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 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
    Ep 242: The Conspiracy Theory Handbook

    Ep 242: The Conspiracy Theory Handbook

    Flora invited the authors of The Conspiracy Theory Handbook, Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky and Dr. John Cook, on the podcast to discuss their recent work. A powerful little tool breaking down the ins and outs of conspiratorial thinking, The Conspiracy Theory Handbook seeks to inform on how to better engage in critical thinking. David has a large handful of questions for the gentlemen. It's a fascinating discussion into how conspiracies can be approached and how to engage theorists and those who aren't sure what to think. Give the episode a listen and then go read the Handbook for yourself! And don't forget to check out their other handbooks via the link below. Flora also announces the winner of the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest and sweepstakes!
    Read the Conspiracy Theory Handbook
    Check out their other great handbooks
    Music Myst on the Moor  - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    BP Bonus: The Curse of La Llorona Roundtable

    BP Bonus: The Curse of La Llorona Roundtable

    The boys are back at the roundtable, this time taking a look at the 2019 film The Curse of La Llorona! A familiar bit of folklore to Blurry Photos, Flora and the guys see how well The Curse of La Llorona stacks up against the legends. The weeping woman might have a reason to cry after this portrayal. The film is a relatively lucrative addition to the Conjuring Universe franchise. Though it had some good success at the box office, does it live up to the hype? Derek from Monsters Among Us and Zenger from Zeng This! pull no punches in their assessment. And Flora loses his damn mind about one particular stunt. 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
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Miss Cryptid 2020 Roundup

    Miss Cryptid 2020 Roundup

    The winner of Week 3 of the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest is announced! This episode is a refresher of the weekly Miss Cryptid winners so you can vote on who should win the 2020 contest. If you haven't heard the 3 "regular competition" episodes yet and want to listen in order and discover who wins, don't listen to this one first. You can find the 3 episodes on the Blurry Photos Podcast page. If you have listened, this will serve as a reminder for each winner so you can vote for the champion freshly reminded! Head over to the Blurry Photos Home page to cast your vote and enter for your chance to win a Prize Pack of your own! One lucky winner gets a box full of goodies, one lucky runner-up will get a T-shirt, and one lucky Miss Congealniality will win some stickers and magnets. The voting ends on Saturday, June 20th, noon CDT, so vote soon! Congrats to our finalists, and good luck in your quest for the Golden Goatman trophy!
     
    Music Myst on the Moor, Heavy Heart, Midnight Tale, Unlight, Mystic Force  - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Red Forest by Arthur Vyncke - https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost
    Music promoted by Free Stock Music
    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
    She is in the Woods - Co.Ag Music (youtube)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     
     

    • 42 min
    Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 3

    Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 3

    With a resounding roar, the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest regular competition draws to a close! The final three Miss Cryptid contestants hail from all over the globe and include the Nandi Bear, Rusalka, and Euroa Beast. Hope from Africa to Eastern Europe to Australia with this week's lively ladies! A couple of beasts bookend a beauty, and all are sure to fill hearts with fear. Who will fill you heart the most? A cryptid of Nandi lore? An enigmatic Slavic mermaid? Or a bunyip-like beastie? 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.
    Grab a copy of Dr. Anderson's books, Conjure in African American Society, and Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure
    Get your own copy of Ronesa Aveela's book A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe, and A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe
    Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Infados, Confused State, Arid Foothills, Heavy Heart, Midnight Tale - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Red Forest by Arthur Vyncke - https://soundcloud.com/arthurvost
    Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
    Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
     
