Category Archives: shared stories

Tripping on Legends Live: Famous Case, Highway 50

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS LIVE: FAMOUS CASE, HIGHWAY 50

An origin story based on a famous legend which people claim is fact and not folklore.  A television show responsible for creating and spreading urban legends.  Two nights with a guitar, a candle, a book, and an idea.


Tripping on Legends explores the famous case of the Woman of Highway 50, a story once told on Unsolved Mysteries, remembered a decade later by a songwriter, and remembered two decades after that when this whole Legend Tripping gig got started. 

Who was the woman who saved her son after her death, and why does the story refuse to die.

You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

A new project is starting and will be announced next week, so if you have any information on odd stories or lost history from Lake, Sumter, Pasco, or Hernando County, let us know and follow the progress at #ThisTownIsMyth.

Feel free to call our new phone number during our lives shows to get involved or whenever just to share a legend you’ve heard to ask a question at ((813) 418-6822. 

Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.wordpress.com

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/trippingonlegends

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

Instagram: @SpookyTripping

Tripping on Legends Live: The TrueFLORIDA Paranormal Panel

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS LIVE: The TrueFLORIDA Paranormal Panel

As Event Season presses on, Christopher Balzano makes his way to the Space Coast to do a panel at the Brevard County’s Eau Gallie Public Library.

The TrueFLORIDA Paranormal Panel paired Tripping on Legends with Space Coast Paranormal Society for an interesting discussion on the paranormal from an investigator side and from Balzano’s legend tripping angle. The audience also gets involved, sharing stories of haunted battlefields, monasteries, and houses. 



Follow the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/trippingonlegend to get a list of upcoming events, including Balzano’s visit to Spooky Empire in Tampa the first weekend of November (http://spookyempire.com/).

You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

We’re still knee deep in the #hauntedlove project, so we’re especially looking for ghost stories with a love twist.

Feel free to call our new phone number during our lives shows to get involved or whenever just to share a legend you’ve heard to ask a question at ((813) 418-6822. 

Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.wordpress.com

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/trippingonlegend

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

Instagram: @SpookyTripping

Tripping on Legends Live: The Ghostly Audience

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS LIVE: THE GHOSTLY AUDIENCE

On the eve of the National Ghost Hunting Day, what does a folklorist do?

Stay home and talk about story.


Tripping on history, folklore, ideas on ghosts, and audience expectations, how does a storyteller about the paranormal serve all masters? What does the paranormal audience want when it goes to an event? As “holiday” season opens up, Christopher Balzano talks about the dilemma of the some the upcoming library and book events he has coming up and striking the balance between a good ghost story, a true ghost story, and a ghost story with no ghost at all.

You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

We’re still knee deep in the #hauntedlove project, so we’re especially looking for ghost stories with a love twist.

Feel free to call our new phone number during our lives shows to get involved or whenever just to share a legend you’ve heard to ask a question at ((813) 418-6822. 

Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.wordpress.com

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/trippingonlegend

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

Instagram: @SpookyTripping

10 Terrifying Hellboy Legends Based On Real Folklore

10 Terrifying Hellboy Legends Based On Real Folklore

Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comics are rich with Lovecraftian monsters, creepy legends, and bone-chilling folklore

You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

We’re still knee deep in the #hauntedlove project, so we’re especially looking for ghost stories with a love twist.

Feel free to call our new phone number during our lives shows to get involved or whenever just to share a legend you’ve heard to ask a question at ((813) 418-6822. 

Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.wordpress.com

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/trippingonlegend

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

Instagram: @SpookyTripping

Episode 22…Meeting the Pukwudgies in Indiana

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Episode 22…Meeting the Pukwudgies in Indiana

After conducting pukwudgie research for almost 15 years, Christopher Balzano finally makes it to Mounds State Park in Indiana.

He and Natalie Crist make their way to the Crossroads of America to trip one of the more infamous locations of the mythical creature and again find more than just an old story. The have their own experience involving fireflies, wild deer, and a mysterious figure darting around the woods.

They also are able to record one of the first genuine sightings of the creature from Jim Campbell, a park ranger and security officer at the state park.

You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

We’re still knee deep in the #hauntedlove project, so we’re especially looking for ghost stories with a love twist.

Feel free to call our new phone number during our lives shows to get involved or whenever just to share a legend you’ve heard to ask a question at ((813) 418-6822. 

Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.wordpress.com

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/trippingonlegend

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

Instagram: @SpookyTripping

Tripping on Legends Live: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

After an afternoon at the movies, Tripping on Legends with Kids decided to hit the airwaves to talk about the latest urban legend and scary story release Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Watch our older show about the book and other spooky kid based urban legends:

Christopher Balzano and Ella Balzano, struck with exhaustion and a sugar rush, take to the airwaves to break down the movie and discuss its impact on the current landscape of youth urban legends.

As we get further into our discussion, and with the help of the live audience, we discover the movie bears a striking resemblance to the Woman in White which we did an entire show on. Between the connections between the movies and the recent show on Lake County, there is something up with Altoona. #followthesigns

You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

We’re still knee deep in the #hauntedlove project, so we’re especially looking for ghost stories with a love twist.

Feel free to call our new phone number during our lives shows to get involved or whenever just to share a legend you’ve heard to ask a question at ((813) 418-6822. 

Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.wordpress.com

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/trippingonlegend

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

Instagram: @SpookyTripping