get on their hands and knees and are moving on top of this lady's roof. It looks like they may have been scratching at it or digging at it but I could see their black eyes in contrast to their skin with their heads cranked up straight watching me through my window of my balcony door. They were both looking right at me which was extremely unnerving. I didn't even know WTF was happening or why. I knew I had to get some kind of proof of what was happening but I was terrified to take my eyes off them and lose them from view. I knew my phone was plugged into the charger in the kitchen and something in my head said to me, not in my voice, "don't move, you may not like where you see me next." Like someone was talking to me in my mind. It scared me so much I felt like my heart was going to explode. I wished someone other than my cat was there so I could validate what I saw and ask them to bring me my phone so I didn't lose sight of them. But the phone is important and I must prove I'm not crazy. I broke our staring match and ran to the kitchen, just breaking the gaze eased a bit of the terror but I was still shaking. I grabbed my phone and went back to the window. They stood up in unison, I pulled up my camera and snapped but the flash reflected on my window and it was a sh*tty nothing picture. I think it upset them. I was trying to photograph them and again they started disappearing. Like I said earlier dematerializing or something because you could see like pieces of them all fading sporadically lessening into them not being there at all!

I continued looking at the roof, the balconies, even down below and couldn't see anything or anyone. My neighbor was still on the phone at the door, her husband or significant other or male roommate was there with her and she was pointing up and talking to either him or whoever was on the phone. She pointed outside and stomped her foot. He was shaking his head in what seemed like disbelief and she passed him the phone and left my line of sight into her condo. I wanted to go out on my balcony but I was still very afraid. I felt wrong, sick to my stomach from the intensity of the experience. I told my boyfriend about it when he came home and he was very freaked out. He has never seen me get upset to literal tears about anything and knows I am a die-hard skeptic of aliens, ghosts, and anything paranormal. I dismiss every photo or video as a hoax and just think with everything anyone can do technology wise today there has to be a reasonable explanation. It shook me to my core and I wish the story ends there.

The next night I was smoking on my balcony. This was last night. It was earlier than before and this time my boyfriend was home. I felt creeped out, but OK to go out with him within screams reach, so I was going to have a quick cigarette before bed. I was in a robe and slippers, and this time I turned my light on. I sat down and lit my cigarette with the balcony door still open. I took a long drag and exhaled and heard two coughs somewhere above me. Holy sh*t. I knew exactly what it was. I froze and a deep sense of dread boiled up, just like the night before. I threw my cigarette and almost tripped sliding inside the open door. I locked it immediately, at which point my cat began freaking out because he hates being locked out and followed me outside. He was going bananas. Screaming pathetically and frantically I gave in and opened the door. He bolted inside and I slid it closed and locked it again. I kept the light on and called my boyfriend over. "They are on the f*cking roof!" I said, and we both got quiet. We heard footsteps above us and his eyes got big. We stood there silent and still just listening. They sounded like they were heading toward our front door. I ran over to it to double lock it using the top lock which we always leave open.

As soon as I touched it I felt this cold creeping depressing sadness come over me like a wave. And there it was...knock, knock, knock. They were waiting for ME to open my door. I meekly said "who's there?" Timid and way less courageous sounding than I would've liked. That voice from the prior night, that dead lifeless voice was being directed at me, "ma'am you have to let us in, please help us?" I didn't say anything. I wished my door had a peephole but it doesn't. So I started backing away...knock knock knock. My boyfriend came up behind me and gave me his phone. He said, "we have to get a picture or no one will believe this" softly in my ear. I shook my head knowing he was right and started to approach the door again, hoping to sneak a photo through the high window to the right of the door. When I was just a few steps away the taller one lifted her face up to the f*cking window and shook her head in a disapproving 'no.' The blinds were mostly down but I could see her face almost entirely with the exception of her lips and chin. Those big black eyes with absolutely no white anywhere. They we're huge! Like too big to be human eyes. And there was no way she could reach my window, she had to be floating there to look in, which made me really confused and scared. I had my camera up and ready and snapped the picture without flash, and when I looked at it SHE WASNT IN IT! I'M SERIOUS! She should've been. I snapped it while she was there. She was still there after I took it, but she wasn't in the f*cking picture! I looked back at her soulless creepy face and she somehow smiled without smiling like 'ha ha you can't prove this happened.' I almost wanted to open the door and be like WTF are you? And that's when it happened again, and my boyfriend saw it too. She just slowly fell apart into nothingness and vanished! The heaviness lifted and my boyfriend and I were floored! He asked if we should open the door and look? He asked if I got the picture. I gave him the phone to see for himself. He was like no way! What the Hell?

I don't know what they are but there is a reason there are no pictures of them that are real. They can't be photographed. Does that mean they exist in another dimension? Or they are dead? Or vampires? I never would have believed anyone if I heard my story from anyone else. If it didn't happen to me there would be no way I'd give it the time of day. But it did happen to me, and I'm really scared it's going to keep happening, or worse. What do I do? I am so grateful to be alive but the terror I felt around these girls really has me on edge. I am so scared of going out on my balcony or even leaving my house at night or going to my house. It doesn't feel safe, and I have no way to legitimize what happened or do anything about it. I want answers. I want to know what they are. I want to ask them if I see them again but it's like I can't even speak around them. I am just almost completely immobilized. How does someone combat something like this? It's like something from a Stephen King novel but it actually happened. I feel like they are really p*ssed that I tried to take pictures of them and I don't know what is going to happen next if anything, but I had to get it out somehow because it is real, it does exist, and it's changed everything I've ever thought about paranormal experiences. So scared. I hope they don't ever come back, but I know from hearing things at night they may be here more often than I'd like to believe and whether I see them or not, they are there, and I have no way to prove it. Really frustrating and soul shaking. Anyone help? Answers? Advice? What are they what do they want? Has this happened to anyone else or something similar? IH

NOTE: The original account was posted in November 2017. I checked the thread continuously for several months and it seems that this witness didn't have any further contact with these entities. Your thoughts? Lon

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