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 […]
Blending comedy and the unknown, Blurry Photos is a podcast that aims to humorously shed light on the more shadowy topics the world has to offer. From cryptozoology and the paranormal to conspiracy theories and the unexplained, Blurry Photos will help educate and entertain you in a decently informational and whimsical way.
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 […]
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 About the “Blurry Photos” Podcast
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 […]
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 […]