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How the 40-year-old mystery of a UFO in New Zealand lives on

It was New Year’s Day, 1979, when the world woke to the news that strange lights had been spotted by six people on a plane off the New Zealand’s South Island.

Was it a UFO? No, said the sceptics. It was Venus, it was squid boats, it was radar returns from a field of cabbages.

But 40 years later, the two pilots and four passengers are adamant it was none of the above and are frustrated at being unable to find answers.

New Zealand’s The Herald on Sunday tracked down each member of the group around the world. One is a mango farmer in Hawaii, while another is an 80-year-old newlywed after her royal wedding-themed ceremony at her retirement village the night before Meghan and Harry’s big day.

The case bought instant fame — but no fortune — for some, before bringing shame and anger when they were accused of hoaxing the sighting. It broke up a marriage.

Guido Valentich holds a photograph of his son Frederick, a pilot who went missing while on a flight to King Island in a Cessna in October 1978. Picture: Popperfoto/Getty Source:Getty Images

At the end of 1978, Australasia was in the grip of UFO fever. In October, 20-year-old Frederick Valentich disappeared while piloting a small Cessna 182 aircraft over Bass Strait while heading to King Island in Tasmania. Described as a “flying saucer enthusiast”, Valentich informed Melbourne air traffic control he was being accompanied by an unknown aircraft.Two months later across the Tasman, on December 21, Safe Air pilots Vern Powell and Ian Pirie spotted strange lights while flying from Blenheim to Christchurch.

A producer for Melbourne’s Channel 0 (now Channel 10), Leonard Lee heard the news and tracked down reporter Quentin Fogarty, who worked for the channel but was on holiday with his wife and children in Christchurch, staying at TV Onejournalist Dennis Grant’s home.

Quentin Fogarty presenting the news in 1979 after the sighting. Picture: File Source:NZ Herald

Freelance Wellington cameraman David Crockett was also hired, along with his wife Ngaire, who operated the audiotape recorder.

The group were invited to jump aboard Safe Air’s Blenheim-based Argosy plane, named Merchant Enterprise, late on December 30, which pilots Bill Startup and Bob Guard were taking on a newspaper run between Wellington and Christchurch.

Shortly after takeoff, the pilots noticed strange lights appearing and disappearing over the Kaikōura coastline about 30 kilometres west.

“While we were filming a stand-up to camera, Captain Bill Startup shouted to us that we should go to the flight deck immediately as something was happening again,” says David Crockett.

He managed to film a rapidly moving, bright white light.

Bob Guard, left, and Bill Startup in 1979. Picture: Paul Davidson Source:NZ Herald

“With the conversation coming through my headphones from the pilots and radar from Wellington, it all started to get very scary,” says Ngaire Crockett.

“I was able to stand up a couple of times and was able to see these bright light coming and going. [Quentin] was a real mess and grabbed hold of both my hands and started shaking. I didn’t have time to worry about myself, I had to help him.”

The plane landed at Christchurch to unload newspapers and the pilots asked the news team if they wanted to go back through the area they had traversed. Ngaire was too frightened so stayed in Christchurch. The others reboarded the plane with Dennis Grant in Ngaire’s place.

“David had used up all the film in his 16mm camera,” Grant says.

“Quentin called me sometime after midnight from Christchurch Airport to see if I could provide a fresh roll of film. I could — but there was a catch — I wanted to get on the plane for the flight to Blenheim.”

The “UFO”, captured by cameraman David Crockett in New Zealand.Source:News Corp Australia

The plane took off at 2.16am. About three minutes after takeoff, the group saw a bright, round light to the right. The aeroplane radar showed a target in the same direction about 18 nautical miles.

Fogarty would later be heard saying on camera: “Let’s hope they’re friendly.”

Crockett filmed the light for several minutes as it appeared to travel along with the plane.

When they turned toward it, the light seemed to react by moving away from the aeroplane.

“The experience itself was extraordinary,” Fogarty says.

“Just being on the cramped, noisy flight deck of the Argosy barrelling down the coast in the dead of the night was exciting. Factor in a row of pulsating, hypnotic lights hovering outside the window, and it goes to another level.”

After landing at Woodbourne Airport at about 3am, the group stayed at the two pilots homes in Blenheim.

