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David Flora

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A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Prepare your butts, because it’s time to learn something weird.

Latest Episodes

Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 2

The carnage continues with 3 new loathsome ladies in week 2 of the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest! In the second week of this year's Miss Cryptid competition, Melon Heads, the Con Rit, and Black Annis battle for savage supremacy. Who will move on to the finals? Will it be Leicestershire's horrid hag? Vietnam's atrocious arthropod? Or the misshapen monstrosities of the U.S. Melon Heads? Listen to this cavalcade of folklore, urban legend, and cryptozoology then cast your vote on the Blurry Photos Home page. The winner of week 1 is also announced! Special thanks to Amberrose Hammond for speaking about Melon Heads. Special thanks to Grant Howitt for reading accounts of Black Annis. Links to their works are below. Find Amberrose's work here: Personal Page ; Ghostly Talk Podcast ;Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast ;Wicked Ottawa County ;Wicked Grand Rapids Find Grant's game design work here: R R D Games Music Danse Macabre,Myst on the Moor, Aftermath, Long Note 4, Awkward Meeting, Mystic Force, Unlight- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 She is in the Woods - Co.Ag Music (youtube) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Murphy, Cindy. Creepy Local Legends of Michigan. Michigan’s Other Side. Web. http://michigansotherside.com/creepy-local-legends-of-michigan/ The Melon Heads of Connecticut. New England Historical Society. Web. https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-melon-heads-of-connecticut/ Multifinned Sea Monster. ALPF Medical Research. Aug. 22, 2019. Web. https://www.alpfmedical.info/freshwater-monster/multifinned-sea-monster.html Con Rit. Unknown Explorers. Web. http://www.unknownexplorers.com/conrit.php Coleman, Loren. The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep. Penguin Books. New York. 2003. http://www.cryptozoonews.com/con-rit/ Westwood, Kate. Black Annis - Leicester Legend or Widespread Myths? White Dragon. 1998. Web. https://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/blackann.htm Sibson, Matthew. The Tale of Black Annis. This Was Leicestershire. Sept. 17, 2012. Web. http://www.thiswasleicestershire.co.uk/2012/09/the-tale-of-black-annis.html?m=1 Billson, Charles James. County Folklore - Leicestershire and Rutland Vol. 1. The Folklore Society. London. 1895.

41 MIN2 d ago
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Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 2

Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 1

A lone trololo cuts through the night, and that can only mean one thing - it's time once again for the annual Miss Cryptid Contest! Now in its 8th year, the Miss Cryptid Contest opens with the Adlet, the Chiang Rai Scarecrow, and the California Dark Watchers. From the harsh cold of northern North American, to the rice fields of Thailand, to the sunny coast of California, these feral fiends will vie for your attention. They will also fight nonstop for your vote! It's your choice of who moves on to the finals and one step closer to the coveted Golden Goatman trophy. Check the Blurry PhotosHome 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 and a Golden Goatman trophy replica! Special thanks to Derek Hayes of Monsters Among Us Podcast for help this week. Brush off the saddle and coil u...

31 MIN1 w ago
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Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 1

BP Bonus: The Shape of Water Roundtable

Do you like fish sticks? David, Derek, and Zenger return to the roundtable to discuss The Shape of Water in this bonus episode! Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, The Shape of Water is a uniquely gorgeous film featuring a strange creature worthy of a chat at the roundtable. The boys sit down to discuss what they enjoyed about the movie. They also talk about the cryptid elements, Lovecraft connections, and more. Most folks know it for its fishy love story, but Flora and the boys speak to the deeper themes. Let this one wash over you and tide you over until the Miss Cryptid Contest begins! Music Myst on the Moor- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

63 MIN2 w ago
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BP Bonus: The Shape of Water Roundtable

Ep 241: The Essential Guide to Bigfoot with Ken Gerhard

David welcomes the author ofThe Essential Guide to Bigfoot, Ken Gerhard, for an interview about the classic hairy hominid! An accomplished cryptozoologist and author, Ken Gerhard joins to discuss his newest workThe Essential Guide to Bigfoot, a primer on hairy hominids around the world. Flora asks Ken about his adventures and thoughts on this famous cryptid. Ken brings years of boots on the ground research to the discussion. It's a good foray into the lore of the king of all cryptids! Make sure to pick up a copy of his book with the link below and check out his other works. Enjoy this fun interview episode of the Blurry Photos Podcast! Pick up a copy of Ken's Book HERE (I get a monetary high-five from Amazon through this link) Thanks to everyone for backing my documentary project, Shadows in the Desert. We met and exceeded our goal for funding! Pre-production has begun, and plans are being made to get the project off the ground and ready for when travel resumes. Thanks for everyone'...

