It was a long weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida, as Christopher Balzano and Natalie Crist headed across the dreaded Skyway Bridge to Fort Desoto to follow up on the haunted legends there.

Natalie takes to the water to try and hook the ghost of the Romantic Trout Fisherman. While she’s putting her moves on the spirit world, Balzano takes to the battery of the fort to check out rumors of footsteps and shadows.

As the sun sets on the base, they venture to the outskirts and ruins of the old base to try and connect with the dozens who have died of yellow fever and are said to still walk the grounds, including a mother rumored to be heard crying for her dead children.

Follow their journey on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #haunteddesoto.

The Trippers journey was so impactful, a year later its effects were still being felt:

You can hear more on the background at:

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Listen to Episode 40…Fort DeSoto is Haunted, But Not Like You Think

You can read more about the background and stories behind them here: http://ghostseers.com/the-haunted-history-of-fort-desoto/ http://urbanlegendsofflorida.homestead.com/ftdesoto.html

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

We’re still knee deep in the #hauntedlove project, so we’re especially looking for ghost stories with a love twist.

Feel free to call our new phone number during our lives shows to get involved or whenever just to share a legend you’ve heard to ask a question at ((813) 418-6822. 

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