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The Black Eyed Children

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Residing on the fringes of the paranormal are these black eyed kids. B.E.K.S. Are they a diabolical threat or the stuff of urban legend.

"Just let us in, this won't take long."

Strange children are appearing around the world.

Attired in old fashioned clothing, their skin is pale and their mannerisms awkward.

Their most startling trait however, is their solid black eyes.

They ar
Paperback, 227 pages
Published 2012 by Leprechaun Press
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Oct 04, 2012 Regan rated it it was amazing
“Invite us in. It won't take long.”

Creepy is the first word that comes to mind when I sat down to write the review on this book; creepy and unsettling.

The book is about a phenomena that plaguing individuals across the World. Eerie children with pasty skin, disheveled clothing, and pure black eyes approaching random people across the globe. I had first heard of this subject approximately 6 years ago when I first started reading into the paranormal. At that time there weren't many stories to be
Sep 06, 2012 Lea rated it really liked it
One of the "fringiest" of paranormal phenomena, finding detailed information on the BEKs (Black Eyed Kids) is extremely difficult -- generally, the same two or three accounts pop up over and over again, leading me to believe this was probably, like slenderman, deliberately created as a hoax or for fun.

I was excited to see that someone had actually written an entire book on the subject, although I didn't expect it to be of much value. I was surprised when reading it, however, to discover that the
Jan 02, 2013 Kyra rated it it was amazing
Ever since discovering Black Eyed Children a few years back (late-night internet browsing FTW), I've been dying to get more information on them. However, the internet stops being helpful pretty quickly. It's littered with anonymous 'stories' that get pretty repetitive, and the few popular ones pop up over and over.

So when I got this book, I was nervous that it would recap everything I already had read. There was a short chapter dedicated to the stories on the Internet, but other than that, it c
Oct 23, 2013 Wyckoffh rated it really liked it
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The Black Eyed Children
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I chose this book because of its creepiness. This book is not a fiction novel, but a book about an investigation. The investigation is of a phenomena that has happened several hundred times over the last few years. People get a knock on their door. A long continuous almost robotic ckknock, not stopping until the door is open. Many people have experienced the knocking, but nothing is there. But sometimes there
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Dec 05, 2013 Carmen J marked it as to-read
May 17, 2016 Ren rated it liked it
Found this book online after taking an interest in the Black Eyed Children legends. While I don't believe in BEKs, I do find the stories fascinating and enjoy reading them.
While this book was fairly interesting and I enjoyed the experience of reading it, I agree with the previous reviews that it could stand much more editing. Not only were there multiple spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors sprinkled throughout, but the use of paragraphs and section headers is erratic at best.
I also t
Apr 18, 2014 Donald rated it really liked it
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There are quite a few accounts of people coming into contact with these Black Eyed Kids. They always seem to be between ten and fourteen, wearing oddly disheveled clothing, and having completely black eyes—pupil, iris, and sclera.

Rather than using the doorbell, they relentlessly knock. They won't come in until invited. "Ask us in, this won't take long." The whole thing is creepy and when someone does experience these BEKs, there is an overwhelming sense of badness, of doom. The are uncannily rep
Mark Grago
Jan 13, 2014 Mark Grago rated it really liked it
I have no idea why this book is so outrageously priced;however,I have my view as to why;I will not share it. This is a subject that is abstruse and clandestine. That said,I have not come into contact with anyone who has had a possible encounter with these mischievous children. It would make a terrific horror movie! I found the prose and manner of this book to be worthy of writing a review,but not to give it away. It will hold your attention and the accounts "appear" to be authentic or,perhaps,cl ...more
Dec 25, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
The stories of encounters with black eyed children are very creepy. Whether they are real or a hoax, this book kept me reading anyway. The author goes into detail about what they may or may not be. Some people think they may be aliens, alien-human hybrids or demons. Some other reviews of this book mentioned the typing errors in the book. I noticed those also. The book definitely could have been proofread better, but there is a book I read that was 100 times worse than this one as far as typing, ...more
Jan 15, 2013 Benjamin rated it it was ok
I read this one for a lark after reading some creepy BEK (Black-eyed Kid) stories on the internet. One you get over the atrocious grammar--the author has idea how paragraphs work or where commas go--, terrible editing, and nonsensical assertions of how paranormal phenomena work, the books is quite enjoyable if you like "true" paranormal stories. It is clear that a lot of effort went into writing this book. It's a shame that it was not polished better in the editing process. It's completely full ...more
Dec 13, 2016 Erika rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, it was captivating, informational, and extremely creepy. I found myself walking to my car at night alone or heading out of the house and checking over my shoulder, wide-eyed and scared. This book got under my skin and got me to spook easier for a few weeks.

I was so curious to read about the BEKs other than my internet searches and am so glad I found this book. It was chilling.

My only critique is that is gets a bit repetitive and a few mis-spellings that had me doing
Zachariah N. Allison
Jan 14, 2014 Zachariah N. Allison rated it really liked it
Probably the most disturbing paranormal phenomenon that nobody has ever heard of. David Weatherly collects eyewitness testimony and couples it with his own insights into what may behind the BEC. A very informative, if not genuinely scary book.
Alex Matsuo
Oct 26, 2014 Alex Matsuo rated it it was amazing
Excellent book retelling not only the folklore theories of what BEK's are, but also sharing the stories of people who have encountered these terrifying beings.
Dennis Ferri
May 13, 2013 Dennis Ferri rated it really liked it
My only problem with this book is that it should have been more thoroughly proof-read. Otherwise it is a fascinating study of BEKs.
Venessa Lombaard Strydom
where do I go read the book?
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