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

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Tripping on Legends Live: The Pukwudgie’s Big Night Out

Or watch the feed from HipCast:

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Episode 16…How Pukwudgies got Wikied

Today is the anniversary of the event that changed a local legend into a paranormal superstar. Tonight Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist explore what the legend might be and how it has moved through the paranormal the last twenty years.

You can listen to our other Pukwudgie-centric episodes at:
Episode 16…How Pukwudgies got Wikied

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Episode 16…How Pukwudgies got Wikied

Episode 22…Meeting the Pukwudgies in Indiana

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Episode 22…Meeting the Pukwudgies in Indiana

…and watch the interview with the park ranger at Mounds State Park
about his experiences at:

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..and a potential encounter in the Astor Library

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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 Legend of Cry Baby Lane: The Lost Nickelodeon Movie That Was Too Scary for TV | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.
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Tripping on Legends Live: The Paranormal Influence

 

What has been the most influential paranormal moment in the last 50 years? What has changed our culture, both inside the paranormal field and with the general public the most in the last five decades?

Join Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist tonight to cast your vote, have your voice heard, and hear their ideas on the influential moments in the paranormal.

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 47…The Three Ghostly Witches of Florida

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Episode 47…The Three Ghostly Witches of Florida

Why are there stories of ghostly witches in locations throughout Florida…and why are most of these places actually haunted?

The Trippers are on the track of three different witch legends attached to ghost stories in Florida.

Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano turn their eyes to the state capital of Tallahassee to explore the infamousWitch Grave of Old City Cemetery. They then travel east to the story
of Wiccademous and her path of torture before settling on Hog Island and the lost settlement that has now been saddled with a witchy story to explain the ghosts seen there.


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 46…A Haunted Day in Sarasota with the Kids

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Episode 46…A Haunted Day in Sarasota with the Kids

Can there be a place in Florida where legendary cryptids and legendary ghosts come out together to play?  If so, it seems like a great place to bring Tripping on Legends with Kids to get the full picture of what might be inspiring the haunted folklore in Sarasota.

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Natalie Crist, Christopher Balzano, and Chris’ kids travel to Myakka River State Park to hunt down three legends which have given the woods and the swamp an eerie reputation.  After checking in on the Headless Camper again, the Trippers spend their time looking for the notorious Skunk Ape and the ghosts of suicide victims at the Canopy Walkway and Tower.  Not all that that is spoken of there is true, but not all of what they experienced is spoken about in the legends.

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