300 episodes

A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Prepare your butts, because it’s time to learn something weird.

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A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Prepare your butts, because it’s time to learn something weird.

    BP Bonus: In Search Of Ancient Mysteries (1973) Roundtable

    BP Bonus: In Search Of Ancient Mysteries (1973) Roundtable

    Join David, Derek, and Zenger for another night at the roundtable as they discuss the 1973 special In Search Of Ancient Mysteries! Before the series began, there was In Search Of Ancient Mysteries, a television special narrated by Rod Serling. The show covered a wide array of Forteana from history. Such topics included out of place artifacts, Atlantis, Tiawanaku, Nazca Lines, and so much more. Derek from Monsters Among Us Podcast and Zenger from the Zeng This! Podcast join Flora and review this fun romp through nostalgia and weird history. You can literally see where the roots of Ancient Aliens began with this show. Check it out for free on YouTube and listen to the boys review it on this roundtable episode of Blurry Photos!
    And don't forget to check out the kickstarter for David and Derek's new documentary, Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle! There is a limited time to fund it, so jump on it!
    Watch "In Search Of Ancient Mysteries" for free here!  

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Special Announcement: Shadows in the Desert Kickstarter

    Special Announcement: Shadows in the Desert Kickstarter

    The Kickstarter campaign for "Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle" is live! Visit the Kickstarter campaign page to make a contribution toward funding this amazing project. David and Derek have only just begun the journey to making a fascinating and unique new documentary about the anomalous phenomena in the Anza-Borrego desert. But they need your help to make this vision come to life! If you contribute to their campaign, not only will you help them achieve their goal, you'll also get some cool stuff! T-shirts, patches, adventure bags, art, even your name in the credits! Not to mention an exclusive podcast that will offer behind the scenes discussion and updates. The campaign only lasts 30 days, you don't want to miss out. So check out the Shadows in the Desert campaign page, watch the trailer, and contribute to a great indie project by Blurry Photos and Monsters Among Us!
    Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 11 min
    Ep 239: The Falcon Lake Incident

    Ep 239: The Falcon Lake Incident

    Something there or just hot air?
    Flora is back with a deep dive into the fascinating events of the Falcon Lake incident! An amazing Canadian UFO case, the Falcon Lake incident is often regarded as one of the most investigated and strongest UFO cases in history. Stefan Michalak was out on a prospecting trip near Falcon Lake, Manitoba, when he witnesses 2 UFOs in the sky. When one landed not far from him, his curiosity led him to a close encounter that would forever change his life. David tackles the incident and asks tough questions in the search for the truth. What did Michalak see that day? What caused him to become so ill afterward? And what can be made of the evidence and investigations? Flora also invites Dr. Chris Cogswell from the Mad Scientist Podcast to help suss out some science. Join a fun ride into an incredible account and fascinating investigation on this episode of Blurry Photos!
    Get a copy of When They Appeared here and support the show with your purchase!
    Music Myst on the Moor, An Upsetting Theme, Crypto, Dark Rage, Malicious, Ossuary 5 - Rest, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Dark Side, Space Discoveries, Unknown Terrain Music by Nicolas Jeudy
    Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
    Sources Rutkowski, Chris. When They Appeared: Falcon Lake 1967: The Inside Story of a Close Encounter. August Night Press. Guilford, UK. 2017. Gross, Patrick. Close Encounter: Falcon Lake, Canada, 1967. Ufologie. Blog. 2005. https://ufologie.patrickgross.org/htm/michalak67cr00.htm Craig, Roy. Condon Report: Case 22. Files.NCAS. Web. http://files.ncas.org/condon/text/case22.htm The Iron Skeptic. Stefan Michalak's Story: No Aliens Required. Blog. http://www.theironskeptic.com/articles/michalak/michalak.htm Science Daily. Understanding Steam Burns. May 14, 2018.Web. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180514122556.htm Bernhardt, Darren. Falcon Lake Incident is Canada's 'Best-documented UFO Case,' Even 50 Years Later. CBC News. May 19, 2017. Web. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/falcon-lake-incident-book-anniversary-1.4121639

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 238: Skepticism with Deborah Hyde

    Ep 238: Skepticism with Deborah Hyde

    Can't Hyde from critical thought!
    David is joined by skeptic, folklorist, and all-around awesome person, Deborah Hyde to discuss skepticism! A philosophy present in every topic covered on the show, skepticism plays an important role in exploring paranormal subjects. Deborah, editor of The Skeptic magazine, shares her insights of being a skeptic. She also answers questions on the nature of skepticism and belief today. It's an interview of thought-provoking questions and interesting perspectives. Make sure to check out Deborah's adventures and follow her social media. And enjoy this provocative episode of Blurry Photos!
    Check out Deborah's website: http://deborahhyde.com/ Follow Deborah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jourdemayne Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 53 min
    Ep 237: Time Life Mysteries of the Unknown

    Ep 237: Time Life Mysteries of the Unknown

    Want to know more? Read the book! Or listen to the podcast.
    Flora is joined by Ryan from Rumor Flies and Brent from Hysteria 51 to discuss the classic Time Life book series Mysteries of the Unknown. A 33-book set detailing all kinds of Forteana and weird topics, Time Life's Mysteries of the Unknown introduced high strangeness to countless individuals around the world. The boys get together to go over the books in the series, including highlights and influences from each. It's a blast of all kinds of strange topics! You want ley lines? Boom. Madam Blavatsky? Pow. Plant sentience? Skadoosh. It's a tour-de-force of Forteana and all this great book series has to offer. If any of these topics sound extra interesting, let David know for a possible future Blurry Photos episode!
    Music Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 236: Hoodoo and Voodoo with Dr. Jeffrey Anderson

    Ep 236: Hoodoo and Voodoo with Dr. Jeffrey Anderson

    A review of Voodoo for you!
    Flora is joined by History professor Dr. Jeffrey Anderson for a very informative discussion on Hoodoo and Voodoo! One of the foremost experts on Hoodoo and Voodoo, Dr. Jeffrey Anderson offers a detailed interview on the history and culture of this poorly-understood religion. David asks questions on how it got started, how it spread and evolved, and what the modern practice looks like. The pantheon of deities is discussed, as is the distinction between hoodoo and even a little bit about zombies. Dr. Anderson provides a veritable king cake of knowledge (with a voodoo doll baby to find) in this episode of Blurry Photos!
    Help Sean Hill fund his work The Dark Stared Back on Inkshares! And follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/SeanCRHill Grab a copy of Dr. Anderson's book Conjure in African American Society! Grab a copy of Dr. Anderson's book Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure: a Handbook! Music Myst on the Moor, Classic Horror 2 - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 1 hr 6 min

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