Have you ever been alone, ready to start your vehicle and pull out of a parking lot one night and a pair of children approach you? They stop at the driver’s door and tell you that they forgot their tickets for some concert or their friends took off and left them at the mall? That they wanted a ride to get home? They seemed to be talking in a manner well beyond their years. Don’t look at you directly, but cast their eyes down. And when you offer to call on your cell phone their phone number to contact their parents, they start demanding for the ride. You get ready to roll down the driver’s side window when they look up at you and you noticed that their eyes are black. A feeling of uneasiness overcomes you. Suddenly you want to roll down that window or open your door. You fight it and suddenly start the engine and take off. But as a feeling of “what the hell did I leave two kids like that?” comes to mind, you head back, but find no kids at all. Deep down you are relieved you hadn’t found them.
Those may have been ordinary children, or a legend that has been happening a lot. Black-eyed children are young people, often children, with eyes that are solid black with no differentiation between sclera, pupil, or iris, and are occasionally reported to have blue or bluish tinted skin like that of a corpse. Those who report encounters with them often feel that the children were somehow supernatural and extremely dangerous though they could not explain why.Often they can be seen playing games and singing the nursery songs "old man long legs" or "he jumped into a bramble bush" in abandoned, or near deserted areas, sometimes the reports talk of them appearing at one’s doorstep, usually alone or in a pair. They appear to be unusually confident and yet, shy. They avoid your gaze and look down hiding their eyes, but speaking with an eloquence far beyond their apparent age. Often using the mannerisms and speech patterns of an adult, they occasionally possess the voice of an adult. They will usually attempt to talk the victim into allowing them entry into their home to use a telephone or to be safe from some unspecified danger. Occasionally when seen outside the home, they will immediately stop their play and stare at you, or if possible approach you asking for a place to stay or trying to talk you into giving them a ride home. Often, people begin to agree to their requests against their better judgment, even though the request will seem vaguely unsettling, without realizing why it is. Should you discover that their eyes are completely black, the children become very angry and insist you complying with their demands. Some people who have encountered these children feel that they may have been using some form of low-level mind control to get them to comply.
Experiences involving the black-eyed kids generally do not explain the cause of their eye color or the origins of the children themselves. Legend says that they might be the spirits of lost or murdered children. That they could be harbingers of ill will and personal doom. Or that they are aliens. The encounters emphasize that the children must be voluntarily admitted or invited into the house or car in question, and in this way are reminiscent of some vampire legends. However it is unspecified what happens should you comply with their demands as no reports of the black-eyed children have included that happening. At least, none we know of. Maybe it means the death of those that comply.
Next time you’re alone at home and a knock comes at the door, if you peek out your window and see kids standing on your porch and it is not Halloween, maybe, just maybe, you shouldn’t open that door. For they may be black-eyed children. What do you think?