Witness Report: My Friend Died after Meeting the Black Eyed Children

Witness Report: My Friend Died after Meeting the Black Eyed Children and their Caretaker


Whether they’re banging on doors at military bases or frightening residential homeowners, the Black Eyed Children show no signs of slowing their terror tour of America, but now these encounters have started to take a darker turn. People are actually dying in strange ways after meeting the BEKs.

Eyewitness accounts continue to spill out from those who’ve had run-ins with the Black Eyed Children, but one of the scariest reports we’ve received about the mysterious visitors came from a woman in rural Vermont who made the grave mistake of letting the mysterious children into her home. Soon after the kids left, her husband was diagnosed with severe skin cancer and she claims she’s now dying in agony. It’s a disturbing account, but she’s not alone.

The following report comes from a woman named Jamilyn who claims that one of her own friends was also suddenly stricken with an aggressive cancer after meeting the Black Eyed Children.


I just read the Week in Weird witness report from the woman who said she’s dying after letting the Black Eyed Kids into her home, and I wanted to share a story about a very close friend who met up with these “children” and who is now dead.

My friend took a road trip to see a friend near Arcata, California. They visited, said their goodbyes, and he stopped by a bar to have a drink before going to his hotel for the night. The bartender was a beautiful woman (my friend was extremely attractive), and she served him and chatted and smiled. After a few more drinks, the woman told him he could stay at her place. She said to leave his car there and she would drive him back the next day, as her place was hard to find and somewhat remote. He took her up on it.

He told me later that he began to be very fearful when they arrived at her home. She took him to her room and of course the inevitable sex experience. He said that he was actually frightened of her then as well, as she was not acting normally, and sounded almost inhuman, in a way.


After laying in bed for while, the woman had fallen asleep and he got up to get water from the kitchen. As he was walking to the sink he saw numerous small, frightening-looking children walking to and fro about the place. It was a large two story house. He wondered what they were doing up at 2-3am if they had school the next day. He also said that they looked at him with completely black eyes and he was terrified of them, that he had a horrible feeling about them.

It turns out the woman owned the bar, and she did return him the next day. She forced him out and he had to walk to the highway.

I met up with him a week or two later and he seemed perfectly fine, but a little frazzled. About a month later, this extremely healthy, athletic individual was diagnosed with bladder cancer and no medication or treatment would impact his condition. He believed it was directly related to that experience with the Black Eyed Children in Arcata. He died about 6 months after his diagnosis.

The thought of little kids with black eyes running around knocking on people’s doors in the middle of the night is scary enough, but the reports of cancer and other strange illnesses take the BEK phenomena to whole new, terrifying level. Don’t let them in.

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  1. lacey

    10/27/2016 at 8:36 AM

    Uh, weird, but bladder cancer is usually linked to (long term) smoking, radiation and chemical exposure, and you’d have to have a lot of exposure to any of those things to acquire bladder cancer so suddenly/severely. Was he a smoker in the past? Was he on any other medications? I do a lot of medical research in my line of work, and single-dose exposure leading to cancer usually means a high dose of radiation was involved. I would definitely be interested in exploring other factors that might have led to his bladder cancer: work history, smoking history, prescription drugs, perhaps getting lots of x-rays as a child? That failing, it would make sense to try to contact the bartender and see if she might have any additional info. There’s a random chance he had a parasitic infection caused by drinking bad water. Did she have a well (her property was remote)?

    Also a note: the story referenced encountering the children in Arcata (far northern California) at the beginning and Auburn in the end (329 miles away).

    • Greg Newkirk

      10/27/2016 at 8:52 AM

      Funny you bring up the radiation exposure. If you check out the first report of deaths connected to the BEK phenomena (linked in the post), there’s details that sound a lot like “Moonburn Syndrome” experienced by people who’ve had close encounters with UFOs. It’s basically radiation burns. Either way, I’ll email her back and see if this guy had a history of smoking.

      The Arcata/Auburn thing is my fault. She originally said it was Auburn but followed up her email to tell me it was Arcata. I fixed the first instance but missed the second.

      • lacey

        10/27/2016 at 9:31 AM

        Interesting. If the BEK were the source of the radiation, then it’s pretty likely the bartender was exposed as well, since they were in her home. Wondering if she’s still well? If something in her home (or water) might be the source of lethal exposure, it’s worth looking into.

        • WendigoRunner

          10/28/2016 at 6:55 AM

          Radiation was my first thought as well. Setting aside my own skepticism for a moment, if we take the stories at face value then perhaps the BEKs are attracted to radiation. The stories usually have them saying that they’re hungry, and that it’s time to eat. Right? It’s just a random idea to add to the mythology, but perhaps they “feed” on the radiation which may have already been present in the water (bladder, he got up in the night for a drink).

          • lacey

            10/28/2016 at 10:57 AM

            Yup, the (known) signs seem to point to radiation exposure. Lots of unknown variables, though. My other thought is chemical exposure. Specifically, methamphetamine. Meth exposure causes your pupils to expand and produces dark, bloodshot eyes. Perhaps black eyed kids live on properties with meth contamination? It seems like the increased incidence of BEK sightings has correlated with increased meth production in the United States.

            Also, most chemicals used to make meth are toxic/carcinogenic. Could be that the property was a former meth lab. Maybe kids were sick and that is why they were up at 2 a.m.; maybe the mother/caretaker was also sick (and thus acting weird). Another theory to throw into the mix.

  2. Dan W

    10/27/2016 at 1:23 PM

    If she was acting strange during sex, I wonder if it was unprotected and her body fluids were poison and entered his body via his urethra and into his bladder.. Maybe she was the Mother of the BEK’s

  3. Lone Wolf

    11/04/2016 at 10:05 PM

    If anyone starts BEK/BEP hunting, they better wear hazmat suits…

  4. Curious

    01/20/2017 at 7:41 PM

    this reads like a typical, albeit condensed, r/nosleep sh*tpost. One thing stands out as very interesting, though: the location of the incident is known, as is the person involved, ie the bar owner. Seems very dangerous to have this reported activity which allegedly resulted in a death, and then no follow-up. Based on all of the lore for the BEK, they couldn’t have been wandering around the house unless the bar owner was one of them / invited them in / whatever, meaning a potential danger still exists for anyone who visits that place / area.

  5. Nurseka

    02/27/2017 at 12:50 PM

    He is focusing too much on the causes for which the friend died, when in fact here the interesting point is that, sono only encountered BEK, but also had sex with what was possibly a BEKS parent; Also what strikes me is; Your friend dies after telling you that and you’re not going to look for the waitress with whom he went to interrogate her; Where is the location of the bar It’s in Acarta if, but where exactly? The story is interesting but fails on many points ….
    Excuse me, my poor English.

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