Episode 127 Blue Whales, Backrooms, and Walking Sam

There are a few reasons people make up folklore. They are trying to learn a lesson or remember something important to pass down. They are wanting to cherish a historical moment.

Then some folklore is meant to explain something in nature that science has not yet tackled. Why are their lights in the sky? Where does thunder come from? Why does the snake slitter?

Why are our kids dying?

Walking Sam has been taking the blame for the teen suicide rate on the Pine Ridge Reservation for years. Problem is, he may be more monster than myth and more ghost than cautionary tale.

Join Tripping on Legends as we look into the history of the Walking Sam and the figures like him across the different tribes in America. We’ll preview a new movie about the Backrooms and whether changing mediums can kill a legend.

Listen to some of the episodes mentioned:

Ella’s Birthday Revenge

Episode 110…Can’t Be Erased

Episode 95…The Elevator Game


Check out Christopher Balzano’s books, including the newly released Haunted Ocala National Forest

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