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.
Want to know more? Read the book! Or listen to the podcast. Flora is joined by Ryan from Rumor Flies and Brent from Hysteria 51 to discuss the classic Time Life book series Mysteries of the Unknown. A 33-book set detailing all kinds of Forteana and weird topics, Time Life's Mysteries of the Unknown introduced high strangeness to countless individuals around the world. The boys get together to go over the books in the series, including highlights and influences from each. It's a blast of all kinds of strange topics! You want ley lines? Boom. Madam Blavatsky? Pow. Plant sentience? Skadoosh. It's a tour-de-force of Forteana and all this great book series has to offer. If any of these topics sound extra interesting, let David know for a possible future Blurry Photos episode! Music Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
A review of Voodoo for you! Flora is joined by History professor Dr. Jeffrey Anderson for a very informative discussion on Hoodoo and Voodoo! One of the foremost experts on Hoodoo and Voodoo, Dr. Jeffrey Anderson offers a detailed interview on the history and culture of this poorly-understood religion. David asks questions on how it got started, how it spread and evolved, and what the modern practice looks like. The pantheon of deities is discussed, as is the distinction between hoodoo and even a little bit about zombies. Dr. Anderson provides a veritable king cake of knowledge (with a voodoo doll baby to find) in this episode of Blurry Photos! Help Sean Hill fund his work The Dark Stared Back on Inkshares! And follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/SeanCRHill Grab a copy of Dr. Anderson's book Conjure in African American Society! Grab a copy of Dr. Anderson's book Hoodoo, Voodoo, and Conjure: a Handbook! Music Myst on the Moor, Classic Horror 2 - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Hellectric Boogaloo The roundtable is back in action as Derek and Zenger join Flora to discuss the newly-released Hellier 2 by Planet Weird. Hellier 2 picks up with more questions and mysteries as the Planet Weird crew chase down answers in an ever-growing, ever-thickening plot. David and the boys talk about expectations, realizations, and aggravations after watching the new series. Were loose ends tied up? Did any questions get answered? Should you play the synchronicity drinking game? Find out in this bonus episode of Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor, Classic Horror 2 - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Frighthawks A tapestry of terror awaits you to close out this year's Blurry Photober with Ghost Stories 8! Chock full of original works, Ghost Stories 8 has selections of cosmic, supernatural, and psychological horror. Blurrievers Adam B. and Sean Hill have contributed stories of their own, so make sure to check out their stuff. And make sure to pre-order Sean's book, The Dark Stared Back on Inkshares! He needs our help to fund his project. Enjoy this year's selection of spooky tales, it's a bit headier than past year's fare. Wrap a blanket around you, keep the dog out of the back yard, and curl up with a nice, sturdy baseball bat - this episode of Blurry Photos might just get in your head! Music Myst on the Moor, Classic Horror 2, Drums of the Deep, Long Note 2, Ossuary 6 - Air, Quinns Song - The Dance Begins, Spacial Winds, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Bed Time - Haunting, She is in the Woods - Music by Co.Ag Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Mystical House - Music by Nicolas Jeudy Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Sources Help Sean Hill fund his work The Dark Stared Back on Inkshares! Adam B. Europa One. http://entropicarts.net/ Long, Julius. The Pale Man. from Weird Tales, Vol. 24, Issue 3. 1934. https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Weird_Tales/Volume_24/Issue_3/The_Pale_Man?utm_content=buffer012a0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Smith, Clark Ashton. The Land of Evil Stars. Ebony and Crystal, Auburn Journal. 1922. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Land_of_Evil_Stars
The second part of Werewolves is coming at you! Flora dives into the science, medicine, and social context of werewolves to shed some light on the current lore. How is the moon connected to them? What are the ways to kill or cure one? What medical conditions have been put forward to explain the condition? David explores the psychological side as well as how Hollywood shaped our understanding. Folklorist Deborah Hyde also shares her insights into the socio-economic aspects of the creature through history. Get ready for some deep and fun information to cap off this great topic on this episode of Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor, Hiding Your Reality, Evil Incoming, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Dark Fantasy Studio Music by Nicolas Jeudy Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Sources Koosmen, Tanika. The Ancient Origins of Werewolves. The Conversation. Oct. 28, 2018. Web. http://theconversation.com/the-ancient-origins-of-werewolves-104775 Bennett, Adelaide. Global Legends and Lore: Vampires and Werewolves Around the World. Mason Crest Publisher Inc. Broomall, PA. 2011. Werewolf Page. http://www.werewolfpage.com/index.html Howison, Del. When Werewolves Attack. Ulysses Press. Berkley, CA. 2010. Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Werewolves and Dogmen. Visionary Living, Inc. New Milford, CT. 2017. Gholipour, Bahar. Real-Life Werewolves: Psychiatry Re-Examines Rare Delusion. LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 14 Apr. 2014. Web. 10 Sept. 2016. de France, Marie. Translated by Judith P. Shoaf. Bisclavret. 1996. Web. http://users.clas.ufl.edu/jshoaf/Marie/bisclavret.pdf The Public Domain Review, Collections. The Beast of Gevaudan (1764 - 1767). Web. https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-beast-of-gevaudan-1764-1767/ Steiger, Brad. The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings. Visible Ink Press, 2nd Edition. 2011. The Oi Encyclopedia. Selene. Web. https://www.theoi.com/Titan/Selene.html Metzger, Nadine. Battling Demons with Medical Authority: Werewolves, Physicians and Rationalization. National Center for Biotechnology Information. 2014. Web. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4090416/ Lynn, Michael R. Werewolves: Fables or Affliction? The Ultimate History Project. Web. http://ultimatehistoryproject.com/werewolves.html Medical Bag, Entry. Werewolf Syndrome (Congenital Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa). 2014. Web. https://www.medicalbag.com/home/features/profile-in-rare-diseases/werewolf-syndrome-congenital-hypertrichosis-lanuginosa/ Kramer, Heinrich & Sprenger, James. Translated by Montague Summers. The Malleus Maleficarum. Online Reproduction of the 1928 Edition. Web. Koosman, Tanika. Why Werewolves Eat People: Cannibalism in the Werewolf Narrative. Folklore Thursday. London. 18 Jan 2018. Web. https://folklorethursday.com/myths/werewolves-eat-people-cannibalism-werewolf-narrative/ Baring-Gould, Sabine. The Book of Werewolves. Smith, Elder & Co. London. 1865.
Howl's wolfing castle. Blurry Photober continues as Flora cracks open the history book on werewolves! A classic horror monster, werewolves have been around different cultures for millennia, but maybe not quite the way you think. David explores the origins of this popular mythology, including tales from antiquity, global versions, and the beginning of their evolution to what we know and love today. Joining the fun is folklorist, cultural anthropologist, and editor of The Skeptic magazine, Deborah Hyde. Deborah is kind enough to share her insight into werewolf history and lore. The subject is wild and wooly, and just one part won't cut it. Enjoy this, the first of 2 parts all about the wildest, most transformative monster you ever need poop bags for! Music Myst on the Moor, Blue Sizzle, Unlight, Evil Incoming - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Wolf, We Approach the Night, Dark Fear, Cut the Glass Rose, He Lies Broken by Your Shame, Elise Will Take You and Show You No Mercy, Dark Rage, The Witches They Weren't Able to Burn - Co.Ag Music (https://www.facebook.com/COAG-Music-146339785905623/) Landing On a Dark Planet by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Music provided by Royalty Free Music: https://www.youtube.com/royaltyfreezone Music used: For You King by Ender Güney https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Sources Koosmen, Tanika. The Ancient Origins of Werewolves. The Conversation. Oct. 28, 2018. Web. http://theconversation.com/the-ancient-origins-of-werewolves-104775 The Epic of Gilgamesh. Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs. https://uruk-warka.dk/Gilgamish/The%20Epic%20of%20Gilgamesh.pdf Herodotus. The Histories. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0126%3Abook%3D4&force=y Bennett, Adelaide. Global Legends and Lore: Vampires and Werewolves Around the World. Mason Crest Publisher Inc. Broomall, PA. 2011. Werewolf Page. http://www.werewolfpage.com/index.html English Pamphlet on Peter Stumpp. https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A13085.0001.001/1:3?rgn=div1;view=fulltext Howison, Del. When Werewolves Attack. Ulysses Press. Berkley, CA. 2010. Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Werewolves and Dogmen. Visionary Living, Inc. New Milford, CT. 2017.
