“When you look into a human being's eyes you can see the light within them and these things had no light at all.”
– Brian Bethel
LOCATION: Near the old Westwood Twin Theater at 3440 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79603, where journalist Brian Bethel was in a nearby parking lot and encountered two "Black Eyed Kids."
The accounts of encounters with Black Eyed Kids vary with their observable details, except for two main factors: their dead, black eyes which you see and can never forget and the feeling of utter horror and doom which you will continue to feel every time you think about them. If the eyes truly are "windows to the soul" then these entities have no soul, or that soul resides in hell. Remember that the next time you hear a knock and think it's just a harmless kid or two, and all they want is some Halloween candy, or to use your phone, or a ride, or to come in and warm up, because what they will take is something you literally can't live without.
- The Duende
- "Mystery Solved? Brownsville residents remember Alton Gloor cemetery"
- El Cucuy or El Coco
- The old Westwood Twin Theater in Abilene, TX
- Backstory to the cartoon characters portraying the band members of Gorillaz
- Astonishing Legends, Questionable Facts, an examination of the Kelly-Hopkinsville case by Blake Smith of the Monster Talk podcast
- Gary Michael Vasey's scary story blog, My Haunted Life Too
- 10 Bizarre But Chilling Encounters With Black-Eyed Children from Listverse.com
- Brian Bethel Interview Part 1, from Strange Chronicles from the Graveyard Shift
- Brian Bethel Interview Part 2, from Strange Chronicles from the Graveyard Shift
- Black Eyed Kids on Wikipedia
- Website for artist Saga-Mariah Sandberg
- The Myling – The ghost children of Scandinavian folklore
- The Black Eyed Kids (BEKs) apparently have their own Facebook page
- The Ghost of Leandra Morales at San Angelo
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Episode 88: Black Eyed Kids Part 2. Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Audio Editing by Sarah Vorhees; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a.k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Copyright 2017 Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.