The US-based man, who blurs his identity in investigative videos he uploads to the Fantastic Daily YouTube channel, claims to have caught a so-called “Black Eyed Kid” on video in his own home after setting a trap to lure them to his remote property.
Black Eyed Kids have been an urban legend, mainly in the US, since the 1990s.
They are said to resemble pale-skinned children with jet black eyes, that have been accused of carrying out abductions.
Paranormal researchers speculate they are ghosts, evil spirits, or even aliens or vampires.
The investigator says in a promotional blurb for the video: “Over an hour of BEK activity captured on video!
“You’ve heard the stories, I found proof. I’m in touch with other paranormal researchers, and together we’ve been mapping data from black eyed kid encounters.
“For a long time now I’ve believed that they must have a language all their own.
“I was finally able to isolate a low-frequency signal that appeared in the background of tonnes of my evidence.
“I played the frequency every night for a week, eventually succeeding in my efforts to lure a black eyed kid into my camera trap.”
In the video uploaded to YouTube, the investigator said he tried to lure black eyed kids to his home by playing a static noise which he claims is said to be present when black eyed kid sightings have happened.
He had a camera running at the same time at night in his property over several nights.
On the fifth night he claims to have captured footage showing a clear being inside his property for an hour.
The head and neck of what resembles a long-haired teenager is visible on camera.
It stands and peers around the room, before turning and vanishing.
The man said he awoke soon after due to hearing movement outside his property.
He says in the video: “Whoever, or whatever that is, it stood there for over an hour before disappearing.
“That’s when I happened to wake up because I heard someone walking around outside.”
He is seen reviewing the footage ion the video saying: “I can’t believe that worked – that’s a real black eyed kid, that’s a real f***ing black eyed kid.”
Fantastic Daily claims to be a genuine investigative channel, and claims to debunk other alleged footage of Black Eyed Kids as fake.
Viewers of his video had mixed views with some commending his bravery, and others saying it was a hoax.
One YouTube poster with the username Tito said: “So on the second night the light switch didn’t make any noise when the light came on, but on the fifth night there was a loud click when the light came on. The kid also wasn’t moving when the light came on.”
But, another called Mileena K added: “I think those ‘kids’ are really alien hybrids.
“They are fully loaded with radiation, it can’t hurt them but it can kill us, I don’t think they are good, I think they want to exterminate us.”
Sceptics believe the legend is just an urban myth that has multiplied on the internet with hoax eyewitness accounts breeding more.
Other explanations, are teens purposefully wearing black contact lenses to scare people, or the the condition mydriasis (dilation of the pupils), which can be caused by drugs or trauma.
In an article on the debunking website skeptoid.com, science writer Brian Dunning wrote: “So until someone dive-tackles a black eyed kid and calls the police, or lets one into his home and gives him a good video interview, I’m going to hold off buying into this particular urban legend.”