And although Mr Brickley has debunked the legend of the Pig-Man as a military tactic to keep civilians away from wartime military bases in the area, he believes there is definitely something otherworldly about the Black Eyed Girl.
Prior to the latest sighting of a child whose eyes were "completely black, no iris, no white, nothing", the spectre had last been seen in 1982, shouting for help before running off into dense woodland.
Mr Brickley said: "Of all the paranormal phenomena experienced on Cannock Chase, black eyed children have to be the most eerie by far.
"The only advice I could offer anyone who comes across one is: start running while you still can."
And he advises witnesses not to follow the girl – as she could be trying to lure them to their death.
Lee says the previous sighting occurred when his aunt, then aged 18, met friends on Cannock Chase on a summer evening in 1982.
He admits: "One of the group’s many pastimes involved donning horror masks and attempting to scare away couples, who often used the area for illicit liaisons."
But he doesn’t think the Black Eyes Child is just a prank.
His aunt spotted a girl aged six to eight shouting for help and running in the opposite direction. She chased after her but gave up when the girl disappeared into woodland.
His aunt told police, who had not received any calls about missing children but carried out a search, which did not uncover anything.
He said: "At the time, no one really had any reason to believe anything paranormal was going on and the girl certainly appeared to be flesh and blood.
"It was only later, when discussing the incident with a neighbour, that my aunt was made aware of Raymond Morris’s 1960s child killings in the area. Suffice to say, this revelation really spooked her."
So could the Black Eyed Girl be the ghost of one of the victims of the Cannock Chase murders – also known as the A34 murders – in which three schoolgirls were killed in the late 1960s?
Raymond Leslie Morris, from Walsall, was convicted of the murder of Christine Ann Darby, whose body was found buried in undergrowth in Cannock Chase.
Not surprisingly, he became known as the Monster of Cannock Chase.
Mansty Lane, where the bodies of Margaret Reynolds and Diana Joy Tift were found in 1966
Morris died in prison in March 2014, at the age of 84, having failed a judicial review in 2010 to overturn his conviction.
However, Mr Brickley feels the Black Eyed Child is more likely to be connected to devil worshippers who are said to frequent the moors.
He said: "There have been many other sightings of this nature in the area, and I certainly don’t completely rule out the theory that they are indeed the ghosts of children murdered by Morris.
"But, to me it seems that, as these children often appear to be completely solid and never really show any unusual qualities, their origin could lay squarely in the realms of the occult."
Mr Brickley said: "It is fairly common for people to see groups of hooded individuals chanting and drawing pentagrams in the dirt to this very day, although I am not suggesting they would harm a child.
"However, we know that Satanists like to conjure up demons, and which entities are their number one preference? You guessed it – child demons.
"They look like mortal children but are described as pure evil."
On his paranormal website, Lee, 28 and himself from Cannock, refers to medieval tales of The Devil’s Brat, a devious child who led unknowing victims on a wild goose chase in the dark until they fell to their deaths by stumbling over the edge of a steep drop.
He adds: "In my mind it seems likely that even if my aunt had continued to chase that little girl, she would never have caught her, because it wasn’t a child at all, but an evil force, planning to do away with my own family member.
"So it is a good job she gave up when she did. Imagine what could have happened if she had stayed out any longer.
Originally published by the Birmingham Mail...
Lifted from http://birnews.com/black-eyed-girl-sightings-not-linked-to-cannock-chase-murders-in-1960s/