Startup’s daughter Tracy Moore remembers her father coming home in the middle of the night.

A copy of the New Zealand Herald from January 3, 1979.Source:NZ Herald

This was the copy of the Herald on January 4, 1979. Source:NZ Herald

“Everyone was at our house talking about it in the middle of the night. They were talking about lights, unexplained radar.

“At one point, I remember dad saying it might be a good idea to report it to the police. It was during the Cold War, there was a bit of paranoia around. Mum said: ‘You can’t sit on this information’.

“It was scary at the time. It was a big unknown thing that had happened and we had all the adults around discussing it. There were certainly no jokes being made.”

Fogarty interviewed the pilots before flying to Melbourne to give the recordings to Channel 0. The footage featured on prime time news that night and a longer documentary piece screened later.

The news went around the world and was featured by major news media, including by the Herald and by CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite.

Bruce Maccabee, pictured in 1979, examined footage of the supposed UFO. Source:NZ Herald

The sceptical reaction was immediate. Explanations included that it was Venus, drug runners, light reflected from cabbages or squid boats.

The Robert Muldoon Government ordered an inquiry by the Air Force, which concluded that the sightings could be explained by natural but unusual phenomena.

Leonard Lee travelled to the US to give the film to Bruce Maccabee, an optical physicist who specialised in laser technology and worked for the US Navy in Maryland, Virginia. He was also flown to New Zealand and Melbourne to interview witnesses.

He concluded the event involved unknown objects or phenomena fitting the definition of UFOs.

“One would think that the conclusion that several of the sightings involved unidentified objects flying with impunity in the New Zealand air space would have been sufficient to start an even deeper study of the UFOs,” Maccabee says.

Maccabee pictured recently. Source:NZ Herald

“But it wasn’t. The sightings were relegated to the dustbin of history, forgotten by all except the witnesses and a few ufologists who discussed the various sighting events for years afterward.”

He says that 39 years after the Kaikōura footage emerged, in December 2017, major media carried reports of UFO sightings by US Navy personnel during training exercises.

He says they involved multiple witnesses and multiple sources of information such as battleship radar at sea level, radar in the Navy jet aeroplanes, visible and infra-red video cameras in the aeroplanes.

But the incident appears to have been forgotten.

“History appears to be repeating itself.”

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

The Herald on Sunday caught up with the pilots and passengers.

Journalist Quentin Fogarty, 72

After his world scoop, Dunedin-born Quentin Fogarty suffered from “nervous exhaustion” and ended up in hospital for a couple of weeks.

Quentin Fogarty. Picture: Paul Davidson Source:NZ Herald

“The level of initial scepticism both surprised and, at times, overwhelmed me. I certainly did not expect to be accused of hoaxing the whole thing. That cut deep, it still does.

“The local daily tabloid in Melbourne branded me as the ‘UFO Reporter’, and that stuck for a short time, but it did not take long for me to be back in my role as a TV journalist reporting on more mundane matters.”

Fogarty, a father of four who still lives in Melbourne, says he endeavoured to report the story as accurately and as impartially as he could.

“We had film, our own eyewitness accounts and confirmation from the flight crew and air traffic controllers that we had stumbled into something astonishing.

Fogarty, who started his career at Dunedin’s Evening Star wrote a book about the experience in 1982, Let’s Hope They’re Friendly, and remains convinced that enhanced computer analysis of the film might get closer to finding answers.

“Forty years down the track, this is still unfinished business.”

Pilot Bill Startup, 85

Startup now lives in a rest home in Blenheim. He had a stroke a three years after the incident and had to retire from flying.

He wrote a book the following year, The Kaikōura UFOs, his daughter says, to clear up the misinformation doing the rounds. The same year, Startup then took his wife Shirley and children to visit Bruce Maccabee in the US.

Bill Startup in 1978. Source:NZ Herald

Shirley, who died in 2012, was interviewed in 2008 and said a psychiatrist had thought the men had lost their faith in God and were seeing angels.

Startup, who was not well enough to be interviewed by the Herald on Sunday, told a documentary in 2009: “What it was all those years ago … I wish I knew. People can think what they want but they were not in the aircraft.”

Startup did not dwell on the experience, Moore says.

“Over the years there has been periodic interest, so he was being visited every one to two years from reporters all over. But he didn’t bring it up.”

