Black Eyed Kids are a more recent phenomena and few reports exist, though the ones that do are extremely odd, even terrifying. David Weatherly is the most known researcher on the topic, collecting his work in a book called The Black Eyed Children. A website called Phantoms and Monsters has collected two recent encounters below:
On February 19, 2017 Youtuber and, I think, airplane pilot, Steph Evalyn, related her bizarre real life experience:
“Keep in mind this was before I knew anything about black-eyed children, all this stuff. Also there is a witness to my story so I know I wasn't going freaking crazy. I wasn't hallucinating. I wasn't whatever. I wasn't on drugs or anything like this. It was just a normal day.
It was summertime. It was mid-June, I believe. It was 40 degrees (Celsius). Boiling hot. And I had a day off from work... and also because I remember it was so nice to not be working and to be relaxed and to be at the mall. And it was like sunshine outside. Everything was happy. I ate sushi which I frigging love sushi. I stayed at the mall until about sunset but it wasn't like completely dark yet. Okay. It was just like that time of the day, you know, the sky's looking all beautiful. Like pinks and purples and stuff like this. So the day was finishing and we were leaving the mall. And I went to the car with my friend and most people had left at this time so there were not a lot of cars in the car parking. It was just my car and in front of my car there was like a big jeep with like huge massive windows. And I sat in the car with my friend and we were trying to like find a radio channel because I like to drive with my music so were trying to find some music before we started driving.
So we were sitting there chilling and trying to find music, whatever. Taking like my sweet time. And while we're taking our sweet time we see this family like come out of the mall. Now we both did this exactly, like, we just stopped what we were doing and we just started to stare at this family. There wasn't anything particularly super strange about this family like we stopped to notice them. It's just like this feeling they gave. First of all, it was the feeling. We both looked at them kinda scared. And they had a daughter who had long black hair. She was wearing all black. And another child that had black hair. It was a boy. Short black hair and just all black. They looked kinda like Emo children, let's say.
First, like the parents were kind of protecting them but they were, like, kinda, like, (makes a shooing motion with her hands) come on, let's go, let's go, let's go. We were like, what the hell is going on? Then we noticed that the parents and family were walking kind of disturbed. They just looked disturbed. I don't know how else to say it. Something just looked off with the way they were walking, the way they were acting. It just wasn't normal. Then they started to, like, approach the jeep that was in front of us. And the girl was trying to glance at me and my friend and her mom kept doing this to her (uses hands to haphazardly cover face) like don't look. Basically, the way I can describe like how they looked, is if you seen the film Coraline and the normal parents versus the other dimension parents. That's how they were.
They get into the car and then this girl, as soon as she steps in the car, she turns around like super quickly, like behind, and because it's a jeep it had huge windows... like we could see clearly. She looks at us. I will never forget this. She looks straight at me - in the eyes. It was like she was burning into my soul. Her face went from normal to, gosh, like, her eyes went black and I mean black! I'm not even kidding. Black! Like they went black and like her face... It just went, you know like this... (using her hands she pulls her face down so that it looks like it is melting). Her eyes are black! Her eyes are frigging black! She had no... I mean like her eyes were covered, like all of this around here (using her fingers, she traces the outer edges of her eye sockets). It was just frigging black. Oh my god. And she let out this scream as she was looking at me. She was like (mocks a scream). She looked like she was possessed. She wouldn't stop doing it. But like her eyes were black. Her family in the car just weren't saying anything. They weren't stopping her or doing anything. They were just all sitting like robots. And the thing was we weren't thinking about paranormal stuff. We weren't talking about this kind of thing and we just manifested it or whatever. And it was during the day, okay? Okay, during sunset. But it wasn't dark, okay? It was light. And we could see everything. We could fully see her black eye sockets. It was only recently that I researched the black eyed children and then that, like, rang a bell. So that was, like, could it have been?”
Steph never said what happend after the girl screamed but in the comment area of the video, she indicated that she drove away.
“If your all wondering, I obviously DROVE THE HECK OUT THERE AFTER THAT! AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE!!! DIDN'T LOOK BACK! and that was the last time I ever went to that mall."
Source: Youtuber Steph Evalyn, “Are Black Eyed Kids REAL? My Encounter with One | Paranormal Storytime ” Published on February 19, 2017.
The Second Report :
Black-Eyed Man on the Bus -- The Phantom Hoodie Man of I-70 Ohio
Original Report, reproduced here, available on the site Visionary Living
March 7, 2017
Do phantom “hoodie men” haunt the highways of Ohio? Recently I met Chris Fortofer at an event in Dayton, where I talked about the Phantom Running Man of I-675, a hoodie figure with no face, hands, or feet that ran alongside a car on the highway late one night. Chris had his own encounter with a similar figure on another road.
Chris Fortofer has been a subcontract driver for the United States Postal Service for the past seven years. He drives a semi-truck from Dayton, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and back four nights a week hauling mail. He usually arrives in Pittsburgh around 10 PM and gets back to Dayton around 3:30 AM. He uses I-70 through Ohio.
For seven years, nothing unusual has happened on the drive. That changed in May 2015, when Chris encountered a phantom hoodie man standing on the side of the freeway—and acting quite strangely.
Representation of Hooded Man on Ohio Highway
The incident occurred on an otherwise pleasant Sunday morning, about 1 AM. Traffic was light, and there was no unusual weather—it had been a cloudy night.
Chris passed mile marker 140, about 10 miles west of Zanesville, traveling at about 65 miles an hour. Suddenly his headlights hit what appeared to be a man standing on the right shoulder of the freeway. With a shock, he realized the figure was floating off the ground—it had no feet. The “man” was dressed in dark blue jeans and a dark brown hoodie embellished with yellow-gold symbols that looked like college fraternity Greek letters. It had no hands, either.
As he passed by, the figure raised its head as if to look back at him—but there was no face, just empty blackness. Even stranger was that the right shoulder of the figure was flipping back and forth at an incredible speed. “If you take your hand and flip it back and forth as fast as you can—it was even faster than that,” Chris said. “My hand doesn’t even go that quick.” Not to mention how difficult it is to flip a shoulder!
Another semi was behind Chris, and he jumped on his CB radio to ask the driver if he saw the figure, too—but the drive said no, he saw nothing on the shoulder.
Chris, a frequent experiencer of the paranormal, has encountered many weird things, but the faceless, vibrating hoodie man unnerved him so much that he had to call his best friend working night shift at a gas station and tell him about it—he needed to hear a calm, relaxing voice.
Two weeks later, on the same run, and at almost the exact same spot, Chris saw what appeared to be a shadow person stepping into the road. It had one arm raised up, and Chris could see straight through the entity’s mouth.
I asked Chris is there was any possibility that the figure could have been a college frat student, perhaps out on a lark. Did he only seem to have no face, perhaps because of a trick of light and shadow?
“There was no way that was a solid person standing up to the side of the road,” said Chris. “No feet, no hands, and just darkness for the face. It was very creepy.”
Perhaps the flipping shoulder was a symptom of something that was from another dimension, and was not completely materialized in ours. I have long thought that entities, aliens, and mysterious creatures and beings are interdimensional visitors.
What’s going on in Ohio?
From a paranormal standpoint, Ohio is one of the more active states in America. It abounds with hauntings, ghosts, and mystery beings and creatures, and is one of the most active states for UFO activity.
Chris’s story reminded me of another account I recently published, “The Phantom Running Man of I-675 Ohio,” in which a hooded man with no face or hands suddenly appeared beside a car and paced it effortlessly.