E30 | Black Eyed Kids, Elevator Creeps and Insidious Invitations
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The bone-chilling lore of the ‘black eyed kids’ (BEKs) has been knocking on the door of internet forums and popular culture over the past several years, so much so that the lines of its credible origins have been blurred with that of fictional ‘creepy pasta’ stories. But what are the allegedly true encounters, and how does this demonically prepubescent phenomena relate to historic, cultural folklore around the world? Well, turn the volume up and the porch light on, because tonight we recount the harrowing nocturnal tales of eye witnesses and discuss the potential reality of yet another type of nefarious traveler requiring invitation and seeking the the darkest of outcomes.. Don’t let them in!

Also.. grocery store weirdos, Fright Night seduction, and Pauly Shore validates Chris

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TIMESTAMPS:

00:03:20 | Black Eyed Kids Introduction 00:07:50 | Black Eyed Kids Scenario 00:13:09 | Hitchhiker Lore 00:15:38 | More Brian Bethel Backstory 00:22:17 | Bethel story background 00:25:09 | Brian Bethel Account 00:34:44 | Demonic Muppets and Gremlin Stories 00:38:28 | Jon Encounters Grocery Store Demons 00:43:58 | New Orleans Elevator Warlock 00:52:10 | Black Eyed Person - Office Elevator 00:54:55 | The Chilling, True Terror of the Black-Eyed Kids by G. Michael Vasey 00:58:09 | Indiana Fishing Encounter - Black Eyed Demon 01:02:40 | Taken by child-like entities to other world 01:02:08 | Iroquois Myth and other potential BEK origins 01:20:20 | Chris' BEK encounter - Silver Creek Park

MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS 

Encino Man https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/donnie_darko

Event Horizon https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/event_horizon

Fright Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGQ1yMnKjUY

Children of the Corn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHPYu2rrYhk

Mortal Kombat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHIfHL5UgFs

 

RESEARCH SOURCES

Brian Bethel's original Black Eyed kids post: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.folklore.ghost-stories/HFXkIXeq9ec

Archive of "Brian Bethel (reporter) recounts his possible paranormal encounter with BEKs," from the Abilene-Reporter News website, posted 4-13-2013: https://web.archive.org/web/20140818190003/http://www.reporternews.com/lifestyle/columnists/brian-bethel/brian-bethel-recounts-his-paranormal-encounter

Google Group post from 97 - commenter suggested Changeling as a possible explanation:https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.folklore.ghost-stories/HFXkIXeq9ec

Silver Creek Connection? Window Area: http://weekinweird.com/2014/12/08/exclusive-ohio-silver-creek-werewolf-investigation/

Austraila Elevator Encounter | MessageToEagle: http://www.messagetoeagle.com/mystery-of-the-black-eyed-people-why-are-they-so-different-from-the-rest-of-us/

The Black Eyed Kids of The Iroquois Legends Andrew Cross - Macabre Mysteries of the Mohawk Valley: http://ineversausageaplace.com/2013/03/the-black-eyed-kids-of-the-iroquois-legends/

Scandinavian folklore - the Mylingar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myling

Kappa | Japanese folklore - Black Eyed Kid? https://www.britannica.com/topic/kappa-Japanese-mythology

Fairies/ Changeling - European folklore: https://www.britannica.com/art/changeling-folklore

Changeling Poem: https://www.libraryireland.com/articles/FairyChildrenDPJ1-29/index.php

Captives in Fairyland | Katharine Mary Briggs | An Encyclopedia of Fairies - p77: https://www.scribd.com/document/367007616/Briggs-Katharine-Mary-An-Encyclopedia-of-Fairies

Mesmerizing Eyes of Fairies - realfairies.net: https://www.realfairies.net/common-types-of-fairies.html

Ankou - The fairy embodiment of death in Celtic folklore: http://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/page/Ankouhttp://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/page/Ankou

 BOOKS

The Black Eyed Children | David Weatherly

Strange Inturders | David Weatherly

The Chilling, True Terror of the Black Eyed Kids | G. Micheal Vasey

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