366 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.

Blurry Photos Dark Myths

    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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 250: Homeopathy

    Ep 250: Homeopathy

    Rumor Flies Podcast joins Blurry Photos to talk about the ins-and-outs of homeopathy! A method to treat disease by the principle of "like cures like," homeopathy is an often-misunderstood and controversial practice. Ryan, Josh, and Greg from the Rumor Flies Podcast stop by to help David with this interesting topic. The boys go over the history, claims, figures, and science behind it all. When did it start? How does it work? Does it really work? Listen and find out in this giant pill of an episode!
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    Music Myst on the Moor, Political Ad, Beginning f Conflict, Motions, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    Homeopathy Sources ACHS. Homeopathy and Its Founder: Views of a British Researcher. American Council on Science and Health. October 1, 1999. Web. https://www.acsh.org/news/1999/10/01/homeopathy-and-its-founder-views-of-a-british-researcher
    Jones, Clay. Belief in Homeopathy Results in the Death of a 7-Year-Old Italian Child. Science Based Medicine. June 14, 2019. Web. https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/belief-in-homeopathy-results-in-the-death-of-a-7-year-old-italian-child/ Cukaci, Cemre, et al. Against All Odds - the persistent popularity of homeopathy. Wien Klin Wochenschr 132, 232–242 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-020-01624-x Loudon, Irvine. A Brief History of Homeopathy. J R Soc Med. 2006 Dec; 99(12): 607–610. doi: 10.1258/jrsm.99.12.607 PMCID: PMC1676328. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1676328/ Kaplan, Sheila. Hundreds of Babies Harmed by Homeopathic Remedies, Families Say. Scientific American. Feb. 21, 2017. Web. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hundreds-of-babies-harmed-by-homeopathic-remedies-families-say/ Robinson, Chris. Cancer Victim Penelope Dingle 'in awe of homeopath' - husband. Perth Now. June 16, 2010. https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/cancer-victim-penelope-dingle-in-awe-of-homeopath---husband-ng-7c51c3e2f263eb5e4e530d5cb0a8b152 Discover Homeopathy. 2010-2021. Web. https://www.discoverhomeopathy.co.uk/victims-2/ AHIMA. Homeopathy and Covid-19. Arizona Homeopathic. July 12, 2020. Web. https://arizonahomeopathic.org/homeopathy-and-covid-19/

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    BP Bonus: Tesla

    BP Bonus: Tesla

    The boys are back at the roundtable with Flora's pick for the month, the 2020 film Tesla! Starring Ethan Hawke, Tesla is an artistic take on the inventor's life and struggles, but does it do the man justice? Derek from Monsters Among Us and Justin from Zeng This! join David to discuss this odd selection. If you watch it, buckle up for a wild ride that might leave you wondering what else is coming. Did Hawke's performance impress or depress? How much ice cream is acceptable in a biopic? You be the judge. The lads already passed their judgment on this bonus episode of Blurry Photos!
    Find Derek at Monsters Among Us
    Find Zenger at Zeng This!
    Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 52 min
    Ep 249: Digital Folklore with Dr. Lynne McNeill

    Ep 249: Digital Folklore with Dr. Lynne McNeill

    David is joined by folklorist Dr. Lynne McNeill to discuss Digital Folklore! A topic that spans culture, anthropology, sociology, and modern legends, Digital Folklore is a growing and evolving phenomenon happening right in front of us. Dr. McNeill, professor at Utah State University, is an expert on folklore and folklore in an online context in particular. She discusses Internet legend origins, settings, proliferation and more. How do these things fit in a cultural perspective? What makes something folklore and what does it look like online? Flora asks these questions and more in a very informative, spirited conversation on this episode of Blurry Photos! P.S. Don't forget to nominate Blurry Photos for the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago 2020! (scroll down to the "City Life" drop down menu and scroll down to find "Best Podcast")
    Find Dr. Mcneill's books here:
    Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies
    Legend Tripping: A Contemporary Legend Casebook
    Slenderman is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet
    Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 248: Ghost Stories 9

    Ep 248: Ghost Stories 9

    Blurry Photober wraps up with the annual ghost stories episode! This year's ghost stories episode will be a bit different, as Flora has selected several poems of the spooky and silly variety to share. Some spooky, some silly, some philosophical, all poetry! It's a nice little after dinner mint, with the dinner being lots of heavy subjects this month. Cleanse your palette with a short but sweet culturally-charged episode! And stay tuned for more interviews and explorations on Blurry Photos!
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    Music Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre, Come Play with Me, The Hive, Wizardtorium - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    She is in the Woods, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Witches you Weren't Able to Burn - Co.Ag Music (YouTube)
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    Sources https://poets.org/poem/stolen-child https://poets.org/poem/haunted-oak https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-haunted-wood/ https://poets.org/poem/hag https://www.public-domain-poetry.com/thomas-hood/marys-ghost-a-pathetic-ballad-20374 https://poets.org/poem/murderess https://poets.org/poem/vampire  

