Hauntings

What Are Ghost Hunters Really Looking For?

What Are Ghost Hunters Really Looking For?

From the number of ghost hunting shows on TV, you might assume that there’s a pretty good well of video evidence and scientific documentation about ghost activity. However, the majority of these shows are presenting otherwise mundane footage of empty houses and factories and just overdubbing the scared yelps of …

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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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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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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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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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