WARNING: This episode has extremely explicit content. Listener discretion is strongly advised. Blurry Photober kicks off with an incredibly eerie episode about Creepy Cults. Three Creepy Cults are examined, including Aum Shinrikyo, the Ant Hill Kids, and the Marcus Wesson Family. Flora sifts through this heavy topic and tries to suss out the info from the hyperbole. Cults exist in a grey area of accepted but not really trusted. These three examples prove just why cults are often regarded suspiciously. Aum Shinrikyo launched one of the worst terrorist attacks against the public in Japan's history. The Ant Hill Kids was headed up by someone who proved to be one of the most notorious men in Canada's history. And Marcus Wesson presided over one of the worst tragedies in Fresno, California's history. David breaks down the timelines for each cult, giving a background, description of activities, and ultimate fate for them. This episode is not for the faint of heart. Serious and tragic issues such as rape, incest, murder, torture, and child molestation is discussed. Please be forewarned. Please vote for Blurry Photos for Best Podcast of Chicago! Music Myst on the Moor, Snowdrop - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 So Cold, Garden of Gethsemane, Red Tears, Cut the Glass Rose, He Lies Broken by Your Shame, Elise Will Take You and Show You No Mercy, Dark Rage, The Witches They Weren't Able to Burn - Co.Ag Music (https://www.facebook.com/COAG-Music-146339785905623/) Sources DeLong, William. Aum Shinrikyo Believed They Alone Would Survive The Apocalypse – So They Decided To Start It On Their Own. All That is Interesting. Apr 24, 2018. Web. https://allthatsinteresting.com/aum-shinrikyo Ito, Masami. Cult Attraction: Aum Shinrikyo’s Power of Persuasion. Japan Times. Mar 24, 2015. Web. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/14/national/history/cult-attraction-aum-shinrikyos-power-persuasion/#.XZlktudKgUt Baffelli, Erica, and Reader, Ian. The Aim Shinrikyo Executions: Why Now? Fair Observer. Jul 13, 2018. Web. https://www.fairobserver.com/region/asia_pacific/aum-shinrikyo-asahara-shoko-execution-tokyo-subway-attack-japan-news-71111/ Moore, Jonathan J. Secret Societies and Crazy Cults. New Burlington Books. London. 2018. Blanco, Juan Ignacio. Roch Theriault. Murderpedia. Web. https://murderpedia.org/male.T/t/theriault-roch.htm Roch Theriault and the Ant Hill Kids. Grim Happenings. Sep 8, 2017. Web. https://grimhappenings.com/roch-theriault-ant-hill-kids McPadden, Mike. Roch Thériault: The Horrifying Savagery (& Home Surgery) Of Canada's Most Violent Cult Leader. Investigation Discovery. Sep 28, 2017. Web. https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/murder/roch-theriault-the-horrifying-savagery-home-surgery-of-canadas-most-violent-cult-leader Bartlette, DeLani R. Marcus Wesson: Vampire King of Fresno. Medium. Jun 17, 2019. Web. https://medium.com/@delanirbartlette/marcus-wesson-vampire-king-of-fresno-c362bb15ec7b Blanco, Juan Ignacio. Marcus Delon Wesson. Murderpedia. Web. https://murderpedia.org/male.W/w/wesson-marcus.htm Fontana, Cyndee, Anderson, Barbara, and Coleman, Donal E. The Many Portraits of Marcus Wesson. The Fresno Bee. Apr 18, 2004. Web Archive. https://culteducation.com/group/1225-the-wesson-family/21877-the-many-portraits-of-marcus-wesson-.html
Booshcraft The weather isn't getting much cooler, but that just means there's still time to get out in nature and be scared silly with the 7th edition of Campfire Ghost Stories! Some familiar tales and some new stuff await you by the tent with Campfire Ghost Stories 7. You'll hear an old comic book tale brought to life about an unfortunate chap who seeks shelter in an old house. There's malicious cemetery spirits, frighteningly-weird entities, and time slips. And a classic poem about a Tennesseean who just can't get warm. Gather your camping gear and charge up the portable speaker - these tales go great with hot dogs and s'mores! Don't forget to check out the epic John Dee episode. Grab some Blurry Photos merch at the Threadless Store! Check out Flora's new trivia show, Quiz Quiz Bang Bang! Music Myst on the Moor, Blue Sizzle, Ghostpocalypse Road of Trials, Long Note 2, Gypsy Shoegazer No Voices, Danse Macabre, Horrorific, One of Them, this House - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Scry so serious? The saga of John Dee continues in a massive second part of the episode. The second half of John Dee's life was even wilder than his first, scrying with Edward Kelley and writing down the angelic language. Flora continues an incredibly deep dive into the polymath's life, detailing his actions with Kelley, travels abroad, and his death. It's perhaps the most publicized part of his life. Countless esoteric and mystical pursuits have been inspired by the work he did in this period. David rounds out the misunderstood mathematician's life and discusses thoughts on his and Kelley's work. He also speaks to some out there theories on Dee's pursuits. Special thanks goes to author and historian Benjamin Woolley for joining to speak about many aspects of Dee's life and works. Make sure to pick up a copy of The Queen's Conjurer: The Life and Magic of Dr. Dee, an amazing resource for this massive 2 parter! Clear the schedule and polish the shewstone, this dee-luxe episode is dee-lectible! Part 1 can be found HERE Music Myst on the Moor, Temple of the Manes, Rites, Ritual, Danse Macabre – Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Praeludium by Pachelbel Performed by Gosse Hulzinga, Public Domain Ciacona in D minorby Pachelbel Performed by Gosse Hulzinga, Public Domain La notte by Liszt Conductor Mauro Tortorelli, Public Domain Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky European Archive, Public Domain The Seasons, Op. 37a - VI. June: Barcarolle by Tchaikovsky Conductor Peter Bradley-Fulgoni, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International Grand Flamenco by JRS Schattenberg https://www.youtube.com/user/MultiDroideka/featured Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Music Credit: OurMusicBox (Jay Man) Track Name: "Spy And Die" Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/ Official "OurMusicBox" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by NCM https://goo.gl/fh3rEJ Sources 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 Smith, Charlotte Fell. The Life of Dr. John Dee. Constable & Company. London. 1909. Tomatis, Mariano. Soyga: the Book that Kills. Blog of Wonders. Apr. 23, 2012. Web. https://archive.org/details/truefaithfulrela00deej/page/n7 Casaubon, Meric. A True and Faithful Relation of What passed for many Years Between D. John Dee and Some Spirits. Maxwell. London. 1659. https://archive.org/details/truefaithfulrela00deej/page/n7 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/
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! Music 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 Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ 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/
Time to get your ears Bierced! DB Spitzer invited Flora to join him on a barrage of Ambrose Bierce in this bonus episode of Blurry Photos! Black Clock Audio Tales, hosted by DB Spitzer, has covered Ambrose Bierce this month, and this is the first of a 2 part culmination on him. Flora and DB talk about the man and his works. Flora then reads An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and DB reads The Damned Thing. Part 2 will continue on Black Clock Audio Tales' feed. Ken Hite will join the fun on that one, and more tales will be read. Stay tuned for another big topic on Blurry Photos, dropping soon! In the meantime, enjoy this bonus crossover episode! Music Myst on the Moor, Long Note 2, Fantastic Dim Bar, The Dread - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Get a copy of The Devil's Dictionary HERE Get a copy of Bierce's short stories HERE Visit Black Clock Audio Tales Visit People's Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos
Flora welcomes fellow podcaster and Man-About-Ufology, Ryan Sprague! Author, UFO Journalist, TV host, and host of Somewhere in the Skies podcast, Ryan Sprague has his finger on the pulse of current UFO topics. He joins Blurry Photos to discuss what's been going on in the news lately in the field of Ufology. More and more stories are coming out about UFO sightings by the military, disclosure, and folks involved with it all. David hasn't been keeping tabs on it, so he brought in someone to break down all the fascinating chaos in the zeitgeist. Topics such as TTSA, Bob Lazar, Jeremy Corbell, Tic Tac UFOs, and Area 51 are discussed. What is everyone talking about these days? Why does there seem to be so much anger involved? What's going to happen with the Area 51 "Raid"? Flora seeks the answers to these and more on this topical episode of Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Nominate Blurry Photos and Quiz Quiz Bang Bang for a Podcast Award HERE Find Ryan's podcast HERE Grab a copy of Ryan's book HERE (use this affiliate link to help Blurry Photos with your purchase!) Frank, Allegra. More than 1 million people have RSVP’d to “storm Area 51,” in the name of memes. Vox.com. Jul. 15, 2019. Web. https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/7/12/20691720/storm-area-51-facebook-event-meme To The Stars Academy website: https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/ Kloor, Keith. The Navy Admits Something Weird Has Been Going On in the Skies. Slate.com. Apr. 30, 2019. Web. https://slate.com/technology/2019/04/navy-ufo-reporting-guidelines-nimitz-aliens-military.html
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! Music 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
It's been in the works for a while, but we finally have a full episode of listener stories! Real life encounters, experiences, facts and fictions come together in Blurry Photos' first listener stories episode. You'll hear tales of shadow people, stalking entities, disappearing objects, shadowy dogmen, hotel hotspots, a poem, and more. Special thanks to Ashton, Gabriel, DW, Katie, Matthew, and Leo for submitting these! If you have an encounter or piece of short fiction to share, please visit the Contact page on the website to submit it for a future episode like this one. Stick around after the tales to find out the winner of the 2019 Miss Cryptid Contest! We'll also find out who won the prize pack (which includes a Cryptid Crate), runner-up, and Miss Congealniality. Thanks to everyone who participated and voted in this year's contest! Music Myst on the Moor, Aftermath, Ghostpocalypse Road of Trials, Long Note 2, Night of Chaos, Return of Lazarus - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Regular competition is over, and we have our three finalists for the 2019 Miss Cryptid Contest! In this special roundup episode, we find out who won week 3 of the Miss Cryptid Contest, and review each of the finalists. You'll hear the segment for each winner once again as a refresher. Then you can go to the polls one more time to decide who will emerge victorious as the 2019 Champion! Head over to the Home Page to cast your vote and don't forget to enter to win a prize pack! This year's pack will include lots of Blurry Photos swag and fun stuff, including a Golden Goatman Trophy (replica). It also has a Cryptid Crate from our friend Derek Hayes over at Monsters Among Us! One lucky runner-up will also receive a T Shirt, and a Miss Congealniality will receive some stickers and buttons. You'll only have a week to cast your vote, so hop to it! Good luck to the contestants, and may the worst cryptid win! Music Myst on the Moor, Sancho Panza Gets a Latte, Interloper, Robobozo, Miri's Magic Dance - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Regular competition draws to a close in week 3 of Blurry Photos' 2019 Miss Cryptid Contest! Our final contestants this year include California's Borrego Sandman, the South American El Silbon, and South Africa's Mamlambo. From desert to nightmares to rivers, the competition is hot and heavy. Pick your poison for who will move on to next week's finals and the chance to be crowned champion of this year's contest! We also find out who came out on top of Week 2 to be the second piece of the finalist puzzle. Make sure to head to the Home page to cast your vote and enter to win a prize pack of your own. Don't forget to check out Flora's new podcast Quiz Quiz Bang Bang, a pub trivia practice show, now on all major pod catchers! Music Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre, Infada, Sancho Panza Gets a Latte, Thunderbird - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Rachal, AB. Darwin Confirmed - The Missing Link, Interview with a Man-Gorilla. The Louisiana Democrat. Apr 12, 1876. Print. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82003389/1876-04-12/ed-1/seq-1/ Stoyanow, Victor. The Abominable Sandman of Borrego. Desert Magazine. Jul 1964. Print. https://ia601006.us.archive.org/31/items/Desert-Magazine-1964-07/Desert-Magazine-1964-07.pdf Layne, Ken. the Known Unknown: Tales of the Yucca Man. Longreads.com. 2015. Web. https://longreads.com/2018/04/25/the-known-unknown-tales-of-the-yucca-man/ El Silbon. Leyendas Urbanas. 2013. Web. http://www.leyendas-urbanas.com/el-silbon/ Lamkin, Virginia. el Silbon, The Whistler. Seeks Ghosts. Jun 18, 2014. Web. https://seeksghosts.blogspot.com/2014/06/el-silbon-whistler.html Bane, Theresa. Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology. McFarland. London. Feb 10, 2017. Print. Kiernan, James. The Power of the Occult in Modern Africa: Continuity and Innovation in the Renewal of African Cosmologies. LIT Verlag. Berlin. 2006.pg 93-94