    • 26 min
    Ep 247: The Barnabet Axe Murders

    Ep 247: The Barnabet Axe Murders

    The horror continues in Blurry Photober with a mega episode about the Barnabet axe murders. Flora is joined by authors Alan Gauthreaux and Dr. Daryl Hippensteel as well as numerous Louisianans to explore the ghastly tale of the Barnabet axe murders. Southwestern Louisiana was terrorized in 1911-12 by brutal axe murders. One young woman was pinned with not only perpetrating them, but possibly masterminding more. Hoodoo and Voodoo were found to be involved, which the media picked up at the time and ran with. Hear the shocking story and how it ended, told via news articles and criminal justice perspectives. And make sure to head to Alan's YouTube channel for much more content and grab Alan and Daryl's books! Just remember, for this episode of Blurry Photos, content is very graphic. Listener discretion is advised.
    Featuring the voice talents of Brea Joy as Clementine Barnabet
    Get a copy of Dark Bayou by Alan and Daryl
    Check out Alan's Bloodstained Louisiana
    Grab a copy of Italian Louisiana by Alan and Daryl
    Check out Alan's channel True Crime: Man's Dark Imagination
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    Watch me stream games on Twitch!
    Music Myst on the Moor, Dirt Rhodes, Zombie Voodoo - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    Bonnie and Clyde 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 - Co.Ag Music (YouTube)
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    Valley of Vice and Devices, Oh I Went Down - Mr. and Mrs. Smith
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    Driving to the Delta, Bad Old Daemons - Lobo Loco
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    Sources Gauthreaux, Alan, and Hippensteel, D. G., Ph.D. Dark Bayou: Infamous Louisiana Homicides. McFarland & Company, Inc. Jefferson, NC. 2016.
    The Advertiser, “"BERNABET CONVICTED",” Who Did It?: Clementine Barnabet and the Louisiana-Texas Ritual Ax Murders, accessed October 27, 2020, https://whodidit.omeka.net/items/show/14.
    The Advertiser, “"ARRESTED AS SUSPECT",” Who Did It?: Clementine Barnabet and the Louisiana-Texas Ritual Ax Murders, accessed October 28, 2020, https://whodidit.omeka.net/items/show/33.
    Lafayette Advertiser (La.). “Ax Fiend At Beaumont. - Mother and Three Children Killed While They Sleep - Crime Similar to Louisiana Murders.” Feb. 23, 1912, p. 1.
    Lafayette Advertiser (La.). "Ax Fiend Again. - Kills Family of Five in San Antonio. - Total Victims Now Forty.” Apr. 16, 1912, p. 1.
    The New Orleans Times Picayune, “"New Grand Jury Will Investigate Mysterious Killing",” Who Did It?: Clementine Barnabet and the Louisiana-Texas Ritual Ax Murders, accessed October 28, 2020, https://whodidit.omeka.net/items/show/46.
    El Paso Herald (Tx.). “Voodoo’s Horrors Break Out Again.” Mar. 14, 1912, p. 13.
    The Crowley Signal. “"WOMAN AND FOUR CHILDREN MURDERED IN CROWLEY LAST NIGHT.",” Who Did It?: Clementine Barnabet and the Louisiana-Texas Ritual Ax Murders, accessed October 30, 2020, https://whodidit.omeka.net/items/show/36.
    The Weekly Iberian. (New Iberia, La.), 13 April 1912. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccnsn88064323/1912-04-13/ed-1/seq-2/> Seven, Team. Axe Murderers. True Crime Seven. July 19, 2019. Web. https://truecrimeseven.com/axe-murderers-6-horrific-true-crime-stories-1-common-tool/ Female Serial Killer Index. Clementine Barnabet Study Collection. Feb. 21, 2016. Web. http://female-serial-killers-index.blogspot.com/2016/02/clementine-barnabet-study-collection.html?m=1

    • 1 hr 27 min
    BP Bonus: The Serpent and the Rainbow

    BP Bonus: The Serpent and the Rainbow

    Tackling a classic of Voodoo movie-dom, Derek, David, and Zenger took a look at The Serpent and the Rainbow for this roundtable. The boys are joined by the amazing and incredibly knowledgable Dr. Emily Zarka to discuss the Serpent and the Rainbow and other zombie lore! Dr. Zarka hosts Monstrum, a show about legends and lore on PBS. She shares insights on zombie folklore and discusses what she thinks worked in the film and what didn't. Make sure to check her show out and don't forget to give the lads some love as well.
    Find Derek at Monsters Among Us
    Find Zenger at Zeng This!
    Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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    • 1 hr 9 min

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Paranormal podcast with a duality

The podcast has two eras: the first one with two hosts and the current one with one host. Both are different brands of great. I like to go to the old ones every now and then and listen to my favorite ones about conspiracies, aliens, cryptids and strangle historical places as the two hosts had a great chemistry and it was a blast to listen to them talk about the topics, but the current way to cover them is very informative and properly skeptical, so every new episodes gets played immediately when I spot them in my feed.

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