There’s something odd happening in the woods.  For years, people have been telling tales of the unexplained about the Ocala National Forest and spreading folklore to help explain the dark figures among the trees and strange lights distracting drivers on its roads.  But it does not end there. 

The towns in the shadow of the forest talk about old vampire owl witches and coyote women and ghosts who walk down streets seeking revenge. 

Join writer and folklorist Christopher Balzano as he takes you above the trees and into the towns of the Ocala looking for some of the odd tales people whisper across campfires and when they think outsiders aren’t listening.  Part first-hand accounts, part urban legend, these stories will offer a little dose of history and large measure of weirdness.

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