400 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 David Flora

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 1.3K 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.

    BP Bonus: Miss Cryptid 2022 Winner

    BP Bonus: Miss Cryptid 2022 Winner

    EXPLICIT WARNING (some swears) The time has come - the ballots are in and we have an ultimate cryptid to crown in the 2022 Miss Cryptid Contest of Champions! Flora announces the winner of the 2022 Miss Cryptid Contest of Champions as voted by YOU the listening audience! The past 10 years has come down to this: Batsquatch vs. Gef the Talking Mongoose vs. Hoover the Talking Seal. One will walk away with the title of Ultimate Cryptid. And three lucky listeners will win prizes for participating in this year's voting. Find out all the winners (and maybe a little more) in this bonus episode of Blurry Photos!
     
     

    • 42 min
    Ep 267: Monster Fuzz Podcast

    Ep 267: Monster Fuzz Podcast

    Flora welcomes the boys from Monster Fuzz Podcast for a fun and lively discussion! Rob and Eamonn from Monster Fuzz Podcast join to converse about cryptids, podcasting, Lego, Ireland, and more! David waxes about his 10 years of podcasting including favorite episodes and weirdest cryptids. Rob and Eamonn discuss Gef the Talking Mongoose, learn about Hoover the Talking Seal, and ask about David's crazy times in Ireland. Make sure to give them some love wherever you listen to Blurry Photos! And stay tuned later in the week for the Miss Cryptid winner announcement.
    Find Monster Fuzz here!
     
     

    • 56 min
    Miss Cryptid 2022 Roundup

    Miss Cryptid 2022 Roundup

    The final contestant has made it to the finals in the 2022 Miss Cryptid Contest of Champions! The winner of week 3 is announced and the 3 finalists are heard once more for the 2022 Miss Cryptid Contest of Champions. You've helped them get this far, the top 3 cryptids of the past 10 years' contests. Now you have a sacred oath to choose the ultimate winner, the people's champeen, the valorous victor of it all! Cast your vote on the Blurry Photos home page and make a dream come true!
    Make sure to head to the Blurry Photos home page to cast your vote! You can also enter to win a Miss Cryptid prize pack of your very own.
     
     

    • 35 min
    Miss Cryptid 2022 Week 3

    Miss Cryptid 2022 Week 3

    Our last three winners step into the squared circle for week three of the 2022 Miss Cryptid Contest of Champions! This week, France's Lou Carcolh battles Boston's Hoover the Talking Seal and Australia's Drop Bear in a righteous slugfest! It's a worldwide skirmish of two fantastic creatures and one very real one. And of course, you control their fate. Cast your vote on the Blurry Photos home page for a chance to win a prize pack! Prize pack winners will receive toys, collectibles, a book, shirt, candy, and their very own Golden Goatman Trophy (replica). One runner-up will win a T-shirt, and one lucky entrant will be Miss Congealniality and win some stickers and magnets. Make sure to cast your vote soon, there's only this week and the finals left! Listen and decide, and find out who is moving on from week 2 on this episode!
    Make sure to head to the Blurry Photos home page to cast your vote!
    Music Danse Macabre, Chee Zee Jungle, Come Play with Me, Echoes of Time v2, Duet Musette, March of the Spoons - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Sources Switek, Brian. “Giant Flesh-Eating Koala of Legend was Real.” National Geographic. Mar. 9, 2016. Web. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/09/australias-real-drop-bear/ Middleton, Amy. “Drop Bears Target Tourists, Study Says.” Australian Geographic. Apr. 1, 2013. Web (joke). http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2013/04/drop-bears-target-tourists,-study-says/ Australian Museum Entry on Drop Bears: https://australianmuseum.net.au/drop-bear 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. Wu, Katharine J. Talking Seals mimic human speech and validate a Boston Legend. PBS website. June 6, 2019. Web. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/seals-mimic-speech/   
     

    • 31 min
    Miss Cryptid 2022 Week 2

    Miss Cryptid 2022 Week 2

    The bloodbath continues with week 2 of the 2022 Miss Cryptid Contest of Champions! This week of the Miss Cryptid Contest features the Specter Moose of Maine, Gef the Talking Mongoose, and the Beast of Gevaudan. A phantasmal legend of a creature. A legendary creature of a phantasm. And a creature phantom of legend. These powerful fiends square off for your adoration and entertainment, but who will move on to the finals and who will have their final fight? It's up to you to decide! And speaking of, we learn who you decided should move on from week 1 to be out first finalist for 2022. The contest is hot and heavy, and you are in the driver's seat - choose wisely!
    Make sure to head to the Blurry Photos home page to cast your vote! You can also enter to win a Miss Cryptid prize pack of your very own.
    Music Danse Macabre, Interloper - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Sources Copeland and Overson. Maine’s Specter Moose. Williston Graphic. Williston, ND. Dec. 6, 1900. Print. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88076270/1900-12-06/ed-1/seq-2/
    Weiser-Alexander, Kathy. Specter Moose of Maine. Legends of America. 2018. Web. https://www.legendsofamerica.com/specter-moose-maine/ Boese, Alex. The Specter Moose. Museum of Hoaxes. Aug. 1, 2006. Web. http://hoaxes.org/weblog/comments/the_specter_moose
    Heuvelmans, B. On the Track of Unknown Animals. Rupert Hart-Davis, London. 1958.
     
     

    • 39 min
    BP Bonus: It Follows

    BP Bonus: It Follows

    Back at the roundtable once again, the boys review the 2014 horror film It Follows! A unique spin on the horror genre, It Follows is a well-thought out and tension-filled film by David Robert Mitchell. That doesn't mean the boys enjoyed it, however. Not all of them, anyway. Flora discusses the plot and behind the scenes details with Derek and Justin while hearing their take. Is it a genre-bending game changer? Or is it a bit too slow to keep the attention? The boys talk all about it in this bonus episode! Don't forget to check out another roundtable while you're at it.
    Find Derek at Monsters Among Us
    Find Zenger at Zeng This!
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Lily St-Cyr ,

I Am Very Glad, as I'm Finally Returning Back Home

A great podcast, captivating topics beautifully narrated.
I remember not being 100% convinced when Flora took over by himself after Stecco left, but he turned around this podcast beautifully. Revisiting the early episodes lately, I still like them, but it's a much better podcast now.
I'm looking forward to Miss Cryptid every year.

jason b 007 ,

Cryptid 2022 episode

Hmmm- purple Hulk Hogan- tittle tickling- nope my vote is the puckwudgie !! Keep it up.

car drmolition ,

One of my favorites

The combination of humor and facts is perfectly balanced. Learning and laughing at the same time makes my chores fly by.

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