Parents of the Black-Eyed Children: Encounter With Adult BEKs Surfaces

Parents of the Black Eyed Children: Frightening 90s-Era Encounter With Adult BEKs Surfaces


In 1998, the first reports of the Black-Eyed Children began to surface online, with appearances cited in Abilene, Texas and Portland, Oregon. For the next two decades, the reports of creepy children began to appear in frightening stories that permeated the internet, books, and even films. But despite theories of alien/human hybrids, evil origins, and other attempts at digging up the truth, one question has always remained: who are the parents of the Black-Eyed Kids?

Now a woman has come forward with her own encounter from the 90s that might just answer that question. Her story is one of the few I’ve come across that involves Black-Eyed Adults, and falls perfectly into the timeline that sparked the arrival of the Black-Eyed Kids.

Melissa S. writes in with this story from Pennsylvania:


Years ago when I was a child, I was selling girl scout cookies around my neighborhood. Back then parents were more relaxed and didn’t mind a child going door to door on their own as much as they do today. I lived in a safe neighborhood where nothing really happened.

I was going house to house but I wasn’t having much luck. I saw this red car pull up into the driveway, so I ran to catch them as they exited the car. I was desperate to make some sales.

I saw there were three of them as they got out of the car – two elderly people, one male and one female, and the third person was a young women in her 30s. The elderly people saw me and got really excited. From far away I thought their eyes looked black, but I assumed it was just because of the distance between us.

I didn’t make anything of it, but I thought something was off about them when they started excitedly running up to me. I put a smile on my face, and said hello as they were running up. But my smile turned into an expression of horror when they came right by me and I saw that their eyes truly were pitch black. They had no whites in their eyes.

They looked down at me with huge smiles on their faces. I just froze in place with fear. They looked at each other for a second and the women said something I couldn’t understand to the black-eyed man. They looked right back at me, they were slightly bent down, and just right in my face.

The women who was with them ran up, took their arms to pull them away, and sincerely apologized. She said “I’m so sorry!” and hurried them inside. As soon as she took them and went towards the house, I became unfrozen and ran almost all the way back home.

When I slowed down I started to feel bad. I rationalized to myself that maybe they had some kind of disorder that made them that way. I mean they did behave like two year olds. I tried looking it up years later, attempting to find a disorder that matched what I had seen. But I couldn’t find anything. Still, I thought maybe it was just a rare disorder and that was why I couldn’t find anything.

It wasn’t until a few years ago when I found out about black-eyed children from a friend did I realize that what I experienced was probably supernatural. This raises so many questions. Who were those people, why did they back black eyes? Why was that women caring for them, like they couldn’t care for themselves?

If the theories that these black-eyed people are really alien/human children, then what are they doing living in a human neighborhood? Maybe the combination messed up their genes and made these two mentally ill? I’ll never really know that they were, and why a normal lady cared for them. Makes you wonder what people know that we don’t.

A kid going door to door bumps into the Black-Eyed Adults? Talk about a role reversal.

Did Melissa bump into the parents of the Black-Eyed Children? Or could it simply be a case of a child meeting people with a mysterious disorder? Have you had or heard of an encounter with a Black-Eyed Adult? We want to hear from you! Drop us a line on Facebook, tweet us @WeirdHQ, or start a conversation in the comments below.


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  1. Maggie Hollis

    08/20/2015 at 3:42 PM

    Blackeyed Pope

    • Greg Newkirk

      08/20/2015 at 6:08 PM

      I’m never going to church again.

      • j milner

        01/23/2016 at 4:17 PM

        why would anybody WANT to go to church to begin with? I dont know about the rest of you, but for me, being highly allergic to B.S. means i cant go near one of those places without breaking out in acute cynicism of antiquated superstitious beliefs. Causing me to vomit with disgust at the sheer arrogance, intolerance and hypocrisy of it all! GROSS!

        • Greg Newkirk

          01/23/2016 at 4:34 PM

          Tell me how you really feel.

        • Austin

          02/25/2016 at 6:56 AM

          Yet here you are reading stories on black eyed people werewolves and UFO’s. Makes sense.

          • Austin

            02/25/2016 at 6:57 AM

            ^The hypocrisy of it all. Gross.

          • Missy J.

            06/21/2016 at 9:38 AM

            LOL @ Austin

        • Jen

          06/23/2016 at 4:07 PM

          True that

        • Josh

          09/27/2016 at 11:15 PM

          I bet you like the smell of your own farts

  2. Lee Kirkland

    08/20/2015 at 5:05 PM

    Jennifer Kirkland! Welp, your life may have just been ruined.

    • Jennifer Kirkland

      08/20/2015 at 5:06 PM

      I hate this.

    • Greg Newkirk

      08/20/2015 at 6:09 PM

      They just want to be your friend. To talk, hang out, go on trips and stuff. You know, to hell.

  3. cyndi

    10/11/2015 at 10:26 AM

    These stories of black eyed peeps really twist my mind. I am creeped out.

  4. cassandra

    11/04/2015 at 7:52 AM

    black eyed children are real, its very rare to see them but its a very rare disorder.

  5. dean pepler

    12/27/2015 at 11:06 AM

    i really hope Black eyed kids exist.

  6. Plb

    02/08/2016 at 8:35 PM

    Perhaps they were adults who had let the black eyed children into their home? Perhaps it is like the story of the changeling where the souls is replaced

  7. Jennifer Kirkland

    08/06/2016 at 5:53 PM

    Ok, now you can just stop with this black-eyed nonsense!

  8. matthew leggett

    08/06/2016 at 11:45 AM

    love the black eyed kids phenomenon ,,greg i ve heard so many stories ,,jim harold on the paranormal podcast gets amazing stories from the public some not so creepy ,,i remember one that brought an ex marine running for his weapon when he opened the door to one ,,it vanished ,

  9. Beth

    01/13/2017 at 4:18 PM

    OMG, its Keira Knightley

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