She didn’t get the impression he truly believed it was UFO.

“He’d seen something that he did not know what it was, and his colleagues couldn’t come up with an explanation. He had no thoughts that he ever communicated to us.”

Co-pilot Bob Guard, 73

Guard has never said too much about the strange lights.

“One of the issues for me is we were just doing our job. We suddenly had to justify ourselves. We didn’t know what the hell it was.

Bob Guard in 1978. Source:NZ Herald

Bob Guard recounting his experience in Paul Davidson's documentary The Kaikoura UFOs. Picture: Paul Davidson

Bob Guard recounting his experience in Paul Davidson’s documentary The Kaikoura UFOs. Picture: Paul Davidson Source:NZ Herald

“We didn’t expect to see anything. It was a bit tense as it got closer to the aircraft.”

“I got over it. Have I ever seen anything like that again? No I haven’t. Do I believe in UFOs? No I don’t. Pilots see a lot of unidentified flying things.

“Would I tell anyone if I saw anything like that again? No I wouldn’t. It’s not worth the hassle.”

Research followed the sightings but he says “some were a sham — they used newspaper articles for their research”.

Guard stopped working for Safe Air in 1990 and went on to work at Air Nelson. He was the flight operations manager when he retired, aged 65, in 2010.

His children and grandchildren were aware of the story but it is not “something that has taken over their lives”.

Sound recorder Ngaire Crockett, 80

The Crocketts, who had five children, separated soon after the incident.

Ngaire is now Ngaire Gilmore after her new marriage to husband Ray Gilmore.

Ngaire Crocket in the 1970s. Source:NZ Herald

Ngaire Gilmore at her home in Palmerston North. Picture: Alexander Robertson Source:NZ Herald

The pair, who met during a blind date eight years ago, married in a surprise ceremony at the Julia Wallace Retirement Village in Palmerston North the day before Meghan and Harry’s nuptials this year.

Residents dressed up in royal wedding theme for happy hour but didn’t know they were attending a real wedding.

“Has this film changed my life?” asks Gilmore.

“I guess it did. We had phone call after phone call and people knocking on our door. David and the reporter became so obsessed that the doco was all they talked about. I switched off as we had five children and it was effecting all our lives.”

Cameraman David Crockett, 85

David Crockett dealt with health a handful of effects after filming the strange objects.

“To this very day, the incident has never left my mind. I am also reminded of the event by people who come up to me and say, ‘I saw you the other night on the Discovery or Science Channel’.

David Crockett in 1978. Source:NZ Herald

David Crockett. Picture: SuppliedSource:NZ Herald“The effect this historic sighting has had on all of us has certainly included a fair amount of stress. As for me, I was sleepless for several nights, and after having performed several overseas lectures on this sighting, became quite depressed.

Crockett, who now lives in Hawaii where he worked as a mango farmer, made a documentary about the incident, and gave lectures, which took him around the world. He is hoping to make a new documentary to mark the 40-year anniversary.

“It substantially changed my life. At that time in the history of the UFO phenomena, sceptics thought we were crazy, and criticised us in many ways. In 1978, most persons would not seriously consider that these were real object and may even originate from other planets.”

TV journalist Dennis Grant, 66

Over the years Grant has amassed a massive collection of a newspaper and magazine stories. He’s scoured official records in Australia and New Zealand and lodged official information applications for long-forgotten files.

Dennis Grant. Source:NZ Herald

“The results are overwhelmingly unhelpful in explaining the lights and what they were doing in the lonely summer skies of New Zealand. Forty years on I’m still very curious.

“My grandkids love to hear the story of my brush with UFOs, I just wish I could provide an ending.”

Grant was working at TV One (now TVNZ 1) in Christchurch in 1978 and now lives in Australia.

“I was a young journalist back then, fired with the zeal of telling stories untold, and I helped tell this story. But the rest of the world, the scientists, the officials, the military and — saddest of all for me — the media, were all consumed with indifference. Incurious.”

So does he believe in UFOs?

“I am entirely sceptical of the notion of little green men, Martian anal probes and all the rest of it. I note that the number of UFO sightings has greatly diminished since video and digital cameras and phone cameras have became readily available. However, what we saw that night over Kaikōura was unidentified and still is.”

