It’s late at night. Perhaps you’re alone, or maybe your spouse or roommate is sleeping upstairs.
There’s a knock at the door.
Instead of acting protective, your pet runs away or hides nearby, whining and cringing.
You check the peephole, or look out the window, and see two kids. They’re probably blonde, with long bangs hiding their eyes. Without you saying a word, they know you’re there. They ask to use your phone. They’re in trouble, they say. Their mother is waiting for them. Please, can they come in and use your phone?
As you begin to open the door, a terrible sense of fear and dread overwhelms you. You want to help those children–anyone would–but every instinct you have is screaming at you, warning you not to open that door.
When you back away, the children get less polite and more insistent. You must let them in.
And then you see their eyes through the peephole. They are solid black, with no whites visible.
You’re unable to sleep for the rest of the night, even though you watched through the window as they finally left your house and walked down the street.
The next morning, you find a word carved into your door.
Soon, it says.
I’ve just described a typical encounter with the black-eyed kids. Many say they are an urban legend, but there are hundreds–if not thousands–of so-called true encounters on the Internet. Reddit has a large thread where people regularly report their personal stories.
Sometimes the kids’ eyes are described as all black, other times as having black irises or weirdly dilated pupils. In each case, the person felt like they were in a trance, compelled to help the children and open the door, until they saw the strange eyes.
If black-eyed kids are more than legend, what are they? There are many theories, ranging from aliens to ghosts to vampires, which I suspect came about because the kids have to be invited in, much like Dracula and his buddies.
And even more intriguing, what happens if you do let them in? I could only find one such account, and the guy said he fell into a trance where he felt like he was being torn apart before his girlfriend came home and rescued him.
Have you met a black-eyed kid, or do you know someone who has? What do you think these children are after? What are they?
PS: For more creepy children, check out this post.