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Blurry Photos is a podcast that aims to shed light on the more shadowy topics the world has to offer. From cryptozoology and the paranormal to conspiracy theories and the unexplained, Blurry Photos will help educate and entertain you in a decently informational and sardonic way.

Blurry Photos is a podcast that aims to shed light on the more shadowy topics the world has to offer. From cryptozoology and the paranormal to conspiracy theories and the unexplained, Blurry Photos will help educate and entertain you in a decently informational and sardonic way.
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Blurry Photos is a podcast that aims to shed light on the more shadowy topics the world has to offer. From cryptozoology and the paranormal to conspiracy theories and the unexplained, Blurry Photos will help educate and entertain you in a decently informational and sardonic way.




Ep 210: The Lost Dutchman Mine

What's mine is yours. Ore not. Dust off the burro and grab some saddlebags, we're going gold hunting for the Lost Dutchman Mine! An old west legend of dangerous prospecting and fabulous wealth, the Lost Dutchman Mine has inspired gold hunters for decades and caused more casualties and heartaches than you can shake a pickaxe at. Join David as he takes you through the history of the legendary mine, including Native American lore, Spanish influence, and who the namesake of the mine, the...


Ep 209: Stigmata

Showing a marked curiosity. Blurry Photos is in search of the truth behind stigmata in this episode of the podcast! A supposed phenomena where a person physically exhibits the wounds of Jesus Christ on the cross, stigmata is considered holy by some and hoaxes by others. Cases of it have been reported for centuries. Flora takes a passive observer's approach and looks at both sides of the debate. The Roman Catholic church has recognized it as a miracle, though not every case. Skeptics have...


Ep 208: Haunted Irish Castles

[caption id="attachment_3378" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Erin go Boo![/caption] Welcome to Season 7, kicked off with a fun trip to some haunted Irish castles! Lively legends, gruesome ghosts and harrowing history fill the ruined halls of haunted Irish castles, and Flora plays tour guide through 5 spooky spots. Not all Keeps sport frightening tales, but their history is fun and full of ghastly deeds and characters. Hear the tale of Red Mary from Leamaneh Castle in Co. Clare. Pick your...


Ep 207: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon

Do you smell that? Shut the windows and change your mask filters, the Mad Gasser of Mattoon is prowling the podcast! A WWII-era midwestern mystery, the Mad Gasser of Mattoon held a small town in a gaseous grip of fear for 2 weeks with no explanation and few suspects. Panic took hold as locals tried to figure out what was happening in their small Illinois community. To this day, no one knows exactly who perpetrated a series of alleged gas attacks, nor has anyone found out why. Join David...


Ep 206: Ancient Nuclear War

Nuke kids on the block Evidence faces some slim pickens as Flora fights in the war room of ancient nuclear war claims! A claim that prehistoric cultures wiped out life on the planet through ancient nuclear war has been floating around the internet and TV shows, but is it real or pseudo-history? David examines the evidence presented for the claim, including the written sources, physical indications, and cultural timelines. Did Mohenjo-Daro and other Indus Valley cities get wiped out by...


Ep 205: Lost Cosmonauts

A conspiracy that leaves theorists a little Red in the face. Check your struts and chutes, Flora is blasting off straight into the heart of the lost cosmonaut conspiracy theory! A conspiracy involving soviet coverup of terrible atrocities, the lost cosmonaut theory deals with purported evidence of death after death in the race for space supremacy. Cries into the abyss, a faltering hearbeat, and airbrushed photos are just a few aspects of this theory. David delves deeply into the lore,...


Ep 204: John Titor

[caption id="attachment_3355" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Do a show on a time travel AND Internet legend? Flori-duh![/caption] The time is nigh to learn about what your future may have in store as Flora tackles the tale of John Titor! An Internet legend 20 years in the making, the story of the time traveler John Titor is chock full of future claims, physics, and maybe something else. Who was the mysterious traveler that claimed to be from 2036, and why did he post on Internet forums...


BullStone 32: December 2017

[caption id="attachment_3348" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Stecco's last hurrah[/caption] Dave returns for a final BullStone before riding off into the sunset. Space talk, UFOs, and a weird humanoid photo are the topics du jour for Stecco's last official Blurry Photos (and BullStone) appearance. With the winds of disclosure blowing stronger than ever, the recent news of government UFO research is discussed. The public reception, talk of new alloys, and what it all might mean for us are...


Ep 203: The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Mystery

An old school mystery with a new wave theory. The fire is out, the clocks have stopped, and dread surrounds the empty interior of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse and a mystery that has persisted for over a hundred years. A desolate, weather-beaten island west of Scotland is the setting for the Eilean Mor Lighthouse mystery, where 3 men met their fate in 1900. Problem is, no one knows how. As if vanishing into the fog, three lightkeepers were never seen again, with no indication of what happened...