53 MINAPR 25
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Ep 241: The Essential Guide to Bigfoot with Ken Gerhard

BP Bonus: Wizard World 2019 Panel

It's a throwback to last year with audio from the Wizard World 2019 panel that David moderated! The Wizard World 2019 panel on paranormal podcasting included various Chicagoland podcasters speaking about the ins and outs of the trade. The event didn't have audio recording of its own, so Flora brought a handheld recorder and picked up the panel. The quality is not the greatest, but it was a fun discussion! The panel featured Dark Mark Soloff of Blastropodcast, Brent Hand of Hysteria 51, Nick Mataragas of Freak of the Week, and Bob Anderson of Bob After Dark. Flora moderated and asked questions of the panelists and fielded questions from the audience. It's a fun distraction between episodes, so enjoy this bonus drop from Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

49 MINAPR 22
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BP Bonus: Wizard World 2019 Panel

Ep 240: Irish Ghosts

Raise your glass of Guinness, shot of Jameson, or Harp/Killian's/Smithwick's/Kilkenny/etc. and toast to Season 9 of Blurry Photos with an episode of Irish ghosts! There's no shortage of hair-raising tales of Irish ghosts from the Emerald Isle, and Flora tells four of 'em while enjoying a nice drink in this episode. Three poltergeists and a wandering phantom are included in the season opener. And you even get a bonus poem to boot! Hear tell of Petticoat Loose, Corney the poltergeist, a haunted abode in Enniscorthy, and a terrifying old house in Cooneen. Shine up your shoe buckles, wipe down those pint glasses, and light an extra candle, this Slurry Photos will shamrock your socks off! Music Myst on the Moor, Celtic Impulse, Long Note 3, Long Note 4, Return of Lazarus, Danse Macabre- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Dark Rooms, She is in the Woods - Music by Co.Ag Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Gaelic's Call - Trey Va...

47 MINAPR 17
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Ep 240: Irish Ghosts

BP Bonus: In Search Of Ancient Mysteries (1973) Roundtable

Join David, Derek, and Zenger for another night at the roundtable as they discuss the 1973 special In Search Of Ancient Mysteries! Before the series began, there was In Search Of Ancient Mysteries, a television special narrated by Rod Serling. The show covered a wide array of Forteana from history. Such topics included out of place artifacts, Atlantis, Tiawanaku, Nazca Lines, and so much more. Derek from Monsters Among Us Podcast and Zenger from the Zeng This! Podcast join Flora and review this fun romp through nostalgia and weird history. You can literally see where the roots of Ancient Aliens began with this show. Check it out for free on YouTube and listen to the boys review it on this roundtable episode of Blurry Photos! And don't forget to check out the kickstarter for David and Derek's new documentary, Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle! There is a limited time to fund it, so jump on it! Watch "In Search Of Ancient Mysteries" for free here!

62 MINMAR 14
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BP Bonus: In Search Of Ancient Mysteries (1973) Roundtable

Special Announcement: Shadows in the Desert Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign for "Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle" is live! Visit the Kickstarter campaign page to make a contribution toward funding this amazing project. David and Derek have only just begun the journey to making a fascinating and unique new documentary about the anomalous phenomena in the Anza-Borrego desert. But they need your help to make this vision come to life! If you contribute to their campaign, not only will you help them achieve their goal, you'll also get some cool stuff! T-shirts, patches, adventure bags, art, even your name in the credits! Not to mention an exclusive podcast that will offer behind the scenes discussion and updates. The campaign only lasts 30 days, you don't want to miss out. So check out the Shadows in the Desert campaign page, watch the trailer, and contribute to a great indie project by Blurry Photos and Monsters Among Us! Music Myst on the Moor- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Comm...

