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On episode 29 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan speaks with Brian Bethel, arguably the first ever witness to come across the Black-Eyed Kids (BEKs) phenomenon. In 1996, Bethel was parked in a desolate parking lot when two young boys began to knock on his window, begging and pleading for a ride home. What happened next would completely terrify Bethel and change the rest of his life.

Since this first account of these mysterious black-eyed children, thousands of stories have permeated through both word-of-mouth and online lore, sparking a phenomenon that has grown in both mystery and debate. Bethel recounts that harrowing night, how his story ultimately was leaked and went viral at the advent of the internet, and just exactly what he believes may lay behind the dark, soulless eyes of the black-eyed kids. 

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Guest Bio: A mild-mannered reporter by day, by night Brian Bethel is a mild-mannered reporter (usually) home from work. He likes a variety of things, from computers to video games, from comic books to role-playing games, to reading to board gaming. He likes games a lot, come to think of it. He also enjoys writing, and he hopes someday to become not “the next” anybody but someone entirely himself.

Feature Image by Sam Shearon

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Opening Theme Song, “Ephemeral Reign” by Per Kiilstofte

Episode Edited by Jane Palomera Moore

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