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: Follow us at: Twitter: @SpookyBalzano Instagram: @SpookyTripping

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Episode 98...The Hauntings of the Hurricane

Tripping on legends


Episode 98...The Hauntings of the Hurricane

Updated 2 months ago.

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.

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