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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Pickens, WV Couple Freaked Out by 4 BLACK-EYED KIDS in Local Park

A couple are out at night in a local Pickens, West Virginia park when they are approached by 4 black-eyed kids. The couple freaks because of the bizarre situation. It has affected the couple since.

I received the following account:

"I encountered the black-eyed kids over a decade ago in rural Appalachia. This has always disturbed me. My boyfriend and I keep in touch to this day, but we've never brought it up again.

We were at a local/state park sort of place in Pickens, West Virginia between 9 pm-10 pm. I remember we were parked alongside the woods and there were some picnic tables. It was pretty desolate. We were technically trespassing (we were both 17 years old) and what we were doing there you can leave to your imagination.

As our curfews were approaching and we were finishing up our time together we experienced a very ominous feeling. He was in the driver's seat preparing to start the car and pull off. The car doesn't start. We sort of laughed it off as it wasn't the first time and talked.

Suddenly to the right (passenger side where I was sitting) we see faint lights coming out of the woods. The ominous feeling intensified. Emerging from the woods there are 4 children. They were younger than us, appearing to be 8-11 years old.

It was very dark, but I can say that their eyes were black, each one of them, and they were not normal. They didn't belong. The cabins at the park were not occupied. They weren't even getting rented out as it was Autumn. We were miles from the park's hotel. There were no adults. They were absolutely out of place.

What were the lights? The closest thing I can compare them to glow sticks is if they had opened a package of those novelty glow sticks that include bracelets, necklaces, or wands. But it wasn't like they were having fun or goofing off.

They just stopped, stood there, and stared at us. He tried asking what they were doing here. Were they lost? Where are their parents? No response. The oldest-looking boy (a bit heavy set with a grey hoodie on) approached the vehicle just in the front where the passenger headlight/corner would be.

My friend started really freaking out at this moment. He locked the doors and was like "Hell no! We gotta go!" Eventually, the car started. The children don't move and the kid stays put in front of the car. My friend eventually yells to the kid, "I'm going run you over!" The boy slowly backed away, raised his arm, and pointed at us as we were leaving. I didn't look back." A

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Have you ever met someone who looked just like you? Perhaps you’ve walked up to a person you thought you knew only to find they were a stranger. If so, you may have met a real-life doppelgänger.

What is a doppelgänger? The word comes from German meaning “double goer.” Today, it’s often used to describe two strangers who look so much alike they could be twins. Seeing a doppelgänger can be startling. That’s true whether it’s a person who looks just like you or someone who could be your friend’s twin. It’s no wonder, then, that doppelgängers are also common in frightening stories.

Many times, a doppelgänger is the double of another character. They are like the character in many ways, most often in looks. However, the things that make them different are more important. The doppelgänger often differs from the main character in the values they hold. This results in them making choices that lead them down a different path. For example, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this story, both characters share the same body. However, they are opposites, with Dr. Jekyll representing good and Mr. Hyde evil.

There is also a historical attribute to this phenomenon. President Abraham Lincoln supposedly saw his doppelgänger when he saw two faces in the mirror on the night of his first election in 1860. The second face was pale and sickly, which his wife, Mary, interpreted as a sign of death or sickness during his second term. Only a few months after his second election, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

So, what do you think a doppelgänger represents? Listen to these accounts and form your opinion.


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