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Tripping on Legends Episode 65…The Stikini and the Dade Massacre

TRIPPING ON LEGENDS EPISODE 65...THE STIKINI AND THE DADE MASSACRE

Vampire witches who take the form of owls to hunt their prey.  An illiterate career soldier who crawled from the dead only to never tell his tale.  An ancient curse still making itself known in the quiet roads and swamps of Florida.

What are the Stikini and did they spark what is known as the Dade Massacre?

What began as a simple blog post on an obscure Web site sparked a question which may never be answered.  Join the Trippers as they look into the old Seminole witch legend used to explain one of the most important moments in Florida history.  Christopher Balzano and Deanna Mulhern debate the best way to attract one during a legend trip and plan their trip to Central Florida to track one down.

You can check out the This Town is Myth page at: https://www.facebook.com/This-Town-is-Myth-106533630840134/

Follow all social media at #ThisTownIsMyth.

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

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

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Tripping on Legends Episode 64…Mr. Coker Isn't Here

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS Episode 64…Mr. Coker Isn’t Here

Beside an orange grove in the middle of nowhere lies a once forgotten cemetery. Inside are buried three children with no official records, no past, but a story that has been told the last fifty years in a town steeped in oddness and rich in haunted history…and sometimes the children can’t help but speak up.

Christopher Balzano and Deanna Mulhern travel to Arcadia, Florida, in search of a ghostly legend centered around the spirits of children said to be the victims of a curse almost a hundred years old. After discussing some of the details of the case, the Trippers hit the round and then talk about what they found as the sun set on Coker Cemetery and why these kids might never find peace.

Listen to Balzano discuss the details of the case here: https://triplegend.hipcast.com/deluge/triplegend-20190919230121-4363.mp3

Listen to our episode on Oak Ridge Cemetery to get warmed up and up to date on some of the oddness in the area: https://triplegend.hipcast.com/deluge/triplegend-20170116134716-1355.mp3

To get the full picture of the original legend trip, visit the Travel Log .

You can check out the This Town is Myth page at: https://www.facebook.com/This-Town-is-Myth-106533630840134/

Follow all social media at #ThisTownIsMyth.

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

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

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Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

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Episode 62…This Town is Myth

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EPISODE 62…THIS TOWN IS MYTH

Sometimes a single message and a onetime meeting can open a can of worms you can’t walk away from.


With the research for the new This Town is Myth beginning, Christopher Balzano takes to the air to introduce and try to explain the spark and the inspiration for the new project. He’ll also talk about some of the odder things he’s already discovered and the direction the story might take.

Visit the petition to save Wild Cow Cemetery

You can check out the This Town is Myth page at: https://www.facebook.com/This-Town-is-Myth-106533630840134/

Follow all social media at #ThisTownIsMyth.

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

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: 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

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Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

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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

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Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

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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