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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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Tripping on Legends Live…The Morbidly Haunted

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS LIVE…THE MORBIDLY HAUNTED

Too soon?  It’s become the punchline of jokes and the focus of memes across social media, but is it a question worth asking?

From legend trippers and investigators looking to capture a moment to frauds trying to contact the famous dead for promotion, people in the paranormal walk a thin line of the morbid. We, by our nature, live in the world where people have died, but are we sometimes too eager to explore the edges of other’s tragedies?

Join Christopher Balzano and Deanna Mulhern for a discussion on when looking into a ghost is either too soon or smacks social graces in the face.

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

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Tripping on Legends Live…Famous Cases: The Haunted Vacation

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS LIVE…FAMOUS CASES: THE HAUNTED VACATION

Help TOL with kids decided where to legend trip on Spring Break…

The Trippers look at several possible haunted road trips to occupy their upcoming Spring Break. After looking into the legend of Mothman and Goatman, they turn their attention to the many legends of Missouri and tracking the rock and roll legends of the Allman Brothers and Robert Johnson. The extended family in the chatroom ask for a trip up to New England to visit the Bridgewater Triangle and Salem, but the kids seem to be intent on tracking the legend of Roanoke Colony.

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

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Tripping on Legends Episode 63…Jumping off at Pinecraft’s Amish Ghost Bridge

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS EPISODE 63…JUMPING OFF AT PINECRAFT’S AMISH GHOST BRIDGE

Tripping on Legends welcomes in new co-host Deanna Mulhern who gets a trial by fire with a legend told throughout the Sarasota community although no one can quite remember where it started or if there is any truth to the tale.

After getting some background and insight into Mulhern, the Trippers discuss the infamous Amish Ghost Bridge at Pinecraft in Sarasota, Florida. Too late to make it into Florida’s Haunted Love Stories and too early for Valentine’s Day, her and Christopher Balzano explore the details and reasons behind a typical Lover’s Leap, Romeo and Juliet type suicide and haunting that has one foot in the history of Sarasota and one in the Amish community that calls that town home.

You can follow the legend trip and social media associated with the case at #amosandingrid.

Spoilers…we had our way there recently, and have a bit of that to show you.

And if you need a little more bridge action to get you going…

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 Episode 60…Curses and Kids in Arcadia

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS EPISODE 60…CURSES AND KIDS IN ARCADIA

What do pennies, a gypsy curse, and an innocent man serving life in prison have to do with one of the most haunted towns in Florida?

It’s a tale of two families, two cemeteries, and two legends in Arcadia. Christopher Balzano revisits one of the original legend trips to Oak Ridge Cemetery to explore the legend of the Richardson children said to play among the headstones and run back and forth to nearby Goat Hill. He then connects them to another legend across town where the babies of Coker Cemetery are said to turn the luck of those who visit their abandoned and neglected places of rest.

Watch our recent discovery of the cemetery…

And see Deanna read to the children there…

…and listen to full episode of what happened when we got there…

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Listen to our episode on Oak Ridge Cemetery to get warmed up and up to date on some of the oddness in the area:

And if you are the kind of person who loves paranormal evidence, the episode where we released the raw audio of Mary:

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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: The Bunny Man Bridge

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TRIPPING ON LEGENDS LIVE…FAMOUS CASE: THE BUNNY MAN BRIDGE

As Tripping on Legends looks into the local legend of the Haunted Amish Bridge, we look into a famous cases that have captured the imagination and inspired a whole generation of urban legends and haunted media.

The story of the Bunny Man and the Bunny Man Bridge has been told and retold and retold, but what are the true stories behind them? More importantly, why does this tale survive and spread when others stay local?

It’s a main locale on TOL’s short bucket list, so join us and share which haunted legends are on yours.

We’ll also do a little follow up on the case of the White Lady at Rolling Hills in Lady Lake. Listen to the episode where we explore that legends at:
https://triplegend.hipcast.com/deluge/triplegend-20190826063728-4024.mp4?

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