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.

Blurry Photos Dark Myths

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.7 • 1.2K 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 246: Vengeful Ghosts part 1

    Ep 246: Vengeful Ghosts part 1

    Kick off Blurry Photober with a 2-part episode all about vengeful ghosts! The souls of those wronged and/or murdered in life have a way of avenging their mistreatment as vengeful ghosts. Flora runs you through a short list of these types of spirits in the first of a 2-parter. Go continent hopping and learn some highlights from many different cultures. Learn some important lessons from the Churel, Ngozi, La Sayona, Chindi, and more. Keep that roving eye under control, and for goodness' sake don't plot divorce against your spouse. Hear these tips and lots more on this episode of Blurry Photos!
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    Music Myst on the Moor, Asian Drums, Awkward Meeting, Birch Run, Blue Sizzle, Cambodian Odyssey, Digya, Indore, Night of the Owl, Sancho Panza gets a Latte, Temple of the Manes, Unnatural Situation, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Sources Ansky, S., and Golda Werman. The Dybbuk and Other Writings by S. Ansky. Edited by David G. Roskies, Yale University Press, 2002. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt32bvcc. Accessed 13 Oct. 2020.
    Ball, Charles. Fifty Years in Chains. H. Dayton, Publisher. 1859. https://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/ball/ball.html
    Michaelson, Jay. Demons, Dybbuks, Ghosts, & Golems. My Jewish Learning. Web. https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/demons-dybbuks-ghosts-golems/
    https://inthedarkair.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/malicious-myths-the-churel-%E0%A4%9A%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%A1%E0%A5%88%E0%A4%B2/
    https://alchetron.com/Phi-Tai-Hong
    https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/11757501
    http://yokai.com/kuchisakeonna/
    http://yokai.com/funayuurei/
    http://yokai.com/oiwa/
    http://www.scielo.org.za/pdf/ids/v45n1/10.pdf
    https://www.anticipationvilla.com/post/2016/10/27/jamcian-ghosts-the-duppy
    https://www.wattpad.com/776281359-big-book-of-mythology-spanish-edition-sihuanaba
    https://wildhunt.org/2020/04/column-la-sayona-a-legend-about-revenge-treason-and-motherhood.html
    https://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Nemesis.html
    https://gnosticwarrior.com/lemures.html
    https://seeksghosts.blogspot.com/2014/04/scandinavians-myling.html
    https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/dibbuk-dybbuk
     

    • 46 min
    BP Bonus: The Meg Roundtable

    BP Bonus: The Meg Roundtable

    The boys are back with another roundtable, this time on the 2018 film The Meg! Generously falling under the umbrella of ancient surviving cryptid, The Meg is a sci-fi action movie about terrible giant sharks. And the terror doesn't end there. David, Derek, and Justin all weigh in with thoughts and opinions on how this film measured up. One Justin's favorites, did D&D agree? Or did they find it rather fishy? Tune in to find out if the shark satisfied Flora's need for giant murder machines. Derek from Monsters Among Us and Zenger from Zeng This! have opinions up to the gills. Watch and listen to see if you agree, or listen and decide to watch or not!
    Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 57 min
    Ep 245: Campfire Ghost Stories 8

    Ep 245: Campfire Ghost Stories 8

    Pack your granola bars, air mattress, and an extra set of pants, it's time to get back outdoors for another installment of Campfire Ghost Stories! Flora reads 4 tales of terror and a poem by a selection of famous authors for the 8th edition of Campfire Ghost Stories. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and Alfred Noyes are among the writers for an early 20th century flavor to this one. A ghostly kiss of death, a highwayman, an out of control car, and more await your ears! It's a fun episode to play at home or in the great outdoors as you sit around a fire and get spooked at every twig snap and owl hoot. Grab a cold one and don't forget the crane janglers for this fun episode of Blurry Photos!
    Music Myst on the Moor, Night of Chaos, Return of Lazarus, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Dark Rooms - Music by Co.Ag
    Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
    Sources Doyle, Arthur Conan. How It Happened. 1918.
    Maupassant, Guy de. The Phantom Hag. 1904.
    Noyes, Alfred. The Highwayman. 1906.

    • 50 min
    BP Bonus: BullPhone with David

    BP Bonus: BullPhone with David

    Blurriever and patron David S becomes the show's first Tsoukalos Sound-level supporter and got to jump on a BullPhone call with Flora! David shares his personal experiences from a very haunted west coast town and Flora learns about some Santa Cruz history in this BullPhone. From shadowy figures and recurring spectres to hairless coneheads in the basement, David tells of many hauntings from the places he's called home. There's even a lady in black who stands in the surf on the beach! Don't forget, if you have lots of stories to share or weird news to discuss, you too can be on a BullPhone! The Snort Scream and Tsoukalos Sound levels on Patreon will get you a recording session with Flora, so check it out if you're interested. Pick up a copy of Flora's new audiobook narration, Living Among Bigfoot: Collector's Edition Vol. 1-5, now on Audible! If you don't have an Audible account, you can sign up through the Blurry Photos Audible Affiliate link for a free 30-day trial membership - you get a free audiobook of your choice and Flora gets a book sale! Feel free to cancel any time and still keep the audiobook. Don't forget to review the narration of the book!
    Patreon BullPhone levels Audible Trial link Living Among Bigfoot Book link Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 244: Unexpected Consequences of Hoodoo

    Ep 244: Unexpected Consequences of Hoodoo

    Dr. Jeffrey Anderson returns with a handful of stories on unexpected consequences of hoodoo! That old adage, "be careful what you wish for," is in full effect in these real stories of unexpected consequences of hoodoo. Dr. Anderson tells several accounts of folk magic gone wrong. If you're familiar with the W. W. Jacobs short story The Monkey's Paw, you might recognize some of the traits inherent in these tales. Drawing from real life encounters and articles, Dr. Anderson discusses how folk magic hasn't worked out for some folks. Flora talks about cultural significance and the different topics the stories inspires from episodes past. It's a fun and fascinating dialogue on culture and sociology in this episode of the podcast!
    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 - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     

    • 1 hr
    Ep 243: EVPs with Ghostly Talk Podcast

    Ep 243: EVPs with Ghostly Talk Podcast

    David welcomes Scott and Amberrose from the Ghostly Talk Podcast to the show! A conversational show about any and all weirdities, the Ghostly Talk Podcast joins Blurry Photos and shares some EVPs. Scott and Amber discuss their show, how they came to be involved in the paranormal, and then get into EVPs they collected in their investigations. The duo has been on numerous ghost hunts in and around Michigan and neighboring states. With many stories and a handful of audio examples, they discuss a broad range of fun paranormal experiences on this episode. Make sure to check out their show on most major podcatchers! And don't forget to check out Amberrose's site and books.
    Find Ghostly Talk here!
    Amberrose's Site
    And her books: Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast, Wicked Grand Rapids, Wicked Ottawa Co.
    Music Myst on the Moor  - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Polk James polk ,

Very well researched

David Flora knows a lot about cryptids, Mothmen, and lake monsters.

Plushykat ,

Panders perfectly to my niche interests

I miss the old show.

Siot Gleda ,

Great podcast!

I absolutely LOVE this podcast. If you want great views on a myriad of different crazy subjects with an excellent cast of people, this is the one! I particularly enjoy the episodes about space and exploration!
However, a star is lost due to the utterly unpalatable political episodes : /

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