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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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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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Love this podcast! Keep up the good work.

one of the best

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I listen to about 40 podcasts a week and when Blurry Photos graces my feed it is a good day

iTunes Ratings

1059 Ratings
Average Ratings
879
120
15
16
29

Love C-Bot

By touchthefishy - Nov 21 2019
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Love this podcast! Keep up the good work.

one of the best

By Funkenwagls - Sep 15 2019
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I listen to about 40 podcasts a week and when Blurry Photos graces my feed it is a good day

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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.

Rank #1: Ep 231: John Dee part 1

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Dee-viously Dee-lightful history!

Flora is back with the beginning of a mega episode all about John Dee! Conjurer, magus, sorcerer, astrologer - these are but a few things the 16th century polymath John Dee was called. History knows him as a smart man who chose an occult path. He cast horoscopes. Talked with angels. Practiced alchemy. Continually searched for the secrets of the universe through math and natural science. But history often paints with a harsh light. What was this enigmatic genius really like? Was he the sorcerer and mysterious advisor to Elizabeth I that he's portrayed as? Or has he been maligned, misunderstood, and misrepresented? David has hit the books to get to the real man behind the myth. In the first of 2 parts, the first half of this interesting man's life is covered. He also hits some very fascinating history, with such figures as Gerardus Mercator, Francis Drake, and more. Part 2 will cover the second half of Dee's life, including his occult practices and scrying with Edward Kelley. Grab your cross staff and rent a room for calculing, you'll be traipsing through some fun history on this episode of Blurry Photos!

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Myst on the Moor, Ghostpocalypse - 8 Epilog, Ghostpocalypse - Crossing the Threshold, Wizardtorium - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Sea Of Thieves by Serge Narcissoff | https://soundcloud.com/sergenarcissoff

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Gavotte - French Dances of the Renaissance Ancient Instrument Ensemble of Paris

Missa Nigra Sum - Kyrie by Palestrina

Performed by Stanislav Ossovskiy

Qui Tollis by WA Mozart

European Archive, Public Domain

Trois Gnossienne by Satie

Performed by Edward Rosser, Public Domain

Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky

European Archive, Public Domain

Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C by Vivaldi

Arranged by Michel Rondeau, Public Domain

Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor by Vivaldi

Performed by New Trinity Baroque

Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Concerto No. 4 in F minor Winter, by Vivaldi

Performed by the USAF Concert Band, Public Domain

Concerto in E major Spring, by Vivaldi

Performed by the Modena Chamber Orchestra, Public Domain

Concerto No. 4 in F minor Winter, by Vivaldi

Performed by the Modena Chamber Orchestra, Public Domain

Sources

Bellot, Gabrielle. Finding Refuge in a Queer Vampire Novella. Lithub. Nov 1, 2017. https://lithub.com/finding-refuge-in-a-queer-vampire-novella/

  • Woolley, Benjamin. The Queen's Conjurer: the Life and Magic of Dr Dee. Harper Press. London. 2001. Print. Get a copy HERE
  • Louv, Jason. John Dee and the Empire of Angels. Inner Traditions. Vermont. 2018. Print. Get a copy HERE
  • Sherman W.H. John Dee: The politics of reading and writing in the English Renaissance. University of Massachusetts Press; Amherst, MA: 1995.
  • Devine, Michael J. John Prestall: A Complex Relationship with the Elizabethan Regime. University of Wellington. 2009. Web. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/41339754.pdf
  • O'Conner and Robertson. John Dee. School of Math and Stats, U. of St. Andrews, Scotland. 2002. Web. http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Dee.html
  • Rampling, Jennifer. John Dee and the Sciences: Early Modern Networks of Knowledge. Elsevier, Ltd. Cambridge. 2012. Web. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3778877/

Aug 07 2019

57mins

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Rank #2: Episode 137: Flat Earth Theory

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Tackling a topical subject, Blurry Photos take a brief look at the infamous flat earth theory. More famous than the hollow earth and more popular than HAARP, flat earth theory is the thought that the earth is a flat disc … Read More

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Feb 04 2016

1hr 41mins

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Rank #3: Episode 91: Men in Black

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Blurry Photober dawns anew with an episode all about the men in black! Join David and Dave as they begin another month of creepy coolness by discussing one of the most infamous icons in Forteana. Mysterious, unsettling, and to-date unexplained, … Read More

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Oct 08 2014

1hr 44mins

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Rank #4: Ep 153: The Dark Web

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Time to log on and disappear, the boys of Blurry Photos are diving into the Dark Web! A part of our connected world that many don’t even think about, the Dark Web is full of urban legends and touted as … Read More

