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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 221: Ghost Stories 7

Don't look at the yard, don't look in the mirror, don't look at the Halloween decorations, don't look at the video tape, don't look... The end of Blurry Photober is ushered in with a chill in Blurry Photos' ghost stories 7! You'll not want for goosebumps with this handful of ghost stories about gruesome decorations, eyeless children, and stalking horrors. It'll make you think twice about looking at anything anymore! Flora reads several stories and a poem to fill out the seventh edition of...


Ep 220: Dogman Tales part 2

Far-fetched or not, this might give you paws. More encounters and more food for thought in part two of Dogman Tales! Creepy canids in Wisconsin plus first-hand accounts along with explanations and thoughtful commentary in this second Dogman Tales episode. Flora discusses the Beast of Bray Road and other accounts reported by Linda Godfrey. A couple calls from Dogman witnesses are played, courtesy of Derek Hayes from Monsters Among Us. A thought-provoking theory by the Crypto-kid, Colin...


Ep 220: Dogman Tales part 1

Does that man look a little Husky to you? Fur real. After an interrupted Photober, Flora is back at it with the first part of a double feature on Dogman Tales! With stories of upright canids that act eerily intelligent, dogman tales have poured into the world of cryptozoology since the early 90's. While more and more reports are shared than ever before, stories of these strange, dog-headed bipeds date back much further than you might expect. David breaks down dogmen with a basic...


Ep 219: Haunted Lighthouses

A beacon of nope... Blurry Photober is underway with an exploration of haunted lighthouses! Blood stains, eerie music, and freaky phantoms are but a few of the heinous things found in haunted lighthouses around the world. A handful of them dot the coasts of this episode, and Flora takes you up and down the spiral stairs of each. You'll visit such spooky spots as South Manitou Island, MI, Point of Ayr, Wales, Seguin Island, ME, Yaquina Bay, OR, and Point Lookout, MD. Chilling tales abound,...


Ep 218: The Kraken

Crackin' into a depth-defying legend! Man the oars and put yer backs into it, the Kraken surfaces! A legendary sea-beast the size of an island, the Kraken is said to swallow men whole and snap ships in half effortlessly, but what's true and what's a fish story? Join Flora as he braves the open seas of historical folklore for a deep dive on this fascinating fiend. The oceans are big, but are they big enough to hide a colossal cephalopod? David seeks answers to the questions on its origins,...


Ep 217: Strange Encounters, Shannon LeGro

Shadow people, Sasquatch, weird lights and more with the host of Into the Fray Radio! Flora welcomes the host of Into the Fray Radio, Shannon LeGro, for a fun interview about strange encounters! Fellow podcaster and Fortean enthusiast Shannon LeGro sits down with David to discuss a number of strange encounters she's experienced. Shadow people, Sasquatch, and other weirdness are in the mix, along with questions on Shannon's journey in podcasting. She hosts Into the Fray Radio, a weekly...


Ep 216: Campfire Ghost Stories 6

Wood you like to hear a story? While the warm weather remains, campfire ghost stories are the perfect supplement to any outdoor excursion! Tales of creepy Japanese folklore, an undead stalker, stifling evil, and more abound in this 6th installment of campfire ghost stories. Join Flora as he relays a variety of spooky yarns not unlike the ones from the old Tales From the Crypt. Bring a mini speaker and play this episode on your next night in the middle of nowhere! Just be sure to bring...


Ep 215: Hollow Moon with Hysteria 51

Lunatic fringe... I know you're out there! Can't get enough of that hollow stuff on earth? Why not blast off into new territory with Hollow Moon Theory? Flora welcomes Brent, John, and Joe from the Hysteria 51 podcast to discuss the hollow moon and all its empty goodness. After controlled crashes of spacecraft onto the moon's surface, NASA observed some odd seismic activity. Earth's companion satellite seemed to 'ring like a bell,' throwing a wrench in science's models at the time. This...


Ep 214: Lemp Mansion part 2

A beerly-believable history of haunting. What's a huge, historical house without its share of ghostly goings-on? The Lemp Mansion is fast becoming more infamous for its unseen tenants of today than for its storied history of yesteryear. Join David as he concludes his deep dive into the nooks and crannies of the Lemp Mansion saga. Part 2 focuses on the paranormal happenings and urban legends associated with the old home. What have people experienced throughout the years? How did it go from...


Ep 214: Lemp Mansion part 1

A haunting history, beerly believable... Crack open a cold one and settle in for a detailed history of the Lemp Mansion! Home to one of the most successful and tragic families in St. Louis brewing history, Lemp Mansion stands as solemn reminder of both accomplishment and sorrow. In part 1 of this 2 part mega-sode, David delves deeply into the history of the Lemp family, including their humble beginnings and triumphs all the way through their anguished downfall. Few families can match the...


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

Altamaha-ha, Soucouyant, Dropbear (art by Jordan K. Morris @jordan_K_morris on Instagram) 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 performances for the end. Land, air and water are all covered, meaning...


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 Cruz...


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

Erin go Boo! 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 favorite of five ghosts in Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin. Double 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 as...