Friday, October 9, 2015
The First Black Eyed Being
Skeptics of course love to jump at the idea that the black eyed children are merely an urban legend, or an Internet meme run wild. Obviously, there are problems with much of what is posted online but isn't that true about everything on the Internet?
Those who have read my book on the subject will know that a lot of my focus went into looking at cases that predate the more modern wave of encounters with these beings. The trick of course, is that it's the terms "BEKs" or black eyed children/kids that's modern. If you're looking for accounts of BEKs that predate modern media, then you have to ditch these modern monikers and look for the unique elements that show up in the encounters.
A growing number of investigators have been researching these entities and I continue to be intrigued by the older cases that surface which clearly fit the paradigm of modern BEK encounters.
I covered one case from France in a previous post, that account can be found here:
It contains key elements such has the child like beings, large, solid black eyes, and the experience of fear created by the beings.
The subject becomes even more fascinating when we start to consider exactly how long strange, black eyed entities have been showing up. Take for instance, the earliest depiction of a black eyed being. It dates back 13,500 years.
In the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey, there's an amazing archeological site named Gobekli Tepe. The site has been a treasure trove for archeologists and work is still being done at the location, but current estimates date Gobekli Tepe to the 10th millennium BCE.
Among the spectacular findings at the site are hundreds of carvings, yet of those, one stands out as truly unique. It is called "Urfa Man."
The statue is a humanoid carved from stone that stands about six feet tall. The bald figure has carved features, but the nose has been broken off at some point from the ravages of time. What stands out the most however are the eyes. Carved from solid, black obsidian crystal, they are so large that they protrude from the facets.
So far, no one has determined exactly what the statue is supposed to represent, although there are certainly many theories. When I spoke to Boston geologist, Dr. Robert Schoch, his first comment to me about the statue was that standing in front of it was an "eerie experience."
Most people feel that the figure represents some kind of supernatural being, but exactly what the ancients were trying to convey remains a mystery. Perhaps both the Urfa Man and modern encounters with black eyed beings are representative of something much deeper in our psyche. As Dr. Schoch stated:
"The statue with its black eyes has an eerie feeling about it, as if it represents no one and everyone, all at the same time, almost like it represents consciousness. The fact that the statue has no mouth, he says, leads him to believe the artist is talking about a universal, or higher, consciousness."
It's said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what happens when you peer into nothing but a black void?
From Urfa Man, to grey aliens, to black eyed children, encounters with strange, black eyed entities have a profound effect on people and the mystery of these beings continues to grow.