posted on Oct, 3 2010 @ 12:54 PM
Oz has been around for a long time, and I've "known" him for a long time. If he were the type to make up stuff for attention, he'd have done it
long before now. He also, in my opinion, is a pretty smart dude and he had to have know he'd be up for some ridicule and joshing when he posted this.
I think, therefore, that this is a genuine experience that seriously unsettled him.
There is a lot of speculation about what BEKs are, the most common "real-world" answer being kids with black contacts. In my opinion, however, this
explanation doesn't cover the facts - or the eyes. BEK eyes are usually described as being entirely black - corner to corner, lid to lid, with no
white. Contacts cover only the iris of the eye, and if there are contacts that cover the entire eye, how uncomfortable would they be to wear and how
easily could a child get hold of some? What's the point? If they actually want to get in the house to "case the joint" or rob the target, they'd
have to realize that something as bizarre as solid black contacts that cover the entire eye would LESSEN their chances of getting in. If, on the other
hand, it's just a prank designed to scare the target, why not be threatening or deliberately weird? Why try to appear "normal" and be excessively
polite? Any way I look at it, it doesn't make sense.
A few months ago I also had my first BEK experience, but I haven't bothered posting it as it was rather atypical and I'm not 100% sure it wasn't
just some weird kids. I was driving home from work when I saw a big old Chevy van on the shoulder being pushed by some teenage boys. At first I passed
it, but then I turned around and went back. Their behavior in many respects was quite peculiar, and all of them tried to hide their eyes from me in
one way or another - dark sunglasses in spite of a cloudy day, ball cap pulled way down over the eyes, etc. The one blonde boy who did, perhaps
accidentally, show me his eyes when he reached into the van for a gas can and accidentally knocked his cap off, the brief glimpse I got before he
turned his head away was of solid black eyes, like black holes behind the lids.
They claimed they had run out of gas and wanted a lift up to the gas station, but they had no money. I offered to take the gas can, buy them some gas,
and return with it, but they were rather insistent about 2 of them riding with me up to the gas station. Suspicious old lady that I am, I didn't want
to have one or two teenaged boys riding in my car, and I told them so. Finally they let me take the gas can as it was obvious that I wasn't going to
let any of them in my car. When I returned with the gas, one of the boys came and got it from me with only a mumbled, half-hearted "thanks." He put
the gas in the tank and jumped in (I waited to make sure the van would start). The driver, a girl in her late teens with very dark glasses on that
never spoke or got out of the vehicle, started the van up and drove off immediately, which is unusual. A vehicle that has truly run out of gas
doesn't start right up when you put more gas in it, it takes time for the fuel pump to get the gas to the carburetor! I pulled out right after them
and by the time I got over the hill, they had disappeared. THEN I was truly unsettled. There was nowhere for them to go. A few driveways and maybe a
dirt road led off the highway in that area, but if they were that close to home why didn't they just walk home and leave the van? I kicked it up to
70mph thinking maybe they'd really put on the speed and gotten ahead of me, but when I got to the gas station there had still been no sign of them
and I never saw the van again.
The main thing that always concerns me about BEK stories is that, out of all the accounts I have read, I have seen only ONE in which the "target"
let the kids into the house, and that was someone who ran from the boys, locked herself in to the bathroom, and didn't come out until help arrived by
which time the boys were gone (as best I recall the story). How many adults, especially if they are parents, wouldn't initially react to children
claiming to need help by letting them in? Some BEKs have been described to appear as young as 8 years old. I'm not a parent and never have been, but
as an abuse survivor and former runaway child myself, my reaction to an 8-year-old is going to be to try to help in spite of any uneasy feelings or
"odd" behavior. I myself was rather an odd child who was excessively polite to adults and used "big words" and proper grammar at a very early age,
so that sort of thing wouldn't put me off.
I have to think that some people, especially stolid skeptics or people who've never heard of BEKs, are going to let these kids in and try to help
them! So what happens to those people? Does it turn out so ordinary that they don't report the incident, or do we never hear from them because
they're dead or missing? Hmm? I don't know about you, but I have to wonder about the almost total lack of reports from people who gave them a ride
or let them in. You would think there would be at least a few who posted somewhere and said "hey, you know, I had the same experience, but I let them
in and all they did was use the bathroom and leave. Nothing scary at all, y'all just need to get a life..." or even "Yeah, I made the mistake of
letting them in and a week later my house was robbed.." But .. nothing .. no such reports. Doesn't that make you wonder? Well, you say, that
feeling of dread and unease and weirdness is such that no one lets them in, that's all. Okay. If that's the case, why do they keep repeating the
same unsuccessful behavior that has never worked in all the years there have been BEK reports? Still makes no sense.
My 2 cents' worth.