Three new contestants (dis)grace the stage for Week 2 of the 2019 Miss Cryptid Contest! This week on Miss Cryptid we continent hop to search for the Specter Moose of Maine, Australia's Yara Ma Yha Who, and England's Bat Beast of Kent. It's quite a menagerie of monsters in store for you! From quite possible creatures to who knows what the heck come at you this week. Froggy humanoid vampire-ish things? They're here! Headless Bat Duck Alien things? We got 'em! Giant ghostly moose? You betcha! Plus, find out who emerged on top of the standings for Week 1. Visit the Blurry Photos Home Page for the form to vote for your favorite. You can also have your vote be an entry into this year's Miss Cryptid Prize Pack Sweepstakes! Vote once each week for a total of 4 entries into the Sweepstakes for a prize that includes Blurry Photos swag, a Cryptid Crate courtesy of Derek Hayes, and a Golden Goatman trophy replica! Music Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre, Big Eyes, Chee Zee Jungle, Interloper - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Copeland and Overson. Maine's Specter Moose. Williston Graphic. Williston, ND. Dec. 6, 1900. Print. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88076270/1900-12-06/ed-1/seq-2/ Weiser-Alexander, Kathy. Specter Moose of Maine. Legends of America. 2018. Web. https://www.legendsofamerica.com/specter-moose-maine/ Boese, Alex. The Specter Moose. Museum of Hoaxes. Aug. 1, 2006. Web. http://hoaxes.org/weblog/comments/the_specter_moose Heuvelmans, B. On the Track of Unknown Animals. Rupert Hart-Davis, London. 1958. Yara Ma Yha Who. A Book of Creatures. Jun. 17, 2015. Web. https://abookofcreatures.com/2015/06/17/yara-ma-yha-who/ Girven Waveney. The Saltwood Mystery. Flying Saucer Review. London. Mar/Apr 1964. Print. http://www.noufors.com/Documents/Books,%20Manuals%20and%20Published%20Papers/Specialty%20UFO%20Publications/Flying%20Saucer%20Review/FSR,1964,Mar-Apr,V%2010,N%202.pdf Redfern, Nick. Did Mothman Visit the U.K. in 1963? Mysterious Universe. Jul. 11, 2013. Web. https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2013/07/did-mothman-visit-the-uk-in-1963/
The Nain Rouge, Uwabami, Ningen The carpets have been shampooed, the curtains ironed, and the stun batons charged which can only mean one thing - it's time for the 2019 Miss Cryptid Contest! The 7th annual Miss Cryptid Contest kicks off with the Nain Rouge from Detroit, Japan's Uwabami, and the Ningen from the waters off Antarctica. Will a Detroit dwarf, a Japanese snake, or an Antarctic sea humanoid move on to this year's finals? It's up to you to decide! Check the Blurry Photos Home Page for the form to vote for your favorite. You can also have your vote be an entry into this year's Miss Cryptid Prize Pack Sweepstakes! Vote once each week for a total of 4 entries into the Sweepstakes for a prize that includes Blurry Photos swag, a Cryptid Crate courtesy of Derek Hayes, and a Golden Goatman trophy replica! Polish your rubber boots and make sure you're up to date on your shots, this year's contest is underway! Thanks to Squamous Studios for their generous sponsorship of this episode. Find more about their new card game, Arkham Relic Hunt, on Kickstarter! Music Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre, Spider Eyes, Robobozo, Miri's Magic Dance, Midnight in the Green House, Ghostpocalypse 8 Epilogue - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Hamlin, Marie Caroline Watson. Legends of Le Détroit. Thorndike Nourse. Detroit. 1883. http://www.weirdlectures.com/files/nain.pdf Tenney, John EL. Nain Rouge - Detroit’s Devil?. Weird Lectures. Mar 27, 2011. Web. http://weirdlectures.com/detroits-devil-nain-rouge/ Andrew. Swallowed.Wild in Japan Blog. May 22, 2015. Web. https://wildinjapan.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/swallowed/ Meyer, Matthew. Uwabami. Yokai.com. 2019. Web. http://yokai.com/uwabami/ Morphy, Rob. The Ningen: Myth, Monster, or Make Believe?. Mysterious Universe. Aug. 17, 2011. Web. https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/08/the-ningen-myth-monster-or-make-believe/ Nadel, Darcie. Ningen: Monster of the Antarctic. Exemplore. Dec. 14, 2018. Web. https://exemplore.com/cryptids/Ningen-Monster-of-the-Antarctic
You'd think this movie had everything... With a title like "The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot," how could you not want to find out more about it? Flora is joined by Toby from Secret Transmission, Zenger from Zeng This!and Derek from Monsters Among Us for a discussion and review of the movie "The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot". Forty years after heroically killing Hitler in WWII, Calvin Barr (Sam Elliott) is close to letting his age catch up to him when the government requests his assistance once again. The Bigfoot is wreaking havoc in Canada with a new disease, and only Barr can stop it. David and the boys recap the highlights of this gutsy movie, including parts they liked and parts that didn't work so much for them. Lots of laughs and opinions are shared in this episode of Blurry Photos! (Note: this roundtable is scheduled to be released by each podcast involved) Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Rent or Buy the movie: https://amzn.to/2UQYRA2 Check out Arkham Relic Hunt by Squamous Studios: http://www.squamousstudios.com
Go Big Boo! Flora made a trip back down to the Bluegrass state to visit and interview fellow podcasters Jerry and Tracy Paulley of the Hillbilly Horror Stories Podcast! Specializing in spooky stories told with that good 'ole southern charm, Hillbilly Horror Stories both tells the tales and gives honest reactions to some fascinating otherworldly topics. Jerry and Tracy were kind enough to have David over to their home to watch some KY basketball and discuss some fun paranormal stories. In this episode, Jerry and Tracy talk about how they got their start with the show, creepy places they've been, and even share some amazing stories of phenomena they've experienced. Make sure to check out their show on all the major podcatchers out there. Thanks again to Jerry and Tracy for use of their studio and to Ninja for the snores! Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Listen to Hillbilly Horror Stories at www.hillbillyhorrorstories.com!
We finally see who's behind the mask of Zoroastrianism! It has been teased and talked about since the beginnings of the show, but finally Flora is tackling Zoroastrianism with the help of Jason from the Dragons in Genesis Podcast! An incredibly influential ancient religion, Zoroastrianism shows up often in show topics and is one of the oldest still practiced today. However, very little about it is known to western cultures simply because it's not often talked about or explained. The prevalence in topics such as ancient aliens, mythology, demonology, and others led David to want to learn more. So he invited a like-minded friend to explore the topic! Jason from Dragons in Genesis joins to discuss a thorough overview of this fascinating religion, from its beginnings to its tenants, and many of the spirits and figures in between. This episode is a massive examination of an incredible near-east religion, tag-teamed by 2 guys who may not be experts, but surely have passion for history. So light a fire, pet the dog, and settle in for a huge historical episode of Blurry Photos! (Note: please forgive me for Jason's audio changing a bit at the end; we lasted longer than our recording software did!) Music Myst on the Moor, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Listen to Dragons in Genesis here: https://www.dragonsingenesis.com/ Ebrahimi, Reza. Manifestation of Evil in Persian Mythology from the Perspective of the Zoroastrian Religion. Analytical. Islamic Azad University. Web. https://www.academia.edu/7669335/Manifestation_of_Evil_in_Persian_Mythology_from_the_Perspective_of_the_Zoroastrian_Religion New World Encyclopedia. Zoroaster. New World Encyclopedia. 2103. Web. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Zoroaster Zoroastrian Timeline. Zorostudies. Web. https://zorostudies.weebly.com/history.html
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! Music 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/
Things get a little planet weird... The season break is upon us, but the weird stuff doesn't stop as David checks out the new documentary "Hellier". Flora is joined by Toby from Secret Transmission, Zenger from Zeng This! and Derek from Monsters Among Us for a discussion and review of "Hellier," a Planet Weird documentary. Following a series of strange emails, Greg Newkirk decided to investigate the claims of a man who said he had witnessed high strangeness in a small Kentucky town. The documentary is his and his wife Dana's journey to this town to find out more and the odd occurrences they experienced. Flora and the boys give their thoughts on this series, including what they thought worked and didn't work so well for the investigation. It's a light-hearted roundtable on a compelling new series. Plenty of opinion and plenty of fun is had in this bonus episode of Blurry Photos! (Note: this roundtable is scheduled to be released by each podcast involved)
Do the stories ring true, or go belly-up? Grab your WWII uniform and theoretical physics book, Blurry Photos is ringing Die Glocke, the Nazi Bell in this episode! An alleged secret device, Die Glocke, the Nazi Bell is thought by many to have been a German WWII project which would have been "decisive for the war." Flora grabs a mallet and strikes at the research to look at all the factors in this fascinating topic. Variously described as a weapon, a time travel mechanism, anti-gravity tech, and a nuclear instrument, it has captivated researchers for years. Listen as Flora takes you through the people, places, and supposed capabilities of this historical enigma. What was the Bell? How do we know about it? And can the story be believed? Listen for an epic journey through the history and mystery of this infamous object! Music Myst on the Moor, Aftermath, Black Vortex, Danse Macabre, Long Note Three, Malicious, Tenenbrous Brothers Carnival - Intermission, Fantastic Dim Bar - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Classical music selections found in the Public Domain from Musopen.org and IMSLP.org
A Commonwealth of weirdity from the Boo-grass state! It’s time to take a trip to the Bluegrass State for some bizarre Kentucky stories with author Keven McQueen! Researcher and senior lecturer at Eastern KY University, Keven McQueen has written 17 books to date on paranormal subjects and fascinatingly-bizarre topics from KY, the South, and other regions. Flora first learned of him through the research for the Axeman of New Orleans, as Keven wrote The Axman Came from Hell. He joins to discuss his work in Kentucky Book of the Dead, including his time at the haunted White Hall historic home, macabre deaths, and other ghostly goings-on. Hold your favorite thoroughbred tight and take an extra swig of bourbon-spiked Ale-8, this one’s a creepy Commonwealth-themed episode of Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor, Come Play With Me, Fantastic Dim Bar - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Keven's website Buy Kentucky Book of the Dead on Amazon! Buy Horror in the Heartland on Amazon! Don't forget to pick up a copy of The Axman Came from Hell on Amazon as well! Visit historic White Hall in Richmond, KY
Brett and Harley from the Travel Oddities Podcast join Flora to talk about Hillside Cemetery in this episode! The hosts of the award-winning Travel Oddities Podcast dish about their experiences at Hillside Cemetery and other adventures in Oklahoma. The supposed grave of a witch in Skiatook, OK, is said to have some bad mojo around it. Harley and Brett went there and share their story. They also talk about another interesting encounter in Sasakwa, OK, a story no description can do justice to, you just have to hear it. Learn about these boys and their tales in a fun, discussion-ful episode of Blurry Photos!
