Pitch Black Eyes – Who Are These People?
By James Donahue
Science Fiction and Horror film producers often show humanoid characters with pitch black eyes as
a sign of something sinister in the room. But what if such characters really exist among us on Earth?
According to some Internet writers, people with coal black eyes really do exist, and they are pretty
scary when they are encountered.
We all know that Africans and other dark skinned people of the world have dark eyes that often appear
to us as black, even though the actual color is a dark brown. And the dark color only is seen in the corona in the center
of the eye, not the entire eye.
We are addressing the phenomenon of humanoids who show total black in the eyes, without any white
in an iris surrounding the center of the eye.
A woman who encountered such a person at a public rest stop along Highway I-75 in Michigan wrote:
"I instantly felt a terrible sense of dread, as though there was something deeply unnatural about her. The eyes . . . were
completely black. I saw no color whatsoever, and no pupils. I felt an extremely strong need to get away from her as quickly
as possible as there was something quietly threatening about her. Her stare was devoid of any emotion other than something
very cold and disconnected. There was something almost predatory about her. My feeling during this whole experience was that
she was not human."
Apparently people are meeting up with these strange characters all over the place. Another account
of a similar encounter was told by a woman who had stopped at a Starbucks for a warm drink. She said she noticed a man near
her who was just staring at her. "It was the eyes and the aura coming off of him that scared me. The eyes, blacker than black,
no white at all, wall-to-wall black, and I just felt a darkness around him, an evil. As I looked in his eyes I somehow knew
that was not a human soul occupying that body."
A Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, told of two black-eyed children who came to the
door of his barracks one night in 2009 when he was alone and watching television. He said he heard a knock at his door and
thought it was one of his roommates who had possibly lost his key. When he opened the door "instead of a drunken roommate,
I found two little kids standing on the walkway - only these kids freaked the hell out of me." He said they had "absolutely
pitch-black eyes. I mean no white or any other color to them whatsoever - just black." The children said they were cold and
asked if they could come in and read. "I was confused as hell because I've never met a kid that wants to read. I couldn't
take my eyes off their pitch-black eyes; it was like they were sucking me in." He said his survival instincts as a Marine
took over and he slammed the door and locked it.
There are numerous stories like the above flying around on the Internet. Some people say the black
might unexpectedly appear in people that seemed to have normal eye color, then go away again.
A 2010 story by Javier Ortega reported "Black-Eyed Kids" as a strange and unexplained phenomenon that
appears to be occurring all over the world. He wrote that these were not children with bruised eyes, "but cases of reported
children who approach individuals and ask for random favors or help. These kids are reported to look normal in appearance
except for their solid black eyes."
Ortega wrote that "that mannerisms that these children show upon encounter are not like any you would
observe in children in that age group. Usually witnesses say these children appear to be in a trance-like state. They can
be described as lethargic, catatonic, forceful and even demanding and insisting in getting you to do what they ask. What makes
it worse is the eminent fear that the witnesses report feeling when they encounter these black-eyed kids. Like a rush of fear
and anxiety that hits them."
So what is going on? Is this a modern myth that is circulating via the web, or are such black-eyed
people really beginning to appear among the human population? Are they aliens in disguise? Are we being invaded?
This appears to be a strange phenomenon that is about as strange as the "Children in the Corn" from
one of the Stephen King stories that was turned into a movie. Only the black-eyed children and black-eyed adults written about
. . . if we can believe the stories . . . appear to be real and very unexplained.