Aside from the silly users proclaiming "they can be BEKs" or the whole ridiculous notion that rich kids are buying contact lenses to give a good scare to innocent people in their homes and cars (even if it is suburbia) we should approach the case from all perspectives.
This is what I have done in coming up with the assumptions that they are an indication that these creatures are from the plane of Death. Like I said
earlier, it is easier for any "otherworldly" creature to possess the form of a child i.e. demons, spirits and even to a certain extent aliens - this
1 - as humans it is natural that we would not assume a child to be dangerous or "different", if they act odd then we brush it off as them being
silly or simply strange (which is usually normal)
2 - it is easier to assume the form of undeveloped human, i.e. there are no scars, wrinkles, other signs of ageing and other conditions that are
inherent with the process of maturity, therefore being a kid is completely liberating because it enables the individual to do what "they want" -
this point is driven more to the point by the odd appearance and awkward presence that Men In Black have (completely unrelated to this topic) - but
more people recognise the "bad make-up", "strange mechanical voice" and "out-dated" suits or cars, because the people or creatures or aliens (or
whatever the MIB are) are basically interpreting the adult human form (government authoritative official) from the studies or research data they have
acquired, this might have become outdated and will most definitely never fit in - because we all are aware of how fast cultural trends, language and
even society changes. But with children it's always easy, especially if they haven't reached the adolescent stages of maturity.
However, as you have indicated Nightwin it's true that some people have encountered an "adult-form" of the phenomena, this falls back into what I
was stating earlier. Although it is a recommended choice to assume the visual appearance of a child it's not to say that these creatures have not
also attempted being an adult. BUT, I do know that the majority (if not all documented) of BEK cases regarding a BEK attempting to enter a house or
car have always been related to the appearance of the BEK as a child. And again this is because a child is seen as a vulnerable and innocent in our
society, and trust me MANY people along with god knows what else is out there know this and this is why children are always the main target for
paranormal experiences i.e. poltergeist, demonic possessions, spiritual contact.
My only issue at the moment is whether these "deadties" or "death men" whatever you want to call them are actually taking on the appearance of a
child or possessing a child (alive or dead)? the same goes for the adult form cases as well.
As for their persistence to enter one's home, I can only fathom that this is because they seek interaction/communication with a live individual
"within their own realm" - like I stated earlier, you need to "invite" Death from your doorstop. Being that they are creatures from the
plane/dimension of Death they cannot simply run around at their will because they need to adhere to our reality's dimensional laws and physics.
As I said I am currently doing philosophical research into the possibility of the hypothesis that there is an alternate realm on top of ours which is
that of the thin veil of Death. I refer to is as the Death plane, but this does not mean I am referring to it as the spiritual world or the afterlife.
If anything the Death plane is the "gray" between the white and black, it is the darkness whence we came (from pre-birth) to where we go
(post-death), however it is simply a transitional area or space, just as the "Dream world" is another place where we travel when we fall asleep or
when people astral project or meditate etc...
I believe death is a space that can be explored and is also a dimensional plane opposed to ours, bu