Turin apart at the seams... The deep dive on the Shroud of Turin continues in part 2! Skeptics of the Shroud of Turin's authenticity bring up a number of points on why it's not actually the burial sheet of Jesus. Flora takes a look at the arguments presented against the shroud's authenticity as well as questions that popped up along the way. Could this thing actually be 2,000 years old? Is it the holy relic many people think it is? Science on the dating, image formation, and theories on who made it are addressed. David also explains his thoughts and opinions on the shroud's authenticity, based on his research into this topic. Listen to the other side of the debate and ponder this mystery to your heart's content in this episode of Blurry Photos! Music Rites, Danse Macabre, Long Note 4, Hiding Your Reality - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Nickell, Joe. Inquest on the Shroud of Turin: Latest Scientific Findings. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. 1998. Meacham, William. "The Authentication of the Turin Shroud, An Issue in Archeological Epistemology". Current Anthropology. 1983 Wilson, Ian. The Shroud of Turin: The Burial Cloth of Jesus Christ? Rev. ed. Garden City, New York: Image Books. 1979. McCrone, Walter C. Judgment Day for the Turin Shroud. Chicago: Microscope. 1996. D’Arcis, Pierre. Memorandum to the Avignon Pope, Clement VII, translated from Latin by Rev. Herbert Thurston, 1389. Reprinted in Wilson 1979, 266–272. Radiocarbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin, Nature, Vol. 337, No. 6208, pp. 611-615, 16th February, 1989. Web. https://www.nature.com/articles/337611a0?foxtrotcallback=true Chivers, Tom. The Turin Shroud is Fake. Get Over It. Signs of the Times. Dec. 20, 2011. Web. https://www.sott.net/article/239118-The-Turin-Shroud-is-fake-Get-over-it Lusher, Adam. 628 Year Old Fake News: Scientists Prove Turin Shroud Not Genuine (Again). London: The Independent. Jul. 16, 2018, Web. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/turin-shroud-latest-fake-forgery-scientific-blood-pattern-spatter-study-carbon-dating-debunked-a8450101.html Nickell, Joe. Crucifixion Evidence Debunks Turin "Shroud". Center for Inquiry. Jun. 18, 2018. Web. https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/crucifixion-evidence-debunks-turin-shroud/ Ramsey, Christopher. The Shroud of Turin. Oxford, U.K: Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. Mar. 2008. Web. http://c14.arch.ox.ac.uk/shroud.html Viviano, Frank. Why Shroud of Turin's Secrets Continue to Elude Science. National Geographic. Apr. 17, 2015. Web. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150417-shroud-turin-relics-jesus-catholic-church-religion-science/ Nickell, Joe. Fake Turin Shroud Deceives National Geographic Author. Center for Scientific Inquiry. Apr. 23, 2015. Web. https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/fake_turin_shroud_deceives_national_geographic_author Ateo, John L.; C., Rachel. The Shroud of Turin: Burial Cloth of Jesus or Cheap Fake. Silly Beliefs. 2009. Web. http://www.sillybeliefs.com/shroud.html Ford, David. The Shroud of Turin's 'Blood' Images. University of Maryland Baltimore County. Dec. 10, 2000. Web. https://www.shroud.com/pdfs/ford1.pdf Nickell, Joe. Claims of Invalid "Shroud" Radiocarbon Date Cut from Whole Cloth. Center for Inquiry. Mar. 2, 2005. Web. https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/claims_of_invalid_ldquoshroudrdquo_radiocarbon_date_cut_from_whole_cloth Freeman, Charles. The Shroud of Turin and the Image of Edessa: A misguided Journey. The Skeptical Shroud of Turin Website. May 24, 2012. Web. http://www.llanoestacado.org/freeinquiry/skeptic/shroud/articles/freeman_shroud_edessa_misguided_journey/ The Popes and the Holy Shroud. Vatican Insider. Apr. 19, 2015. Web. https://www.lastampa.it/2015/04/19/vaticaninsider/the-popes-and-the-holy-shroud-7zDmX3UXVSnSYsPpJKsEkI/pagina.html Boese, Alex. The Medieval Relic Trade. The Museum of Hoaxes. 2015. Web. http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_medieval_relic_trade Calvin, John. A Treatise on Relics. Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter & Co. 1870. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32136/32136-h/32136-h.html McCrone, Walter. McCrone: The Shroud of Turin. Chicago: McCrone Research Institute. 2018. Web. https://www.mccroneinstitute.org/v/64/the-shroud-of-turin Dave. Is the Shroud of Turin Really Jesus? Skeptical Science. Dec. 28, 2015. Web. https://www.skeptical-science.com/religion/is-the-shroud-of-turin-really-jesus/ Carroll, Robert Todd. "Shroud" of Turin. The Skeptic's Dictionary. Oct. 29, 2015. Web. http://skepdic.com/shroud.html
A real man of the cloth. Flora takes a deep dive into the divisive world of the Shroud of Turin on this episode of Blurry Photos. A venerated holy object of Christianity, the Shroud of Turin is the supposed burial cloth of Jesus, and the debate on its authenticity has raged for years. David hit the books hard and came up with a lot of information to pass along. So as not to melt brains with info overload, it's all been split in twain for you. Part 1 deals with the description, history, experimentation, and pro-authenticity claims about the shroud. The upcoming part 2 will cover the anti-authenticity claims, as well as questions and thoughts Flora had along the way. Get your sticky tape, microscopes, and bibles out - this one's shrouded in mystery! Music Decisions - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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 the creepy tales episodes. Make sure to turn the lights out, lock the doors, and shut the curtains; the paranoia has a way of seeping in with this one! Music Myst on the Moor, Controlled Chaos - no percussion, Danse Macabre, Long Note 4, Right Behind You, The Hive, Unlight - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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 Schneider, is examined. And a rundown of explanations of Dogman phenomena is discussed. If not some real animal, just what could they be? David has ideas and some critical thinking of the other theories as the intro to Dogman phenomena is wrapped up in this episode of Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor, Crypto, Firesong, Morgana Rides, Noise Attack, Satiate, The Dread, The Snow Queen, Night of Chaos, Danse Macabre - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Godfrey, Linda S. Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2012. Print. Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Werewolves and Dogmen. Connecticut: Visionary Living, 2017. Print. "Alleged Dogman Photo From Argentina." National Cryptid Society, April 15, 2018. Web. https://nationalcryptidsociety.org/2018/04/15/is-it-real-or-the-werewolf-from-harry-potter-alleged-dogman-photo-from-argentina/
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 description and short history of this type of creature. Dogs feature heavily in the folkore of many cultures and the connection between them and crossroads lore is also discussed. Some encounters are covered, including one of the most famous dogman-related events that helped spark the sharing of current phenomena. Stay tuned for the next part, which will cover even more encounters and explanations! Music Myst on the Moor, Aftermath, Awkward Meeting, Hidden Truth, Long Note 2, Night of Chaos, Temple of the Manes - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Godfrey, Linda S. Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2012. Print. Guiley, Rosemary Ellen. Werewolves and Dogmen. Connecticut: Visionary Living, 2017. Print. Slave, James. The Crossroads - A Liminal Setting for Occult and Supernatural Activities. Owlcation, Aug. 1, 2016. Web. https://owlcation.com/humanities/The-Crossroads-a-liminal-setting-for-occult-and-supernatural-activities Benandanti. Occult World. Web. http://occult-world.com/witch-glossary/benandanti/
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, and one even has quite a few EVPs. Take a nice, leisurely sail on the high seas of high strangeness and let these formidable fright-houses guide you home in this episode of Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor, Aftermath, Awkward Meeting, Ballroom Ballet, Danse Macabre, Echoes of Time v2, Fantastic Dim Bar, Ghostpocalypse 3 Road of Trials, Night of the Owl, Ominous, Quinn's Song - A New Man, Return of Lazarus, Snowdrop, This House, Zombie Hoodoo - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Campbell, Christina. Mysterious, madness and intrigue of the Manitou Passage. Glen Arbor Sun. Web. Jul. 31, 2003. http://glenarborsun.com/mysterious-madness-and-intrigue-of-the-manitou-passage/ U.S. Lighthouse Society. Lighthouse Facts. USLHS. Web. http://uslhs.org/education/glossaries-facts-trivia/lighthouse-facts Yaquina Story: http://www.splintercat.org/YaquinaBayLighthouse/YaquinaBayHaunted.html Elizabeth, Norma and Roberts, Bruce. Lighthouse Ghosts. Crane Hill. Birmingham, AL. 1999. Jones, Ray. Haunted Lighthouses. Globe Pequot Press. Guilford, CT. 2010.
