Black Eyed Person in California

Here’s a reader submitted story that came from LM in California. It recounts his terrifying tale of meeting a black eyed person late one night while walking home from his friend’s house. Enjoy this chilling tale!

It was a hot summer night in San Diego and I was visiting my friend. We were watching movies and just generally goofing around and having a good night. Before I knew it the time was about 3am and I had to start heading home which was only a few blocks away.

I began walking down the sidewalk and noticed a person walking towards me. The street was well lit and it wasn’t a bad area of town so I wasn’t too concerned but still a little on edge. The closer this person got to me the more tense I became. For some reason I just wanted to run away. Some weird kind of fight or flight response kicked in. I thought I was just being paranoid so I just kept calmly walking towards this figure.

The figure completely stopped under a streetlight about 50 feet in front of me and just stood there. As I walked closer, I noticed it was a young man about 30 years old and he was wearing a hoodie and jeans. Now it was about 80 degrees outside so wearing a hoodie in this kind of weather is really strange to me. Anyway, I tried to walk by without making eye contact but then he spoke to me.

“Can I borrow your cell phone to make a phone call?”

He seemed to say it without any emotion whatsoever. It was almost robot sounding. His voice was deep and raspy. I told him I didn’t have a cell phone on me and that’s when it got really weird.

“Can I go with you and make a call from your home phone?”

I told him there’s no way I’m letting a stranger into my home at 3am in the morning. He seemed to be a bit visibly upset and that’s when he looked directly at me as the tone of his voice began to rise.

“I don’t think you understand. I NEED TO USE YOUR PHONE.”

Where his pupils were supposed to be just looked like 2 huge black orbs. If it’s even possible his eyes looked darker than the night sky around us. I have read stories about black eyed people and thats the first thought that entered my brain. As he stared into my eyes I began to panic and my legs began to shake.

“Are you going to let me use your phone or not?”

I didn’t answer him this time. The only thing I could do is run. I ran as fast as I could.

I looked back and he was still standing under the streelight just staring at me with his head cocked to the side like an animal about to pounce it’s prey.

I kept running for another block until I reached my apartment building, ran up the 3 flights of stairs to my apartment, locked the door behind me, and looked out the window. He had followed me home. He was standing outside just staring up at my window. I could still see his deep black eyes and felt a huge sense of dread. This thing wanted to hurt me.

I called the police and told them someone had followed me home and was standing outside my apartment building just staring into my window. By the time they got there he was gone. I never saw him again. It pains me to think of what would happened if I did let this thing in my house. Since this encounter I no longer walk alone at night anymore. I don’t know what these things are or what they want but I hope and pray I never meet another one!

Thanks for the chilling tale, LM. It does sound like you had an encounter with a black eyed person, and it’s a good thing you didn’t let it into your home! Stay tuned for more reader stories that will be posted soon…