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.
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The Trippers journey was so impactful, a year later its effects were still being felt:
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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
Check out Christopher Balzano’s books, including the newly released Haunted Ocala National Forest
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