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, descriptions, and possible real-life species. So much culture has been inspired by this mega-monster, could there be a kernel of truth to the tales? Grab your trident and prepare to release this episode into your ears! Music Myst on the Moor, Big Eyes, Dark Fog, Dark Standoff, Danse Macabre, Evil Incoming, Infinite Peace, Some Amount of Evil, Spider Eyes, Temple of the Manes - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Cornfield Chase, Lonely Mountain, Mothership - Rafael Krux Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Anderson, Nate. Release the kraken! 2,000 years of tall tales (and a smattering of truth). ArsTechnica.com. Web. Jan. 9, 2013. https://arstechnica.com/science/2013/01/release-the-kraken-2000-years-of-tall-tales-and-a-smattering-of-truth/ Denys de Montfort, Pierre. Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des mollusques. Paris: L'Imprimerie de F. Dufart. pp. 256–412 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 1801–1805. Haslam, Garth. Kraken: Myths, Legends, and History. Anomalyinfo.com. Web. 2017. http://anomalyinfo.com/Topics/kraken-myths-legends-and-history Jardine, Sir William. The Naturalist’s Library. Edinburgh. W.H. Lizars. 1833 https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/60177#page/398/mode/1up Pontoppidan, Erich. The Natural History of Norway. Copenhagen: Berlingske Arvingers Bogtrykkerie, 1752. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131226#page/520/mode/1up SALVADOR, Rodrigo B.; TOMOTANI, Barbara M. The Kraken: when myth encounters science. História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, v.21, n.3, jul.-set. 2014, p.971-994. http://www.scielo.br/pdf/hcsm/v21n3/0104-5970-hcsm-21-3-0971.pdf Wallenberg, J. Min son på galejan, eller en ostindisk resa innehållande allehanda bläckhornskram, samlade på skeppet Finland, som afseglade ifrån Götheborg i Dec. 1769, och återkom dersammastädes i Junii 1771. (5th ed.). Elméns och Granbergs Tryckeri, Stockholm. (in Swedish). 1835. Williams, Wendy. Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid. New York. Abrams Image. Mar. 4, 2011.
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 show with interviews from witnesses of paranormal phenomena and experts in the field of paranormal research. Make sure to pop over to her feed and give iTF some love as well! Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Links Into the Fray Radio - hosted by Shannon LeGro
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 extra batteries for the flashlight you'll be constantly scanning the treeline with. Oh, and if you happen to find a glass eye rolling around, don't stick it in your mouth. Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Asian Drums, Awkward Meeting, Backbay Lounge, Blue Sizzle, Classic Horror 2, Horrorific, Midnight in the Green House, Ossuary 6 - Air, Quinn's Song-A New Man, Spider Eyes, The Dread - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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 led to numerous theories, including the moon being a spaceship, an observation station, and even a hologram. Hysteria 51 discuss the theories and speculations on a fun, spirited, and far out episode of Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Links Hysteria 51 Podcast hosted by Brent Hand and John Goforth Would you like to know more? Is the Moon Hollow
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 boarding house to restaurant and Inn - and haunted house? Flora took a recorder with him to spend the night and see if any past residents welcomed him or rejected him. Stories, EVPs, and an interview round out this epic chronicle in this episode of Blurry Photos! Thanks to Matt Bell and the mansion staff for the hospitality. Find out more about visiting HERE. Music Myst on the Moor, Ossuary 6 - Air, Aftermath, Awkward Meeting, Classic Horror 2, Danse Macabre, Long Note 3, Ominous, Quinn's Song-A New Man - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Links Pittman, Rebecca F. The History and Haunting of Lemp Mansion. Wonderland Productions. Loveland, CO. 2015. Marcus, Lisa. Lemp Mansion: Tales of a Cursed Family and Their Haunted House. Neatorama. Oct. 30, 2014. Web. https://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/30/Lemp-Mansion-Tales-of-a-Cursed-Family-and-Their-Haunted-House/ Lemp Mansion website: http://www.lempmansion.com/ Lord, Victoria. The Story of American Breweries. Ultimate History Project. Web. http://ultimatehistoryproject.com/breweries.html
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 tragic Lemps. While money came easily, death might as well have been the dispenser of it. In the upcoming second part, Flora will relay the chilling accounts born of the untimely ends and secrets kept within the walls of the stately home. Grab your stein and nicest lavender outfit, this trip through St Louis' Gilded Age will leave you kegging for more! Music Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Mars - Gustav Holst, perf. by USAF Heritage of America Band; Prohibition Blues - Nora Bayes; St Louis Rag - Tom Turpin; St Louis Blues - WC Handy Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Links Pittman, Rebecca F. The History and Haunting of Lemp Mansion. Wonderland Productions. Loveland, CO. 2015. Marcus, Lisa. Lemp Mansion: Tales of a Cursed Family and Their Haunted House. Neatorama. Oct. 30, 2014. Web. https://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/30/Lemp-Mansion-Tales-of-a-Cursed-Family-and-Their-Haunted-House/ Lemp Mansion website: http://www.lempmansion.com/ Lord, Victoria. The Story of American Breweries. Ultimate History Project. Web. http://ultimatehistoryproject.com/breweries.html
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 the culprits behind it, and a few German researchers and scholars have seemingly caught them red-handed. How can history as we know it be wrong? What would be involved in making 300 years disappear? And is such a thing even possible? Find out in this history-laced episode! Also stick around for the winner of the 2018 Miss Cryptid Contest and the drawing for the sweepstakes! Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor, Crypto, Finding the Balance, Hidden Wonders, Rites, Satiate, Temple of the Manes - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Links Illig, Heribert. "Anomolous Eras - Best Evidence: Best Theory." Toronto, 2005. Lecture. http://www.bearfabrique.org/Catastrophism/illig_paper.htm Niemitz, Hans-Ulrich. "Did the Early Middle Ages Really Exist?" Berlin, Germany, 1995. Paper. http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/volatile/Niemitz-1997.pdf Stephens, Ian. "Is the Phantom Time Hypothesis Legitimate?" UFO Insight. April 16, 2016. Web. https://www.ufoinsight.com/phantom-time-hypothesis-legitimate/ Colavito, Jason. "Did Half of the Middle Ages Really Happen?" Jason Colavito. Feb. 4, 2013. Web. http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/did-half-of-the-middle-ages-really-happen
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 of the calls he received. What are these odd entities? Can anything explain their appearances? David and Derek share ideas and get pretty out there in this one! Also, the winner of Week 3 of the 2018 Miss Cryptid Contest is announced, completing the list of finalists. Now it's up to you to head over to the Blurry Photos Homepage to cast your vote on who should win the 2018 Miss Cryptid Contest! Music Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Links Monsters Among Us podcast, hosted by Derek Hayes Possible Australian Encounter
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 there's nowhere to hide from these terrors this week. Who will you choose to come out on top and move on to the finals for a chance at the coveted Golden Goatman Trophy? Make sure to head over to blurryphotos.org and cast your vote today! You can also enter for a chance to win a prize pack of your own. Flora also announces the winner of Week 2 in this episode. Special thanks to Alyssa, Sammy, and Graham from 'Straya for their help with this one! Music Danse Macabre, At the Shore, Beach Party, Mists on the Moor, Chee Zee Jungle, Come Play With Me, Echoes of Time v2, Guts and Bourbon, March of the Spoons - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Cox, Dale. “Altamaha-ha - Sea Monster of the Georgia Coast.” ExploreSouthernHistory.com. Web. http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/altamahaha.html Miles, Jim. “Weird Georgia.” Sterling Publishing. Apr. 24, 2006. Pg. 77. Gibbens, Sarah. “Mysterious Sea Creature Washes Ashore, Stumps Scientists.” National Geographic. Mar. 21, 2018. Web. Anatol, Giselle. “Vampires from the Caribbean: the Soucouyant.” Gothic Imagination. Dec. 4, 2009. Web. http://www.gothic.stir.ac.uk/guestblog/vampires-from-the-caribbean-the-soucouyant/ Anon. “The Mayor Soucouyant.” Triniview.com. Web. http://www.triniview.com/TnT/Soucouyant.htm Switek, Brian. “Giant Flesh-Eating Koala of Legend was Real.” National Geographic. Mar. 9, 2016. Web. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/09/australias-real-drop-bear/ Middleton, Amy. “Drop Bears Target Tourists, Study Says.” Australian Geographic. Apr. 1, 2013. Web (joke). http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2013/04/drop-bears-target-tourists,-study-says/ Australian Museum Entry on Drop Bears: https://australianmuseum.net.au/drop-bear
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 your heart (and try to eat it) this week? We also find out which of Week 1's contestants will be moving on to the finals! Head on over to the Blurry Photos home page to find the voting form. And quick tip - if the form doesn't appear on the page, try refreshing your browser (or try a different browser) to get it to appear. Music Danse Macabre, Black Vortex, Enter the Maze, Lord of the Land, Night of Chaos, Village Consort - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Nadel, Darcie. "The Ozark Howler: Actual Cryptid or Elaborate Hoax?" Exemplore. Aug. 12, 2016. Web. https://exemplore.com/cryptids/The-Ozark-Howler-Mythical-Beast-or-Elaborate-Hoax Cox, Dale. "The Ozark Howler." Explore Southern History. 2017. Web. http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/ozarkhowler.html Coleman, Loren. "Outing the Howler." Cryptozoology News. Mar. 19, 2008. Web. http://www.cryptozoonews.com/howler-redux/ Davis, Gryffydd. "The Afanc - Mythical Welsh Lake Monster." Transceltic. Mar. 13, 2013. Web. https://www.transceltic.com/welsh/afanc-mythical-welsh-lake-monster Guest, Lady Charlotte. "The Mabinogion." Translation at Sacred Texts. 1877. Web. 107-109 http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/mab/mab10.htm Johnson, Ben. "TheLegend of the River Conwy Afanc." Historic U.K. Web. https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofWales/The-Legend-of-the-River-Conwy-Afanc/ Eberhart, George M. “Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology” ABC-Clio, Santa Barbara, CA. 2002. Farrington, Karen. “Marvels & Mysteries of the Unexplained.” Arcturus Publishing Ltd. London. 2006.
