Tripping on legends

Tripping on legends

Let's take a trip. Small town, USA. This is where the pulse of the paranormal resides. There are thousands of stories and experiences out there. Some have been told, and retold hundreds of times, and some are kept hidden, known only by the people that live there; this is where we come in. We're exploring the untold, and breaking down the overly familiar. Journeying through the one stoplight towns and discovering local urban legends, myths, lore, and paranormal episodes. Researching the backgrounds and developing the voices unheard. Our goal is not to capture evidence, but rather to capture the moment and bring our listeners along for the ride. Trip with us - Christopher Balzano, a veteran within the paranormal field, published author, and teacher, with Natalie Crist, a self proclaimed research guru. 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

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January 17, 2022 78 min
They’re your typical kids. They like to run around and pull pranks and dance when the time is right. They play jump frog and sneak out of bounds when they can and just love to play hide and seek. The only difference is they have been dead for almost fifty-five years. Travel back to Cursed Arcadia and walk back into Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Trippers. This time, they focus on the Richardson Children, murdered in the 1960s and...
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They’re your typical kids. They like to run around and pull pranks and dance when the time is right. They play jump frog and sneak out of bounds when they can and just love to play hide and seek. The only difference is they have been dead for almost fifty-five years. Travel back to Cursed Arcadia and walk back into Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Trippers. This time, they focus on the Richardson Children, murdered in the 1960s and...
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January 8, 2022 82 min
A man looks off into the distance pledging no matter what happens he will return to his lost love, even if he dies. The ghosts of three soldiers point out their friend is sick. A group of men whose sacrifices may be a cover story for a horrible crime refusing to be hidden. It’s going to be a great new year at Tripping on Legends…and that’s only one trip. Join Christopher Balzano as he looks into the weirdness in two of Northern...
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Name a song you associate with Thanksgiving not sung by Adam Sandler. It is the holiday people enjoy, but most of its traditions are internal. We eat similar food, but the story of the holiday is more the story of our own families. But does the have its own ghost stories? Join Christopher Balzano as he looks at the ABCs of the Thanksgiving haunted legends. Along the way, Tripping on Legends will explore the why and why nots whil...
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November 30, 2021 88 min
Name a song you associate with Thanksgiving not sung by Adam Sandler. It is the holiday people enjoy, but most of its traditions are internal. We eat similar food, but the story of the holiday is more the story of our own families. But does the have its own ghost stories? Join Christopher Balzano as he looks at the ABCs of the Thanksgiving haunted legends. Along the way, Tripping on Legends will explore the why and why nots whil...
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More than 20 years ago the Blair Witch Project premiered and changed the face of horror film making, but before that there were filmmakers in Florida, sly marketing, and rumors of a witch in Pemberton Ferry. With a movie that relied on blurring the lines of what was real and what was fake, it’s tough to figure out just what might be folklore and what might be straight fiction. Before his Lee County event of a special showing of t...
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More than 20 years ago the Blair Witch Project premiered and changed the face of horror film making, but before that there were filmmakers in Florida, sly marketing, and rumors of a witch in Pemberton Ferry. With a movie that relied on blurring the lines of what was real and what was fake, it’s tough to figure out just what might be folklore and what might be straight fiction. Before his Lee County event of a special showing of t...
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More than 20 years ago the Blair Witch Project premiered and changed the face of horror film making, but before that there were filmmakers in Florida, sly marketing, and rumors of a witch in Pemberton Ferry. With a movie that relied on blurring the lines of what was real and what was fake, it’s tough to figure out just what might be folklore and what might be straight fiction. Before his Lee County event of a special showing of t...
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October 3, 2021 62 min
More than 20 years ago the Blair Witch Project premiered and changed the face of horror film making, but before that there were filmmakers in Florida, sly marketing, and rumors of a witch in Pemberton Ferry. With a movie that relied on blurring the lines of what was real and what was fake, it’s tough to figure out just what might be folklore and what might be straight fiction. Before his Lee County event of a special showing of t...
