And another new Mysterious Universe article, which starts like this:
There can be no doubt that one of the more intriguing mysteries of recent years is that of the Black-Eyed Children.
Who, or what, these menacing, pale-faced, black-eyed things are is a
matter of deep debate. Some say they’re ETs. Others suggest alien-human
hybrids. Then, there’s the demonic angle. In other words, we’re pretty
much still in the dark when it comes to their real origins and
motivations. But, that’s not what I’m focusing on today. Instead, I’m
talking about the earlier Black-Eyed Children. The ones who came before the modern-day wave. Interestingly, they surfaced not in the real world, but in the domain of fiction.
Just three years before the dawning of the 1960s the well-known science-fiction author, John Wyndham, wrote a book titled The Midwich Cuckoos. Before I get to that, in case you aren’t familiar with Wyndham’s work, he’s perhaps best known for his 1951 title, The Day of the Triffids. The Midwich Cuckoos was well-received, to the extent that in 1960 it was turned into a movie. Its title: Village of the Damned. A sequel followed: Children of the Damned.