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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Black Eyed Kids: Insidious threat or myth in the making?

S.O.T.T: Stories of Black Eyed Kids - or BEKs as they were swiftly dubbed - have been popping up all over the internet for over a decade, but have yet to achieve any real pop culture notoriety... you'll know when that happens as soon as you start seeing commercials for a Wes Craven's or Eli Roth's new movie based on the "horrifying, real-life phenomena!" This strange trend was first reported by journalist Brian Bethel on January 16, 1998. According to Bethel, two boys approached him while he was sitting in his parked car. Bethel described the kids in prototypical BEK fashion as stylish, olive skinned kids. The boys asked for a ride home explaining that they were on their way to the movies, but had forgotten their money. Bethel claimed that he was overwhelmed by a "fight-or-flight" response, but was nevertheless tempted to allow the boys entrance into the vehicle. He resisted the urge, which seemed to only agitate the boys, who grew ever more adamant that they be allowed into the car. It was then that Bethel finally noticed their "coal black" eyes, whereupon he was momentarily paralyzed with fear...read more>>>...

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