One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘there was an unearthly chill in that ghastly chamber’
other-worldly, not of this world, supernatural, preternatural, extraterrestrial, alien
ghostly, spectral, phantom, mysterious, haunted, chilling, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling
uncanny, eerie, macabre, strange, weird, unnatural, bizarre
informal spooky, creepy, scary
rare phantasmal, phantasmic
2‘they rise at some unearthly hour for the long drive’
unreasonable, preposterous, abnormal, extraordinary, absurd, ridiculous, horrendous, outrageous, unheard of, out of the ordinary
ungodly, unholy, God-awful
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