11 MINMAR 11
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Special Announcement: Shadows in the Desert Kickstarter

Ep 239: The Falcon Lake Incident

Something there or just hot air? Flora is back with a deep dive into the fascinating events of the Falcon Lake incident! An amazing Canadian UFO case, the Falcon Lake incident is often regarded as one of the most investigated and strongest UFO cases in history. Stefan Michalak was out on a prospecting trip near Falcon Lake, Manitoba, when he witnesses 2 UFOs in the sky. When one landed not far from him, his curiosity led him to a close encounter that would forever change his life. David tackles the incident and asks tough questions in the search for the truth. What did Michalak see that day? What caused him to become so ill afterward? And what can be made of the evidence and investigations? Flora also invites Dr. Chris Cogswell from the Mad Scientist Podcast to help suss out some science. Join a fun ride into an incredible account and fascinating investigation on this episode of Blurry Photos! Get a copy ofWhen They Appeared here and support the show with your purchase! Music Myst o...

83 MINMAR 1
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Ep 239: The Falcon Lake Incident

Ep 238: Skepticism with Deborah Hyde

Can't Hyde from critical thought! David is joined by skeptic, folklorist, and all-around awesome person, Deborah Hyde to discuss skepticism! A philosophy present in every topic covered on the show, skepticism plays an important role in exploring paranormal subjects. Deborah, editor ofThe Skeptic magazine, shares her insights of being a skeptic. She also answers questions on the nature of skepticism and belief today. It's an interview of thought-provoking questions and interesting perspectives. Make sure to check out Deborah's adventures and follow her social media. And enjoy this provocative episode of Blurry Photos! Check out Deborah's website: http://deborahhyde.com/ Follow Deborah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jourdemayne Music Myst on the Moor- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

53 MINJAN 30
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Ep 238: Skepticism with Deborah Hyde

Latest Episodes

Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 2

The carnage continues with 3 new loathsome ladies in week 2 of the 2020 Miss Cryptid Contest! In the second week of this year's Miss Cryptid competition, Melon Heads, the Con Rit, and Black Annis battle for savage supremacy. Who will move on to the finals? Will it be Leicestershire's horrid hag? Vietnam's atrocious arthropod? Or the misshapen monstrosities of the U.S. Melon Heads? Listen to this cavalcade of folklore, urban legend, and cryptozoology then cast your vote on the Blurry Photos Home page. The winner of week 1 is also announced! Special thanks to Amberrose Hammond for speaking about Melon Heads. Special thanks to Grant Howitt for reading accounts of Black Annis. Links to their works are below. Find Amberrose's work here: Personal Page ; Ghostly Talk Podcast ;Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast ;Wicked Ottawa County ;Wicked Grand Rapids Find Grant's game design work here: R R D Games Music Danse Macabre,Myst on the Moor, Aftermath, Long Note 4, Awkward Meeting, Mystic Force, Unlight- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 She is in the Woods - Co.Ag Music (youtube) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Sources Murphy, Cindy. Creepy Local Legends of Michigan. Michigan’s Other Side. Web. http://michigansotherside.com/creepy-local-legends-of-michigan/ The Melon Heads of Connecticut. New England Historical Society. Web. https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-melon-heads-of-connecticut/ Multifinned Sea Monster. ALPF Medical Research. Aug. 22, 2019. Web. https://www.alpfmedical.info/freshwater-monster/multifinned-sea-monster.html Con Rit. Unknown Explorers. Web. http://www.unknownexplorers.com/conrit.php Coleman, Loren. The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep. Penguin Books. New York. 2003. http://www.cryptozoonews.com/con-rit/ Westwood, Kate. Black Annis - Leicester Legend or Widespread Myths? White Dragon. 1998. Web. https://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/blackann.htm Sibson, Matthew. The Tale of Black Annis. This Was Leicestershire. Sept. 17, 2012. Web. http://www.thiswasleicestershire.co.uk/2012/09/the-tale-of-black-annis.html?m=1 Billson, Charles James. County Folklore - Leicestershire and Rutland Vol. 1. The Folklore Society. London. 1895.

