Cryptids

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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Real-Life Vampires? Historical Evidence of Blood-Sucking Fiends

Real-Life Vampires? Historical Evidence of Blood-Sucking Fiends

Let’s talk about vampires, shall we? From Dracula to Edward Cullen, we’ve been fascinated by these immortal blood-drinkers for centuries. But is there a historical basis in the enduring legend of vampires? Vlad the Impaler Although vampire mythos spans the globe, most of us think “Dracula” when we’re asked to …

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Mothman Is the Hero West Virginians Need Right Now

Mothman Is the Hero West Virginians Need Right Now

For decades, the legend of the Mothman has flourished in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Now some residents want to replace controversial statues of historical figures with their favorite winged cryptid. The Legend of Mothman In 1966, people in West Virginia began seeing a man-like figure with wings. A group of …

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