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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 213: Phantom Time

This date in miss-tory... Toss the old history books in the trash and Forget what you know about the Dark Ages, the years have vanished as phantom time! A historical conspiracy centering on the early Middle Ages, phantom time is the theory that 300 years of history never actually existed. The proponents of this theory list several compelling reasons why the centuries never happened. Not even the famous European icon Charlemagne is safe in this one. A pope and two emperors are said to be...


Ep 212: Mirrored Men with Monsters Among Us

Creepiness in triplicate. Flora welcomes back Derek Hayes from the Monsters Among Us podcast to discuss the high strangeness of Mirrored Men. A truly bizarre and recent phenomenon, Mirrored Men are strange men in odd locations who witnesses say move in synchronization and possibly cause missing time. Derek has fielded several calls of encounters with them, but is no closer to an explanation than anyone else. He and David talk about their origins, descriptions, and he even shares a couple...


Miss Cryptid 2018 Week 3

[caption id="attachment_3552" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Altamaha-ha, Soucouyant, Dropbear (art by Jordan K. Morris @jordan_K_morris on Instagram)[/caption] And just like that, the final week of the 2018 Miss Cryptid Contest is upon us! Georgia's river monster, the Altamaha-ha, the Caribbean's fire hag the Soucouyant, and Australia's treetop assassin the Dropbear are the last 3 contestants to grace the 2018 Miss Cryptid Contest stage. These lethal lasses saved some pretty powerful...


Miss Cryptid 2018 Week 2

Ozark Howler, Afanc, Kuranda Jellyfish (art by Jordan K Morris @jordan_K_morris on Instagram) The cryptid conflict continues in week 2 of the 2018 Miss Cryptid Contest! The Miss Cryptid Contest's Week 2 lethal lovlies include the United States' Ozark Howler, the Afanc from Wales, and the South Pacific's Juranda Jellyfish. Legend and lore collide in this installment of the contest. Join Flora as he explores the folklore, fact, and fiction behind each of these deadly dames. Who will capture...


Miss Cryptid 2018 Week 1

Loveland Frog, Jenny Greenteeth, Mngwa (art by Jordan K Morris @jordan_k_morris on instagram) Pop the champagne and watch for blood stains, it's time for the 2018 Miss Cryptid Contest! The 6th annual Miss Cryptid Contest kicks off ferociously with OH's own Loveland Frog, Lancashire's infamous Jenny Greenteeth, and the Mngwa from Tanzania. It's a veritable blood bath for who will emerge victorious from week 1 and move on to the finals! Make sure to pack the waterproof boots and pith helmet...


Ep 211: The Lead Masks of Vintem Hill

Mysterious deaths that led to few leads beyond some lead. Questions, enigmas, and mystery are in high order when investigating the lead masks of Vintem Hill. When two men were found dead with weird masks on a Brazilian hill in 1966, everything from murder to UFOs was put forth to explain the lead masks of Vintem Hill. Flora takes you through the case from the discovery of the bodies to the reports connected to them over the years. What could have happened to Miguel Viana and Manuel da...


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...