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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.

    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
    Ep 254: Project Blue Beam with Mr Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast

    Ep 254: Project Blue Beam with Mr Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast

    David welcomes Art and Andy from Mr Bunker's Conspiracy Time Podcast to discuss Project Blue Beam! A wild conglomeration of conspiracies and red flags, Project Blue Beam is a theory on how the NWO will bring the world together via holograms. Art and Andy join to sift through all the absolute wildness. And believe us, there is a lot of wildness. Learn about the sodium layer, the holograms, the camps, the antichrist, and whatever else you can think of for the end of freedom as we know it. Listen to Art and Andy try to suss out the red flags and out there theories then go give them some love on their show. And make sure to donate to the church of Floranarianism by hitting subscribe, donate, Ko-Fi, Patreon, and more to keep episodes of Blurry Photos well-stocked for the coming end of times!
    Join me on Twitch to watch some horror games and other fun content!
    Music Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     

    • 1 hr 42 min
    BP Bonus: Hysteria 51 Takeover - The Most Evil Car in America

    BP Bonus: Hysteria 51 Takeover - The Most Evil Car in America

    Flora lets the boys of Hysteria 51 takeover the feed for a bonus episode about "the most evil car in America!"
    What's the most evil car in America? Is it a 90's white Bronco? Perhaps one of those semis that spilled 1000s of gallons of booze all of the highway? The PT Cruiser? All good guesses but no, the most evil car in America is...a 1964 Dodge 330 L.E. nicknamed The Golden Eagle. While that might sound anticlimactic, this bad boy is said to have a killed a minimum of 14 people and perhaps a lot more. This week life is a highway and we wanna ride it all night long as we explore the Most Evil Car in America. Plus, the fellas debate the best evil cars in cinematic history, Kyle thinks he's the computer on the Enterprise (1701-D obviously), and John lectures us all on the right way to dispose of evil machinery. All of that and more on the podcast that knows a thing or two about building machines that wind up evil - Hysteria 51.
    Special thanks to this week’s research sources: 
    Books
    Christine | Stephen King
    Videos
    5 Scariest Car Stories - https://youtu.be/w9v2lKAgczA
    Christine - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085333/
    Rockwell Retro Encabulator - https://youtu.be/RXJKdh1KZ0w
    Websites
    EelKat.com - https://www.eelkat.com/
    Christine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_(1983_film)
    Jalopnik - https://jalopnik.com/meet-the-golden-eagle-the-car-claimed-to-have-killed-a-1830037928
    Auto Evaluation - https://www.autoevolution.com/news/1964-dodge-golden-eagle-killed-at-least-14-people-puts-christine-to-shame-129779.html
    Motor Biscuit - https://www.motorbiscuit.com/1964-dodge-330-le-rumored-to-be-deadliest-car-in-america/
    Woodside Credit - https://www.woodsidecredit.com/mysteries-surrounding-5-classic-cars/
    Tiny Jump (Via WayBack Machine) - http://tinyjump.com/the-goldeneagle-faq-why-do-people-believe-this-car-is-haunted-cursed-or-possessed/
    Follow Hysteria 51
    Website - http://hysteria51.com/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hysteria51
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/Hysteria51Pod
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hysteria51podcast/
     

    • 54 min

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Bensisko420 ,

Critical Thinking

Finally, the paranormal podcast for people like me: skeptics that are still fascinated by UFO mythology. Entertaining and smart, they bring some much-needed incredulity to the province of conspiracy podcasts.

fixerupperKC ,

Awesome

Love this show. Entertaining

Durdenxero ,

Great show!

Speaking as someone that has always had a fascination with the weird, but also identifies as somewhat skeptic, this is a podcast made for me. Good sense of humor without being dismissive of the topics......unless you’re a flat-earther.

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