So Your House Is Haunted–Now What?

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 …

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Scientists Claim They Found Signs of Life on Venus

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 …

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Try Not to Notice Any of These 7 Death Omens Today

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 …

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The Scariest Tarot Cards to Get in a Reading

The Scariest Tarot Cards to Get in a Reading

When you’re new to tarot, whether you’re reading it for yourself or visiting a pro, there are certain cards that seem really bad. The Death card, for example, can be frightening. However, Death is far from the most ominous card in the deck. Sadly, there isn’t a Happy Squirrel card …

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Should You Leave Milk on Your Porch for the Fairies?

Should You Leave Milk on Your Porch for the Fairies?

Today on Lurking Beyond, we’re talking about brownies. No, not those brownies! Although they look really good right now… The brownies we’re talking about come from the English folklore tradition. They’re the reason that old wives’ tales say to leave milk or cream, along with a little fresh bread, on …

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The Surprising History of Real-Life Body Snatchers

The Surprising History of Real-Life Body Snatchers

Earlier this week, while appearing on Hot Ones, Drew Barrymore confirmed the Old Hollywood rumor that Errol Flynn stole the body of her grandfather for a night on the town. The legend goes that when actor John Barrymore died in 1942, his friends Errol Flynn, W.C. Fields, and Sadakichi Hartmann …

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3 Notorious Cursed Objects

3 Notorious Cursed Objects

Deuteronomy 7:26 reads “Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.” So: no cursed items in the house. But what if it was …

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Are Online Psychic Readings Worth It?

Are Online Psychic Readings Worth It?

Even before the pandemic forced us all into our Hobbit holes for six months, online psychic readings were already becoming the norm. Instead of finding a trustworthy psychic in your area, you can simply find someone online to do a tarot reading, examine your star chart, or other divination. The …

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