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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Conversations on Folklore with Dr. Andrea Kitta

Updated a long time ago.

Before the dark days of Hurricane Irma, Christopher Balzano was able to speak with Dr. Andrea Kitta, associate professor at East Carolina University (

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 whether modern day ghost stories and the legends that develop around them are folklore.

Check out these links as an essential resource into looking into legends and to see some of Dr. Kitta’s work.
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research

American Folklore Society

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