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I’ve read of cases where people described running into odd acting children, that appear to be in a “disconnected state” and act in a very lethargic manner who have full black eyes. I don’t mean bruising around their eyes, but black eyeballs. Completely dark.

From the Shadows has this interesting post from a woman who had a terrifying encounter:

Black-Eyed Kid at the Door
Author’s note: In the following encounter with a Black-Eyed Kid, the name Beth Stringfield and Ellen are pseudonyms. The woman requested anonymity because she’s worried for the safety of her children.

The knock on the door was strange.

On a day in early April, Beth Stringfield, a stay-at-home mom in Lawson, Mo., was in the kitchen making lunch when she heard a knock on the front door. No one comes to the Stringfield’s front door.

“We usually use the back door and everyone we know knows that and we hardly ever get visitors at the front,” she said. “I opened the door and there was a little girl standing there. I did not recognize her.”

Lawson is a small town of about 2,354 people where everyone knows everyone.

“She was about seven years old and she was starring down at her shoes,” Stringfield said. “She had blond hair and was dressed in an antique-type dingy white dress with blue embroidery birds at the edges.”

Stringfield opened the screen door and knelt to talk to the girl. She was worried the girl was hurt or in danger.

“She looked at my hands and said, ‘I need help. Can I come inside, please?’” Stringfield said. She was so polite and spoke so well. She did not sound as if she was from around town. I suddenly felt very afraid.”

Stringfield looked up and down the street, but no one was around.

“I looked past her thinking the fear I felt must be someone after her or that her parents or someone must be upset with me talking to her,” she said. “Thoughts raced through my mind quickly and I somehow could not think very clearly all of the sudden.”

Stringfield looked back at the girl preparing to ask where her parents were and where she lived when she noticed the little girl’s eyes.

“She looked at me and I immediately noticed that her eyes seemed wrong or something,” she said. “Like they were ink. Like someone had poured ink in her eyes. They were not normal kids eyes. They were coal black and black from rim-to-rim just staring.”

The girl again demanded to come inside.

“I could hear a kind of fake sweetness in her voice. She had a little girl voice but had an adult vocabulary and force about her,” Stringfield said. “I immediately stood up and knew I needed to protect myself and my girls inside and started to close the door.”

The girl asked Stringfield what she’d done wrong; why Stringfield wouldn’t invite her in.

“That is when my five-year-old daughter came into the living room and I knew that she should not look at her,” Stringfield said. “I closed the door on this little girl and I locked it. I scooped up Ellen and ran to the back door in the kitchen. I locked it and sat down at the table. My 16-month-old was sleeping upstairs and I needed to check her.”

Stringfield ran upstairs on shaking legs, holding Ellen tightly in her arms. The baby was still asleep.

“I got my cell phone out and called my husband and told him about it,” she said. “He thinks my story is crazy.”

But Stringfield knows the little Black-Eyed girl was on her porch and she knows the terror she felt…

Read the rest of the story here.

I’ve heard of these cases before, even since I was a kid stories were told of children that appeared to travelers on lonely roads, that resembled some demonic beings. This is mostly in Catholic communities that the stories get passed around. has a few more stories on these so-called “black eyed kids”.

Let’s assume that what these people are reporting is real, and that they are not fabricating any events. What explanation can we have for this?
Ann injured child that is really asking for help? Head injuries have been known to cause eye bleeding, or Subconjunctival Hemorrhage. Can it be the case where a child suffered a heavy blow to the head and wondered into a home in a state of semi-consciousness asking for help? This would explain the odd speech or manner these children are reported in (in some cases).

  • hall442

    Interesting. This appears to be demonic in nature. The “injured child” scenario does not explain antiquated clothing, and a vocabulary inconsistent with age.

    The need to be “invited in” is metaphorical. Very intriguing. A vampire (in some tellings of the mythos) needs to be invited into a home before it can feed upon the dwelling’s inhabitants. But it only needs to be invited in once. After that it has free access.

    I would be frightened indeed. Any entity with enough control and reserve of energy to manifest itself physically, must be quite powerful. But it obviously has limitations if it could not enter the house without permission. It’s a very strange combination of paranormal bits…

  • hall442,

    Indeed. Very strange combination of bits.
    Having to be invited, clothing from different time periods, and strange vernacular seem to point to beings from a different period or place.

    The “injured child” explanation was just one that I think is worth mentioning, but in no means could be the only answer.

    Thanks for the comment

  • G

    Has anyone taken a picture of these kids? This freaks me out too much!

  • Blanche

    I have given a different name.
    But I do want to say I have seen this in a real human.
    This person had confided in me years ago that they believed they were demon possed, but did not seek help.
    Then just lately; this happened. Believe me I started praying protection for my family and me.
    Being interested in the supernatural is a dangerous thing.
    That is why all these books and movies are bad for our kids.
    It is good to know just enough to protect your self and help others.
    Other wise; you maybe, the ones who ends up baker acted for some outrageous behavior you would of not done-had you excepted Jesus as your savior and gone to a priest or Christian expert who knows how to
    pray for your exorcism. Then you have to keep your self daily in the Bible and filled with the Holy Spirit, otherwise the spirits comeback and bring more with them.
    Remember that satan is a lair so he will tell you anything to keep you in darkness.
    I wish I had never had to know about this dimension of our world.
    So many people don’t believe it and never have to witness it.
    Remember only the Blood of Jesus can protect you.

  • Chelsea

    Not to be rude, Blanche, but God isn’t the answer for everything…. Not everyone holds a belief in the same religion, and telling people that if they had God this wouldn’t have happened is complete and utter horse crap. I’ve seen so many horrible and strange things in 10 years time. None of them were the result of “not having God”. Belief may save you from certain things, but only if God is relevant to that spirit. Demons vary in religion, so what works for one won’t necessarily work for another. Like I said, I’m not meaning to be rude…. but it isn’t always the case that the person wasn’t religious enough and so they were cursed with demons and spirits……

  • John FS

    Okay. I got here because I Googled about little girls with jet-black eyes. Totally black eyes. I live in South East Asia, thousands of miles from where you all are. About a week ago at the basement parking lot of a mall, around 7pm, my brother got into his car. Not 30 feet away he saw a little girl staring at him with totally jet-black eyes. He didn’t think much of it but did wonder why would her parents allow her to roam the parking lot alone. The girl vanished before his eyes. My brother is not known to be afraid of anything, but I could sense fear in his voice when he related it to me immediately after. Tonight his indoor CCTV stopped recording for 3 minutes at 7pm and when he reviewed he heard the sound of his son’s toys and some loud bangs. There was no one home then. He’s freaked out and has brought his family to my mom’s place for the night

  • Suckmy Koc

    my friend, lets call him jeff,

    fucked around with a ouaji board when he was younger, him and his ignorant friends broke the circle, whatever that means, apparently thats not good. I never believed in this ghost story shit until i started hearing various stories about these odd occurances.

    this friend of mind had the exact same encounter with a small girl with black eyes , 
    her saw her in the middle of the street on his way to the mosque one night , she was sitting in underneath a street light drawing shit on the road with chalk, she looked up at him with them black eyes.

    This fucked with me mentally and my quest for knowledge on the subject led me here. im not one to believe, i am not a particularirly religious person, but shiiit, i dunno what the fuck to think anymore. some things cant be explained logically.

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