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Episode 46...A Haunted Day in Sarasota with the Kids

9/25/2018
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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. 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...

Duration:00:51:24

Episode 45...Back Across the River to the Astor Library

9/17/2018
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Little children, a mysterious man, and a pukwudgie who looks a bit like a gator. Whatever is running through the stacks at the Astor Library isn’t hiding from anyone. Some of the spirits even like to go home with you. Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist travel back over the St. John's River to take another look at what might be haunting the library in Astor. After spending some time getting the stories from the employees and debating what might be causing the activity, they get ready for a...

Duration:01:07:48

Episode 44...Towers, Ghost Lights, and a Lie in the Park

9/4/2018
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After too much time away, Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano are back and ready to get down to work. The Trippers are still working through Summer Road Trip 2018 as they discuss three haunted legends they explored on day 2 in Central Florida. First up, separating the lies from the lore as they get more into what is happening on the campus of Stetson University in Deland, Florida. They trace the ghost stories and campus urban legends, especially around Hulley Tower and Elizabeth Hall. Next...

Duration:01:33:54

Episode 43...The Silver Springs Brochure Forgot These Ghosts

7/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:12:40

Episode 42...The Trippers' Haunted Agenda

7/9/2018
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A few days before their big summer adventure, the Trippers get out the big board and set their agenda out. After talking for a few about Christopher Balzano's recent legend trip in the Myakka River State Park, he and Natalie Crist argue about the best way to go about tripping the locations picked out for their Summer18 trip. They discuss the ghosts in Astor, DeLand, Silver Springs, and Oviedo. They also establish their first contest with the prize being a valued copy of Haunted Objects. You...

Duration:01:20:38

Episode 41...Suicide, Stetson, and DeLand's Ghostly Folklore

6/18/2018
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As the summer moves on the Haunted Love and Cursed Central Florida projects heat up. The next hot spot for Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist to explore is the town of DeLand, Florida. The Trippers, using some of the oral and written sources on hauntings in the area, explore several of the ghost stories from Stetson University and other locations in DeLand to try and piece together some places to visit on their upcoming Summer Trip. They also explore and debate some of the stories from...

Duration:01:34:26

Episode 40...Fort DeSoto is Haunted, But Not Like You Think

5/21/2018
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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...

Duration:01:25:31

Episode 39...Dating the Ghosts at Fort Desoto

5/14/2018
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What would it take for you to date a ghost? Before their upcoming visit to Fort DeSoto, Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist look into some of the legend that keep popping up from the location. From crying ghostly mothers to phantom voices of Native Americans and soldiers to ghostly visions of accidents and suicides from the nearby Skyway Bridge, this may be the single most haunted place in Florida. And then there is the ghost of a dead fisherman who looks to pick up single ladies on the...

Duration:01:41:15

Episode 38...Shadow People and Your Kids

4/30/2018
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What the hell is a shadow person? It’s a question every investigator or legend tripper needs to eventually look at. Given some of our recent encounters, he examine some of the different ideas out there and how they have changed over the years to add to the mythology of ghostly legends. Before that, we dive into some of the recent discussions we have been having online with the role kids have in forming and spreading urban legends involving ghosts and how that allows us all to become...

Duration:01:19:38

Episode 37...Haunted Children and Urban Legends

4/23/2018
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With Natalie Crist away, Christopher Balzano brings in another co-host for the week; his daughter Ella, one of the kids at Tripping on Legends for kids. The two discuss what urban legends and ghost stories are popular with the kids these days and the difference between old school ideas and modern hauntings. They also focus on a some neighborhood legends involving a cursed statue and an ice cream truck. You can reach us at spookytripping@gmail.com or post something to us at...

Duration:01:08:23

Episode 36…There’s Something Up at Ormond Beach

4/5/2018
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It’s a serious case of the chicken and the egg for Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist as they continue their look into the strange happening in Ormond Beach. This time the Trippers look to unravel the legend of Tomokie, patron saint of the Tomoka State Park and the potential source of multiple legends. The fact of the matter is that bodies are being found in the woods and unexplained lights, fogs, and figures have been reported for decades, but what are their source? The Trippers also...