Ep 202: Trolls

[caption id="attachment_3336" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Trollin' with the homies.[/caption] David and Dave brave the Scandinavian nighttime to skinny dip in the mythology of trolls! A creature of Norse folklore, the troll has morphed throughout the ages from supernatural figures to ugly giants but endures as a staple of fantasy literature. They have been around in stories since the earliest sagas and remain respected not unlike Fae folk in Ireland. But don't let the modern...


Ep 201: Colin Schneider, Cryptid Predation

[caption id="attachment_3331" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Colin all cryptid lovers - you're gonna love this interview![/caption] Flora welcomes the Crypto-kid, Colin Schneider, in a fun and fascinating interview! One of the youngest cryptid researchers out there today, Colin Schneider already has impressive credentials and joins to discuss cryptid attacks on livestock. He shares his copious amount of research and findings on strange reports of unknown beasts and the theories about...


Ep 200: The Sphinx part 2

[caption id="attachment_3324" align="aligncenter" width="300"] If we said we liked these origin theories we'd be lion.[/caption] The second half of the 200th episode is nigh and dives deep into the theories of how the Sphinx came to be. Flora and Stecco juggle some rather outlandish origin theories for how the Sphinx was built and who built it, including ties to Atlantis, aliens, and pre-history. They also examine the claim that the stars match with the placement of the monuments on the...


Ep 200: The Sphinx part 1

Riddled with history. The double hildo is upon us, and the Davids celebrate with a massive 2-part episode on the Sphinx! Buried in equal parts sand and questions, the Sphinx is a huge ancient monument in Egypt with a history as obscure as a corn dog in a sandstorm. In part 1, the boys describe its current state and how it has fared over the millennia. A history - as best we can piece together - is discussed, including those who have dug it out of the dunes again and again. The myth of how...


Ep 199: Ghost Stories 6

[caption id="attachment_3312" align="aligncenter" width="232"] American Ghoulthic[/caption] Blurry Photober comes to a close with another edition of ghost stories! A vampire hermit, a phone that won't stop ringing, a burning church, and a waltzing corpse are just some of the ghost stories crawling out of this open grave. David and Dave recount tales of terror that are truly terrible along with the terror that has been their health lately. Can anything prepare you for such awful tales of...


Episode 198: Hell Holes

Hole-y Hell! Say your prayers, hold your breath, and grab some aloe, Blurry Photos are diving into hell holes in this one! Said to be entrances to any number of unhappy afterlifes, hell holes are pits and caves in the earth where one is said to be able to reach hell itself. Flora and Stecco take a look at several mythologies of traveling to hell. They also run down a list of famous sites said to be hellish access points throughout the world. The Door to Hell, Stull, KS, and Castle Houska...


Ep 197: Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm

[caption id="attachment_3300" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Wych explanation makes sense?[/caption] Blurry Photober continues with a modern maybe murder mystery that begs the question - who put Bella in the Wych Elm? A mysterious skeleton in a hollow tree kicked off an investigation in 1943, but the mystery deepened with the appearance of graffiti reading "who put Bella in the Wych Elm." Join David and Dave as they recount the discovery and investigation of what happened to this poor...


Ep 196: Haunted Dolls, Live

Life in plastic... it's phantasmic! Guest host Mark Soloff of Blastropodcast joins Flora to kick off Blurry Photober with a live show all about haunted dolls! Human figures that are said to be possessed or cursed, haunted dolls have a built-in creepiness that transcends the many stories about them. Flora and Soloff discuss what might make dolls haunted, the history of paranormal doll belief, and some of the most famous cases over the years. How do they get so spookied-up? What makes them...


BullStone 31: Gettin' Strange, September 2017

September science stories! September was full of science-y stuff, and this BullStone has some fun news stories from it! David and Dave fly solo to discuss the National Quiet Zone, UFOs in the UK, and bloodstream-powered generators in this BullStone. Some questions raised including whether or not electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a real condition, how much Monsanto affects scientific papers, and the what was up with the sighting of UFOs by a Yorkshire couple. Even Pliny the Elder gets...


BP Bonus: Mothman Festival 2017

[caption id="attachment_3279" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A very pleasant point![/caption] Join Flora on a wacky roadtrip to Point Pleasant, WV, and the 2017 Mothman Festival! A yearly event in the small West Virginian town, the Mothman Festival celebrates the location's most infamous legend whilst paying homage to the victims of a real disaster. While the audio is not up to usual Blurry Photos standards, we hope you'll forgive the technical difficulties and enjoy David getting weird...


Ep 195: Mad Roman Emperors

[caption id="attachment_3272" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Carpe insanium![/caption] Lace up your sandals and sharpen your gladius, David and Dave are taking you on a crazy whirlwind history lesson all about mad Roman emperors! Drinking, fornicating, spending, killing, and Jupiter-knows what else, are hallmarks of the mad Roman emperors, but were they as bad as history says? The boys take an closer look at such notable infamous Romans as Nero, Caligula, and Tiberius, along with a few...


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