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Episode 31…Bloody Moons and Bloody Buckets

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Episode 31…Bloody Moons and Bloody Buckets

By the light of the Blood Moon, Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano hit Wachula, Florida, to track down a newer legend that has been traveling the Internet lately.

Is the story of Bloody Bucket Bridge the creation of an overenthusiastic author or a real tale of murder, insanity, and blood?

They venture out to visit the bridge and test the bloody water theory while taking about the history and evolution of the myth.

Spoilers, they trace it back all the way back to its origin.

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 40…Fort DeSoto is Haunted, But Not Like You Think

It was a long weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida, as Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist headed across the dreaded Skyway Bridge to Fort Desoto to follow up on the haunted legends there.

Natalie takes to the water to try and hook the ghost of the Romantic Trout Fisherman. While she’s putting her moves on the spirit world, Balzano takes to the battery of the fort to check out rumors of footsteps and shadows.

As the sun sets on the base, they venture to the outskirts and ruins of the old base to try and connect with the dozens who have died of yellow fever and are said to still walk the grounds, including a mother rumored to be heard crying for her dead children.

Follow their journey on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #haunteddesoto.

The Trippers journey was so impactful, a year later its effects were still being felt:

You can hear more on the background at:

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Listen to Episode 40…Fort DeSoto is Haunted, But Not Like You Think

You can read more about the background and stories behind them here: http://ghostseers.com/the-haunted-history-of-fort-desoto/ http://urbanlegendsofflorida.homestead.com/ftdesoto.html

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 43…The Silver Springs Brochure Forgot These Ghosts

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Listen to Episode 43…The Silver Springs Brochure Forgot These Ghosts

The Tripping on Legends Summer 2018 trip is completed, and the first stop is the other largest attraction in Florida, Silver Springs.

There are two kinds of ghosts walking the shore of the springs; the ones they write stories and make postcards about and the ones who are whispered about among the staff. Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist take another look at some of the most popular legends and track some of their possible origins with new research and revelations.

They then get into some of the ghosts the staff have experienced, including a Native American spirit who decided to chat Natalie up.

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 53…The Lost Love Potion of Arbuckle Creek

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Listen to Episode 53…The Lost Love Potion of Arbuckle Creek

Two figures meeting at the middle of a bridge. One murder, one child, and three ghosts left to play out the story.

This week Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist head back to Central Florida to the near-ghost town of Lorida to look for the ghost of a murdered witch. She bargained a love potion for the first born of a local man, but when the price proved too high, he killed her and threw her in the swamp. The Trippers look for possible connections to some other legends in the area as well as discuss the best love potion to bring along on their legend trip. 

Watch our video live from the location”

Remember to follow the legend trips associated with this episode at #LoridaBridge and #HauntedLove on our social Media.

Listen to what happened when we actually went to the location.

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/trippingonlegends

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano

Instagram: @SpookyTripping

Episode 55…Three Ghosts, Two Trippers, and a Haunted Bridge

Love can move mountains, but can it also trap an odd triangle at the site of a hidden murder?

The Trippers follow the moon to Lorida, Florida, and hit Arbuckle Bridge to look for the ghost of a witch murdered for making a love potion and two spirits who may be with her as payment for the crime.

Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist talk about some of the odd steps they took before they got to the bridge and what happened when the sun went down, the protection circle was cast, and the two were left with nothing but a broken-down bridge between them and the ghostly legend.

Watch our video live from the location”

Remember to follow the legend trips associated with this episode at #LoridaBridge and #HauntedLove on our social Media.

Listen to our episode where we eat sausage, set up the legend trip, and explore several possible love potions too creep for us to actually try at the bridge.

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Listen to Episode 53…The Lost Love Potion of Arbuckle Creek

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

Victoria Pass ghost: Who is the Blue Mountains’ Lady in Black?

The Victoria Pass ‘Lady in Black’ is one of Australia’s most famous ghost stories. But there’s a tragic true story behind it: the murder of Caroline Collits
— Read on www.mamamia.com.au/victoria-pass-ghost-blue-mountains/

Episode 54…Interrogating the Suspects at Indian Springs

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Listen to Episode 54…Interrogating the Suspects at Indian Springs

With guides Richie Ferrara and Maxwell, the Trippers head to Punta Gorda and Indian Springs Cemetery, an infamously haunted location in Charlotte County with unsolved murders, criminal love triangles, and political corruption of the worst kind walking among the headstones.

Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano hit several locations to introduce themselves to the spirits before heading to where they are buried to try and uncover who might be haunting the location.   From Marshall John Bowman to Ma McGraw and her men, the suspects speak out looking for help and a bit of alcohol.

Listen to the episode where we give you the background of the suspect list and a breakdown of some of the history of the location:

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Listen to Episode 52…Murder, Ma, and Moonshine at Indian Springs

 

Remember to follow the legend trips associated with this episode at
#IndianSpring on our social Media.

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