406 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.

    Ep 271: Canadian Monsters & Mysteries with WT Watson

    Ep 271: Canadian Monsters & Mysteries with WT Watson

    Author WT Watson is back once again to talk about his newest book Canadian Monsters & Mysteries! Flora welcomes WT Watson back for some great tales and lore from his book Canadian Monsters & Mysteries, available now! Covering a huge variety of subject matter, Travis' book runs the gamut from cryptids to UFOs and even some surprises in between. Canada is not the first place you'd think of for fae folk, but Travis proves us wrong. It also does not come to mind for mer-folk, yet... Check out the interview and then check out Travis' book. And while you're at it, check out another episode of Blurry Photos featuring Travis and his other works!
    Find Canadian Monsters & Mysteries on Amazon!
    Don't forget to check out Travis' book Mysteries in the Mist
    Biography from Amazon
    W. T. Watson is a coffee addict and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He infuses his work with his expertise in cryptozoology, monster lore, magic, Forteana and the paranormal. W.T. brings a unique shamanic and magical perspective to all his work after over 30 years of exploration in these topics. When he is not writing or reading about monsters, he can be found outdoors allowing his dogs to take him for a walk around his neighborhood in Kitchener, Ontario. He lives with his spouse, Stacey, in a townhome that would be jammed with books if it weren’t for e-readers. 
    Social Media Links
    https://www.facebook.com/blackdog60
    https://twitter.com/WTWatson2
    https://www.instagram.com/curunir60/ 
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16154993.W_T_Watson
    Kindle Purchase Link:
     CM&M Kindle Edition

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 270: Campfire Ghost Stories 10

    Ep 270: Campfire Ghost Stories 10

    David is back with some more creepy campfire ghost stories! In the tenth installment of campfire ghost stories, you'll hear a classic Blackwood tale, a couple riddles, and a Baudelaire poem. A creepy tale of not getting too into your homework kicks it off. A couple of short riddles add to the fun. And a spooky, atmospheric story by Algernon Blackwood anchors the episode. Grab a sleeping bag and zip up tight - the woods get dark and cold quickly these days, and Blurry Photos might chill some bones as well!
    Don't forget to watch me stream games on Twitch!
    Sources Blackwood, Algernon.: The Empty House. Retrieved from American Literature website. 1906. https://americanliterature.com/author/algernon-blackwood/short-story/skeleton-lake-an-episode-in-camp
    Baudelaire, Charles. A Corpse. 1857.
    Music Hidden Truth, Danse Macabre, Inner Sanctum - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Wolf, Ghost Story - Co.Ag Music (YouTube)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
     

    • 40 min
    Ep 269: Yokai 2 with Dark Mark Soloff

    Ep 269: Yokai 2 with Dark Mark Soloff

    Dark Mark Soloff returns to Blurry Photos to discuss the ever-fascinating yokai! A refresher and some new stories of yokai await, as Dark Mark nerds out with Flora on Japanese lore. Not visited for over 230 episodes, David brings Mark back to the show to revisit this fun and interesting topic. Japanese lore is rich and deep, and the boys talk about the origins, evolutions, and history of the Japanese ghosts. They also tell about some specific and fun types, including their favorites and ones used often in pop culture. Three stories are also read, all from Lafcadio Hearn's Kwaidan. Tune in and enjoy the silliness and spookiness from the land of the rising sun on this episode of Blurry Photos!
    Don't forget to watch me stream games on Twitch!
     
    Sources Hearn, Lafcadio. Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Republished by Xist Publishing. Tustin, CA. 2015. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1210/1210-h/1210-h.htm#chap09
     
    Music Danse Macabre, Midnight in the Green House, Ice Demon - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    Music: Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3982-lightless-dawn
    License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    Artist website: https://incompetech.com
     
     

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Ep 268: Angels part 2

    Ep 268: Angels part 2

    David and Jason return for the second part of Angels! Completing the hierarchy and discussing the evolution of Angels visually, the boys continue their fascinating journey through religious lore. The highest choir is discussed, with 3 more beings and their responsibilities described. Then Flora pivots to how such beings came to be viewed through a modern lens. How did they get wings, lyres, and halos? Is there any origin to how most people view them today? Jason answers with some very interesting scholarly explanations. Polish that halo and tune that lyre, this episode of Blurry Photos might just be heaven on earth!
    Join me on Twitch to watch some horror games and other fun content!
    The Dragons in Genesis Podcast
    Music Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    • 1 hr 7 min
    BP Bonus: Hoax

    BP Bonus: Hoax

    Flora, Derek, and Zenger are back with a special guest to discuss the 2019 film Hoax! The boys speak to writer/director Matt Allen about his indie film Hoax and get some insights to the making of it. Matt relates several stories and experiences in the making of the film. Flora learns about the dangers lurking in his backyard while Zenger learns his love of bacon outweighs movie gore. Check out the film and then listen to the roundtable (or vice versa) for a great behind the scenes experience!
    Don't forget to check out another roundtable while you're at it.
    Find more from Matt on Twitter @RealSlimMattyA
    Watch the trailer for the film
    Find Derek at Monsters Among Us
    Find Zenger at Zeng This!

    • 51 min
    Ep 268: Angels part 1

    Ep 268: Angels part 1

    Jason from the Dragons in Genesis podcast returns to discuss Angels in this 2-part episode! Flora and Jason dive into the history and origins of the concept of Angels in this first part of a two part episode. Where did they come from? Did they always look like what most people picture these days? David and Jason tackle some fascinating comparative mythology and also begin breaking down the hierarchy of these wild religious beings. Leave behind what you think you know - these things have morphed and changed more than a Power Ranger on his tenth cup of coffee! Enjoy this slice of religious mythology on Blurry Photos, then go check out Jason's show for yourself!
    Join me on Twitch to watch some horror games and other fun content!
    The Dragons in Genesis Podcast
     
     

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

truthercatsky ,

I Love my WWB’s And Tsukolos

Ps. Nice Alex Jonesin’ clips

KanTuck ,

Camo Man defeats the Baron

Good to hear the voice of an Inter-County Wrestling Federation Alum again. Keep up the good work David.

cmccomb ,

Great job

I love this podcast. Interesting topics 👍

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