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Jul 14 2016

1hr 37mins

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Rank #5: Ep 183: Alien Abduction Stories

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The boys beam to the mothership for alien abduction stories in this eerie episode! In a fun tale-telling show, Flora and Stecco find several alien abduction stories that are sure creepy and most likely more fiction than fact. But the … Read More

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May 06 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #6: Ep 173: Skinwalkers

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Roll up the car windows and lock the doors, Blurry Photos is driving you down the lonely road full of skinwalkers! A Navajo legend both creepy and gruesome, skinwalkers are supposed practitioners of evil magic that can transform into animals through … Read More

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Jan 07 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #7: Episode 142: Goblins

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Crawl out of your caves and holes, it’s time to gab about goblins! Creatures of dubious origins, goblins have a longer history than most fantastic critters, and have evolved as time went on. Current culture paints them as terrible, vicious … Read More

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Apr 06 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #8: Episode 131: The Lost Colony of Roanoke

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Grab some fresh water and ration the foodstuffs, you’re taking a trip to find the lost colony of Roanoke! Steeped in mystery and dipped in legend, the lost colony of Roanoke is the infamous and unfortunate initial attempt to establish an … Read More

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Nov 20 2015

1hr 33mins

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Rank #9: Ep 226: Irish Vampires and Other Celtic Monsters

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More like Vampireland!

Season 8 kicks off with the fine tradition of Irish folklore, as Flora takes you through some Irish vampires and other Celtic monsters! They might not be the first thing that comes to mind for the emerald isle, but Irish vampires and other Celtic monsters have a worthy pedigree in the folklore there. As the new season kicks off, David toasts to your health and celebration for a fun edition of "Slurry Photos." While Fae Folk usually take center stage, the evil Abhartach, Dearg Due, and Leannan Sidhe play supporting roles. They aren't the only dark things to beware, however, and David rolls through several fascinating entities such as Bocanagh, Fear Gorta, the Sluagh, and the Coiste Bodhar. Pour a tall, cold Guinness and sit back for a story-filled ride through Ireland's dark night on this episode of Blurry Photos!

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Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Music provided by No Copyright Music: https://www.youtube.com/c/royaltyfreezone Gjallar by Alexander Nakarada https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios/dark-celtic-gjallar-royalty-free-download Traveler by Alexander Nakarada https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios/traveler-celtic-soundtrack Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada  https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios/nomadic-sunset-celtic-fantasy-soundtrack Now We Feast by Alexander Nakarada https://soundcloud.com/serpentsoundstudios/celticmedieval-now-we-feast-free-download Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Music by Natentine (https://natentine.com) Maz Nimra - Sorrowful Darkness, Spooky Bells, Dark Mist Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Music: Solo Cello Passion - Doug Maxwell Media Right Productions https://youtu.be/yMRDC_nFFaQ Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Music: Visitors in the Night by cinematicwaves cinematicwaves.com Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Sources

Bellot, Gabrielle. Finding Refuge in a Queer Vampire Novella. Lithub. Nov 1, 2017. https://lithub.com/finding-refuge-in-a-queer-vampire-novella/

O’Regan, Ann Massey. Vampires Discovered in 8th Century Ireland. Spooky Isles. Oct 2013. Web. https://www.spookyisles.com/2013/10/vampires-discovered-in-8th-century-ireland/

Yeats, W. B. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales. A.L. Burt Company. New York. 1888. Print.

Bonwick, James. Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions. Griffith, Farran & Co. 1894. Print.

Hinkson, Katharine Tynan. The Dead Coach. Edmund Clarence Stedman. 1895. Print.

Westropp, Thomas Johnson. Folklore: Transactions of the Folk-Lore Society. 1913. Print.

Westropp, Thomas Johnson. A Folkore Survey of County Clare. Clasp Press. 2000. Web. http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/folklore/folklore_survey/chapter3.htm

McNamara-Wilson, Kim. Irish Faerie Folk of Yore and Yesterday: The Sluagh. Got Ireland. Oct 24, 2012. Web. http://gotireland.com/2012/10/24/irish-faerie-folk-of-yore-and-yesterday-the-sluagh/?fbclid=IwAR0QoMlLhEVcIanysIwGicq1Y0rQ_01nqojOtHgq4qPQ7R1UmsyMLgCTtfs

Fionn, An Sionnach. Na Bocanaigh, Nw Bananaigh. An Sionnach Fionn. 2014. Web. https://ansionnachfionn.com/seanchas-mythology/na-bocanaigh-na-bananaigh/

Saunders, Matthew. Monster Monday: Fear Gorta. Write Wrote Written. Mar 7, 2016. Web. https://writewrotewritten.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/monster-monday-fear-gorta/

