So Your House Is Haunted–Now What?

Erin Long September 23, 2020

With Halloween rapidly approaching, our fancy turns to ghosts, goblins, witches, demons, and all the other beasties that go bump in the night. I love reading about this kind of stuff–but stick me in a haunted house and I’m not going to be happy. If you think your house might …

Scientists Claim They Found Signs of Life on Venus

Erin Long September 18, 2020

At this point in human history, the appeal of finding a new habitable planet is greater than ever. Unfortunately, Venus ain’t it. At least not for us puny carbon-based lifeforms. However, scientists claim that they detected a potential sign of life on the second rock from the sun. What Would …

Try Not to Notice Any of These 7 Death Omens Today

Erin Long September 16, 2020

We’ve all got to go someday… but hopefully not today. Every culture has its own lore about death omens, such as the Bean Sídhe, or banshee, of Irish folklore. However, some of those omens are a lot more likely to pop up in everyday life. Black Butterflies Although butterflies are …

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So Your House Is Haunted–Now What?
Erin Long September 23, 2020

So Your House Is Haunted–Now What?

With Halloween rapidly approaching, our fancy turns to ghosts, goblins, witches, demons, and all the other beasties that go bump in the night. I love reading about this kind of stuff–but stick me in a haunted house and I’m not going to be happy. If you think your house might …
Scientists Claim They Found Signs of Life on Venus
Erin Long September 18, 2020

Scientists Claim They Found Signs of Life on Venus

At this point in human history, the appeal of finding a new habitable planet is greater than ever. Unfortunately, Venus ain’t it. At least not for us puny carbon-based lifeforms. However, scientists claim that they detected a potential sign of life on the second rock from the sun. What Would …
Try Not to Notice Any of These 7 Death Omens Today
Erin Long September 16, 2020

Try Not to Notice Any of These 7 Death Omens Today

We’ve all got to go someday… but hopefully not today. Every culture has its own lore about death omens, such as the Bean Sídhe, or banshee, of Irish folklore. However, some of those omens are a lot more likely to pop up in everyday life. Black Butterflies Although butterflies are …

UFOs and Aliens

Scientists Claim They Found Signs of Life on Venus
Erin Long September 18, 2020

Scientists Claim They Found Signs of Life on Venus

At this point in human history, the appeal of finding a new habitable planet is greater than ever. Unfortunately, Venus ain’t it. At least not for us puny carbon-based lifeforms. However, scientists claim that they detected a potential sign of life on the second rock from the sun. What Would …
Lyfe on Mars? Scientists Redefine Extraterrestrial Life
Erin Long August 14, 2020

Lyfe on Mars? Scientists Redefine Extraterrestrial Life

What does “life” mean to you? As we previously explored on Lurking Beyond, alien life might not look like anything we can recognize. Rather than the humanoid aliens offered by popular sci-fi imaginings, alien life could be deeply strange and unfamiliar. A New Form of Lyfe Researchers Stuart Bartlett and …
Elon Musk Claims Aliens Built the Pyramids
Erin Long August 11, 2020

Elon Musk Claims Aliens Built the Pyramids

Do you think Elon Musk is a Lurking Beyond fan? We just wrote about alien conspiracy theories, and then the Tesla and SpaceX CEO went and tweeted that aliens built the pyramids. Late-Night Tweet Sparks International Incident If anybody has inside info on extraterrestrial life, you’d think it would be …
5 Weirdly Popular Alien Conspiracy Theories
Erin Long July 31, 2020

5 Weirdly Popular Alien Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theorists enjoyed a huge victory earlier this year when the Pentagon confirmed that yes, that footage of UFOs we all saw on YouTube is real. But does that mean all our theories are right? Here are some of the weirdest, wildest conspiracies about extraterrestrials that just won’t give up. …
Will Aliens Look Like Us?
Erin Long July 22, 2020

Will Aliens Look Like Us?

There are two camps when it comes to imagining what aliens would look like. There are the people who think that aliens will be fundamentally humanoid, and then there are those who believe that life will have evolved very, very differently on other planets. The Panspermia Theory “I’m of the …