Blank Fields in NOT Null Query Criteria

Why would a few blank fields show up in a query where I am using 'Is Not Null' in the criteria. The rest of the Nulls are filtered out - but there are 7 blank fields showing up. I went in to the table and hit delete in each of the 7 fields but they still show up in the query results.

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