Just occasionally a book comes along that I really don’t just suggest to individuals. Sometimes, I tell them they have to get a copy of it, no matter what! And that’s the case with the lately published book, The Black Eyed Children, penned in masterful type by David Weatherly. There can be really handful of readers of Mysterious Universe who have not at least heard of the phenomenon, but if you haven’t, well, David starts his book with the following, atmospheric words to get you acquainted with the admittedly creepy controversy:
“They just want to come inside. Across the world, there are a developing amount of accounts of strange, black eyed young children. They seem on doorsteps, at car windows, hotel rooms and even boats. Their skin is pale, their mannerisms odd and they have one constant request. They want to be invited inside. What exactly is this expanding phenomena? Are they demonic entities? Alien hybrids? Perhaps they are some type of spirit in search of passage to another spot. Or, are they just a present day urban legend born of the personal computer age”
And it’s these queries, and a lot of other folks, that David addresses at length in his book.
What I particularly enjoyed about The Black Eyed Young children is that David not only relates the facts, the history, the rumors, the legends and theories relative to these kids, but he does so in a really entertaining design. There is nothing worse than reading a book that is packed with information, but that is as dull as the skies of England on a rainy October morning. Thankfully, David’s book is anything at all but dull!
I really don’t exaggerate when I say that, in my opinion, this is destined to grow to be the definitive study on the puzzle, and for several reasons. Fortunately, and very refreshingly, David details the numerous scenarios that have been presented to describe the mystery, but he doesn’t force-feed any distinct one down the throat of his audience. Rather, he presents the witness testimony, the case-files, and the supporting information and evidence, and then uses this as a springboard to try out and establish which theory – or, certainly, theories – might be the appropriate one when it comes to making an attempt to realize what these “things” are or are not. And, given the macabre nature of some of them, I’m completely pleased in calling them “things.”
The book starts with a quantity of important witness reports of encounters that are downright creepy. Yep, I know I used that word – creepy – earlier, but it genuinely is the very best way to describe these “Damian-meets-E.T.” sort youngsters. A lot of men and women view the Black Eyed Young children from that torturous “Love and Light” angle and perspective. You know the one: E.T. is dabbling with our DNA and making half-human/half-alien young children that are super-intelligent and that will play a huge, positive role in our future as a species. Well, David most surely addresses at length the “hybrid” angle, but, for me, I still get the deep feeling after studying his words that the phenomenon is very considerably self-serving and has its – instead than our – finest interests at heart. And that is most likely a black heart, as well.
This becomes specifically obvious when David starts to delve into very substitute areas relative to not just the far more typical “Nuts and Bolts”-UFO angle, but such realms as demonology life after death and malevolent, tortured ghosts Middle Eastern Djinn definitive Tricksters and a whole host of other entities that may possibly not precisely be our greatest buddies in the slightest.
And, I’m pleased to say, David – always balanced and unbiased – does not shy away from addressing the chance that the complete thing is down to nothing at all stranger than contemporary-day urban legend. But, as he helps make clear, even if some situations fall into that class, there is still a bigger and wider mystery to be resolved. Like any factor of Forteana, yes there are legends, hoaxes and friend-of-a-buddy tales. But, strip them away and there is still a phenomenon – and that applies to the Black Eyed Youngsters, as well.
There’s also an outstanding chapter on the way in which specific health-related circumstances can have an effect on the colours of the human eye – therefore demonstrating that David leaves no stone unturned in his quest for the truth.
For me, the most fascinating sections of the book were these that highlighted the undeniable parallels among these eerie kids and the Males in Black, vampires and a host of other historical and horrific issues that look to take so considerably pleasure in tormenting us with their personal, unique brand names of evil mischief.
That the BEC reportedly, and specifically, have to be invited into the property of the person in their sights does, of course, evoke imagery of the classic blood-sucker of Eastern Europe and elsewhere.