The Argosy

The decommissioned Argosy now sits on land near the Marlborough Airport owned by Blenheim filmmaker Paul Davidson.

He purchased the aircraft in 1991 after hearing it was to be scrapped, telling the Safe Air general manager he would pay what he would have got from the scrap dealer.

Paul Davidson, of Blenheim, with his Argosy aircraft. Picture: Tim Cuff Source:NZ Herald

The aircraft had special meaning to him — in 2009, Davidson made a documentary, featuring interviews with the pilots and crew from 1978.

Davidson, whose home is on land adjacent to the aircraft, has restored and refurbished the aircraft and runs flight simulation experiences, complete with in-flight movies telling the story of Safe Air — and meals.

Passengers can dine at the Argosy Cafe, next to the plane, which acts as a terminal where they can collect their boarding passes and go to their gate for the experience. There is also memorabilia on display.

“We put it back together and tidied it up. It’s unique to Marlborough.”

Paul Davidson, of Blenheim, with his Argosy aircraft. Picture: Tim Cuff Source:NZ Herald

From Thursday, to coincide with the first strange sighting, Davidson will be running a UFO-themed experience.

His documentary will be screened, lights will be dimmed on-board and a “spooky atmosphere” created.

“People can sit in actual seat Captain Startup sat in.

“It’s the only place in the world where you can do that.”

So, does Davidson believe in UFOs?

“I believe in the possibility of them.

“I got to know both pilots with my documentary. They got sick of people saying ‘It was probably the lights of cars, or lights of squid boats’. These were professional pilots. ‘We know what Venus looks like, this was not Venus’.

“Everyone on board has said the event had a traumatic effect on their lives.”

• The accounts were pulled together with the help of Bruce Maccabee.

Source www.news.com.au

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The Vampire Murder of Lilly Lindeström

On May 4, 1932, a 32-year-old prostitute, Lilly Lindeström, was found murdered in her small apartment in the Atlas area of Stockholm near Sankt Eriksplan in a crime that became known as the Atlas Vampire Murder.

She had been dead for between two and three days before police broke into her apartment, after a neighbor called Minnie had notified them that she hadn’t seen Lilly for a few days and wasn’t answering the door. Lilly had suffered repeated blunt force trauma to her head, and was found naked and faced down on her bed.

Her clothes were neatly folded on a nearby chair. A used condom found in her body suggested that she had engaged in sexual activity before her death.

Lilly Lindeström

What soon became apparent to the officers at the scene though was the complete lack of blood in Lindeström’s body, it had been almost entirely drained of all her blood.

They found saliva on Lilly’s neck, but reports do not mention any of the puncture wounds normally associated with vampire stories.

The picture above shows the layout of the flat and samples of evidence taken from the crime scene, which is on display at Stockholm’s Police Museum.

A blood-stained gravy ladle was found nearby, and investigators believe it was used by the perpetrator to drink Lilly’s blood. No fingerprints were found at the scene.

Various clients fell under suspicion but after a lengthy investigation, none were charged with her murder. The murder remains unsolved.

By Paul Middleton, source: Ghosts, the paranormal, myths and legends

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The mystery of the disappearance of Granger Taylor, who established contact with aliens

Canadian Granger Taylor lived in the town of Duncan. that on the island of Vancouver, and from childhood was obsessed with mechanics and digging in all sorts of glands. At the age of 14, he dropped out of school to build an old single-cylinder car from scratch, which is now in the local forest museum.

There is also a locomotive in the museum, which Taylor found abandoned in the forest and restored to working condition. At 17, he rebuilt a bulldozer that none of the adults could repair, and years later built an exact copy of the fighter from the Second World War, which was then sold to a private collection for 20 thousand dollars.

Granger Taylor

In general, Granger Taylor was definitely a unique person, very talented, diligent and collected. But then he became interested in UFOs. He was so absorbed by the question of what principle of flying a flying saucer, that he devoted himself to his decision.

Soon, he built his own “plate” on the site of his parents, which he built from two satellite dishes. This “plate” became his “dacha”, when he equipped a wood-burning stove there, put a sofa and a TV set. He often spent time there, sometimes he slept at night.

This “plate” and now stands in the same place as a kind of monument to Granger Taylor.