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 for this trip round the world. And make sure to cast your vote on the home page and enter to win a prize pack and replica Golden Goatman trophy! Special thanks to Jordan K Morris for the amazing art for this year's contest! Follow on Instagram @jordan_K_morris Music Danse Macabre, Graveyard Shift, Infados, Zombie Chase - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources "Classic Cryptid: The Legend of Ohio's Loveland Frogmen." Week in Weird.Planet Weird, 24 Jul. 2012. Web. 23 Jun. 2015. http://weekinweird.com/2012/07/24/classic-cryptid-legend-loveland-frogmen/ Leggate, James. “Know the Legend of the Loveland Frogman? This man claims he Spotted It.” WCPO Cincinnati. August 4, 2016. Web. https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/loveland-community/did-pokemon-go-players-encounter-the-legendary-loveland-frogman Plant Lore. Web. http://www.plant-lore.com/plantofthemonth/duckweed-and-jenny-greenteeth/ "Englands Dreaming Water Witches." The Ransom Note. Web. https://www.theransomnote.com/musings/englands-dreaming/englands-dreaming-water-witches-raging-rivers/ "The Truth About Jenny Greenteeth." Hypnogoria. Web. http://hypnogoria.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-truth-about-jenny-greenteeth.html Shuker, Karl. "In Search of the Strange One." Web. http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2010/04/nunda-in-search-of-strange-one.html "Mngwa." Meta-Religion. Web. http://www.meta-religion.com/Paranormale/Cryptozoology/Felines/mngwa.htm
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 in the suburb of Niteroi, Brazil? Why did they have little lead masks with them? The mystery only deepened when reports came out of UFO activity around the time and place the men were supposedly at before their deaths. Get out your sleuthing stuff and brush up on your Portuguese, this is one hot cold case! Music Ghostpocalypse 6 - Crossing the Threshold, Ghostpocalypse 8: Epilog, I Can Feel It Coming, Leblon, Modern Jazz Samba, Night on the Docks, Satiate, Suvaco do Cristo, Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Bowen, C. "The Mystery of the Morro do Vintem: How Did the Men with the Lead Masks Die?" Flying Saucer Review. Mar-Apr 1967, Volume 13, Number 2: 11-14. http://www.noufors.com/Documents/Books,%20Manuals%20and%20Published%20Papers/Specialty%20UFO%20Publications/Flying%20Saucer%20Review/FSR,1967,Mar-Apr,V%2013,N%202.pdf Bowen, C. "No Easy Solution to the Morro Mystery" Flying Saucer Review. Jun-Jul 1968, Volume 14, Number 4: 11-14. http://www.ignaciodarnaude.com/ufologia/Bowen,Deaths%201966%20at%20Morro%20Vintem,FSR68V14N4.pdf APRO. "Strange Deaths in Brazil." The APRO Bulletin. 1 Sep. 1966, Volume 1966, Number 5: 1, 3. Staff. "Brazil: Lead Mask Mystery" Flying Saucer Review. Nov-Dec 1966, Volume 12, Number 6: 11-14. Ortega, Xavier. "The Mysterious Lead Masks Case." 18 Sept. 2011. Ghost Theory website. http://www.ghosttheory.com/2011/09/18/the-mysterious-lead-masks-case Creighton, Gordon. "Follow-up On the Morro Do Vintem Mystery." Flying Saucer Review. Jul-Aug 1971, Volume 17, Number 4: 6-9. http://www.ignaciodarnaude.com/ufologia/FSR%201971%20V%2017%20N%204.pdf Conradt, Stacy. "The Bizarre Lead Masks Deaths of 1966." 22 Oct. 2015. Mental Floss website. http://mentalfloss.com/article/70161/bizarre-lead-mask-deaths-1966 True Noir. "The Lead Masks Case: Mysterious Deaths on Vintem Hill." 16 March 2017. True Noir website. https://truenoirstories.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/the-lead-masks-case-mysterious-deaths-on-vintem-hill/ Ultima Hora. Various Articles. Ultima Hora newspaper. 24-30 Aug, 2 Sep 1966. http://www.arquivoestado.sp.gov.br/site/acervo/uh_digital/index/2636 Machado, Jose. "Experiencia cientifica e que matou tecnicos em eletronica." Jornal do Brasil. 25 Aug 1966. pg 16. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=0qX8s2k1IRwC&dat=19660825&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
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 Dutchman, was. Sift through the many tales of murder and deceit and see what shakes out. Could there be a gold mine in the Superstition Mountains that holds ore beyond belief? Flora asks some questions and sorts through the sinister stories to discuss the legend of the infamous mine and the hunt for it. Wear sunscreen and pack plenty of water, this one is coming at you hot! Music Long Note Two, Western Streets, Night of Chaos, Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Bicknell, P. "A Mythical Mine–Story of a Lost Claim in the Superstition Mountains–Dutch Jacob’s Secret–Phoenix People Hunting for the Treasure with Prospects of Success." Saturday Review. 17 Nov. 1894: 1. Print. Bicknell, P. "One of Arizona's Lost El Dorados - A Mine in the Superstition Mountains - The Half-told Tale of an Old Miser." San Francisco Chronicle. 13 Jan. 1895, Newspaper: 12. Blair, R. Tales of the Superstitions: The Origins of the Lost Dutchman Legend. Tempe: Arizona Historical Foundation, 1975. Gentry, Curt. The Killer Mountains, A Search for the Legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. New York: New American Library, 1968. Mell, Eleanor. Hunting Old Snowbeard’s Gold: Searches for and Seekers of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2012. Kincaid, Matt. Superstition Mountains: The Mountains of Legend, Gold, Mystery, and Death. Maplewood Publishing, 2018. Arnold, Oren. Ghost Gold. San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1954. Taylor, T., 2008. The Lost Dutchman Mine. [Online] Available at: https://www.prairieghosts.com/dutchman.html Legends of America, 2016. The Lost Dutchman Mine. [Online] Available at: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-lostdutchman Willis, B., 2005. Has the Lost Dutchman Mine Been Found?. [Online] Available at: http://www.truewestmagazine.com/has-the-lost-dutchman-mine-been-found/ Kollenborn, Tom. http://superstitionmountaintomkollenborn.blogspot.com/2013/12/dont-blame-thunder-god.html ; http://superstitionmountaintomkollenborn.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-peralta-stone-maps.html The Museum: http://superstitionmountainmuseum.org/ Pima Story: http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore72.html On the Military Trail: https://apachejunctionindependent.com/history/military-trail-of-jacob-waltz/
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 found fraud in many cases. David looks at a few of the many cases and also how science has viewed it over the years, leaving you with some thoughts to consider as to its validity. Have some faith in this informative episode of Blurry Photos! Music Chromatic2Fuge, Hyperfun, Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Wilson, Ian. The Bleeding Mind. London: Weidenfeld & Nic-olson, 1988. Phillips, John. Exploring Galatians: An Expository Commentary. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications. 2004. Harrison, Ted. Stigmata: A Medieval Phenomenon in a Modern Age. New York: St. Martin Press. 1994. Nickell, Joe. Real-Life X-Files. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. 2001. Catholic Perspective: https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-is-the-stigmata.html Fioretti, pg. 118-119 http://contemplativemeditation.weebly.com/uploads/4/3/5/7/4357357/flowers.pdf Skeptic's Dictionary Entry: http://skepdic.com/stigmata.html Straight Dope letter to editor: https://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1163/whats-the-deal-with-stigmata/ Summary article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-mystery-of-the-five-wounds-361799/?no-ist Gordon Paul study: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.484.79&rep=rep1&type=pdf
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 pleasure with a pair of history-rich Ross Castles. And bop around Co. Offaly for the eeriness of Charleville and Leap Castles. Get your Guinness ready, your pot of gold is filled with stories in Season 7's first episode of Blurry Photos! Music Echoes of Time v2, Hidden Past, Ossuary 6 - Air, Skye Cuillen, The Dread, Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Leamaneh Castle: https://www.aransweatersdirect.com/blogs/blog/leamaneh-castle Tour Malahide: http://www.daytoursunplugged.ie/visiting-dublin-check-out-our-blog-before-you-book- our-award-winning-day-tours/malahide-castle-myths-and-legends.581.html Leap Castle: http://leapcastle.net/ ; https://dailyscribbling.com/the-secret-life-of-irish-castles/leap-castle-kinslayers-priest- killers-rapture-and-flames/ Rowan, A.B. Lake Lore. Hodges and Smith, 1853. https://books.google.com/books? id=cl9ZAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187&dq=lake+lore+AB+Rowan&source=bl&ots=6Zs5e_oAyf& sig=rZiXst5dsGR-4OucU6U7iESXjPw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi94uCQk- vZAhUl5YMKHcWzCxsQ6AEIRDAI#v=onepage&q=ross&f=false Ross Castle: http://www.ross-castle.com/en/ Charleville Castle: http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/index.php/haunted-buildings/most-haunted/191- charleville-castle-tullamore-ireland Adams, C.L. Castles of Ireland. London, E. Stock, 1904. https://archive.org/stream/ castlesofireland00adamiala/castlesofireland00adamiala_djvu.txt
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 he relates not only the timeline of the 'phantom anesthetist,' but also similar attacks in different parts of the country throughout the years. Were they connected somehow or just coincidence? He also looks at what police and scientists have found, and whether or not anything has actually been explained over the years. Don't let the fumes get to you in this episode of Blurry Photos! Music Ghostpocalypse - 8 Epilog, Ghostpocalypse - 6 Crossing the Threshold, Some Amount of Evil, Malicious, Villainous Treachery - Distressed, Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Gas Attacks in America: http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/06/mad-gassers-of-america/ An Overview: http://io9.gizmodo.com/did-mattoon-have-a-mad-scientist-or-a-mad-population-1510479349 Vitelli, R. "The Mad Gasser of Mattoon." JREF Swift Blog. James Randi Educational Foundation, 23 Apr. 2011. Web. 12 Dec. 2016. http://archive.randi.org/site/index.php/swift-blog/1279-the-mad-gasser-of-mattoon.html Maruna, S. The Mad Gasser of Mattoon: Dispelling the Hysteria. Jacksonville: Swamp Gas Books, 2003. Johnson, D. "The Phantom Anesthetist of Mattoon: A field study of mass hysteria." Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. 1 Jan. 1945, Volume 40, Number 1: 175-186. http://ergotism.info/en/hysteria/mass_hysteria_mad_gasser_jasp_1945_40.pdf
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 weapons? Was the fighting just contained to earth? What does the Mahabharata and Bible have to say about it? Join Flora for some really out-there claims and some hopefully level-headed discussion as he drops some truth bombs on this episode of Blurry Photos! Music Vadadora Chill Mix, Danse Macabre, Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Down the Rabbit Hole: http://ancientnuclearwar.com/ Through the Lookingglass: http://www.ajithkumar.cc/history/nuclear-warfare-in-ancient-india-the-proofs-beyond-doubt/ Bit of Both: https://www.beyondsciencetv.com/2017/05/31/was-there-an-ancient-nuclear-war/ Drona Parva: http://www.rsvidyapeetha.ac.in/mahabharatha/summary/eng/7.pdf Bhagavad Gita: http://www.bhagavatgita.ru/files/Bhagavad-gita_As_It_Is.pdf Ganguli, Kisari Mohan (Trans.). The Mahabharata of KrishnaDwaipayana Vyasa translated into English Prose. Ed. Protap Chandra Roy. Vol. 7. Calcutta: Bharata Press, 1888. Print. Murali A.V., M.E. Zolenski, J.R. Underwood, and R. F. Giegengack. “Formation of Libyan Desert Glass.” Lunar and Planetary Science 19 (1988): 817-818. Quereshi, A. A. and H. A. Khan. “Recognition of Meteoric Impact by Fission Track Dating (FTD) Technique.” Geological Bulletin of the University of Peshawar 21 (1988): 49-56. Colavito, Jason. “Ancient Atom Bombs.” Jason Colavtio, 2011. www.jasoncolavito.com. Childress, David Hatcher. “Technology of the Gods.” Bergier, Jacques and Pauwels, Louis. “Morning of the Magicians.” Destiny Books, 1960. https://archive.org/stream/LouisPauwelsJacquesBergierMorningOfTheMagicians/%20Louis%20Pauwels%2C%20Jacques%20Bergier%20-%20Morning%20of%20the%20Magicians_djvu.txt Soddy, Frederick. “The Interpretation of Radium and the Structure of the Atom.” G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1909. https://archive.org/stream/interpretationof00sodd/interpretationof00sodd_djvu.txt