O’Sullivan, Brian. The Truth About the Leanna Sidhe. Irish Imbas Books. 2019. Web. http://irishimbasbooks.com/the-truth-about-leannan-sidhe-or-leannan-si/

O’Regan, Ann. The Dearg Due… Irish Central. Oct 2, 2018. Web. https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/dearg-dur

Curran, Bob. Was Dracula an Irishman? History Ireland. 2000. Web.  https://www.historyireland.com/18th-19th-century-history/was-dracula-an-irishman/

Mar 29 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #10: Episode 112: Morgellons Disease

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Looking for a strange, little-known, and possibly delusive disease? Let Blurry Photos scratch that itch with an episode all about Morgellons Disease! A weird, uncomfortable skin condition, Morgellons Disease sufferers claim sores and crawling sensations appear on and under their … Read More

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May 13 2015

1hr 31mins

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Rank #11: Episode 101: The Fouke Monster

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David and Dave return to form with a search for the legendary Fouke Monster! An Arkansas cryptid that has been called the “Southern Sasquatch,” the Fouke Monster came on the radar with a 70’s movie but may have been around … Read More

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Jan 26 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #12: Episode 116: The Bloody Benders

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July kicks off with a grisly bang as the boys of Blurry Photos introduce you to the Bloody Benders. Considered by many to be America’s first serial killers, the Bloody Benders were an immigrant family living in 1870s Kansas who … Read More

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Jul 08 2015

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: Ep 174: Dulce Base

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Make sure all hands, feet, wings, and tentacles are inside the mag lev train, Blurry Photos is taking you on a trip at breakneck speed to the infamous Dulce Base! A supposed underground complex of epic sinister proportions, Dulce Base … Read More

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Jan 14 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #14: Ep 179: Living Dinosaurs

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Dust off your brushes and chisels and grab your machete and spear, David and Dave are hunting living dinosaurs in this episode! From the Arctic Circle to deepest Africa, tales of living dinosaurs have sprung up over the years – … Read More

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Mar 24 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #15: Episode 134: Mel’s Hole

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David and Dave round out the regular episodes for 2015 with a look at Mel’s Hole. A story straight from the annals of Coast to Coast AM, Mel’s Hole is a tale of strangeness, conspiracy, and otherworldly occurrences that supposedly … Read More

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Dec 25 2015

1hr 36mins

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Rank #16: Episode 113a: Alien Taxonomy

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Flora and Stecco begin to tackle the immense subject of alien taxonomy in part one of this 2 part mega episode! With alien taxonomy (or delving into the different alien races) as the ultimate goal, the boys lay the groundwork … Read More

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May 27 2015

1hr 37mins

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Rank #17: Episode 127: The Flatwoods Monster

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The Blurry Photober machine cruises along with an infamous cryptid from the 50’s, the Flatwoods Monster! A classic story of a close encounter of the third kind, the Flatwoods Monster was an entity seen by a group of West Virginians … Read More

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Oct 14 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #18: Episode 77: MK Ultra

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Time to put another episode on your tongue and surrender to the world of MK Ultra. Flora and Stecco take you on a trip to a time when drugs were a strange new world of possibility. So much so that you … Read More

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May 18 2014

1hr 24mins

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Rank #19: Episode 53: Black Eyed Kids

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Blurry Photober kicks off in creepy style, as David and Dave open the door to Black Eyed Kids. A disturbing, eerie phenomenon that has been gaining exposure in recent years, Black Eyed Kids, BEKs, or Black Eyed Children are unknown … Read More

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Oct 01 2013

1hr 18mins

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Rank #20: BP Bonus: The Mysterious Monsters (1975)

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Not watching this documentary would be a Peter Graves mistake.

Flora is back from AlienCon L.A. and getting back to routine, but in the meantime check out this roundtable on The Mysterious Monsters! A 1975 documentary, The Mysterious Monsters examined claims of cryptids and strange encounters and Derek Hayes and Justin Zenger join Flora to discuss this now 44-year-old film. Hosted by Peter Graves, it looks at the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, Ye-ti, and more through eyewitness testimony, interviews, and dramatic reenactments. The boys talk about what all they enjoyed, what all made them laugh, and whether or not it stands the test of time. Thanks to Derek Hayes for editing this one! Stay tuned as a new episode of Blurry Photos is on the horizon as well as a recap of Flora's trip to L.A. and more!

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Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Sources

  • Watch Mysterious Monsters HERE
  • Check out Monsters Among Us HERE
  • Check out Zeng This! HERE

Jun 28 2019

1hr 17mins

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