Granger Taylor

Shortly before his strange disappearance, Taylor began to talk about how he made contact with aliens and they should tell him about their technology. And after a while he began to tell all his friends and acquaintances that he would soon go on a trip on a spaceship to newcomers.

According to one of his friends, Taylor contacted the aliens through mental contact and immediately received an invitation from them to explore the Solar System with them.

Granger Taylor

One night in November 1980, he left a note for his parents and disappeared without a trace. Despite the investigation, he was never found alive or dead, and there was no clue what happened to him.

And in his note it was written this:

“Mom and Dad, I went aboard the spacecraft, as repeated dreams show, for 42 months of interstellar travel, to explore the vast universe, and then return. I leave all my things to you, since I will not use them anymore. Please use instructions in my will if you need help. With love. Granger. “

letter writen by Granger Taylor

Taylor’s things mainly consisted of old cars and tractors that forced the entire yard.

On the night Granger disappeared, a violent storm raged on the island of Vancouver with hurricane winds. This subsequently radically complicated the search for a man and not even a trace of his pickup truck was found, on which he left home.

The term of 42 months expired in May 1984, but Taylor never returned. Ufologists believe that Taylor was indeed taken voluntarily by aliens, and he could not return for various reasons – maybe he was so struck by what he saw, and he decided to continue traveling around the universe, or maybe he had died somewhere by accident.

Skeptics were convinced that after a storm, Taylor could have an accident, roll into a ditch, or crash, falling off a cliff.

In 1986, a place was found on Mount Prevost, near Duncan, where some explosion had occurred several years earlier. And in its center were found the bones of an unknown man. Unfortunately, DNA tests in those years were not yet so common, but the coroner for bone analysis concluded that the deceased was of the same age, sex, race, and height as Granger Taylor. A piece of cloth among the bones was very similar in pattern to Taylor’s favorite shirt.

Next to the bones were found the remains of a truck and it was identified as similar to the Taylor pickup. Thus, the Taylor case was officially closed.

Granger Taylor

However, many Taylor’s friends did not agree with this, they are confident that the police’s findings are only indirect, and their friend either stayed in space or was abducted by the US government.

The cause of the explosion on Mount Prevaux remains unclear. Taylor knew how to handle explosives, so this could be a suicide, but friends and parents assured that Taylor had no inclination to this and nothing in his appearance and behavior in the days before his disappearance indicated depression.

Taylor’s best friend, Robert Keller, says that the police worked very carelessly and that they wrote that the remains of the truck found on the mountain are Taylor’s blue pickup truck. However, Keller assures that the Taylor pickup was not at all blue, but with pink stripes.

“What they found there was not Granger’s truck and they have no idea whether it’s bones or someone else’s,” Keller sums up.

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Mystery Of The Black-eyed People – Why Are They So Different From The Rest Of Us?

There are many stories of encounters with strange beings who appear to be inhuman because of their unusual eye color and odd behavior.

People who met these individuals had a weird sense of dread. Are there rational explanations for these remarkable encounters or do perhaps aliens walk among us? Can you judge a person by looking in his eyes?

Some say that your eyes are the window to your soul. Have you ever met anyone whose eyes are nothing but complete darkness? Those who encountered black-eyed people say not only are their eyes dark, but their whole beings as well. It is, as if the their souls are enveloped in darkness.

In the world of paranormal, we often hear of people who had encounters with the most remarkable beings.
Perhaps the most bizarre and uncanny stories involve the mysterious black-eyed people.
There are of course many people who have dark eyes.

We often meet people who have dark brown eyes and we certainly do not find these persons strange.

However, black is not a natural eye coloration. The white part of a human eye is called the sclera and it comprises 5/6 of the outer surface of the eye. Every healthy person, regardless of race has a white sclera. Animals, on the other hand can have a very dark sclera. Dogs, horses and lizards for example often have a black sclera. Health problems can sometimes cause the sclera to become yellow. Certain medication like eye drops can result in that the sclera becomes transparent. When the appropriate administration of medication form has been completed the sclera returns to white again.

People who met black-eyed beings claim these individuals had solid black eyes with no sclera at all! In other words, these beings’ sclera, pupils and iris are completely black!