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, examining audio files, photographs, and claims made by theorists. Just how bad was the loss of life? Was Yuri Gagarin really the first person in space? What can you even believe anymore? Sit back and let Flora take you on an audio odyssey to the 60s and beyond in this episode of Blurry Photos! Music Blue Sizzle, Crypto, Danse Macabre, Spacial Winds, Myst on the Moor - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Conspiracy: http://coolinterestingstuff.com/the-lost-cosmonauts-conspiracy Doctored Photos: https://www.wired.com/2011/04/soviet-space-propaganda/ Fact and Fiction: http://the-toast.net/2014/06/17/everything-worth-believing-lost-cosmonauts-theory/ A Summary: https://theunredacted.com/lost-cosmonauts-the-tombs-in-space/ Komarov’s Story: https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/astronaut-vladimir-komarov-man-fell-space-1967/ Argument for Gargarin: http://www.cosmoworld.ru/spaceencyclopedia/publications/index.shtml?zhelez_20.html Zheleznyakov, Alexander. "Gagarin was Still THE First. Part Two." Spaceflight. 1 Nov. 2002, Volume 44, Number 11: 471-475. Follow Ups: https://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/05/03/135919389/a-cosmonauts-fiery-death-retold Reader’s Digest: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/conspiracy/q0235a.shtml Site: http://www.lostcosmonauts.net/ Oberg 1: http://www.jamesoberg.com/phantoms.html Oberg, James. Uncovering Soviet Disasters. New York: Random House, Inc., 1988. 156-176. Another Summary: http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/conspiracy/q0235.shtml
Do a show on a time travel AND Internet legend? Flori-duh! 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 in 2001? With a harrowing tale of a dark and dangerous future, his captivating claims and interesting mission through time have entranced and entertained people for years. Having no apparent motive other than to speak with the residents of his past, he remains one of the most enigmatic puzzles to come out of the early days of the Internet. While the claims were dubious, he did provide a hoard of knowledge about physics, history, and culture. Join David as he delves deeply into the story, claims, and investigations of a still-growing Internet icon. Just make sure to bring an extra canister of O2 for the ride! Music Division, Enter the Maze, Danse Macabre, Hiding Your Reality, I Can Feel It Coming, Myst on the Moor, Intuit256 - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources First Fax: https://www.strangerdimensions.com/2012/12/05/john-titor-the-first-fax/ Second Fax: https://www.strangerdimensions.com/2012/12/17/john-titor-the-second-fax/ Nov ’00 Chat Log: http://www.johntitor.com/Pages/ChatLog01.htm Complete Post2Post Thread: https://scorpionofscofflaw.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/complete-posts-from-art-bells-post-to-post-message-board.pdf Hub: http://www.anomalies.net/category/exclusives/john-titor/ Summary: http://www.grunge.com/98398/untold-truth-time-traveler-john-titor/ Machine Detail: https://www.strangerdimensions.com/2013/02/04/john-titor-the-man-with-the-machine/ Predictions: https://www.strangerdimensions.com/2012/02/23/a-look-at-john-titors-most-popular-predictions/ Titor website: http://www.johntitor.com/ Patent App: https://www.google.com/patents/US20060073976 IBM 5100: http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/pc/pc_2.html Unix Timeout: https://computer.howstuffworks.com/question75.htm Anonymous. Conviction of a Time Traveler. Alaska Holdings, LLC, 2010. Print. Sauve, Mike. Who Authored the John Titor Legend?. Mike Sauve, 2016. Print.
Stecco's last hurrah 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 looked at. Meanwhile on earth, an Argentinian photographer captures a strange humanoid shape during a shoot. Could it be some kind of entity or just a trick of the lens? The Davids discuss these and detail out some thoughts as Stecco bids farewell on this episode of BullStone! NY Times UFO Story Metal Alloys in Vegas NASA's $1 billion Missions Necochea Beach Humanoid With music by Diablo Swing Orchestra
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 to them. Join David as he relays the eerie story of the events at the lighthouse and uncovers the facts and fictions of the disappearance. Were sinister forces at work? Could there be a scientific explanation? And why did it take so long to discover them missing? The horn is sounded in the murky depths of the fog of mystery in this macabre episode of Blurry Photos! Music Dark Standoff, Long Note Two, Danse Macabre, Lost Time, Past the Edge, The Dread - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Eilean Mor Summary: http://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/curious-disappearance-eilean-mor-lighthouse-keepers-scottish-mystery-004820?nopaging=1 Poem: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw230.html RationalWiki: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Flannan_Isle McCloskey, K. (2014), The Lighthouse: The Mystery of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse Keepers, The History Press Original wreck report for the SS Archtor, http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/WreckReports/17924.asp?view=text The report submitted by Robert Muirhead, Superintendent, on the 8th January 1901: https://www.nlb.org.uk/HistoricalInformation/FlannanIsles/Report-by-Superintendent/
Trollin' with the homies. 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 interpretations of the giant, gross, dim-witted bully fool you - they weren't always like that. The boys delve into the history of them and what has influenced our modern notions. Tales are a big part of the folklore, and Flora and Stecco have a few to tell! Stick around for an important announcement in this one. (An Overview, Folklore Look, Fairy Tale Look) Heros Theme, Gypsy Shoegazer no voices, Fantastic Dim Bar, Hall of the Mountain King, Monster Promenade, Moonlight Hall - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Colin all cryptid lovers - you're gonna love this interview! 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 them. What started as a focus on vampiric creature attacks quickly ballooned into all manner of interesting monster mayhem, enough for him to start a book on the subject. The stories are captivating, kooky, and cool, and fit the crazy cryptid category charmingly. You can find more of Colin's work at his blog and radio show.
If we said we liked these origin theories we'd be lion. 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 ground. Ideas from researchers and authors such as Graham Hancock, John Anthony West, Robert Schoch, Colin Reader, Paul Jordan and many more are studied and discussed. Could it be older than anyone dares to think? The geology of the area is also scrutinized, and the theories of water erosion and weathering are considered. Dating the monument is much harder than the limestone it's made of, it seems. Join the boys of Blurry Photos as they tackle the big questions and the big theories in this monumental conclusion to a monumental milestone! (All About That Hall, In Cayce You Missed It, What Subways?, Great Articles Here, Reader's Roundup)
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 it's nose was lost is examined, and the various artifacts, structures, and features found around it are looked at. The big questions are saved for part 2, as are the more fantastical claims. Aliens, Atlantis, Prophecy, Astrology, and much more are, much like Horus, on the horizon. But a solid grounding in real history and archaeology are first on the menu. Get out your camels and sunscreen, the 200th is stela good time, and we ain't lion! Cheers to helping us reach 200! (A Primer, A Description, A Greek Counterpart)
American Ghoulthic 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 awfulness? Probably not, so don't even try. And stick around for a special spooky story by a certain special standup comedian. Happy Photober! Now the march towards Krampusnacht and Saturnailya begins! Aftermath, Gypsy Shoegazer no voices, Long Note 2, Mysterioso March, Return of Lazarus, This House, Waltz of the Carnies - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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 are just a few of the spots where hell can supposedly be reached. The boys also discuss the disturbing legend of the Siberian Well to Hell. Leave the coat at home, you're in for a hot time tonight! (A List of Holes, Forum Hell, Pics of the Door to Hell) Feelin Good - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Wych explanation makes sense? 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 soul. The theories of what could have possibly occurred are numerous and include everything from occult dealings to Nazi connections. Were spies involved? What is the connection to a Hand of Glory? Listen to the facts as presented and see what you conclude in this fascinating and truly unsolved puzzler! (A Summary, The Independent Article, The Bayesian Analysis) Get Mark's book HERE Intractable - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Episode 197: Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm
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 so naturally creepy? Didn't you put that doll in a chair and not on the bed? Join a live audience for a fun foray into fear for Photober! (Why So Creepy, Dolls Though History, All Robert All Day) Episode 196: Haunted Dolls, Live
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 his grubby little skull into the fray. The topics are only the jumping-off point, as interesting discussion follows in this thought-provoking and fascinating edition of Blurry Photos' monthly weird news show! Quiet Zone and EHS Electric Blood Monsanto Meddling UK UFOs Pliny's Skull? With music by Diablo Swing Orchestra BullStone 31: Gettin' Strange, September 2017
A very pleasant point! 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 alone in a car. Listen to stories that happened along the way, character sketches for fun, and interviews from friends of the podcast! Justin Zenger from Zeng This! podcast and Derek Hayes from Monsters Among Us make an appearance, as does Thor as he drives through the hills of Ketucky. And we couldn't get truly weird without a phone call on the road to Stecco. Hop in the car (it definitely sounds like you're already in one) and join Flora on a fun adventure! (Festival Website) Cowboy Sting, Corruption, Moonlight Hall, Interloper, March of the Spoons, Niles Blues - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ BP Bonus: Mothman Festival 2017
Carpe insanium! 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 more standouts. The history books have not been kind to these leaders. But who wrote the books? Get ready for an avalanche of ancient info in this history-packed episode! (Tiberius, Caligula, Nero) Black Vortex - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Episode 195: Mad Roman Emperors
Summer draws to a close, and the best way to commemorate it is live campfire ghost stories! David and Dave set up shop outdoors for a Patreon-streamed live recording of this year’s campfire ghost stories, and the results were naturally … Read More The post Ep 194: Campfire Ghost Stories 5 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
August wraps up with a visit from Justin Zenger of the Zeng This! Podcast. A show all about geekery and pop nerd culture, Zeng This! is all up on weekly news stories, and Justin shared some fun ones with the … Read More The post BullStone 30: Zeng This!, August 2017 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Grab your spare coins and red thread, Blurry Photos are jumping across the Pacific to look at Jiangshi, Chinese Hopping Vampires! A monster of Chinese folklore, Jiangshi, Chinese Hopping Vampires are curious, sometimes creepy sometimes whimsical undead creatures with interesting … Read More The post Ep 193: Jiangshi, Chinese Hopping Vampires appeared first on Blurry Photos.
