There’s a shadowy figure who makes his way up a sacred mound every night to protect the land he loves. Or maybe it’s a famous Floridian who was related to Napoleon and brought grapefruit to the Sunshine State. Or maybe it’s one of the many spirits disturbed when the modern world bulldozed the burial mounds or a ghost from one of the mysteriously missing cemeteries. Or maybe it’s just Cecil.
The Trippers are making their way back into Pinellas County to Philippe Park in Safety Harbor to look into the legend of a land no storm can touch. In their first live tripping episode, Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist get into the folklore surrounding the location and the history of haunted mounds throughout the state and the country.
Remember to follow the legend trip associated with this episode at #HauntedMounds on our social media.
Dr. Stark’s Urban Legends of Pinellas County Site:
Check out Christopher Balzano’s books, including the newly released Haunted Ocala National Forest
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 email@example.com.
Awesome! I’ve been in Phillippe Park hundreds of times since moving to the harbor. It was the best kept secret in Pinellas until the pandemic. But if you guys come back get at me I’d love to tag a long or help in any way I can. Definitely following your trips now