Tripping on Legends Live…Haunted Schools

Somewhat edited, but we got most of the good stuff.

In light of our upcoming trip to Stetson University, Christopher Balzano goes live to discuss some of the folklore and theories behind school house ghosts.

He also gets into some of the stories he has experienced and documented, from Charlesgate and the Rehoboth Schoolhouse to the real story behind the song Jeremy.

The story that gets cut off at the end is about Session House at Smith
College, which you can read about here:
https://trippingonlegends.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/haunted-tradition-g
hosts-legends-and-tradition-at-smith-college/

You can contact us with questions, comments, and criticism, and of
course your stories of haunted schools at
spookytripping@gmail.com.

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Tripping on Legends Live…Christmas Eve Ghost Stories

 

There’ll be scary ghost stories

And tales of the glories of

Christmases long, long ago…

After years of sleep, Tripping on Legends brings back the old tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve.  Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano channel their old school Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction as they share several tales and invite the listeners to decide which of them is true and which is just part of the urban legend side of the holidays.

Listen to the show where they explore why Christmas ghost stories are dead in America:

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Tripping on Legends Episode 51…Making Christmas Creepy

Listen to Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends episode with the full story of the Palatine Lights:

https://ournewenglandlegends.com/podcast-29-block-islands-burning-ghost-ship/

If you are in the local area, come out to see The Trippers at the SWFL UFO and Paranormal conference in January.  You can check our event page for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/319513068602537/

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.

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

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Tripping on Legends Episode 51…Making Christmas Creepy

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Tripping on Legends Episode 51…Making Christmas Creepy

Why are there no Christmas ghost stories in Florida…or anywhere really?

As the Holidays get closer, Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist take a look at the evolution of the Christmas ghost story and the history of folklore revolving around the time of year.  They explore Saint Lucy, Krampus, and some little known holiday haunts as they try to discover the truth behind when why Christmas is no longer haunted.

Listen in on Christmas Eve as they revive the tradition of telling tales of ghost and ghouls on that most holy of nights:

https://www.facebook.com/events/352637342137329/

 

Listen to Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends episode with the full story of the Palatine Lights:

https://ournewenglandlegends.com/podcast-29-block-islands-burning-ghost-ship/

 

If you are in the local area, come out to see The Trippers at the SWFL UFO and Paranormal conference in January.  You can check our event page for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/events/319513068602537/

 

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.

 

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

The Mysterious Apparitions Of Flight 401

The Lockheed L-1101 TriStar, first developed in 1970.Mysterious Apparitions Of Ghosts on Flight 401. On December 29th, 1972, Eastern Airlines flight number 401,
— Read on paranormaldailynews.com/the-mysterious-apparitions-of-flight-401/492/

Episode 50…Where is the Dead Man’s Oak

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Episode 50…Where is the Dead Man’s Oak?

They call it the Legend of the Dead Man’s Oak, but the biggest mystery might just where the damned and haunted tree may be.

Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist get into one of the more well-known haunted urban legends of Central Florida, the Dead Man’s Oak. Said to be the site of a headless horseman and his ghostly stead, no one can quit agree on where the tree is located or why the man is trapped on the earth.

After getting into some of the different versions of the story and potential location of the tree, the Trippers dig deeper into the meaning of headless ghosts, including a look at the Dullahan and Crom Cruach.

We’ve started a more in depth look into the Swamp Witch story of Hog Island and some of the lore in the surrounding counties, especially Sumter and Hernando County. If you have any information on odd legends there, let us know at spookytripping@gmail.com.

Here’s the episode, There’s More Than a Swamp Witch on Hog Island to get a feeling for what we’re talking about:

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Episode 48…There’s More Than a Swamp Witch on Hog Island

 

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.

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

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Episode 49…Cry Baby Lane is Banned

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Episode 49…Cry Baby Lane is Banned

There’s a movie that’s based on an urban legend that then became an urban legend which has since inspired other legends.

Confused yet? So were the Trippers when a little movie called Cry Baby Lane came across their radar. Rumor was so many parents complained upon seeing it, Nickelodeon was forced to pull it and vow never to air it again. So, of course, Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist needed to watch it.

Watch the actual movie…

Listen in as they explore the folklore that helped developed the plot of the story and the rumors that have swirled around it for almost two decades. They also use this chance to discuss the ideas behind Cry Baby legends across the country and introduce a new Legend Trip they’ll be looking to get to; the infamous Cry Baby Ghost of Bellamy Bridge.

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.

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 48…There’s More Than a Swamp Witch on Hog Island

 

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Episode 48…There’s More Than a Swamp Witch on Hog Island

 

It started out as a playful legend trip looking into the Swamp Witch of Hog Island. When the Legend Trippers hit Brooksville, Florida, however, they found there may be more in the forest and more about the town than they first thought.

Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano break down the legend Withlacoochee State Forest and look into how the dark history of the town might have contributed to the stories local tell about the shadows that stalk several haunted locations throughout the area, including the infamous Spring Hill Cemetery.

Listen to the original episode where we discuss the backstory:

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Episode 47…The Three Ghostly Witches of Florida

or watch the episode on YouTube

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.

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