David and Dave volunteer to take a trip to Tennessee and look into the legend of the Bell Witch! Called America’s greatest ghost story, the Bell Witch is an old southern folklore legend of paranormal activity that is said to … Read More The post Ep 192: The Bell Witch appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Ken Hite and the boys kick up a righteous haboob talking about lost desert cities in this episode! Buried in sand, swallowed by sinkholes, or destroyed by divine powers, the middle and near-east is supposedly full of lost desert cities, … Read More The post Ep 191: Lost Desert Cities with Ken Hite appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Flora and Stecco welcome the host of the Monsters Among Us podcast, Derek Hayes, to talk crazy July news! Monsters Among Us showcases cryptid encounters from witnesses, and host Derek Hayes joins with some strange scuttlebutt from July. Cool archaeology, … Read More The post BullStone 29: Monsters Among Us, July 2017 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Time to reach out with your feelings and realize the kids ARE alright, as Dave and David discuss Indigo Children! A new age concept wherein kids born in the last 20 years are more spiritually evolved, indigo children might seem … Read More The post Ep 190: Indigo Children appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Gather the barbarian hordes and lace up the boxing gloves, Dave and David welcome the Cromcast to BullStone! Josh, Luke, and Jon from the Cromcast join to talk some sciency news from June. Learn all about their podcast which focuses … Read More The post BullStone 28: The Cromcast, June 2017 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Blurry Photos cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war in an episode all about the interesting and atrocious use of animals of war. Used for millennia in all manner of warfare, animals of war have shown countless examples … Read More The post Ep 189: Animals of War appeared first on Blurry Photos.
The boys go back to the Yorkshire countryside as they investigate the bizarre death of Zigmund Adamski. The strange discovery of a body, odd details in a disappearance, and a UFO encounter all coalesce in the mystery of Zigmund Adamski’s … Read More The post Ep 188: The Bizarre Death of Zigmund Adamski appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Flora and Stecco try to remember a time they’ve heard such a suppositious theory as the Mandela Effect in this one! The thought that subtle changes many people are experiencing with their shared memories may be indicative of a shifting … Read More The post Ep 187: Mandela Effect appeared first on Blurry Photos.
It’s a murky topic, but David and Dave put on the low beams and wade through the thick haze to talk about killer fog! An unusual confluence of man-made and meteorological phenomenon, killer fog has a breathtaking history both in … Read More The post Ep 186: Killer Fog appeared first on Blurry Photos.
May’s weird news was hot and heavy with science, so what better way to discuss it than with The Mad Scientist Podcast! Dr Chris Cogswell from The Mad Scientist Podcast joins the Davids in a strange news roundtable with a … Read More The post BullStone 27: Mad Scientist Podcast, May 2017 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
The 2017 Miss Cryptid Contest enters the final week of semi-final competition, and boy does it deliver! The final Miss Cryptid contestants include the Moon-Eyed People of Appalachia, New England’s own Hoover the Talking Seal, and the seductive Scandinavian Huldra. … Read More The post Miss Cryptid 2017 Week 3 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Time to grab every crane you can find as Dave and David tackle the ancient megalithic stone structures of Baalbek! An ancient site dating back maybe to pre-history, Baalbek is a Lebanese temple complex with ruins that some say are … Read More The post Ep 185: Baalbek appeared first on Blurry Photos.
The action heats up in the second installment of the 2017 Miss Cryptid Contest! Week two of Miss Cryptid 2017 brings you the Beast of Land Between the Lakes, the Popobawa, and the Yowie. Another week, another round-the-world trip! Listen … Read More The post Miss Cryptid 2017 Week 2 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Flora and Stecco break out the swinging pocket watches and devious fungi to talk about mind control! The manipulation of another person’s thoughts/emotions/actions is a sinister trick, and the boys discuss the more fringe versions of mind control in this … Read More The post Ep 184: Mind Control 1.0 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Break out the balloons and streamers and grab your most blood-proof clothing, it’s time for 2017 Miss Cryptid Contest! The first week of this year’s fang-packed Miss Cryptid contest takes us around the world from the Monkey Man of New Delhi to … Read More The post Miss Cryptid 2017 Week 1 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
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 The post Ep 183: Alien Abduction Stories appeared first on Blurry Photos.
The boys are joined by DB Spitzer from the People’s Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos podcast to talk weird April stuffs! Astronaut superstitions, lost Mayan caves, and kitty litter craziness are just some things discussed with People’s Guide to the … Read More The post BullStone 26: PGttCM, April 2017 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Flora and Stecco bust open the jar of religious history as they discuss Gnosticism! An early sect of Christianity, Gnosticism was constantly controversial with its focus on secret knowledge and salvation from within. It grew and evolved for centuries before … Read More The post Ep 182: Gnosticism appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Forteana has a few big names in the field, but only one may be bigger than Ivan T Sanderson! A well-read, well-traveled man of many interests, Ivan T Sanderson was a prolific naturalist whose interest in Forteana paved the way … Read More The post Ep 181: Ivan T Sanderson appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Join David and Dave for a nostalgic trip to the golden era of arcade games as they discuss the urban legend of Polybius! An arcade game with a dastardly reputation, Polybius is infamous for all manner of conspiracies – but did … Read More The post Ep 180: Polybius appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Get ready for a heap of fun from down under as Blurry Photos welcomes the first BullPhone guest! David and Dave discuss fun cryptid news with Emma from Queensland in this inaugural BullPhone. Thylacines, yowies, giant pigs, and crazy cryptid … Read More The post BullStone 25: Gettin’ Strange plus BullPhone, March 2017 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
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 The post Ep 179: Living Dinosaurs appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Season 6 begins with a bloody bang, as Blurry Photos take a look at Scottish cannibals! Scotland’s history is even bloodier than advertised with such harrowing Scottish cannibals as Sawney Bean and Christie Cleek looming over it. But how much of … Read More The post Ep 178: Scottish Cannibals appeared first on Blurry Photos.
In the last installment of the Blurry Photos break bonus episodes, here is the stand up set from Divad’s visit to Omaha! A newly-crowned king of catch phrase comedy, Divad brings his weirdly-charming sense of humor to his buddies in … Read More The post BP Bonus: Divad, Live from Omaha appeared first on Blurry Photos.
The break is quickly coming to an end, but Dave and David have a couple more tricks up their sleeves – like a return to Cahokia! The boys welcome Dr Maggie Rallo, a current medical doctor who worked as an … Read More The post BP Bonus: Cahokia Redux appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Everyone’s favorite little mischievous mongoose is back, this time ready to dole out justice! Gef pays a visit to the local courthouse and gets excited to do his civic duty. And maybe find some interesting ladies on the panel … Read More The post BP Bonus: Gef’s Gury Duty appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Have a wee break from the season holiday with some pipin’ hot Scottish ghost stories! Tales of sadness, specters, and devilish duels adorn this tartan-covered bonus of Scottish ghost stories. Flora and Stecco dust off the dialects and accentuate the … Read More The post BP Bonus: Scottish Ghost Stories appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Break has begun for Blurry Photos, but there’s a whole slew of listener mail supplement to dive into. Join David and Dave as they hear from you guys and discuss some fun stuff relayed by fans. Stay subscribed on iTunes … Read More The post BP Supplement 10 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
The end of Season 5 is upon us, and the Davids end in a sickly bang as they discuss Ergotism! A dangerous and deadly disease, Ergotism ravaged medieval countrysides and has been pegged as a culprit in a number of … Read More The post Ep 177: Ergotism appeared first on Blurry Photos.
January has seen some pretty nutty stuff, and Greg Bach visits to discuss some of it on this episode of BullStone! Notable news for this BullStone includes Sentient Black Goo, a cold core of a planet by Jupiter, and a strange … Read More The post BullStone 24: Greg Bach, January 2017 appeared first on Blurry Photos.
Get your two bits ready, Flora and Stecco are taking you on a tour of the Coral Castle! A limestone construct in southern Florida, Coral Castle might just be a roadside oddity if not for the fact that tons of … Read More The post Ep 176: Coral Castle appeared first on Blurry Photos.
David and Dave juggle reality and perception as they devote a whole episode to creepy clowns! A relatively recent trend, creepy clowns have been ingrained in pop culture as disturbing breaks in what should be a joyful reality. The boys of … Read More The post Ep 175: Creepy Clowns appeared first on Blurry Photos.
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 The post Ep 174: Dulce Base appeared first on Blurry Photos.