Blurry Photos

Blurry Photos

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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September 20, 2022 62 min

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 pro...

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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...

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August 20, 2022 110 min

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 so...

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July 28, 2022 67 min

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 mos...

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July 18, 2022 51 min

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 roundt...

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July 11, 2022 55 min

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. ...

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June 9, 2022 42 min

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....

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June 7, 2022 56 min

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...

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May 30, 2022 35 min

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 v...

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May 9, 2022 67 min

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 to...

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Flora welcomes author WT Watson back to the show to discuss his new work, Mysteries in the Mist: Mist, Fog, and Clouds in the Paranormal. Folklore and Fortean researcher WT Watson brings his expert clarity to foggy topics in Mysteries in the Mist. Just about every Fortean topic is covered in Watson's new book. From aliens and cryptids to Fae folk and physics, there's a little bit of a lot that he found in his research. Fog ...

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March 25, 2022 52 min

Season 11 of Blurry Photos kicks off with the Burke and Hare murders! A wild story of 19th century body-snatching, the Burke and Hare murders may have helped advance anatomical science, but definitely regressed ethics. William Burke and William Hare, Irishmen living in Scotland, have become two of the most famous serial killers of the 19th century. When the demands of medical science became too much to keep up with naturally, the t...

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March 6, 2022 31 min

Season 10 draws to a close with Moosham Castle, a throwback episode from the Extrasode back catalogue. A location rich in gory history, Moosham Castle in Austria is infamous for hauntings, witch trials, and bloody tales among a wild socioeconomic history. David takes you on a tour of castle's history and claims. Tales of werewolves and witches abound, including some of Europe's bloodiest witch trials. He also examines the s...

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February 24, 2022 73 min

David, Derek, and Zenger are back at the roundtable with a review of Stephen Greer's Close Encounters of the 5th Kind! An exploration of disclosure and alien contact by Stephen Greer, Close Encounters of the 5th Kind paints a stirring image of humanity's fight to learn the truth about E.T. contact. The boys discuss what they liked and didn't like about the film. They also briefly explain the Hynek Scale of close encount...

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February 8, 2022 49 min

Part two of Other Dyatlovs continues the dive into these Russian mysteries. Similar to Khamar-Daban, the strange deaths at Chivruay Pass leave nothing but questions for these other Dyatlovs. Flora dives deeply into the mystery to tell the story and explanations of what happened in 1973 on the Kola Peninsula. During a popular hike along a relatively easy path, 10 hikers seemingly split up and died overnight. Explanations range from ...

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January 22, 2022 32 min

David is back with the first part of a deep dive into other Dyatlovs, more Russian mountain mysteries! Similar enough to the infamous Dyatlov Pass Incident, the other Dyatlovs of Khamar-Daban and Chivruay Pass pose equally creepy, unsolved mysteries. Happenings like these occurring in the same place would be one thing, but these all happened in different places around Russia. In the first part of this two-part episode, Flora takes ...

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December 14, 2021 56 min

Derek blows the horn to assemble the roundtable for a review of the 1981 film The Loch Ness Horror! An indie film with Nessie as its star, The Loch Ness Horror is a campy horror flick with some hilarious moments. Derek, Zenger, and David go over their favorite and least favorite parts. How much Scottish accent is too much for Lake Tahoe? The boys try their best to explain the plot and pick out some positivity. If you like camp and ...

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November 30, 2021 88 min

David welcomes author WT Watson to the show to discuss the phantom black dog phenomenon! Author of Phantom Black Dogs: Walkers of the Liminal Way WT Watson joins the show to talk about his work and research into black dog folklore. Stories and encounters litter his book and he shares some in this episode. Huge black canines, smaller dark dogs, and a range of outcomes abound from Watson's research. Tales from the UK, US, Canada ...

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November 9, 2021 36 min

Flora is back with a handful of aptly spookily dookilies in the tenth edition of ghost stories! A cursed tub, an Ex to die for, and zombies fill this year's edition of ghost stories. David weaves these yarns and more for your listening pleasure. Stick around after the stories for an important message about the Blurry Photos Audible trial offer.

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October 23, 2021 58 min

Flora kicks off Blurry Photober (a little late) with an express train of railway ghosts! Haunted stations, haunting trains, and spectral haunts as well as railroad superstitions make up this collection of railway ghosts. International spooks and spots from India, Singapore, and Italy are the first destinations. Superstitions of railroad workers offers a scenic view along the tracks. And the final destination includes personal accou...

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