What is most interesting is that people are not only affected by the black color of the eyes, but also these beings’ peculiar attitude and behavior. They are different…

Based on eyewitnesses’ descriptions we learn that the black-eyed beings share some common characteristics:

People who had encounters with black-eyed beings were overwhelmed with a sense of intense fear. It was as if these beings should be avoided at all cost.

Another common characteristics often reported by witnesses is a sense of evil.

In some cases, people reported that the black-eyed individual had olive colored skin.

It seems difficult to determine a pattern in their clothes. Sometimes they are dressed in black, and on other occasions they wear various colors. In some reported incidents, the black-eyed people were dressed in clothes that appeared old-fashioned.

Let us examine what some who met the black-eyed people had to say. One of the eye-witnesses, Chris and her husband were traveling on I-75 in Michigan when they decided to make a stop at a rest area. Coming out of the women’s room, Chris came face to face with a thin, dark-haired woman with black eyes staring directly at her.

“My husband and I were on our way up north on I-75 during the afternoon. Luckily, it was not at our normal time in the evening. We have a little place in northern lower Michigan, and often go up there for the weekends. As was our custom, we pulled in at our usual rest stop, and I went into the women’s restroom.

As I was preparing to leave the room, I suddenly noticed a thin, dark-haired woman standing alone and starring directly at me. I instantly felt a terrible sense of dread, as though there was something deeply unnatural about her. I then noticed the eyes which had been staring coldly at me, and they 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.

My instant and unwavering feeling during this whole experience was that she was not human. I don’t know what me made feel this so strongly, but it was my most singular, strongest sense while looking at her. There also was something almost predatory about her, as though she was homing in on prey while she stood there so still. I also had a strange sense of her feeling superior or stronger in some way. Again, the sense of a predator watching its prey.

I left as quickly as possible, showing as little reaction to her as possible. It seemed important, for some unknown reason, for me to act unaffected by her while in her presence. I felt a huge sense of relief as I got back into the car and left. I have to say that this was one of the most memorable brief experiences I’ve ever had around a person, especially a stranger. I have never been able to shake the inexplicable feeling that she wasn’t human,” said Chris.

Another curious account comes from Tee, a 47-year-old apartment manager in Portland, Oregon.

Tee who worked for 20 years is used to meet people of all races and ages, and yet when he encountered a young black-eyed man, she simply could not come to terms with the stranger’s eyes… According to Tee, the man was not a normal person.
“He was young boy of about 17 or 18, approximately. He asked me about an open apartment for rent. I remember feeling very scared and shaken by his appearance.

He did not look weird by his dress or such. It was his eyes.

I remember feeling the hair on my neck stand up, and I was shaking just from looking in his eyes.” Like Chris, Tee also felt that deep sense of malevolence. “I could not look him straight in the eyes. I felt like I was about to die. Now, some people may think that I was just over- reacting or something, but the eyes were completely black like there was no real pupil. He spoke normally to me, but I had to just shut the door in his face and get as far from him as I could. I felt like I was in extreme danger,” Tee. explained.

A very interesting case comes from Australia. This story is about a strange man seen in an elevator in a bank building, as told by the bank executive who worked late that evening:

“I found to my surprise that a few people have had similar experiences regarding people with pitch-black eyes. Unlike some, though, I didn’t feel a sense of dread or a feeling that I was about to die. I felt more an awareness and discomfort, like when you see someone advance angrily toward you only to walk past you.

Anyway, it was September 2, 2000, and one of the roles as an executive is you sometimes have to put in really late nights. My office was on the fifth floor and it was coming up to 12 in the morning. I was the only employee, as far as I know, on the first five floors apart from Ben, another fellow banker on my floor and Stan, who is a security officer.

The elevator stops at floor 2 and in comes a tall man with more or less a black crew-cut. The first thing I did was open my mouth to ask what sector he was from and who gave himpermission, but as I looked into his eyes they where entirely black. The pupils, the retinas everything. I remember not really being spooked about his eyes. To be honest, I just thought he might’ve had a disability in his eyes. As the elevator slowly starts up moving back on route, he asked me where I was going, and I simply replied, “home.” He then asked why, and I more or less laughed and just said I want to go to sleep and see my wife. He then just mummered very softly, like he was talking to himself, “It must be nice to have a home.”

