I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

As many of our regulars know, we have several articles involving the mysterious phenomenon know as the BEKs or Black Eyed Kids.

For those of you who are new to this curious subject, Black Eyed Kids are described as young children ranging in age from 8 to 18. They are most often said to emanate an aura of malevolence, but the most shocking aspect of these “children” is their solid black eyes. Eyes that seem to look inside you and touch your innermost fears.

The modus operandi of BEKs is to appear at someones door and request entry. It is speculated that they rely on their young appearance to throw off the unsuspecting “victim” so as to gain some sort of compassionate edge.

There are other aspects that I could cover, but I don’t want to get too far off track. Suffice it to say, there will be associated content links at the bottom of this page so you can explore this subject to your hearts content.

So, lets head into this latest BEK event courtesy of TwoCrowsParanormal:

Phantom BEKs

This account of a pair of BEKs in Pittsburgh, PA was recently sent to me. Oddly, one of the children doesn’t seem to have fully materialized during this encounter. This led the witness to believe he had seen a ghost, but perhaps it’s a clue as to the true nature of these beings.

“My wife and I moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 2001. She had family in the area and she’d always wanted to be close to them. At first, we rented an apartment for a year while we settled into new jobs. Once the year was up and we had decided to stay in the area, we started looking for a house.

By 2002, we moved into our own house, a one story place that we found for a good price. The neighborhood was clean and quiet and within a couple of months we had met most of the families on the block. It was a great place to live.

My wife and I both worked about the same hours, so except for occasional overtime, we usually arrived home around the same time. This strange incident happened to us in September of 2002. It was a weekday around the later part of the month. I got home first and my wife about a half hour after me. We talked for a minute but my wife wasn’t feeling too well, so she went to the bedroom to lay down. I was sitting in the living room, watching some sports.

About fifteen minutes after my wife had gone to the bedroom, there was a knock at the front door. It was sort of loud and I didn’t want it to wake her so I put my drink and the TV remote down and quickly got up. It was strange because the knocking just kept going, the person wouldn’t let up. When I opened the door, there was this kid standing on the step. He was wearing a gray hooded top and his hands were stuck in the pockets.

I wondered for a moment how he had been knocking because his hands were in his pockets. I’d never seen this boy in the neighborhood before. He was staring straight at me and his look was rather mean. Before I even said anything, this kid says “I want to come into your house now.” The hair on the back of my neck went up, this kid’s tone was so cold. He looked about ten years old, and this didn’t sound right coming from him.

I looked at him and realized his eyes were solid black. I felt like I was starting to panic. I don’t know why I did it, but I looked beyond him, out to the street. Maybe I was hoping there was someone else out there, I don’t know. When I looked back at the boy, I only glanced at his face, I couldn’t stand those eyes. Then I glanced down and realized I couldn’t really see his feet. I know how strange this sounds, I don’t really know how to explain it, it’s almost like his legs just faded away.

I slammed the door on him and turned around to see my wife rushing into the room. She looked frightened and said to me; “There’s a kid knocking on the bedroom window and he has black eyes!” I was so stunned I didn’t know what to say. I opened the front door again but there was no one there. I ran outside and went to the corner of the house where our bedroom windows were, again there was no one there.

There must have been two of those kids, but I simply can’t imagine that they were able to get away from the house so quickly. There was something so unnatural about the boy I saw standing on the steps and I’ve never understood why I couldn’t see his feet.

For a long time, I thought that we had seen ghosts. It’s only in the past year that we came across stories of the black eyed children on the Internet. We now believe this is what we witnessed.

Thankfully, they never returned.”

My initial reaction has this one teetering on the edge of reality for me. The story does have some aspects of believability, but it also gives the impression of an amateur writer attempting to get his feet wet. Of course, I’m in no way calling it a hoax, but I do have reservations.

With that said, I welcome reader response and hope you were at the very least, entertained.

A big thanks goes out to TwoCrowsParanormal. We hope this drives a little traffic their way.

Associated Content:

GT: New Black Eyed Kids Encounter
GT: The Strange & Creepy Phenomena: Black Eyed Kids
GT: ‘black eyed kids’ paranormal phenomenon?

  • RednGreen

    Another excellent find! Of all the stuff on GT, I tend to find the BEK stories the hardest to believe, but among the most intriguing if they really are true. And therein lies the problem- may be true, may not be. *shrug*

  • AaronD2012

    I think the BEK’s are some of the most interesting stories. Having spent a fair deal of time in Pittsburgh myself, I’m tempted to say the story describes half the hoodlems that run the streets there.

  • I think these BEK stories are the most fascinating of all. Possibly, because it’s a relatively knew phenomenon.

  • Ashley

    My question is: you’ve got ten people in a room. Six of them have experienced some form of paranormal activity. The other four people have never had a paranormal experience. Is it where the person lives that has them seeing ghosts, and the other people who don’t see ghosts almost choose not to? Are some people more open – minded meaning they have a better shot at experiencing a ghost? Others aren’t open – minded or skeptics so they choose to ignore a ghost encounter? I just don’t get how some see ghosts and others don’t? I hope I got my point across of what I’m trying to say! 🙂

  • AaronD2012

    The noted tendency of people who do not believe, or who are not “open” to seeing ghosts, and consequently do NOT see them….IMO is a strong case for the whole phenomenon to have been generated from the imagination or mind of the one who IS experiencing them. However, there are cases where people who originally do not believe, and are downright “scofftics” who are forced to reconsider their positions by experiences that defy any effort to explain. Now THESE cases are definitely worth looking into. This is where discernment is needed. In your scenario, 6 out of 10 people have the same experience. Could the ghost be partial in it’s selection? Maybe. Did the 6 people give similar testimonials seperately–without the benefit of corroberation– and without a chance to rehearse? Or did you mean 6 of the 10 present have had “A” paranormal encounter at some point in their life? I’m inclined to say the best encounters are when an outright skeptic who doesn’t believe is litterally whacked upside the head with something so bizzarre they can’t explain it with their typically “rational/logical” explanations…and in the aftermath they convert to a believer.

  • Question, why does NO ONE ever get a real picture of these kids? Everyone practically has a camera phone.

  • jojogirl900

    oh,my gawd…..here is a site that has this suituwation http://www.BEKmovie.com/

  • G-O-D

    I have one but will never share it for NDA reasons.

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