Okay, guys. Super exciting day! I’m switching up the blog content a smidge to make things more interesting for both you and me. I’m going to write about some paranormal things, stuff I find weird, strange, and/or spooky, perhaps some bits on myths and various creatures. I spend a lot of time reading about that stuff anyway; might as well slap some up on the blog, right? Right.
Don’t worry, I’ll still post about my books and writing, too. I just wanted to shake it up.
So today, we have the black-eyed children. This falls under the Urban Legend category.
Wikipedia describes these adorable, little demons thus: “Black-eyed children (or black-eyed kids) are an urban legend of supposed paranormal creatures that resemble children between the ages of 6 and 16, with pale skin and black eyes, who are reportedly seen hitchhiking or panhandling, or are encountered on doorsteps of residential homes. Tales of black-eyed children have existed since the 1950s.”
They remind me a little of that movie: The Grudge. Do you remember it? There was a creepy kid that looked like this.
Anyway, the creepy black-eyed kids in these stories are different. In this case, they run around, bumming rides and begging for change and…showing up on doorsteps, asking to use the phone?
The latter is, of course, the creepiest. According to what I’ve read, they get rather demanding if you try to ignore them.
Personally, I’d love to see who the little creepos would call. I’d totally eavesdrop on that weirdness. I wouldn’t let them in, though. No, thank you.
Some theories as to what they are include: aliens, vampires, or ghosts.
Let us briefly explore the possibilities.
Aliens: hmm. Maybe. I could see it. Say you’re trapped on an alien planet. At some point, you need to find a way to function on said planet. You study a species for a while (preferably the one with the most comfortable lifestyle), figure out what motivates them to share whatever you need (such as maternal instinct), and whip up a disguise that elicits the response you want. I get it.
Vampires: Pale skin, weird eyes, these are some vampire characteristics. Plus, they really want that invitation into your house. A vampire might also require rides, money, and phone calls.
Ghosts: Again, pale skin, dark eyes, ghostly ghostness, for sure. Ghosts are souls who are supposedly stuck here because of unfinished business. I guess, ghostly unfinished business might include needing a ride, money, or a phone call. You’ve got to facilitate that, somehow, amIright?
Basically, this whole urban legend boils down to creepy kids asking for stuff. How scary is that, really? Not very. As long as you don’t let them in your house…