I figured he was just being friendly and that he must be renting. As we got to B1, I realized he hadn’t pushed the button on where he was going, so I asked, “Where are you going?” to which he replied rather angrily looking at me with his creepy eyes, “Nowhere.”

At this point, the eyewitness stated he ran to his car. When he looked behind him, he noticed the strange man in the elevator did not get out. He continues on with his account:

“Now the real freaky part. As I drove down the street, all the lights were out – and this is in Sydney (city of NSW). Then I turn… and guess who is walking just ahead of the car – our favorite black-eyed man! No need to say, I sped home, probably breaking five road laws. How could he have left the building and be ahead of me when he had no car, and went up to floor 6?

It gets weirder. On the videotapes and records, there shows no one using the elevator at that time apart from me.”

In many cases people who encountered black-eyed children feel an almost indescribable sense of fear. These children appear to be different from other normal kids.

This incident took place in Abilene, Texas. A journalist was sitting in his parked car late at night writing a check to pay an internet bill. Suddenly, two children approached him for help, knocking on his car window. They were asking for a ride home to retrieve money from their mother to see a popular movie, at the movie theater close to the parked vehicle. Only one of the boys spoke to the journalist.
But why were the children asking for a ride home when the final showing of the film was already half over?
According to the eye-witnesses statement:

“C’mon, mister. Let us in. We can’t get in your car until you do, you know.
Just let us in, and we’ll be gone before you know it. We’ll go to our mother’s house.” We locked eyes. To my horror, I realized my hand had strayed toward the door lock (which was engaged) and was in the process of opening it. I pulled it away, probably a bit too violently. But it did force me to look away from the children. I turned back. “Er … Um …,”

I offered weakly and then my mind snapped into sharp focus.

For the first time I noticed their eyes. They were coal black. No pupil. No iris, just two staring orbs reflecting the red and white light of the marquee. At that point, I know my expression betrayed me. The silent one had a look of horror on his face in a combination that seemed to indicate: A) The impossible had just happened and we’ve been found out!” The spokesman, on the other hand, wore a mask of anger. His eyes glittered brightly in the half- light. “Cmon, mister,” he said. “We won’t hurt you. You have to LET US IN. We don’t have a gun.”

That last statement scared the living hell out of me, because at that point by his tone he was plainly saying, “We don’t NEED a gun.” He noticed my hand shooting down toward the gear shift. The spokesman’s final words contained an anger that was complete and whole, and yet contained in some respects a tone of panic:

“WE CAN’T COME IN UNLESS YOU TELL US IT’S OKAY. LET … US …. IN!”

I ripped the car into reverse (thank goodness no one was coming up behind me) and tore out of the parking lot,” recalled the man from Texas.

A woman called Adele also experienced an interesting and scary encounter involving black-eyed children who appeared out of nowhere late at night:

“I was sitting in my bedroom reading a book when at about 11:00 p.m. I heard a knocking… a slow, constant one. I got up out of bed to see what it was. I looked out of the window and to my surprise saw two children. I opened the window and asked them what they wanted at this time of night. They replied by saying simply, ‘Let us in.’ I said no and asked what for. ‘We want to use your bathroom.’

I was quite shocked that children of about 10 years old wanted to use a stranger’s bathroom at this time of night. I told them no, closed the window, but looked at them through the glass. I glanced at their eyes… and I have never ever seen eyes like them. They were black, completely black. I got the feeling of evil and unhappiness. It surrounded me. It was horrible,” Adele said.

Undoubtedly, strange encounters with black-eyed people are a very interesting phenomenon.

In our lifetime, we do meet people we consider to be different and not normal. Although, it must be added that the definition of “normal” varies from person to person. What is “normal” to one person is abnormal to another.
However, to be strange and different cannot be compared with being not human. Those who encountered the black-eyed people believe these individuals are either extraterrestrials or inter-dimensional beings.
Is it really possible that aliens walk among us or is only a psychological reaction to a person who has simply an unusual appearance and behavior?

Perhaps it sounds farfetched, but if aliens wanted to infiltrate our society they could in fact pose as human beings. Perhaps the old saying is true after all – your eyes are the window to your soul. Perhaps the black eyes reveal who these beings really are..

Who are the black-eyed people? We leave it up to our readers to think and judge these accounts for themselves.

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