True crime and ghostly folklore go together like Chicago and bootlegging or guns and bullets…

…and when you’re in the shadow of Ocala, no gangster can rest in peace without a ghost story. Florida’s haunted locations act as a map of unusual crime and famous villains, but there is one name that keeps coming up when you talk old time criminals and Florida phantoms.

Ma Barker might be one of the lesser known names to some outsiders, but her family’s story is intermixed with that of the state. Her house, or the reflection of it, forces us to keep asking about both sides of the mirror.

Join Trippers Christopher Balzano and Nicole MU as they look into the true story of this infamous woman and the ghosts who continue to rat tat tat at the scene of her death. And we would love to hear your local urban legends about haunted crime scenes.

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