Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Day 5 May Monster Madness -- Creepy Black Eyed Kids

Today is day 5 of May Monster Madness, and I've been featuring monsters known around Texas. May Monster Madness is a bloghop hosted by Annie WallsSomething wicKED This Way Comes, and  Little Gothic Horrors. 

Today will be short & creepy. Wednesdays, I meet with my writing partner for coffee. So no sketch. Boo!

Introducing, the Black Eyed Kids, first known report (1988), you guessed it, Abilene, Texas. Brian Bethel retells the event here. a.k.a. the BEKs.

After numerous accounts of these creepy kid encounters across the nation, David Weatherly wrote about book about them. This is a fabulous review by Horror Talk.

Here is Two Crows Paranormal, David Weatherly's excellent blog.

Never invite them into your home!

Are they aliens? Vampires? or some weird hybrid?
 
Insidious threat or myth? I don't know about you, but I'm certainly not taking any chances! Muah! Ha! Ha!


14 comments:

  1. It's all happening in Texas! these guys are freaky!
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  2. Who those kids are scary looking! Kind of like Children of the Corn with alien-like eyes. Who knew there were so many scary creatures in Texas? I'm not sure how many mythical beasts there are here in NJ (I only know of the Jersey Devil).

    Hope your writing is going well! Thanks for checking in with me :-)

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  3. Not inviting those into my house either!

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  4. I have never heard of these Black Eyed Children, but there's nothing creepier than black eyes. I'm not sure if you will have seen Sapphire and Steel (80s British TV, Johanna Lumley and David Mcallum), but there is one episode with ghosts and at one point Sapphire is possessed and her eyes turn black and it totally freaked me out as a kid :).
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  5. The eyes are such a cool tool for fiction. And black eyes? Well, scary. It's hard to look at a humanoid with dark orbs for eyes and not wonder what's missing from the brain behind.

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  6. Wow! What a creepy story! We don't have any cool urban legends like that around here, at least not that I know of. But that's probably a good thing, otherwise I'd be scarred of black-eyed children every time I had to walk to my car in a dark parking lot.

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  7. I never realized there were enough of these poor onyx-eyed little ones meandering the earth and causing havoc and mayhem to warrant an entire category. THIS is why I don't read or watch scary things.

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  8. Wow! Never heard of these black-eyed kids but yeah, they look pretty effin' creepy!
    Although, I'm sure they're not as creepy as the Black Eyed Peas ;-D

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  9. Yikes! I've seen these scary things in movies and they are really freaky! I had no idea they started in Texas though. Great post! :-)

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  10. There are few things scarier than creepy kids. It's that beautiful juxtaposition between our presumption of their innocence and their actual evilness. Excellent stuff.
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  11. The black eyed children really capture my imagination, probably because there's nothing more sinister than an evil kid!

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  12. Mark Twain says they are merely future editors! :-) They do look creepy!

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  13. oh my word...I am actually saving all your posts to read later (get them via email)...but I HAD pop in and say oh my gosh those are creepy eyed kids, lol!

    Back later, tater :)

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