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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 Storm of its own, perfectly setting the backdrop for the unexplained happenings for the next 85 years. Join Christopher Balzano as he looks at the history of the disaster and the multiple haunted legends the storm spawned. From Key West to Islamorada to Miami, the legacy of the hurricane remains, told in ghost stories and tales of haunted monuments. Feel free to call our new phone number during our live shows to get involved, share a legend you’ve heard, or to just ask a question at (813) 418-6822. You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at Follow us at: Twitter: @SpookyBalzano Instagram: @SpookyTripping Tripping on Legends is now part of the Midnight FM family. Check us out and see some of the other amazing shows they offer at You can follow our dark journey through the forest as we prepare for the book at or by following the hashtag #hauntedOcala. Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: Follow our new project, This Town is Myth on Facebook at and with the hashtag #ThisTownisMyth on all our social media platforms
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