Without commenting one way or the other on Blackeyedkid's
unfortunate transformation, I thought I would share my own tale, such as it is.
It doesn't involve a physical encounter or anything like that, but rather a dream. It's probably not related to the "BEK" phenomenon, but some
similarities between the stories and my dream really leaped out at me.
I documented the dream in my infamous "Confessions" thread: Flying
What strikes me in the case of BEKs is the description of the eyes as being all black, because that's what the eyes of the angel in my dream looked
like: they were black with no irises or whites visible. Just shiny black orbs for eyes, like those pictures of
Wes Borland with his contact lenses in
Also, for what it's worth, the angel never spoke, but I understood his intent, as if we were communicating telepathically, and the BEK accounts
suggest some sort of telepathic or psychic influence on the part of the "evil kids".
A silly anecdote, and probably completely off-topic, but I must say that the accounts I've read here, whether true or not, have forced me to give
some fresh thought to the meaning of that dream.
Spirits In A Material World
As I think about the question of BEKs themselves, however, I think BloodyDoll
may well be on to something.
Aside from Blackeyedkid's
report of being touched by one of these "BEKs", none of the accounts I've seen involve the BEKs physically
In other words, BEKs could be apparitions and not physical at all. If so, then maybe my dream has relevance to this phenomenon.
If BEKs are a type of spirit (apparently demonic), then their appearances and behaviors may offer some clues regarding the nature of spirits, and our
relationships to them.
, it's worth noting that the whole "Count Dracula" motif is a relatively new
invention. More ancient vampiric lore held that vampires were blood-sucking demons, typically savage and animalistic in nature, and not the suave,
debonair, aristocrat romantics of the Bela Lugosi persuasion.
In a more general sense, vampires could be considered any sort of spirit which preys on other spirits in an analogous way, such as by draining "life
force", "energy", "mojo" or whatever.
Perhaps BEKs are "vampires" in that more spiritual sense. Or not.
Just a thought.
Nota Bene: I had the "Flying Lessons" dream well before I first watched Haibane
Renmei and became a haibane fan. Ironically, I think it was partly because of that dream and others involving angels that I became such a fan of
the anime. Go figure.
[edit on 3/13/2006 by Majic]