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It's been called the Storm of the Century, Murder at Matecombe, and Hemingway's Hurricane, but most just refer to it as the Labor Day Hurricane. On September 2, 1935, one of the worst hurricanes in Florida hit the Keys. Workers, looking to improve the conditions of the Overseas Railway were ill prepared and ill defended for the storm as it hit, resulting in close to 500 deaths in a single day. What followed was a Perfect...
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September 26, 2021 85 min
It's been called the Storm of the Century, Murder at Matecombe, and Hemingway's Hurricane, but most just refer to it as the Labor Day Hurricane. On September 2, 1935, one of the worst hurricanes in Florida hit the Keys. Workers, looking to improve the conditions of the Overseas Railway were ill prepared and ill defended for the storm as it hit, resulting in close to 500 deaths in a single day. What followed was a Perfect...
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August 29, 2021 73 min
Warning...this one is a bit silly but fun... Dinner and a Movie. A sunset picnic on the beach. Netflix and chill. How about holding hands as you stare into each other’s eyes and try your best to get a ghost to say hello. First dates can be tricky. Exhilarating, anxiety causing, arousing…and haunted. We all have a first date horror story, but what is your first date was something out of a horror story? Join Christopher Balza...
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Warning...this one is a bit silly but fun... Dinner and a Movie. A sunset picnic on the beach. Netflix and chill. How about holding hands as you stare into each other’s eyes and try your best to get a ghost to say hello. First dates can be tricky. Exhilarating, anxiety causing, arousing…and haunted. We all have a first date horror story, but what is your first date was something out of a horror story? Join Christopher Balza...
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August 23, 2021 74 min
Things go wrong and there is only one logical reason. It has to be that woman on the edge of town, the one little kids fear and older people secretly go to for help. She’s the perfect combination of outsider and un-understandable power. She’s coming for your children and is the focus of your rage. Join Tripping on Legends as we explore the history of blaming the witch in Florida from some old legends already told to the infamous B...
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August 3, 2021 78 min
Step inside the elevator, push the buttons, and when the doors open up you’re in a different world. Would you play? There’s a reason so many horror movies and ghostly legends lean heavily on them to deliver scares. From a recent episode of Evil to Elisa Lam to the little girl who never got out, elevators are part of our haunted imagination. We get in and assume they will just take us where we need to go, but sometimes they don...
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July 14, 2021 73 min
There’s something moving in the dark, creeping over headstones and disappearing into mausoleums. Cemeteries were created to help the living and the dead find peace, so why can’t we let a good thing be? She pointed to two graves and asked why one was roped off with chains and the other laid over with concrete. What started as a random picture while tracking down cemetery legends quickly turned into a journey into cemetery houses, g...
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Remember when your mother told you to never whistle past the cemetery or hold your breath until the headstones had passed? The word legend tripping comes from a long history of sneaking out past dark to perform some ritual at the local cemetery. These journeys were based on the idea that an urban legend lived nearby and the only way to prove yourself was to go through the motions and become part of the story. Little did you know t...
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Remember when your mother told you to never whistle past the cemetery or hold your breath until the headstones had passed? The word legend tripping comes from a long history of sneaking out past dark to perform some ritual at the local cemetery. These journeys were based on the idea that an urban legend lived nearby and the only way to prove yourself was to go through the motions and become part of the story. Little did you know t...
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It was another odd example of #followthesigns, but as I was working on material for Haunted Ocala and Boogeyman: The Murders and Myth of Gerard John Schaefer, I realized Episode 18 of Tripping on Legends: Whispers and Screams from Shiloh, was missing. I listened and found it had so much to do with those two projects and much of what TOL was and became; a real crossroads in the show. So, I’m reposting it, knowing most will be allo...
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March 29, 2021 39 min
Art may keep alive the spirit of those who have passed, but what if it breathes real life into them? What if the powers that balance the scales ask for payment on the other side? Last May, Christopher Balzano appeared on Tim Weisberg’s Midnight Society to talk about haunted movie curses. At some point, the conversation turned to the iconic graphic novel and film The Crow. The urban legend of the curse existed long before the on...
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