A Repository of Paranormal Knowledge: Black-Eyed Children

This series explores the paranormal basics: key terms, categories, theories, and schools of thought. This will prepare you to be an intellectual ghostbuster. 

Black-Eyed Children (aka Black Eyed Kids or BEKS) are paranormal creatures resembling children, usually between the ages 6 and 16, with pale skin and black eyes. These creatures are often seen hitchhiking or panhandling. They might appear on your doorstep asking for help escaping an unseen danger. People note their hypnotic powers and relentless requests. Legends of these black-eyed children begin in the 1990s.

People attribute the first documented BEKS encounter to Texas journalist Brian Bethel.

The story picked up more notoriety in 2014 when the Birmingham Mail published a story about paranormal investigator Lee Brickley (people question this title). Brickley was investigating claims of BEKS in Cannock, Staffordshire. The Daily Star picked up the story and ran with it.

Reported sightings are numerous, but many believe this is just a hoax or trick of the eye.

Further Reading

Creepypasta article on Black-Eyed People 

Thought Catalog‘s “16 Terrifying Encounters With ‘The Black Eyed Kids’”

“Everything You Need to Know About Black-Eyed Ghost Children,” Buzzfeed

“Dark Visitors: Black-Eyed Kids – Horror or Hoax,” About.com

 

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