When I was around seven or eight I saw a ghost in an underpass while in London with my mum. Since that day I have come across something which makes me wonder the true nature of what I saw. I'm no longer sure that he was a ghost, it's possible he was 'something else', I'll explain...
Firstly for those who don't know (people in different countries probably have a different name for these hence clarification lol) an underpass is a small tunnel that usually runs under a busy road where there is no bridge or traffic lights allowing pedestrians to cross the road. They are all the same... Covered in graffiti, rubbish usually, bit smelly, faulty lights or just dimly lit. In a lot of them lights will be broken altogether here and there. I was used to these tunnels as was everyone else they are very common etc.
Anyway to what I saw that day.
There were a good amount of people around, coming and going on their way. Nothing strange. Out of the blue I got a panicky feeling (I was not prone to anxiety/panic attacks etc) that I couldn't ignore. Things just didn't feel right. We continued walking. I could see the people ahead (coming towards us) but the light wasn't brilliant so at first you couldn't make out things like facial features etc. All I know is I felt in danger and was becoming more alert to who was around. Soon enough I spotted them... And the bad feeling skyrocketed inside me. It was an elderly lady and a young (lets say robust) boy. They came into a better lit area as they passed and I got a clear look. The old lady had longish grey hair, a little matted and a small kind of smile on her face but a very determined look. She didn't look around or anything, just continued straight ahead. It was the boy companion that made my little head spin. As soon as he was in view I saw that he had no eyes... Just black holes where his eyes should be, needless to say the 'bad' feeling I'd had intensified drastically. But the worst thing, that shook me right up, as soon as I'd noticed the fact that he was eyeless... He turned his head and 'looked' straight at me! At this point I got upset. Mum asked 'what's wrong?!' and I explained... She turned (mere seconds had passed) and said she couldn't see anyone like I'd described and to 'hurry up'.
Now...he could have been an ordinary kid. Had an accident of some kind. Been blind etc and I am aware that contact lenses that are all black do exist and so on... However I am the only one who reacted to his unusual appearance. No one around me seemed to notice the pair or bat an eyelid. I'm all for not staring at someone who looks a bit different out of politeness and everything but everyone has reactions, even subtle ones. People at least look/notice...and there was honestly zero reaction from anyone. My mum should have seen them when she turned to look... But she didn't (I deliberately never looked back at that point as I still felt in danger and really freaked out). I know a lot of people will point out my age, the location (but I really never had any fear of those tunnels previously as I say they are common even the poor light wasn't an issue as they are never pitch black or anything) overactive imagination etc but I'm pretty certain. Hence (up until recently-ish lol) it's always an experience I share whenever the subject of ghosts arises.
However...as stated, I am now in some doubt as to whether this was a ghost encounter. I have since learned about the B.E.P phenomenon and read many encounters online (some I'm sure have been faked)
B.E.P stands for 'Black Eyed People', they seem to be average men and women at first glance. Ie normal human body, hair, clothes etc but the eyes are all black. No whites at all. And their behaviour can set them apart (You'll have to go and read some accounts for yourselves to know what I mean lol). And there are many sightings. Some think they are aliens, other's think demons. They have even been compared to vampires as in a lot of stories B.E.P or B.E.C (Black Eyed Children) will turn up at people's houses asking to be let in and don't seem able to enter without permission. I have no clue what they are. In a lot of cases they try to touch people and always give off this aura of evil. Eye witnesses often state having a terrible feeling come over them ie panic and sensing evil/danger etc (in some cases before they even spot the actual B.E.P, it's the feeling that kind of alerts them). And the person who sees them at the time is totally alone in witnessing them. Everyone around the eyewitness goes on with their business never noticing the B.E.P's presence among them.
Since learning of these B.E.P's and reading other's stories I have to count the similarities to my own story... As in the feeling of danger I got before even seeing the boy, the fact that no one around me noticed at all. And as for the eyes... Eyes I always believed were not there, were they in fact simply black eyes? (It would explain how he was able to look directly at me) I'm pretty sure that I simply confused 'no eyes' for 'pitch black' eyes that day. Therefore, I'm more inclined to say that the boy in the tunnel was not a ghost as I believed for many years, but one of these Black Eyed People.
Any comments and opinions are, of course, welcomed. Thanks in advance!