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Episode 19…Tripping Carolina in My Mind

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19…Tripping Carolina in My Mind

On day two of the Tripping on Legends Road Trip, Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano hit the great state of North Carolina.

Over the next two days, the Trippers hit up three urban legends from the area known as The Piedmonts. First they look to discover what the true story is at the Devil’s Tramping Ground in Chatham County.

Something decides to kick something out of the Tramping Ground as the Tripper explore the surrounding area…the craziness starts 19 seconds in…

They then head to Durham to search for the headless trainman who walks the grounds near the old Catsburg Country Store.

They close out the marathon day hot on the trail of a white gowned ghost hitchhiker named Lydia. You can look into some of the stories at North Carolina Ghost Stories.

…and don’t forget their night in the haunted Biltmore Hotel

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

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Episode 20…There’s Something in Room 223

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Episode20…There’s Something in Room 223

The Tripping on Legends Summer Road Trip 2017 continues…

This time, Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano find themselves in Greensboro, North Carolina, staying at the haunted Biltmore Hotel.

After spending a few hours sleeping off the road and then recovering from a night of tripping in the NC Triangle, they find themselves waking up to several different types of hauntings..and face to face with a red headed ghost who does not want them to be there. You can look into some of the stories at North Carolina Ghost Stories.

Listen to the voices of Lydia and some another darker person who decides to talk to the Trippers.

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Episode 21…but Who Is Haunting Lydia

There may be something else trapped in the hotel trying very hard to get his message across.

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 21…but Who Is Haunting Lydia

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Episode 21…but Who Is Haunting Lydia

Meanwhile back at the Biltmore Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina…

Episode 21 picks up where Episode 20 left off. Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano get deep into some of the audio they recorded while staying at the haunted Biltmore and explore how some of the history doesn’t quite line up with some of the voices they hear.

There may be something else trapped in the hotel trying very hard to get his message across.

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 22…Meeting the Pukwudgies in Indiana

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Episode 22…Meeting the Pukwudgies in Indiana

After conducting pukwudgie research for almost 15 years, Christopher Balzano finally makes it to Mounds State Park in Indiana.

He and Natalie Crist make their way to the Crossroads of America to trip one of the more infamous locations of the mythical creature and again find more than just an old story. The have their own experience involving fireflies, wild deer, and a mysterious figure darting around the woods.

They also are able to record one of the first genuine sightings of the creature from Jim Campbell, a park ranger and security officer at the state park.

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

Tripping on Legends Extra: Conversations on Folklore with Dr. Andrea Kitta

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Tripping on Legends Extra: Conversations on Folklore with Dr. Andrea Kitta

Before the dark days of Hurricane Irma, Christopher Balzano was able to speak with Dr. Andrea Kitta, associate professor at East Carolina University.

The conversation hits on different aspects of folklore, from the influences of and influence of Slender Man on modern society, to our modern mental health ideas’ impact on the stories we tell, to how the role of women in American society has changed and what it means.

Ultimately the real question is whether modern day ghost stories and the legends that develop around them are folklore.

Check out these links as an essential resource into looking into legends and to see some of Dr. Kitta’s work:

International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

American Folklore Society

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

Tripping on Legends Live: Two Interesting Developments in the World of Urban Legends

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Tripping on Legends Live: Two Interesting Developments in the World of Urban Legends

After a discussion with his middle school class on folklore and urban legends, Christopher Balzano was able to capture two very recent and important changes to the old legend of Bloody Mary.

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