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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

Episode 23…100 Step Cemetery in Indiana

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Episode 23…100 Step Cemetery in Indiana

It started as a simple post on an old Angelfire site. The more Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist looked into it, it seemed ripe for their 2017 Road Trip.

Little did they know they would experience their most frightening location in a small town somewhere tucked away in the Midwest on the last night of their adventure. The Trippers explore the legend and then take you with them step by step the night they go to Brazil, Indiana, and the 100 Step Cemetery, also known as Carpenter Cemetery and Cloverland Cemetery… …and then they discover it might be one of the most academically researched urban legends in the country.

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

Tripping on Legends Extra: Conversations on Folklore with Dr. Andrea Kitta

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Tripping on Legends Extra: Conversations on Folklore with Dr. Andrea Kitta

Before the dark days of Hurricane Irma, Christopher Balzano was able to speak with Dr. Andrea Kitta, associate professor at East Carolina University.

The conversation hits on different aspects of folklore, from the influences of and influence of Slender Man on modern society, to our modern mental health ideas’ impact on the stories we tell, to how the role of women in American society has changed and what it means.

Ultimately the real question is whether modern day ghost stories and the legends that develop around them are folklore.

Check out these links as an essential resource into looking into legends and to see some of Dr. Kitta’s work:

International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

American Folklore Society

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: Two Interesting Developments in the World of Urban Legends

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Tripping on Legends Live: Two Interesting Developments in the World of Urban Legends

After a discussion with his middle school class on folklore and urban legends, Christopher Balzano was able to capture two very recent and important changes to the old legend of Bloody Mary.

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