The Miss Cryptid 2014 “regular season competition” comes to a close with the third and final week of mortifying monsters! Blurry Photos examine the Manticore of Persian mythology, the South African Inkanyamba, and the New Orleans Grunch. Plus, the winner of week 2 is announced. Don’t forget to go to the Blurry Photos Home page to cast a vote for your favorite cryptid from this week. That vote also nets you a sweet entry into the 2014 Miss Cryptid Contest Sweepstakes, where you’ll have a chance to win your very own prize pack, including a replica of the Golden Goatman award the top cryptid will win. And probably a devil baby.
We’re back with week 2 of the Miss Cryptid Contest! Round two is laden with beasts, tears, and danger, as the boys discuss the Ahuizotl, The Squonk, and the Vampire Beast of Bladenboro. The winner of week one is also revealed in this episode! Listen, then cast a vote to be entered into the Miss Cryptid Sweepstakes to win your very own Golden Goatman replica trophy! One vote a week can earn you up to 4 total votes – winner will be chosen at random from the total votes. Enjoy!
It’s that time again – time to ogle another amazing display of cryptastic creatularity! The 2014 Miss Cryptid Contest is back in a new, sleek, streamlined version. This year you’ll get to peruse 9 lovely contestants over 3 wonderful weeks, and vote for who you think should be crowned the winner of the 2014 Golden Goatman. For week 1 of the Miss Cryptid Contest, Blurry Photos take a look at Gef the Talking Mongoose, Mermaids, and Le Drac. Listen to the episode then cast a vote to be entered into the Miss Cryptid Sweepstakes to win your very own Golden Goatman replica trophy! One vote a week can earn you up to 4 total votes – winner will be chosen at random from the total votes. Enjoy!
The dreams mega-cast concludes in this second part of the episode. David and Dave cover everything from creatures to psychology in this one. Many questions are unanswered when it comes to these nightly flights of fancy, but it hasn’t stopped anyone from theorizing answers. What types of beasts are connected to dreams? What do the heavy-hitting psychologists say? What are in the boys’ journals? With a little interpretation thrown in as well as explanations and theories, this Blurry Photos podcast is bound to keep you up all night!
Break out the bagpipes and throw on your kilt, because the Davids are taking you to the mountains of Scotland in search of the Grey Man of Ben MacDhui! A phenomenon well over 100 years old, the Grey Man of Ben MacDhui has been haunting hikers in the Cairngorms, causing panic, terror, and generating countless stories. But what exactly is it that unwitting vacationers are experiencing? Could it be a territorial spirit? Some type of Sasquatch-like creature? Or something else, terrifying and unseen, only emerging in the dense fog that blankets the Scottish peaks? The boys guide you through the highlands of mystery in this episode of the podcast! (Mysterious Britain Article, Spooky Isles, A Good Read on It)
Grab your Guinness and get ready for a wild St. Paddy’s ride into the world of Faeries! The boys of Blurry Photos are back and kicking off Season 3 with sloppy silliness. Celebrating St Patrick’s Day with liquor and learnin’, Flora and Stecco drunkenly delve into the world of Fae Folk and Irish myths. You may think Faeries are cutesy-wootsy little things ready to sprinkle dust on you and dance and giggle. You’d be wrong. The boys discuss origins, stories, types, and why the creatures are best avoided at all costs, along with doing their best* to keep focused. Pour a shot, put some salt in your pocket, and enjoy the first episode of Season 3! Slainte! (A Good Reference, Good Tips, Good Interview)
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!