I've managed to run into a copy and paste of Brian Bethel's experience of an encounter with Black Eyed Kids. The post was originally on a newsgroup space online but over the years has been taken down. Technology being what it is, this account has been saved by many people and re-posted online. The link I'm about to post is connected with an internet 'conversation' with a chat group and a Mr. Jon Northwood, so Northwood's account of a very frightening encounter with BEKs immediately follows Bethel's.
Here's the material:
Bethel and Northwood accounts of BEKs
Now this was apparently re-posted by Bethel, as well. I have copied the latter part of the posting from the above page to place here. These accounts appear to have been posted and re-posted by Bethel in an attempt to sort out what might be going on concerning these Black Eyed Children.
Just below is Bethel's explanation for re-posting his account and the Jon Northwood account of BEK experiences. Bethel's words are in bold just to stand out from my own text:
[Jon Northwood has just ended his account with the comment, "I'm freaked out, people."]
"As was I, for obvious reasons.
Okay, now, the commentary:
I've been haunted -- no pun intended -- by this story ever since I decided to share it. Rather than the ridicule I expected, it seems that it touches some sort of strange, primal chord in people.
I've been trying, of course, to move beyond and forget these events, but inevitably something comes along to remind me of it.
Apparently, I've become something of an urban legend. I have people ask me all the time on the Net: "Hey, did you read the ghost story about the guy who saw the black-eyed kids who wanted to get in his car?"
"Yeah, that was me."
And that's something I can't seem to get the point across about. This was not "cool." It was not "just like being in a Stephen King novel!" or any of the inane comments that sometimes go along with it. It was real, though sometimes it made me feel crazy.
And now, I have a report from someone I trust that an extremely similar event has occurred -- and even resulted in the death of someone, at least indirectly.
In a word: Help?
I need thoughts. I need ideas. I need to calm down. ;) But beyond that ... I just want to know what people think about this?
I've protected myself in my own manner. I am not worried about any danger to me. But this is too close to what I experienced to be mere coincidence.
Your thoughts are welcomed.
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