    Sources Ally. Does the Nandi Bear Exist? To Contrive and Jive. Blog. Oct 10, 2017. Web. https://tocontriveandjive.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/does-the-nandi-bear-exist/
    Muuthia, Henry. In Search of the Elusive Brain Eating Nandi Bear. Kenya Geographic. Jan 19th, 2014. Web. https://kenyageographic.com/search-elusive-nandi-bear/
    Shuker, Karl. Finding a Fossil Nandi Bear? Karl Shuker Blog. Nov 7th, 2019. Web. http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2019/11/finding-fossil-nandi-bear-or-simbakubwa.html?m=1
    Aveela, Ronesa. A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe. Bendideia Publishing. Nov 2019.
    Sullivan, Kerry. Rusalka: The Mythical Slavic Mermaid. Ancient Origins. Sep 30th, 2016. Web. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/rusalka-mythical-slavic-mermaid-006738
    A New Bunyip. The Brisbane Courier. Feb 25th, 1890. Web Archive. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3508457/98085
    A Search for a Mysterious Animal. The Argus. Feb 28th, Mar 1st, 1890. Web Archive. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8591815?browse=ndp%3Abrowse%2Ftitle%2FA%2Ftitle%2F13%2F1890%2F02%2F28%2Fpage%2F290539%2Farticle%2F8591815; https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/8592022?browse=ndp%3Abrowse%2Ftitle%2FA%2Ftitle%2F13%2F1890%2F03%2F01%2Fpage%2F290564%2Farticle%2F8592022
    Wikia. Euroa Beast. Cryptidz Fandom. Web. https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Euroa_Beast
     
     

    • 55 min
    Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 2

    Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 2

    The carnage continues with 3 new loathsome ladies in week 2 of the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest! In the second week of this year's Miss Cryptid competition, Melon Heads, the Con Rit, and Black Annis battle for savage supremacy. Who will move on to the finals? Will it be Leicestershire's horrid hag? Vietnam's atrocious arthropod? Or the misshapen monstrosities of the U.S. Melon Heads? Listen to this cavalcade of folklore, urban legend, and cryptozoology then cast your vote on the Blurry Photos Home page. The winner of week 1 is also announced! Special thanks to Amberrose Hammond for speaking about Melon Heads. Special thanks to Grant Howitt for reading accounts of Black Annis. Links to their works are below.
    Find Amberrose's work here: Personal Page ; Ghostly Talk Podcast ; Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast ; Wicked Ottawa County ; Wicked Grand Rapids
    Find Grant's game design work here: R R D Games
    Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Aftermath, Long Note 4, Awkward Meeting, Mystic Force, Unlight - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    She is in the Woods - Co.Ag Music (youtube)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     
    Sources Murphy, Cindy. Creepy Local Legends of Michigan. Michigan’s Other Side. Web. http://michigansotherside.com/creepy-local-legends-of-michigan/
    The Melon Heads of Connecticut. New England Historical Society. Web. https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-melon-heads-of-connecticut/
    Multifinned Sea Monster. ALPF Medical Research. Aug. 22, 2019. Web. https://www.alpfmedical.info/freshwater-monster/multifinned-sea-monster.html
    Con Rit. Unknown Explorers. Web. http://www.unknownexplorers.com/conrit.php
    Coleman, Loren. The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep. Penguin Books. New York. 2003. http://www.cryptozoonews.com/con-rit/
    Westwood, Kate. Black Annis - Leicester Legend or Widespread Myths? White Dragon. 1998. Web. https://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/blackann.htm
    Sibson, Matthew. The Tale of Black Annis. This Was Leicestershire. Sept. 17, 2012. Web. http://www.thiswasleicestershire.co.uk/2012/09/the-tale-of-black-annis.html?m=1
    Billson, Charles James. County Folklore - Leicestershire and Rutland Vol. 1. The Folklore Society. London. 1895.
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Geno Wigano ,

Love the humor along with the scariness

I thought this podcast would fizzle out when the co host left in the first season but I was certainly wrong! Flora is original and covers difficult material in a humorous way. I especially enjoy his Cryptid contests and round table discussions with my other favorite podcast Monsters Among Us. I would have never watched Hellier if I hadn’t listened. Thanks guys!

Dead and buried ,

Better with both hosts

I don’t even listen to the newer episodes. The Dave that’s left is a little to dry alone. And all the reviewers complaining about the older episodes humor seem like the kind of d-bags that take this stuff way too seriously.

Dontbthr9 ,

David is a a Hoot

Must listen podcast! Every time I hear Goatman, it’s an earwig!

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