What would you do?
I have an open mind. I’ve experienced and seen enough weirdness in my life from moving around and traveling quite a bit during my childhood. While other kids wanted to be doctors or ballet dancers when they grew up, I wanted to hunt down Nessie and Bigfoot. I don’t even think they had a name for it back then, but nowadays they’re called cryptozoologists.
I’m also very skeptical and suspicious of others. But I think just about anything is possible, and I love to read about weird crap.
I have an email subscription to the Coast to Coast newsletter. I don’t have time to listen to the show, but I like to read the summaries about what was on. This particular segment creeped me out when I read it. Kids make me uncomfortable as it is – except my kids. As I’ve mentioned before in another post, I was never the motherly type before I had kids. I’m a little more tolerant of other people’s children now, but they still make me uneasy.
However, if these kids showed up on my doorstep… Well, first of all, I wouldn’t open the door.
Filling in for George on Tuesday night, Rob Simone (email) welcomed author, paranormal investigator, cryptozoologist, and ufologist, David Weatherly, who delved into his fascinating study of the Black Eyed Children phenomenon. Painting a picture of a typical incident, he described what happened to a man named Paul who was home alone when he heard knocking at the door. He opened the door and saw two kids about 10 years old, standing on his steps with their heads down. “Hey, we just thought we’d stop in for a bit,” they said. Paul thought they had the wrong house, but the kids kept insisting that they be asked in. He stepped forward to get a better look, and when they made eye contact he saw their entire eyes were solid black, including the sclera.
The incidents or visitations usually involve from 1-3 children, and they speak in a monotone voice, repeating the same phrases (always requesting to be let inside), which suggests they may be attempting some kind of mind control or hypnosis, Weatherly said. Their skin is usually described as being pale or pasty, and they often seem to vanish at a moment’s notice, he continued. In another case, a man in Dallas suddenly saw a boy at his door as he was arriving home. The boy repeated “I think it’s food time. You should invite me inside.” Intriguingly, the man’s protective pit bull which initially came running toward the front door, cowered when it got closer to the boy, and then reportedly whimpered and hid under the bed for days afterward.
I think it’s food time. You should invite me inside.
Creepy little bastards. What would you do?