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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.

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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.

    Ep 256: 5G Conspiracies

    Ep 256: 5G Conspiracies

    David is joined by Dr. Eric van Rongen to discuss the ins-and-outs, conspiracies, and facts about 5G technology! Vice Chair of the Int'l Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Dr. van Rongen is an expert on 5G tech and its effects on humanity. Flora asks questions about what the tech is, how its effects are measured, and what the dangers are. Dr van Rongen explains all, including thoughts on the conspiracies that have popped up about it. Should you be concerned about that cell phone or that cell tower in your area? What about WIFI and Bluetooth? Pause the packing on the bug-out bag until you hear the good Dr.'s thoughts and expertise! Flora also announces the winner of the 2021 Miss Crytpid Contest, as well as the winner of the prize pack on this episode of Blurry Photos!
    Join me on Twitch to watch some horror games and other fun content!
    Learn more about Dr. van Rongen
    Some myths about 5G explained
     
    Music Myst on the Moor, Dark Fog - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     

    • 53 min
    Miss Cryptid 2021 Roundup

    Miss Cryptid 2021 Roundup

    The 2021 Miss Cryptid Contest is almost over, and the best is saved for last in this finalist roundup! The winner of week 3 is announced, the finalists are set, and now it's up to you to decide who should emerge victorious in this Miss Cryptid Roundup! Hear who joins the winners of weeks one and two in the quest for the Golden Goatman. Make sure to cast your vote at the Blurry Photos homepage and toss in one more entry for the Prize Pack. One lucky winner will receive a box of fun paranormal toys, Blurry Photos swag, and more. There will also be a Runner-up who will win a Blurry Photos T-Shirt and swag. And one more entrant will win Miss Congeal-niality, receiving stickers and magnets and such! Go forth and choose a champion, whose blood, sweat, and tears will mean more than just a snack to others!
    Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, One of Them, Duet Musette, Shenyang - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Sources Legend of Pixiu. Visit Beijing. Web. http://english.visitbeijing.com.cn/a1/a-XAJAGWC6AFB2BD9E29D411#:~:text=Pixiu%20(also%20called%20Tianlu%20or%20Bixie)%20is%20one%20of%20the,and%20is%20able%20to%20fly
    Rose, C., 2001. Giants, monsters, and dragons: An encyclopedia of folklore, legend, and myth. WW Norton & Company.
    Bane, T., 2016. Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore. McFarland.
    Tritone. Bandage Man, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Puzzle Box Horror. Web. https://puzzleboxhorror.com/encyclopedia-of-supernatural-horror/bandage-man-cannon-
    beach-oregon/  

    • 18 min
    Miss Cryptid 2021 Week 3

    Miss Cryptid 2021 Week 3

    This year's Miss Cryptid Contest winds to a close with our final 3 contestants! Another smattering of worldly folklore is in store with the Mushussu, Oregon Bandage Man, and Curupira. Join David as he takes you to ancient Sumeria to learn about the Splendor Serpent. Hop over to Oregon for a short but terrifying urban legend. And head back to South America for a wild man of the rainforest. Who will win your heart this week, and who will eat it? Cast your vote at the Home Page for who should join the finalists in the quest for the Golden Goatman! Learn about these critters and find out who won week 2 all in this episode of Blurry Photos!
    Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Suvaco do Cristo, Hidden Wonders, One of Them - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Sources Sirrush. All About Dragons. Web. https://allaboutdragons.com/dragons/Sirrush
    Clark, Jerome. Unexplained! Visible Ink Press. Detroit. 1993. Tritone. Bandage Man, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Puzzle Box Horror. Web. https:// puzzleboxhorror.com/encyclopedia-of-supernatural-horror/bandage-man-cannon-
    beach-oregon/
    Riddings. Silence in the Forest. Pacific Appeal Newspaper. San Francisco. June 5th,
    1875. Retrieved from the CA Digital Newspaper Collection. Web. https://cdnc.ucr.edu/? a=d&d=PA18750605.2.3&e=------187-en--20-PA-1--txt-txIN-
    pacific+appeal+june----1875---1

