Blurry Photos give you the bird in this fine, feathered episode all about Thunderbirds! While huge birds and avian tales are prevalent in many cultures throughout the world, the Thunderbird is unique to the cultures of Native America. Flora and Stecco ride the lightning to discover just why this particular creature toes the line between legend and cryptid. Could they be only myths, fowls of folklore, or are real gigantic birds truly out there somewhere, soaring just out of sight (until it’s too late)? Hear what the boys have to say, as this podcast will have you flying high! (Sioux Tale, Story Hub, Links/Info Page)
Blurry Photos start 2014 out right by discussing the one, the only, Slender Man! An internet phenomenon-turned-urban legend, the Slender Man has transcended its humble origins to become a modern day bogeyman. While his beginnings may be well-documented, the figure of a faceless, relentless, dangerous entity rings true throughout the ages. In this mega episode, Flora and Stecco talk about all things Slendy, including explanations of what a real figure such as this could be. Don’t get too comfy thinking you know exactly what this thing is… and whatever you do, don’t stop the podcast to look out the window because you might get a creepy feeling…
Blurry Photos will plant a seed of curiosity with this episode all about Cryptobotany! David and Dave branch out in new territory as they talk terrorizing trees, discuss dangerous dendrology, and ponder perilous plants. The study of hidden plant life, Cryptobotany is a rather small but interesting field of research focusing on vegetation straight out of myth and legend. From the unbelievable to the sorta believable, the boys give you an A-Z in weird botany. Take root, because this overgrown podcast is busting out of the pot!
Unexplained mechanical trouble got you down? Got less fuel than you thought you had? Ignore some sage advice from an old Chinese man? You’ve probably got yourself a gremlin. Flora and Stecco cross their fingers and hope this podcast uploads without any kinks after discussing the troublesome and frustrating fae folk, gremlins. Exploding on the scene during WWII, gremlins quickly became a well-known scapegoat of aviators and eventually everyone everywhere. While recent mythology has been tainted by the 1984 movie of the same name, there is still a rich history to be found behind the mischievous little buggers. Blurry Photos talk trouble and even some delve into goblin territory in this vexing episode of the podcast!
The final week of the 2013 Miss Cryptid Contest draws to a close with the last 4 selections paraded before you, awaiting your harsh but fair judgement. This episode, the boys of Blurry Photos take a look at the Australian Mimi Spirit, the Aswang of the Philippines, the Hiisi of Finland, and South Carolina’s Lizardman of Scape Ore Swamp. The winner of Week 3 is also announced, leaving just one of these “beautiful” ladies left to complete the Final 4. The choice is yours – visit our Home page on BlurryPhotos.org to cast your vote for your favorite, and, if you fancy, enter to win our sweepstakes for a prize pack of your very own!
With Blurry Photos’ 2013 Miss Cryptid Contest in full swing, the competition heats up with 4 more lovely contestants. In the third week of exciting exhibition, David and Dave visit the Tikbalang of the Philippines, the Tatzelwurm of the Alps, the Chilean Chonchon, and the Shunka Warak’in of Montana. The winner of week 2 is also announced in this episode of the podcast. Don’t forget to visit our Home Page and vote for your favorite from this week. You can also enter your name/email for a chance to win a sweet prize pack from Blurry Photos!
Albastor, Dingonek, Cockatrice, Honey Island Swamp Monster
The 2013 Miss Cryptid Contest continues with a whole new set of fantastical cryptids! This week, the boys continue globe-trotting, visiting Russia, Africa, England, and the southern U.S. to find the queen of lesser-known cryptids. Listen to stories of the Albastor, Dingonek, Cockatrice, and the Honey Island Swamp Monster, and cast your vote for your favorite. Visit the Blurry Photos Home Page to find the Miss Cryptid survey and vote for your favorite specimen. Optionally, you can enter your name and email address for a chance to win a prize pack from Blurry Photos!
Paija, Mongolian Death Worm, Nuckelavee, Batsquatch
May is here, and that means it’s time for the first annual Miss Cryptid Contest! All month long, the boys of Blurry Photos will be bringing you lesser-known creatures of cryptozoology, pitting them against each other in a strange and spectacular “beauty” pageant for your amusement. Listen to the podcast, then visit the Blurry Photos Home Page to find the Miss Cryptid survey and vote for your favorite specimen each week. Optionally, you can enter your email address for a chance to win a prize pack from Blurry Photos! This week, Dave and David visit the Paija northern Canada, the Mongolian Death Worm from the Gobi Desert, the horrid Nuckelavee of northern Scotland, and the fascinating Batsquatch of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Who will be crowned Miss Cryptid 2013? Who will receive the coveted Golden Goatman Award? Listen and find out!
The boys of Blurry Photos keep their passports handy and travel this time to “the land of the rising sun” to check out Yokai. Steeped in folklore and the veneration of nature spirits, Yokai are the Japanese culture’s physical embodiment of nature’s energy, be it good or bad. Flora and Stecco discuss a little bit of their history before diving into a long list of types of Yokai. Treated much the same way as fables or tales to explain natural occurrences, stories of them have been told and re-told for ages and run the gamut from terrifying to fascinating. Grab your katana and your sake for this episode of the podcast!
Season 2 of Blurry Photos kicks off with a rollicking Irish jig through the legends and lore of the Emerald Isle! The Davids grab their Guinness and talk about everything from St. Patrick to Banshees. Chock full of amazing tales and frightful creatures, Ireland is a small but mighty bastion of mystery and fun, and the boys try to cover as much Irish mythology as possible in a limited time constraint. Tip your cap, fill your pint, and don’t let this episode of the podcast out of your sight!