The Black Eyed Child’ Ghost Haunts Again After 30 Years
Leading paranormal investigator Lee Brickley launched a thorough investigation of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire after reports that the famous Black Eyed Child ghost reappeared after 30 years. The chilling spectre was last seen 30 years ago, but remained a worldwide cult sensation during all those silent years.
The latest descriptions of the girl, who has completely black eyes, are identical to those chronicled in the early 1980s. According to the Birmingham Mail, Lee, author of books about the paranormal, was shocked to hear that someone spotted the ghost. Namely, while walking Birches Valley, a woman heard strange noises similar to screams:
“We instantly started running towards the noise. We couldn’t find the child anywhere and so stopped to catch our breath. That’s when I turned round and saw a girl stood behind me, no more than 10 years old, with her hands over her eyes. It was as if she was waiting for a birthday cake. I asked if she was OK and if she had been the one screaming. She put her arms down by her side and opened her eyes. That’s when I saw they were completely black, no iris, no white, nothing. I jumped back and grabbed my daughter. When I looked again, the child was gone. It was so strange.”
Lee is certain this spectre is The Black Eyed Child.
“In the summer of 1982, my aunt was 18 years old, and she and her friends would often meet on Cannock Chase in the evening time, probably in much the same way many teenagers still do today. One evening, just before dark, she heard a little girl frantically shouting for help. Rushing to locate the sound, she stumbled upon a dirt track and caught sight of the girl, about six years old running in the opposite direction. When my aunt caught up, the girl turned around and looked her in the eyes, and then ran off into the dark woodland. Her eyes had been completely black with no trace of white. There was a police search but to no avail. At the time, no-one had any reason to believe anything paranormal was going on. The girl certainly appeared to be of flesh and blood.”
There have been similar sightings of Black Eyed Children around the world.
“Some people believe them to be extra-terrestrials, vampires or ghosts. But there is one big difference between the sightings around the world and the stories coming out of Cannock Chase. Only on Cannock Chase do the sightings consistently happen during the daytime.’’