Cryptids

Why Are Sea Monsters so Common in Ancient Myths?

Why Are Sea Monsters so Common in Ancient Myths?

People have been fascinated by the weather patterns of the sea for as long as there have been people. Some scientists believe that human evolution was moving us toward being shore-dwelling, aquatic apes before our upright posture allowed for the use of tools and the creation of technology like spears, …

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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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3 Fascinating Cryptids from Japan

3 Fascinating Cryptids from Japan

Every culture around the world has its own creature legends. From Bigfoot to the chupacabra, these cryptids reflect the unique nature of the cultures and environments that they come from. We’ve been guilty of focusing too much of the cryptids of North America. Let’s begin to remedy this now with …

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The Real Chupacabra Revealed

The Real Chupacabra Revealed

Chupacabra–literally “goat-sucker”–is a cryptid that hails from Latin America. From Puerto Rico to Mexico, the beast is said to attack livestock and drain the blood from the carcasses of goats and other farm animals. The legend emerged in the 1990s in Puerto Rico. A trail of dead animals, intact but …

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New Photo Appears to Show Loch Ness Monster

New Photo Appears to Show Loch Ness Monster

First the Pentagon essentially confirmed that UFOs exist. Now we have our clearest picture ever of the Loch Ness Monster. 2020 has been a heck of a ride–and it’s only halfway done. We’ve written a lot about lake monsters on Lurking Beyond. There’s something so iconic about these legends, which …

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