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Talking Black Eyed Kids with Brian Bethel, Jason Offutt

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Reporter Brian Bethel's harrowing encounter with Black Eyed Kids in a movie theater parking lot brought the phenomenon to the Internet and global attention:

"Both boys stared at me with coal-black eyes. The sort of eyes one sees these days on aliens or bargain-basement vampires on late night television. Soulless orbs like two great swathes of starless night."

What WERE these things? Where did they come from? What was their intent?

Brian and his tale recently appeared on the BADLANDS episode of Destination America's MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES IN AMERICA.

Jason Offutt has written extensively about Black Eyed Kids encounters:

"The children approach quietly, yet forcefully. They insist on coming inside your house to use the telephone or to get a drink of water. For some reason these children frighten you, and as your hand reaches up to open the door you see why. Their eyes are black. No iris, no whites, just an empty, soulless void."

His books include “Paranormal Missouri,” “What Lurks Beyond,” “Darkness Walks: Shadow People Among us,” “Haunted Missouri,” “On Being Dad;” the upcoming “Through a Corn-Swept Land” “The Dead Earth.” Jason’s work on the paranormal can be seen at from-the-shadows.blogspot.com, and mysteriousuniverse.org. He lives with his family in Northwest Missouri where he teaches college journalism, and keeps humanity safe from the forces of evil.