Spooky Geology is a science-based look at mysterious earth phenomena, geologic anomalies, and the endless weird ideas about rocks and the earth that are a bit abnormal, paranormal, or supernatural.

Spooky:   Causing fear and unease; mysterious, freaky, weird, uncanny, unsettling, eerie; unnatural, unearthly.


Click on the categories below to get an introduction to the topic and link to all posts in that category.

Cornerstone content

These are in-depth posts or series of posts on a special topic:

Earthquake Lights: People report lights associated with earthquakes? Are they real and what creates them?

Stone Tape Theory: Many paranormal investigators propose this idea to explain hauntings. Does it make sense?

Leylines: Are there lines of energy recognized by ancient people? Are these lines and their intersections an explanation for strange phenonmena?

Devil Places: Hundreds of places are named after the Devil. Take a tour and see why.

Mimetoliths: Why do we see faces in places?

Quicksand: How afraid should we be of quicksand?

Mystery booms: Reports of mysterious booms or skyquakes rock communities every few weeks. What causes them?

Mystery Spots: Locations are marketed to tourists as being magnetic anomalies or “gravity hills”. What’s going on here?

Dowsing: So many people claim they have the power to magically “find” water, metals, or whatever they desire. How can this work?

Other content notes

Briefs are shorter posts than Featured articles

News posts are linked to recent media sources

General content is inclusive to the overall theme of this site

Recommended Reads is a book list of resources used on this site.


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Created and written by Sharon A. Hill – geologist and anomalies researcher.

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