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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Wait, Did the Annabelle Doll Actually Escape From a Museum?

Wait, Did the Annabelle Doll Actually Escape From a Museum?

At Lurking Beyond, we love haunted dolls. Well, we love to be absolutely terrified of them. There’s something so creepy about dolls to begin with. It might be an Uncanny Valley thing–dolls look almost, but not quite, like real people and that’s unsettling. We examined the strange economy of selling …

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The Origins of ‘Bloody Mary’

The Origins of ‘Bloody Mary’

If you’ve ever been a tween girl at a sleepover, then you’ve probably know about all about Bloody Mary. No, not that kind of Bloody Mary. Wait, is that a whole shrimp being used as garnish? I think we’ve discovered the real horror here. But we were talking about the …

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Lyfe on Mars? Scientists Redefine Extraterrestrial Life

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 …

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Something Terrible Happened in This House

Something Terrible Happened in This House

If you ever travel through southwest Iowa, stop over in Villisca–but don’t stay the night. At least not at the home where eight people were slaughtered in 1912… and where their ghosts are said to remain. With a name like “Villisca Ax Murder House,” you at least know what you’re …

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Elon Musk Claims Aliens Built the Pyramids

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 …

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