Duration:01:34:56

Episode 35...A Gloomy Sunday at the Fairchild Oak

3/26/2018
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The Tripper take their first trip to Ormond Beach, Florida, and discover there might be more one the coast than just a few old Native American Stories. They start at the infamous Fairchild Oak, which has been called at times the Death Tree, the Murder Tree, and the Suicide Tree. Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist explore the history of the location and use the old cursed song Gloomy Sunday to try and see if the stories might be true. You can contact us with questions, comments, and your...

Duration:01:32:34

Episode 33...Why Are All the Women in White

3/8/2018
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What's your favorite scary movie? After looking into two classic horror movies last week, Natalie Crist shows Christopher Balzano the movie that gave her nightmares as a kid, the 1988 classic The Woman in White. They get into stories and legends Balzano has tracked down involving the Woman in White legends and explore some of the other folklore the movie uses to scare the audience. You can contact us with questions, comments, and the details of your favorite scary movie at...

Duration:01:27:27

Episode 32...Two Movies, So Much Folklore

3/8/2018
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With Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist temporarily grounded from tripping, it's time to stay home and explore the movies that scare the crap out of Natalie. How much of the Ring is based on folklore? Does Poltergeist owe more to urban legend than to the paranormal community? The Trippers break down all that is scary while spending just enough time talking about the original HellBlazer, John Constantine. You can contact us with questions, comments, and the details of your favorite scary...

Duration:01:34:19

Episode 34...Putting Our Pants Back On

3/6/2018
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Through a strange series of events, and in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday last week, we are rebooting an old episode that didn't get much play. Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist travelled to Holiday, Florida, to track down the story of a pair of ghostly pants seen by the residents there. With the help of Laurie Champion (http://www.pinellaspascoparanormal.com/) they look for whether the ghost might be just local lore or connected to something else happening in the area. And look into...

Duration:01:33:08

Episode 32...Two Movies, So Much Folklore

2/14/2018
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With Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist temporarily grounded from tripping, it's time to stay home and explore the movies that scare the crap out of Natalie. How much of the Ring is based on folklore? Does Poltergeist owe more to urban legend than to the paranormal community? The Trippers break down all that is scary while spending just enough time talking about the original HellBlazer, John Constantine. You can contact us with questions, comments, and the details of your favorite scary...

Duration:01:34:19

Episode 31...Bloody Moons and Bloody Buckets

2/2/2018
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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 evalution of the myth. Spoliers, they trace it back all the way back to its origin. You can...

Duration:01:13:07

Episode 29...Tripping with Kids at the Koreshan State Park

1/30/2018
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With the Kid Crew in tow, Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist head to one of the most popular paranormal locations in Southwest Florida, the Koreshan State Park. Stories of ghosts and shadows at the Koreshan have been a part of Lee County's oral history for decades. The Trippers hit the park with the Tripping on Legends for KIds group to investigate, gather histories of the location and ghosts, and learn how to gather EVPs and take better pictures of ghosts. You can contact us with...

Duration:01:20:40

Episode 30...Natalie's First Time

1/26/2018
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You always remember your first time. A few weeks back Christopher Balzano returned for one night only to looking into a residential haunting for a friend and brought first time investigator Natalie Crist with him. This week they look back on the night and use it as a chance to talk about the myths surrounding ghosts in your house and get Natalie's take on what it is like to investigate. You can contact us with questions, comments, and criticism at spookytripping@gmail.com. Keep visiting the...

Duration:01:25:07

Episode 29...Tripping with Kids at the Koreshan State Park

1/5/2018
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With the Kid Crew in tow, Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist head to one of the most popular paranormal locations in Southwest Florida, the Koreshan State Park. Stories of ghosts and shadows at the Koreshan have been a part of Lee County's oral history for decades. The Trippers hit the park with the Tripping on Legends for KIds group to investigate, gather histories of the location and ghosts, and learn how to gather EVPs and take better pictures of ghosts. You can contact us with...

Duration:01:20:40