In 1998, Brian Bethel, a struggling journalist at the time, had a strange encounter with something nearly unexplainable. Brian was sitting in his car in a parking lot when he was approached by two boys. They looked younger than the average teenager, but too mature to be thought of as “kids.” They were wearing ‘normal’ clothes and had olive colored skin. Brian later stated, “I could feel fight-or-flight responses kicking in. Something, I knew instinctually, was not right, but I didn’t know what it could possibly be.”
The boys claimed they were on their way to see a movie and had accidentally left their money at home, and they asked if Brian would give them a lift back to their house. Following his instincts, Brian denied to help them. Immediately, the kids became annoyed and agitated, demanding that Brian let them into his car. For some reason, Brian’s surmounting anxiety and fear led way to actually wanting to let the kids into his car, as if his thoughts were being controlled by someone other than himself. With his heart pounding in his chest, Brian then noticed the coloration of the kids’ eyes: completely black, like pure coal, lacking pupils or irises.
Sensing that he was dealing with something otherworldly, Brian immediately reversed his car and drove away. Recounting the event, Brian said, “I noticed the boys in my peripheral vision, and I stole a quick glance back. They were gone. The sidewalk by the theater was deserted.” Where exactly the boys went, no one will ever know. But, one thing is certain: this is the first piece of documentation involving the Black Eyed Kids.
They approach quietly, yet boldly. They’re young, usually teens or slightly younger. They insist on coming inside your house to use the bathroom, the telephone or just for a drink of water. But for some reason you’re afraid. Why? They’re just kids. Then you notice their eyes – black, as if the pupil had poured over its banks.
No one really knows anything about the Black Eyed Kids. Some say they are the ghastly reanimation of murders, sufferers, or sinners; however, others claim they are demonic in nature. Regardless of their origin, Brian Bethel’s interaction with them is not a singular case.
Stephen Wagner, a marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, experienced a similar encounter to Brian Bethel’s. He was watching a movie at home when he heard a knock on the door. Upon opening it, he was greeted by two kids matching the same description as Brian’s. When asked later to comment on the event, he said, “I couldn’t take my eyes of their pitch-black eyes; it was like they were sucking me in. I felt horrible and was suddenly frightened for my life, like I needed to immediately take cover. They just stared at me, with those goddam eyes.”
As stated, no one knows the purpose of these Black Eyed Kids. If you have had an encounter with one, let us know about it. Or, you could dress up as one for Halloween and really freak some people out.