Shifting Black Eyes

After the publication of The Black Eyed Children, I began receiving a lot of emails from people who wanted to report their own experiences with the creepy kids. This in itself was no surprise, but in the midst of the “standard” accounts, there was a subset of reports there were different. These accounts came from people who stated they actually watched as another person’s eyes suddenly shifted from normal to solid black.

Often, the witness had known the person for some time and never noticed any unusual behavior until the startling moment when the subject’s eye color suddenly shifted.

A good example of such accounts is the one I received from Charlene. As she reports:

“We live in an area where a lot of the houses are rentals. The house next door to ours sat empty for quite some time until a couple finally rented it. Their names were Chad and Beth. They didn’t have any kids which put them in the minority for our neighborhood. Since they were right next door, my husband and I ended up talking to them often. They would never really talk about what they did for a living, just that they worked from home on the computer. They certainly seemed nice and normal at first.

About six months after knowing them, we began to notice some strange things, here are a couple of them:

First of all, one day we were grilling out. We invited several people over and included Chad and Beth. They came to the cookout, but my husband and I noticed that they stayed far away from the grill. We assumed they both must have been afraid of fire, but they wouldn’t even go near it after it was closed.

Right after that cookout, Beth started coming over to visit during the day when my husband was at work. She would look around the house constantly like she was examining everything. It started to make me very uncomfortable.

She wasn’t much for conversation and there never really seemed to be a point to her visits. I mentioned it to my husband, but he assumed she was just bored and wanted company. After a week of visits, I didn’t see her for a few days.

That weekend, I brought my mother’s cat to our house. My mother was going on vacation and wanted us to watch her cat for her. The next day, Beth came for one of her visits.

She sat in the kitchen chair, the only place she would seem to sit. Ten minutes after she had been there, the cat came out of the bedroom. The cat went crazy when she saw Beth. The cat’s hair stood up and she let out a loud hiss.

Beth leaned forward and looked at the cat with a really nasty look. The cat ran back to the bedroom and Beth just stood up and left without saying a word.

The whole thing was so strange to me. When my husband got home, I told him the story. He decided that we should go over and visit Chad and Beth. We walked over to their house and knocked on the door. As we stood on the steps, there were such strange noises coming from inside. There was a loud crash like something had been thrown against the wall and then all of a sudden, the door opened, and they were both standing there like everything was normal. We started to talk to them, expecting to be invited inside, but they just stood there side by side.

I asked Beth if she was okay and I said, “I didn’t realize you were afraid of cats.”

Chad shot her a look very suddenly and he looked angry. It was clear Beth was very nervous and she wouldn’t say anything.

It was a very awkward moment. Chad looked like he was getting more and more angry, Beth wouldn’t look at him, and my husband and I didn’t know what to say.

I was looking at Beth and she glanced at me. When she did, her eyes suddenly went from normal blue eyes to solid black!

I felt my jaw drop, then I felt my husband pulling on my arm and we were rushing across the lawn back to our house. When we got inside, I asked my husband if he saw Beth’s eyes change. He answered, “Yes, and so did Chad’s!”

Both of their eyes went solid black, and in that moment, we both felt the need to run away from them.

The next day, whenever we were outside, we would notice that Chad or Beth were looking out at us from behind their blinds. A week later, we realized that they had moved away but it must have been late at night since no one saw them move out.”

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Charlene’s account is unusual, but one of many that I have received of such manifestations. In the case above, the strange couple vanished from the neighborhood with no indication of where they had gone. In a follow up interview, Charlene reported that Chad and Beth’s landlord had no idea why the couple suddenly left or where they had gone.

Charlene and her husband were shaken by the entire incident. As one would expect, the effect of watching someone’s eyes shift in color is startling and disturbing. The witness is left with a sense of having experienced something demonic or alien. In fact, such a dramatic visual effect was used in the TV series “The X-Files” to represent alien entities taking over the bodies of humans.

Is this weird effect related to the black-eyed beings that are being reported so frequently around the world, or is it another, unrelated phenomenon?

Some researchers believe this is yet another version of some otherworldly creatures who are attempting to integrate into our day to day world. Others feel it is evidence of something demonic operating in our world. These and other possibilities represent disturbing potentials and represent yet another mystery for those who explore the unexplained.