Often they can be seen playing games and singing the nursery songs "old man long leggs" or "he jumped into a bramble bush" in abandon, or near deserted areas, sometimes the reports talk of them appearing at ones doorstep usually alone or in a pair they appear to be unusually confident yet shy children who avoid your gaze and look down hiding their eyes, but speaking with an eloquentcy far beyond their apparent age. Often using the mannerisms and speech patternes of an adult, they occasionally posses the voice of an adult. They will usually attempt to talk the victim into allowing them entry into their home to use a telephone or to be safe from some unspecified danger. occasionally when seen outside the home they will immediately stop their play and stare at you, or if possible approach you asking for a place to stay or trying to talking you into giving them a ride home. Often, people begin to agree to their requests against better judgement, even though the request will seem vaguely unsettling, with out realizing why it is. Should you discover that their eyes are completely black, the children become very angry and insistent on you complying with their demands. Some people who have encountered Bek feel that the children may have been using some form of low-level mind control to get them to comply.
Experiences involving the Bek generally do not explain the cause of the children's eye color or the origins of the children themselves. Sometimes thought to be the spirits of lost or murdered children the Bek are thought to be harbingers of ill will and personal doom. the encounters frequently emphasize that the children must be voluntarily admitted or invited into the house or car in question, and in this way are reminiscent of some vampire legends. However it is unspecified what happens should you comply with their demands as no reports of the Bek have included that happening, possibly indicateing the death of those that comply.