41 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 2

Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 1

A lone trololo cuts through the night, and that can only mean one thing - it's time once again for the annual Miss Cryptid Contest! Now in its 8th year, the Miss Cryptid Contest opens with the Adlet, the Chiang Rai Scarecrow, and the California Dark Watchers. From the harsh cold of northern North American, to the rice fields of Thailand, to the sunny coast of California, these feral fiends will vie for your attention. They will also fight nonstop for your vote! It's your choice of who moves on to the finals and one step closer to the coveted Golden Goatman trophy. Check the Blurry PhotosHome 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 and a Golden Goatman trophy replica! Special thanks to Derek Hayes of Monsters Among Us Podcast for help this week. Brush off the saddle and coil u...

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Miss Cryptid 2020 Week 1

BP Bonus: The Shape of Water Roundtable

Do you like fish sticks? David, Derek, and Zenger return to the roundtable to discuss The Shape of Water in this bonus episode! Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, The Shape of Water is a uniquely gorgeous film featuring a strange creature worthy of a chat at the roundtable. The boys sit down to discuss what they enjoyed about the movie. They also talk about the cryptid elements, Lovecraft connections, and more. Most folks know it for its fishy love story, but Flora and the boys speak to the deeper themes. Let this one wash over you and tide you over until the Miss Cryptid Contest begins! Music Myst on the Moor- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

63 MIN2 w ago
Comments
BP Bonus: The Shape of Water Roundtable

Ep 241: The Essential Guide to Bigfoot with Ken Gerhard

David welcomes the author ofThe Essential Guide to Bigfoot, Ken Gerhard, for an interview about the classic hairy hominid! An accomplished cryptozoologist and author, Ken Gerhard joins to discuss his newest workThe Essential Guide to Bigfoot, a primer on hairy hominids around the world. Flora asks Ken about his adventures and thoughts on this famous cryptid. Ken brings years of boots on the ground research to the discussion. It's a good foray into the lore of the king of all cryptids! Make sure to pick up a copy of his book with the link below and check out his other works. Enjoy this fun interview episode of the Blurry Photos Podcast! Pick up a copy of Ken's Book HERE (I get a monetary high-five from Amazon through this link) Thanks to everyone for backing my documentary project, Shadows in the Desert. We met and exceeded our goal for funding! Pre-production has begun, and plans are being made to get the project off the ground and ready for when travel resumes. Thanks for everyone'...

53 MINAPR 25
Comments
Ep 241: The Essential Guide to Bigfoot with Ken Gerhard

BP Bonus: Wizard World 2019 Panel

It's a throwback to last year with audio from the Wizard World 2019 panel that David moderated! The Wizard World 2019 panel on paranormal podcasting included various Chicagoland podcasters speaking about the ins and outs of the trade. The event didn't have audio recording of its own, so Flora brought a handheld recorder and picked up the panel. The quality is not the greatest, but it was a fun discussion! The panel featured Dark Mark Soloff of Blastropodcast, Brent Hand of Hysteria 51, Nick Mataragas of Freak of the Week, and Bob Anderson of Bob After Dark. Flora moderated and asked questions of the panelists and fielded questions from the audience. It's a fun distraction between episodes, so enjoy this bonus drop from Blurry Photos! Music Myst on the Moor- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

49 MINAPR 22
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BP Bonus: Wizard World 2019 Panel

Ep 240: Irish Ghosts

Raise your glass of Guinness, shot of Jameson, or Harp/Killian's/Smithwick's/Kilkenny/etc. and toast to Season 9 of Blurry Photos with an episode of Irish ghosts! There's no shortage of hair-raising tales of Irish ghosts from the Emerald Isle, and Flora tells four of 'em while enjoying a nice drink in this episode. Three poltergeists and a wandering phantom are included in the season opener. And you even get a bonus poem to boot! Hear tell of Petticoat Loose, Corney the poltergeist, a haunted abode in Enniscorthy, and a terrifying old house in Cooneen. Shine up your shoe buckles, wipe down those pint glasses, and light an extra candle, this Slurry Photos will shamrock your socks off! Music Myst on the Moor, Celtic Impulse, Long Note 3, Long Note 4, Return of Lazarus, Danse Macabre- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Dark Rooms, She is in the Woods - Music by Co.Ag Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Gaelic's Call - Trey Va...

