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Conversations on Folklore with Dr. Andrea Kitta

9/18/2017
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Before the dark days of Hurricane Irma, Christopher Balzano was able to speak with Dr. Andrea Kitta, associate professor at East Carolina University (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/engl/kitta.cfm). 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...

Duration: 01:27:42


Episode 23...100 Step Cemetery in Indiana

9/3/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:40:26


Episode 22...Meeting the Pukwudgies in Indiana

8/20/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:27:15


Episode 21...but Who Is Haunting Lydia

8/12/2017
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Meanwhile back at the Biltmore Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina... Epsiode 21 picks up where Episode 20 (http://triplegend.hipcast.com/deluge/triplegend-20170806213403-6718.mp3) 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...

Duration: 01:23:00


Episode 20...There's Something in Room 223

8/7/2017
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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 (https://thebiltmoregreensboro.com/). 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....

Duration: 01:18:54


Conversations on Folklore with Craig Payst

7/28/2017
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As we wait for the Haunted Biltmore episode to be released, we present to you Christopher Balzano’s interview with Craig Payst, the creator of North Carolina Ghost Stories (http://northcarolinaghosts.com) and Kentucky Ghosts and Monsters (http://www.kentuckyghosts.com/). Payst’s research into the ghosts of the Piedmonts in North Carolina was crucial in the planning stages of our recent Tripping on Legends Road Trip as we made our way through the state. Hear the episode of our journey...

Duration: 01:10:14


Episode 19...Tripping Carolina in My Mind

7/25/2017
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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. 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...

Duration: 01:50:38


Evidence from Shiloh Cemetery in Sanford, Florida

7/22/2017
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On the trail of the urban legend of a faceless murder victim and her possible killer (or killers) we got audio from the Shiloh Cemetery in Sanford, Florida. We decided to present the entire audio for you to evaluate as you see fit. Take it apart, run it through what you do, and get back to us. There's more there than we were able to cover in Episode 18, so see what you can find and get back to us. You can contact us with questions, comments, and criticism at spookytripping@gmail.com. Keep...

Duration: 00:50:39


Episode 17...Trips, Triangles, and North Carolina Folklore

7/18/2017
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Only two days from the beginning of the Tripping on Legends Summer Road Trip, Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano get more in depth with the first leg of the trip through Florida and into North Carolina to explore an area known as the Piedmonts. The Trippers break down several of the potential places within the Piedmonts that are perfect for the Legend Project. After talking about Shiloh Cemetery in Sanford, Florida, they travel up 95 to North Carolina and the Biltmore Hotel in...

Duration: 01:15:57


Episode 18...Whispers and Screams from Shiloh

7/16/2017
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The Tripping on Legends Road Trip 2017 has finally actually hit the road...although the first stop is in Florida. Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano make a quick pit stop in Sanford, Florida, to visit the cemetery behind the cemetery. Shiloh Cemetery is know for an urban legend of a serial killer victim with beautiful hair but no face. There might be something else there with her though as a man with a like (or a distaste) for Natalie starts to come through loud and clear. You can...

Duration: 00:59:30


Episode 17...Trips, Triangles, and North Carolina Folklore

7/8/2017
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Only two days from the beginning of the Tripping on Legends Summer Road Trip, Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano get more in depth with the first leg of the trip through Florida and into North Carolina to explore an area known as the Piedmonts. The Trippers break down several of the potential places within the Piedmonts that are perfect for the Legend Project. After talking about Shiloh Cemetery in Sanford, Florida, they travel up 95 to North Carolina and the Biltmore Hotel in...

Duration: 01:15:57


Episode 16...How Pukwudgies got Wikied

6/19/2017
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In preparation for their summer trip, Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano look into the origins of the Pukwudgie legend. Now one of the most popular figures in the supernatural world, Balzano goes into his early research into the legend and how it came to grow and become what it is today. They explore some of the early references before tackling some of the errors in the lore that have twisted in recent years. Check out the original write up posted back in the day which acted as the...

Duration: 01:28:40


Episode 15...Cool for the Summer

6/9/2017
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As the temperature rises and the kids run out of school, Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano sit down to discuss potential sites for their upcoming road trip. The Trippers discuss several sites in Tennessee and North Carolina, including a Lover's Leap legend, Old Green Eyes, and the Devil's Trampling ground. They move on to the great state of Indiana, including the 100 Step Cemetery in Brazil and Mounds State Park to track down some Pukwudgie reports... ...with enough time left over to...

Duration: 01:16:55


Episode 14...Tripping with on Kids

6/8/2017
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It's back to the Singing River...this time with a brood of kids in toe. Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano talk about a day spent with their five kids at several sites along the Manatee looking for the voices of the Singing River. They also make a detour to Manasota where they teach the kids about grave markings and symbols at the Manasota Memorial Gardens. Some of the "mysterious" symbols they found can be viewed here:...

Duration: 01:09:36


Epsiode 13...The Singing River Sings Back

6/1/2017
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The trip is over, and Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano discuss their experiences on the Singing River. They go over their journey to Indian Springs, Manatee Historical Village (kinda), the ruins of Braden Castle, Rocky Bluff, and several random spots on the Manatee River. Check out the background of the legend: http://triplegend.hipcast.com/deluge/triplegend-20170529134246-1267.mp3 Keep visiting the site for our trip log of our travels and other urban legends at:...

Duration: 00:50:00


Epsiode 12...The Story of the Singing River

5/29/2017
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Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano get into the story of the Singing River on the Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida. It's a story that echoes love stories from other generations in other places but with a Florida twist. The Trippers talk about the tale and the other history and stories connected to it while planning their trip there. Listen to the episode where we first debate it: http://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HtJFN9GQ Follow us on Facebook at:...

Duration: 01:03:36


Episode 11...Tripping on Pants

4/20/2017
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Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist stay in the St. Pete's area making the trip to Holiday, Florida and Tarpon Springs. After crossing the Skyway Bridge again, the Trippers land in Tarpon Spring to follow up on the legend of a vortex in a local business. They then hook up with Laurie Champion of Pinella Pasco Paranormal (http://www.pinellaspascoparanormal.com/) to try and get in touch with the urban legend of the ghostly pants of Holiday, Florida. Read some of the background here:...

Duration: 01:33:59


Epsiode 10...Evidence, Arguments, and EVPs

3/27/2017
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On the heels of their Mini Light trip, Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist revisit and edit some of their discussion of the urban legend. They then follow up on their research into the mysterious ruins in the shadow of the Devil's Tree before going into more depth with the EVPs they received there.

Duration: 01:27:25


Epsiode 9...Mini Lights, Mini Lights, Come Out Tonight

3/26/2017
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Natalie Crist and Christopher Balzano hit the road, and cross bridges, to get to St. Petersburg to track down the urban legend of the Mini Lights. They visit three different locations and perform the ritual rhythm to try and bring out the mysterious men who are part human, part light, and all folklore. The discussion of the background and meaning is presented in its entirety, racial debate warts and all, to help listeners decide for themselves what it all means.

Duration: 01:24:41


Epsiode 8...Tripping the Devil's Tree

3/13/2017
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Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist hit the road and make their way to the Devil's Tree at Oak Hammock Park in Port St. Lucie. The story doesn't end there as the Tripper ponder whether something has followed them home.

Duration: 01:35:07

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