222 episodes

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.

Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at:
www.trippingonlegends.com

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/trippingonlegends

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano
Instagram: @SpookyTripping

Tripping on legends Crossroads Productions

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 19 Ratings

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.

Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at:
www.trippingonlegends.com

Follow us at: www.facebook.com/trippingonlegends

Twitter: @SpookyBalzano
Instagram: @SpookyTripping

    • video
    Episode 114...Saying Candyman Only Twice

    Episode 114...Saying Candyman Only Twice

    A few urban legends and a series of crimes inspire a movie, which inspire and urban legend, which then inspires another movie.

    In 1992 a young writer and filmmaker watched Candyman. It changed the direction of his life, like a constant nagging towards the crossroads. Now, 30 years, two careers, and many pounds later, he sits down with his young daughter to look at the lore and true stories which inspired the movie and its 2021 sequel.

    After a successful Movie Themed Dinner Night where they watch the movie, Christopher Balzano and Ella talk urban legends, the nature of horror movies, and why we’re still scared to say his name in the mirror.

    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.

    Check out Christopher Balzano’s books, including the newly released Haunted Ocala National Forest at:
    https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Balzano/e/B001PH5BA6?ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vu00_i0

    You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

    Follow us at:
    www.facebook.com/trippingonlegends

    Twitter: @SpookyBalzano
    Instagram: @SpookyTripping

    Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 114...Saying Candyman Only Twice - Audio

    Episode 114...Saying Candyman Only Twice - Audio

    A few urban legends and a series of crimes inspire a movie, which inspire and urban legend, which then inspires another movie.

    In 1992 a young writer and filmmaker watched Candyman. It changed the direction of his life, like a constant nagging towards the crossroads. Now, 30 years, two careers, and many pounds later, he sits down with his young daughter to look at the lore and true stories which inspired the movie and its 2021 sequel.

    After a successful Movie Themed Dinner Night where they watch the movie, Christopher Balzano and Ella talk urban legends, the nature of horror movies, and why we’re still scared to say his name in the mirror.

    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.

    Check out Christopher Balzano’s books, including the newly released Haunted Ocala National Forest at:
    https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Balzano/e/B001PH5BA6?ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vu00_i0

    You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

    Follow us at:
    www.facebook.com/trippingonlegends

    Twitter: @SpookyBalzano
    Instagram: @SpookyTripping

    Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 113...Haunted Roads, Take Me Home

    Episode 113...Haunted Roads, Take Me Home

    It's one of those clichés that's repeated because it rings true.

    It was a dark night, and I was riding down this little country road at 2 in the morning. With that setup, nothing good is about to happen. Instead, hold your breath, try to stay awake, and wait for the ghost stories to write themselves.

    Join the Trippers, Christopher Balzano and Denna Mulhern as they look into three of the spookier road legends, as twisted as the backroads they appear on. They'll delve into Huntsville, Texas’, Demon Road before getting into the legends of Magnolia Creek Lane near the Ocala and Merritt Island's Suicide Road.

    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.

    Check out Christopher Balzano’s books, including the newly released Haunted Ocala National Forest at:
    https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Balzano/e/B001PH5BA6?ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vu00_i0

    You can contact us with questions, comments, and your favorite legend or tidbit of folklore at spookytripping@gmail.com.

    Follow us at:
    www.facebook.com/trippingonlegends

    Twitter: @SpookyBalzano
    Instagram: @SpookyTripping

    Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    • video
    Episode 112...The Sad Story of LIttle Mary

    Episode 112...The Sad Story of LIttle Mary

    After our weekend legend trip to Boca Raton, we discovered more about who the mysterious Little Mary might be...and the story is both heartbreaking and inspirational.

    Join is live as we explore who might be walking the mausoleum and trying to comfort in death the way she did in life.

    Episode 109 of TOL, Weepers and Witch's Walls
    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/715243692847146/

    https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HJGwC414

    and the video:
    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/520010046188460/

    Live at the location:
    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/510949907241635

    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/680770969658688/

    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/2082732515263008/

    Deanna reads to Little Mary:
    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/1074783403393195/

    And the episode on the road: https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HGD34Snx

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 112...The Sad Story of LIttle Mary - Audio

    Episode 112...The Sad Story of LIttle Mary - Audio

    After our weekend legend trip to Boca Raton, we discovered more about who the mysterious Little Mary might be...and the story is both heartbreaking and inspirational.

    Join is live as we explore who might be walking the mausoleum and trying to comfort in death the way she did in life.

    Episode 109 of TOL, Weepers and Witch's Walls
    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/715243692847146/

    https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HJGwC414

    and the video:
    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/520010046188460/

    Live at the location:
    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/510949907241635

    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/680770969658688/

    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/2082732515263008/

    Deanna reads to Little Mary:
    https://www.facebook.com/TrippingonLegends/videos/1074783403393195/

    And the episode on the road: https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HGD34Snx

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 111...Birds and Burials in Boca Raton

    Episode 111...Birds and Burials in Boca Raton

    Once upon a time, two trippers got into a car to look into the ghostly legend of a man who screams at night, a little girl who comforts the living visiting the dead, and a wall where a witch traps children before stealing their souls. They ended up searching for the grave of a teen and rescuing a soul from a wall of coral…at least if you believe the stories.

    Join Christopher Balzano and Deanna Mulhearn as they hit the road on a somewhat spontaneous journey to the Boca Raton cemetery. It’s an “on the road” episode filled with background noise, arguments on how the dead can come back and how far they can travel, and the perfect side quest which leads to one of those profound Tripping on Legends moments.

    Listen to a little of the background into the stories from Episode 109, Weepers and Witch’s Walls.
    https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HJGwC414

    Join us June 4th at the SWFL Skunk Ape Conference:
    https://fb.me/e/1Ua5AMFNi

    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 spookytripping@gmail.com.
    Keep visiting the site for the trip log of our travels and other urban legends at: www.trippingonlegends.com.

    Follow us at:
    www.facebook.com/trippingonlegends
    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 https://midnight.fm/.

    You can follow our dark journey through the forest as we prepare for the book at
    https://www.facebook.com/The-Haunted-Ocala-National-Forest-623189158309846
    or by following the hashtag #hauntedOcala.
    Follow our new project, This Town is Myth on Facebook at
    www.facebook.com/ThisTownisMyth
    and with the hashtag #ThisTownisMyth on all our social media platforms

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Dank Farrik ,

Articulate and knowledgeable

Christopher is a guy who will have you second guessing about turning off a highway to find a gas station, in the middle of nowhere...and I mean that in the best way possible. It’s refreshing, albeit unsettling, to hear stories about high strangeness in towns I’ve never heard of, in a state I’ve lived in for years.

DLMSunshine🌙 ,

Thank you for being my favorite podcast😄

I love listening to Christopher Balzano’s eloquence radiate out of my headphones. His voice is soothing and his intelligence is apparent when he is sharing the history of ghost stories. You can hear his passion in every episode and I enjoy his subtle nuances each week. They make any listener connect and want to learn more about the topic being divulged . I’m so glad I finally found a podcast that is a perfect combination of storytelling, history, and lore.

banana anna 04052814 ,

Love the content but

Love the content, but I listen with headphones a lot and it’s a little hard to hear sometimes. Maybe speak closer to the mic? Im not going to lower my stars because of it. Love love love the show.

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