47 MINAPR 17
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Ep 240: Irish Ghosts

BP Bonus: In Search Of Ancient Mysteries (1973) Roundtable

Join David, Derek, and Zenger for another night at the roundtable as they discuss the 1973 special In Search Of Ancient Mysteries! Before the series began, there was In Search Of Ancient Mysteries, a television special narrated by Rod Serling. The show covered a wide array of Forteana from history. Such topics included out of place artifacts, Atlantis, Tiawanaku, Nazca Lines, and so much more. Derek from Monsters Among Us Podcast and Zenger from the Zeng This! Podcast join Flora and review this fun romp through nostalgia and weird history. You can literally see where the roots of Ancient Aliens began with this show. Check it out for free on YouTube and listen to the boys review it on this roundtable episode of Blurry Photos! And don't forget to check out the kickstarter for David and Derek's new documentary, Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle! There is a limited time to fund it, so jump on it! Watch "In Search Of Ancient Mysteries" for free here!

62 MINMAR 14
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BP Bonus: In Search Of Ancient Mysteries (1973) Roundtable

Special Announcement: Shadows in the Desert Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign for "Shadows in the Desert: High Strangeness in the Borrego Triangle" is live! Visit the Kickstarter campaign page to make a contribution toward funding this amazing project. David and Derek have only just begun the journey to making a fascinating and unique new documentary about the anomalous phenomena in the Anza-Borrego desert. But they need your help to make this vision come to life! If you contribute to their campaign, not only will you help them achieve their goal, you'll also get some cool stuff! T-shirts, patches, adventure bags, art, even your name in the credits! Not to mention an exclusive podcast that will offer behind the scenes discussion and updates. The campaign only lasts 30 days, you don't want to miss out. So check out the Shadows in the Desert campaign page, watch the trailer, and contribute to a great indie project by Blurry Photos and Monsters Among Us! Music Myst on the Moor- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Comm...

11 MINMAR 11
Comments
Special Announcement: Shadows in the Desert Kickstarter

Ep 239: The Falcon Lake Incident

Something there or just hot air? Flora is back with a deep dive into the fascinating events of the Falcon Lake incident! An amazing Canadian UFO case, the Falcon Lake incident is often regarded as one of the most investigated and strongest UFO cases in history. Stefan Michalak was out on a prospecting trip near Falcon Lake, Manitoba, when he witnesses 2 UFOs in the sky. When one landed not far from him, his curiosity led him to a close encounter that would forever change his life. David tackles the incident and asks tough questions in the search for the truth. What did Michalak see that day? What caused him to become so ill afterward? And what can be made of the evidence and investigations? Flora also invites Dr. Chris Cogswell from the Mad Scientist Podcast to help suss out some science. Join a fun ride into an incredible account and fascinating investigation on this episode of Blurry Photos! Get a copy ofWhen They Appeared here and support the show with your purchase! Music Myst o...

83 MINMAR 1
Comments
Ep 239: The Falcon Lake Incident

Ep 238: Skepticism with Deborah Hyde

Can't Hyde from critical thought! David is joined by skeptic, folklorist, and all-around awesome person, Deborah Hyde to discuss skepticism! A philosophy present in every topic covered on the show, skepticism plays an important role in exploring paranormal subjects. Deborah, editor ofThe Skeptic magazine, shares her insights of being a skeptic. She also answers questions on the nature of skepticism and belief today. It's an interview of thought-provoking questions and interesting perspectives. Make sure to check out Deborah's adventures and follow her social media. And enjoy this provocative episode of Blurry Photos! Check out Deborah's website: http://deborahhyde.com/ Follow Deborah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jourdemayne Music Myst on the Moor- Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

53 MINJAN 30
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Ep 238: Skepticism with Deborah Hyde

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