    • 24 min
    Miss Cryptid 2021 Week 2

    Miss Cryptid 2021 Week 2

    The carnage continues with week 2 of the 2021 Miss Cryptid Contest! Flora is back with 3 more fiends for you: the Karkadann, Lou Carcolh, and Teju Jagua. Add more miles to your frequent flyer card as Blurry Photos takes you from Persia to France to Paraguay. You like monstrous rhinos? Check. Monstrous snails? Cheque. Monstrous lizards with 7 dog heads? Check Check Check Check Check Check Check! Legends, history, and mythology collide in the second week of competition. The winner of week 1 is also announced on this fun edition of Blurry Photos!
    Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Kasumi, Dhaka, Duet Musette - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Sources Ettinghausen, Richard. The Unicorn. Smithsonian. Washington 1950. https://asia.si.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ettinghausen-unicorn.pdf
    Al-Biruni. Kitab al-Bīrūnī fī Taḥqīq mā li-al-Hind, Hyderabad: Osmania Oriental Publication Bureau, 1958.
    Rose, C., 2001. Giants, monsters, and dragons: An encyclopedia of folklore, legend, and myth. WW Norton & Company.
    Bane, T., 2016. Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore. McFarland.
    Holloway, April. The Gods of Creation and Legendary Beasts of the Guarani. Ancient Origins. April 22, 2015. Web. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-americas/gods-creation-and-legendary-beasts-guarani-002937

    • 21 min
    Miss Cryptid 2021 Week 1

    Miss Cryptid 2021 Week 1

    Grease the cage hinges and wipe down your goggles, it's time once again for the greatest freak show on the earth as we launch the 2021 Miss Cryptid Contest! Kicking off this year's Miss Cryptid Contest is a panoply of profligates starting with the Imbunche, Pixiu, and Tokoloshe. It's an international smorgasbord with contestants from Chile, China, and South Africa. Learn about the witchcraft dealings of the warlocks who make Imbunche. Know where to place your statues for good fortune with the Pixiu. And hear how to avoid nighttime attacks of the Tokoloshe. Flora begins another trip round the world and it's up to you to pick a winner to move to the finals! And don't forget to cast a vote for your chance to win a prize pack courtesy of Blurry Photos!
    Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Infados, Sardana, Shenyang - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Sources Dash, Mike. Into the Cave of Chile’s Witches. Smithsonian Magazine. Feb. 19, 2013. Web. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/into-the-cave-of-chiles-witches-20138093/
     
    Legend of Pixiu. Visit Beijing. Web. http://english.visitbeijing.com.cn/a1/a-XAJAGWC6AFB2BD9E29D411#:~:text=Pixiu%20(also%20called%20Tianlu%20or%20Bixie)%20is%20one%20of%20the,and%20is%20able%20to%20fly
    The South African Tokoloshe. Africa Road Travel. May 21, 2011. Web. https://africaroadtravel.com/2011/05/21/the-south-african-tokoloshe/
     
     

    • 25 min
    Ep 255: The Invention Secrecy Act with Ben Bowlin

    Ep 255: The Invention Secrecy Act with Ben Bowlin

    Stuff They Don't Want You to Know's Ben Bowlin joins Flora to discuss the Invention Secrecy Act! A U.S. Congressional Act passed in 1951, the Invention Secrecy Act gives the government authority to take patents if deemed a threat, and Ben Bowlin explains it all with David. Got a car that can run on hydrogen? Radio jamming technology? Teleportation pads? Not anymore. According to the act, the government has the right to set your patent application aside if deemed a national security threat. This has given rise to countless conspiracy theories. Suppressed tech, mysterious deaths, and more come into play. Ben and David talk about the history, process, and more. What would you do if you invented something revolutionary but didn't want nefarious dealings to happen? Find out what Ben and David would do in this awesome episode of Blurry Photos!
    Join me on Twitch to watch some horror games and other fun content!
    Find more from Ben at How Stuff Works
    Stuff They Don't Want You to Know
    Ridiculous History
     
    Music Myst on the Moor, Dark Fog - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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67 Ratings

67 Ratings

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Carl from Canada

I binged listened to your earlier episodes and enjoyed every minute of the the crazy schnanigins 😂. And I still look forward to your new releases. Love your work with the round tables as well!

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Love the podcast!!! It is my favourite podcast ever. But I miss Stecco. But still keep up the great work. PS check my podcast PHENOMENA NATIONS

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Much Improved

The podcast is much better now that it has a singular host! Love the topics!

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