Theories and Lore

Why Remove the Eyes?

A little detail in the Walten Files I had never thought about before, was the eyes. The eyes are said to be, the windows to the soul, and yet the windows have been removed from multiple corpses, in the Walten Files. Only by putting the bodies together, do you see the very large coincidence.

Brian Stells loses both of his eyes, when we see him after being attacked by Bon.

Ashley does not have any eyes, when Bon shows her skull, within the Billy animatronic.

Rosemary’s dismembered corpse, does not have any eyes, within its skull, before being placed in the Sha animatronic.

Charles has a picture of his old face, however the eyes, are once again removed, with an editing trick.

Uniquely, the images we have seen of Banny, and the likely deceased Susan, we have seen her skull aging, and decaying, with the eyes still in the skull.

Maybe, Martin simply believes, skulls with no eyes, or that the eyes have been removed, is scarier than, dead bodies with their eyes. Maybe that is true. Or maybe eyes are tough to illustrate? Could the rule from Five Nights at Freddy’s, apply to the Walten Files.

Quote the Phone guy…

…that wouldn’t be so bad if the suits themselves weren’t filled with crossbeams, wires, and animatronic devices, especially around the facial area. So, you could imagine how having your head forcefully pressed inside one of those could cause a bit of discomfort…and death. Uh, the only parts of you that would likely see the light of day again would be your eyeballs and teeth when they pop out the front of the mask, heh.

Did Martin Walls take these words, and create his own horrific interpretation? We know nothing about eyes being important in the Walten Files, beyond imagery, as there has been no great reference to people’s sight. Other than Rosemary asking Sophie, “Am I still beautiful?”

However, Bon seems to have a weird glitch with one of his eyes, when attacking Susan, in Walten Files 3, but that does not appear to be the case, in 1978, or 1982, when he attacks Ashley and Brian. So the eyes seem to be a crative choice by Martin Walls, to make the Walten files, that little more gruesome. However, there are enough loose threads, that the victims losing their eyes, could be an important detail, in later episodes of the Walten Files. For now, it is not clear, what could be important, about the eyes of Bon’s victims.

I guess, time will tell.


  1. And the teaser….. “Technical difficulties are TEMPORARY…. *keep an eye!*”……. Eye think you’re onto something…

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