When I was working on my movie about BEKs or Black Eyed Kids, I interviewed some different people about their experience with BEKs. They each had a different story but they all seemed very freaked out by their encounters. And after making my movie I’m just as freaked out about BEKs as these people because I had an experience with them too. What do you think? – Sunshine
KYLE, Boise Idaho: “I had a friend call me late one night, totally freaked out. He was out with his girlfriend and they stopped a quickmart to grab some snacks before they were going back to his apartment to start a marathon session of warcraft. When they were parked they had two kids approach the car. The thing that freaks me out the most about this is my friend was so shaken by what happened he called me to tell me about it before he even drove away. I could hear the fear in his voice when I answered. He told me these two kids knocked on his window and asked for a ride to a bus station a couple miles away. But my friend said both kids had solid black eyes and spoke with such a weird confidence it was almost like they were way older than they looked. Now all this on the surface didn’t seem that freaky to me. But my friend was so shaken up you know? Like really up set. He said the kid who was doing all the talking just kept insisting, like he knew if he asked long enough my friend would give in to him. He said that he even caught his hand moving to open the door without wanting to, like the kid had some sort of mind control over him. Well eventually the kids got the message and left. I told my friend to hang in there and we hung up. My friend drove out of the parking lot and was hit by a semi truck, killing both him and his girlfriend instantly. The semi-truck driver told the police that he swerved to avoid two kids walking by the side of the road.”
KEVIN, Sacramento, California: I don’t know what Black Eyed kids are. I don’t think they’re human. It’s hard to describe the feeling you get when you meet one. You can tell people that you have an instant reaction, you’re terrified for reasons you’re not quite sure, but it doesn’t really ring true until you experience it yourself. I’ve been fascinated by the idea of Black Eyed Kids ever since I first read about them in 2001. After obsessing for years but little luck with finding someone who had actually seen one in real life I decided to try and seek one out myself. The old stand by, be careful what you ask for, definitely applies in this case. It’s like they knew I was looking for them because one day I had a knock on my door and there, right before me, stood a skinny, pale, kid with solid black eyes. I’ve seen a couple ghosts in my lifetime and each time it’s a pretty creepy experience. But this kid at my door was a whole different stratosphere of fear. I couldn’t shut the door fast enough. I spent the next month living in fear, apologizing to whatever god is out there that heard my calls to meet one of these things in person because I was wrong when I thought I wanted to.
SIOBHAN, Springfield, Oregon: “I had never heard of BEKs before the night one appeared at my door and now I wish I could forget them. I was working late at my office and I took a break to go have a smoke. It was a rainy night so I just snuck out the back door because it has a small covered area but it’s dark back there and I usually don’t like to smoke out there alone. So I was out there for about twenty seconds when I heard a voice behind me. Like I said, it was late and rainy so I was obviously shocked to hear any sort of voice but when I spun around and saw the kid with black eyes she sent shivers down my spine. I’ve since read about these things and the one I met did the pretty much normal M.O. She asked if I could give her a ride home. She just stood there in the rain, soaking wet but it was like it didn’t bother her at all. I didn’t even answer, I was too freaked out. I dropped the cigarette, side stepped the kid and went inside. I locked the door behind me. I swear as I stepped by her I heard a low growl coming from that girl. I spent the night at the office that night and I don’t smoke anymore. Once you encounter one of these things your life is never the same.”