Friday, June 8, 2012
The BEK & the Pitbull
Since my recent appearance on Dreamland with Whitley Strieber, I've received a flood of emails from people who have had encounters with Black Eyed Children.
Remarkably, the account below is the first full encounter that I have received that includes the victim's dog.
I've now spoken to this gentleman a number of times and his encounter is quite interesting.
Chuck lives west of the Dallas, Texas area. He encountered a black eyed boy in his front yard after returning from the supermarket. The incident occurred in early April, 2012.
"I had run up to the store to get a few things that my wife asked for. I was only gone about a half an hour. I pulled my truck up into the driveway, got the two bags and headed for the front door. There wasn't anyone around I'd swear. We have a small set of steps that go up to the front door. I had the two bags in one hand and I opened the front door with the other. We're pretty far out from the city and sometimes don't lock the doors if we're just running an errand. Just as I pushed the door open, I heard somebody speak to my right. It scared the hell out of me and I jerked my hand back from the door, just leaving it open.
There was this boy standing there, he wasn't up on the steps, he was beside them in the yard. I swear he must have come out of nowhere. He was wearing one of those hoodies with the hood pulled up. It was grey and he was wearing some jeans. The weird thing was what he said, he asked me:
"Is it food time?"
I mean, who asks a question like that? I didn't even know what to say, I just stood there trying to figure out who this kid was, I'd never seen him before and I knew all the folks around us. Then he spoke again:
"It's food time, you should invite me in."
I thought he was looking at the plastic bags I had and maybe saw the ribs I had in there, but it was such a strange question.
I was thinking, this kid's not coming in my house. Just then I heard my dog barking. I could hear him running through the house, towards the front door.
My dog is a three year old pit bull that I raised from a pup. He's well trained and he's never once not listened to my commands. He's a great guard dog and he won't back down from anything or anyone. I've seen this dog kill a rattlesnake before.
I watched my dog turn the corner into the living room at a run. We've got wooden floors and it was like all of a sudden, the dog tried to put his brakes on. He slid across the floor to the door and almost fell over himself getting turned around. He went from full attack mode to scared to death mode in a matter of seconds. He tucked his tail, put his head low and ran away whining.
I'd never seen this dog whine like that in my life, and I'd never seen him act scared of anything. Seeing him act like that scared the hell out of me.
I looked back at that kid and he was looking up at me with a little smile. That's when I saw his eyes, they were solid black, no whites in that kid's eyes. Something about this creepy looking kid had scared my dog and now I was feeling scared myself.
I got in the door as quick as I could and slammed it shut behind me. I went to the kitchen and put the bags down. I realized that I was shaking. I don't know what it was about that kid but it really shook me up. I went back to the front room and looked through the small slits of the blinds. I didn't see the kid anywhere. I opened the blinds a little more and could see the yard, there was no sign of him. I finally went back to the front door and had a look around the house but there was no sign of the boy with black eyes.
When I went back in the house, my wife wanted to know what was wrong with the dog because he was hiding under the bed. I tried for some time to get him out but all he would do was whine. I finally had to drag him out but he went right back under there.
The next several days and nights, that dog stayed mostly under the bed. He'd go outside when he needed too, but only through the back door."
Chuck reports that it took a few weeks for his dog's behavior to return to normal. He has no explanation as to why he and his dog sensed such fear from just seeing, or sensing, a teenage boy.
Chuck estimates that the boy was about 14 years old. He soon asked his neighbors if they'd noticed any strangers in the area but no one had.
As interesting as this encounter is, we are of course left with many questions.
It's well known that dogs have a different level of sensitivity than humans. A canine can sense fear from humans and it can induce the animals them to press harder or attack. This dog's reaction was very different however.
Clearly, it sensed something that scared it so much that it retreated as quickly as possible.
As a follow up, I intend to get some specific details as to how close the dog was when he reacted. It will be interesting to see how large the energetic "field" of this BEK was.
I'm reminded of the many Black Eyed Child encounters that leave people with the feeling that they have been in the presence of a predator. This dog believed that it was faced with something bigger and badder than himself and he reacted accordingly.
Hopefully, further accounts with animals present will come to light to help us better understand this unique aspect of BEK encounters.