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Paranormal Podcasts

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.

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.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 272: Ghost Stories 11

11/29/2022
Flora is back with spooky stories in Ghost Stories 11! Featuring some meaty original tales, Ghost Stories 11 brings tense and terrifying storytelling. An annual tradition on Blurry Photos, these narrative episodes mark the end of Blurry Photober. A story about a the odd disappearance of personal belongings. A story about a ghost train. A poem by none other than Keats. These tales will keep you on the edge of your seat! Don't forget to watch me stream games on Twitch! Sources Valentine...

Duration:00:59:35

BP Bonus: Halloween Chat with Monster Fuzz Podcast

10/26/2022
EXPLICIT Language warning! Lots of F-bombs in this one. The boys of Monster Fuzz Podcast are back! David, Rob, and Eamonn discuss stories and topics of Halloween, including favorite films, costumes, and near-deadly experiences. Rob and Eamonn bring favorite films and TV shows to talk about, while David tries to pick a favorite. The boys also discuss scary life moments and costumes. Flora shares a couple of harrowing experiences from his childhood as well as his most embarrassing costume...

Duration:01:04:21

BP Bonus: The Woman in Black (1989)

10/19/2022
The gentlemen return to the roundtable to discuss the 1989 made-for-TV British film The Woman in Black! A Christmas Eve special in 1989, The Woman in Black graced British TV sets and immediately cemented itself in the nightmares of folks from then on. David brings this classic (?) flick to the table and the boys talk about their likes/dislikes. SPOILER alert, as the entire plot of this and the 2012 remake are discussed in detail! Speaking of the remake, David also discusses the differences...

Duration:00:54:19

BP Bonus: Paranormal Trivia

10/13/2022
David kicks off Blurry Photober with a unique bonus episode of paranormal trivia! Three podcasters step into the ring to match wits and test their knowledge of paranormal trivia, with Flora as host. Derek Hayes from Monsters Among Us, Brent Hand from Hysteria 51, and Amberrose Hammond from Ghostly Talk battle it out for bragging rights! David wrote 21 questions in the Quiz Quiz Bang Bang format, and you can play along and test yourself against the podcasters to see how you stack up! And...

Duration:00:53:48

Ep 271: Canadian Monsters & Mysteries with WT Watson

9/20/2022
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...

Duration:01:02:17

Ep 270: Campfire Ghost Stories 10

9/10/2022
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...

Duration:00:40:43

Ep 269: Yokai 2 with Dark Mark Soloff

8/20/2022
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...

Duration:01:50:17

Ep 268: Angels part 2

7/28/2022
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...

Duration:01:07:52

BP Bonus: Hoax

7/18/2022
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...

Duration:00:51:47

Ep 268: Angels part 1

7/11/2022
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...

Duration:00:55:47

BP Bonus: Miss Cryptid 2022 Winner

6/9/2022
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...

Duration:00:42:23

Ep 267: Monster Fuzz Podcast

6/6/2022
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...

Duration:00:56:25

Miss Cryptid 2022 Roundup

5/30/2022
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...

Duration:00:35:19

Miss Cryptid 2022 Week 3

5/23/2022
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,...

Duration:00:31:21

Miss Cryptid 2022 Week 2

5/17/2022
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...

Duration:00:39:30

BP Bonus: It Follows

5/9/2022
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...

Duration:01:07:22

Miss Cryptid 2022 Week 1

5/7/2022
After 9 years of putrid pageantry, the Miss Cryptid Contest is ready to crown an ultimate champion! The 2022 Miss Cryptid Contest of Champions begins with Batsquatch versus Rusalka versus Pukwudgie in a bloodily-beautiful battle royale! This year's contest pits the beast of the beast against each other, as the winners of every contest will vie for your love and votes. Which conqueror will emerge as the ultimate victor? It's up to you to decide! Cast your vote each week for your favorite on...

Duration:00:49:51

Ep 266: Mysteries in the Mist with WT Watson

4/22/2022
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 and mist happens all around the world, as does the odd phenomena that...

Duration:00:57:52

Ep 265: The Burke and Hare Murders

3/25/2022
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 two Irishmen stepped in to lend a helping hand. Not grave...

Duration:00:52:43

Ep 264: Moosham Castle

3/6/2022
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 socioeconomic context in which this gruesome time period was set....

Duration:00:31:51