Your comments are welcome and appreciated. I am not by any means stuck on my theory, I just came up with it to explain what I see as the paradox of
BEKs intrigue me because, unlike other urban legends and mythology, they don't make sense! Reading the encounters, it seems obvious that the BEKs
want and/or expect to be trusted and accepted, and get frustrated when they aren't. I think in one of the first reported encounters, one said
something like "Come on mister, let us in. We won't hurt you, we don't even have a gun." Other encounters state, or imply, that the BEKs grow
increasingly demanding and annoyed when the person hesitates, refuses them, or appears to be afraid.
And yet, there are the black eyes and the terror. How could any "intelligent" being expect to be trusted and accepted while exuding fear and terror
and displaying the anomalous and startling, if not outright frightening, all black eyes? It just doesn't make sense. This is why I think that the
all-black eyes and the terror are experienced only when something is going wrong
, not when everything is going according to plan.
If BEKS display the black eyes and give off terror because they can't help it, then what do we have? Human children who have been turned into demonic
entities? Or entities who have somehow been forced into bodies resembling human children? Either is an alarming thought to me, but if neither is true
then we must assume that BEKs have some choice over how they look and appear as children in order to be more easily trusted and not be seen as
threatening. This, however, leads us right back to the question of why, then, the black eyes? If they can choose
to appear as children in order
to be perceived as innocent and non-threatening, why then not appear as a child with "normal" eyes?
The terror and fear can possibly be explained as being generated by the human witness rather than the BEK; old instincts which kick in to warn of
danger even when the conscious, logical mind does not perceive the danger. But for me personally, the black eyes defy explanation unless they are not
actually supposed to be seen.