Jun 04, 2021 I Nick Redfern

Bigfoot, Black-Eyed Kids, Dog-Men and Aliens: Are They All Tulpas?

As a follow-up to my previous article on the issue of the Slenderman having become a Tulpa/thought-form, I thought I would share with you my ideas on certain other entities being such "creations of the human mind," too. I'll begin with the Black Eyed Children. There is very little doubt in my mind that the the BECs are Tulpas. Just like the Slenderman phenomenon, the BEC issue took off in big time, too. It fascinated people. Scared some of them. Reports began to surface to significant degrees. Books were written, as were articles. Radio shows debated the strange issue of the creepy kids. And, then, people began to see the Black Eyed Children more and more. Here, there and everywhere. And, almost always (if not always) the approach of the BEC would be the same. There would be a knock on the front-door. On opening that same door, the person inside (yes, it usually is just one person who is targeted) would find themselves confronted by those dreaded kids.  The Black Eyed Children would nearly always appear to be in the 11 to 14 age range. They would mostly wear black hoodies. Their skin looked pale and, as some suggested, not unlike plastic. And, they would try and find a way to get into the home, something that could only be achieved if the person in the home gave them an invite. Yes, shades of vampire lore. There was something else, too:  that the BEC - from the early days to today - don't seem to be fully self-aware. If at all, even. It's as if they're on some kind of crazy, continuous loop, playing the same bizarre (and sinister) game over and over again. And they have a knack of vanishing in high-speed fashion. Tulpas? Don't bet against it. Now, onto another equally bizarre creature that might fall into the real of the Tulpa: the Dog-Men.

If someone told you they had seen a werewolf (as in, a real, 100 percent werewolf) most people would likely laugh at you. The fact is, though, that people have reported seeing such things (largely) since the early 1990s.  Imagine a large, wolf-like creature that has the ability to walk and run on its hind legs, and that's what the Dog-Men look like. I should stress that aside from dubious yarns created by hoaxers, reports of these creature shapeshifting are very few and far between. There are only one or two reports of people claiming to have morphed into Dog-Men and back again. And a full moon plays no role in the story. Nor do silver bullets. So, what we're dealing with is, basically, an upright wolf-like monster. Like the Black Eyed Children, when publicity began to surface, the Dog-Men phenomenon grew and grew. More and more people saw them. And, just like the BEC, they seemed to repeat the same things time and time again. Whereas the BEC tried to get an invite into the home, the Dog-Men have a penchant for racing across roads late at night and terrifying drivers. But, when confronted, the Dog-Men only ever make half-hearted attacks on people - after which they vanish into the night. Yep, it's another example of a continuous loop.

Now, let's go onto the issue of what has become known as the "British Bigfoot." Most people might say "The what?!" The idea that huge apes could be roaming the U.K. is ridiculous. And yet, people see them. On fairly regular occasions. There's a big problem with the British Bigfoot, however. Or, rather, there are a lot of problems. There's no way, at all, that colonies of seven-to-eight-tall unidentified monsters could be hiding out, and living, in the U.K. It's not just unlikely; it's downright impossible. There's no evidence of the massive amounts of food that such creatures (from the top of Scotland and to the bottom of England) would need to eat everyday. And, yet, people see these things in the U.K. over and over again. They are often seen in absurdly small areas of woods. Just like the Dog-Men and the Black Eyed Children, the British Bigfoot does not act in a normal fashion. It vanishes before people. It is seen around ancient stone circles, something that makes some researchers believe that the British Bigfoot are Tulpas, created centuries ago (or, possibly, even millennia ago) to act as "guard-dogs" at sacred sites. And that they are still there. We could say that same scenario might explain the presence of the Dog-Men.

The list of what I believe are Tulpas is a long one. It's a varied list, too. I have a strong suspicion that the following "things" could (in theory, at least) fall into the Tulpa category, too: Shadow People, Men in Black, the Hat Man, and the Space Brothers; the latter created in the early 1950s by a collective body of people - the Contactees - terrified by the thought of atomic war. And, so what happens? I'll tell you: the intense yearning for help from beings from other worlds caused them to manifest within the human mind - and soon became externalized. Yet again, there was that continuous hoop: the Space Brothers would warn of nuclear war, they would meet people late at night (and in faraway locations) to share their thoughts on worldwide destruction. And they had a knack of vanishing - almost magically. What all of this demonstrates is that so many of the strange "things" that are seen (a) racing across roads late at night, (b) hanging around old stone formations, and (c) trying to get invites into our homes, are somehow interlinked. The connection is simple, but amazing: these things exist because we are their creators. Albeit largely unknowingly creators. And with the Slenderman still at the forefront of the controversy.

Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.

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