08/4/17

The Lizzie Borden Haunting

On August 4th, 1892, someone took an axe to Andrew and Abby Borden inside their Fall River, Massachusetts home. Though police suspected Andrew’s daughter Lizzie, a jury acquitted her of the crime. The gruesome murders made international headlines and inspired the famous rhyme:

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.

Given the gory history of the Borden home, it’s hardly surprising the building has a haunted reputation. Strange events at the property include the sound of a woman weeping, muffled conversations in empty rooms, and shoes shuffling across the floor. One maid reportedly quit after seeing the indention of a body on a bed in Abby’s room.

Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters both investigated the home, as have several other paranormal investigation teams. Prefer to explore the property yourself? Visitors can tour the old home, now a bed and breakfast, or spend a night in the room where Abby was brutally murdered. For those who can’t travel, ghost cam subscriptions are also available.

07/31/16

7 August Events That Caused Hauntings

Goodbye, July. Hello, August! Brush up on your haunted history with these 7 August events that caused hauntings.

University of Texas Shootings – Austin, Texas

haunted UT tower

On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the Tower at the University of Texas and gunned down dozens of people, killing 14 and wounding 32. Some say he’s still there. Tower security guards report lights that go and off at night, when the offices are closed and the tower is vacant. In some instances, the lights switch on and off several times in one evening. On one occasion, an irritated security guard yelled at Charlie to knock it off, and the lights switched off and stayed that way.

Lizzie Borden Murders – Fall River, Massachusetts

haunted lizzie borden house

On August 4th, 1892, someone took an axe to Andrew and Abby Borden inside their Fall River home. Though police suspected Andrew’s daughter Lizzie, a jury acquitted her of the crime. The gruesome murders made international headlines and inspired the famous rhyme:

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.

Given the gory history of the Borden home, it’s hardly surprising the building has a haunted reputation. Strange events at the property include the sound of a woman weeping, muffled conversations in empty rooms, and shoes moving across the floor. One maid reportedly quit after seeing the indention of a body on a bed in Abby’s room.

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04/8/13

Ghosts at the Lizzie Borden House?

Photos of Lizzie Borden House, Fall RiverOn August 4th, 1892, someone took an axe to Andrew and Abby Borden inside their Fall River, MA home. Abby died in a guest bedroom, her skull crushed by 19 blows, while the murderer pulverized Andrew’s face with 10. The gruesome story made international headlines and inspired the now-famous rhyme:

“Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.”

Though police suspected Andrew’s daughter Lizzie, a jury acquitted her of the crime, and she remained in Fall River until her death in 1927.

Over 120 years later, the site of the infamous murders still stands and is now the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum (above). Visitors can tour the old home or spend a night in the room where Abby was brutally murdered. Photos of the crime scene adorn the walls and visitors can purchase bloodied Lizzie Borden bobble heads or view replicas of the Borden’s crushed skulls. Classy.

Given the gory history of the Borden home, it’s hardly surprising the building has a haunted reputation. Strange events at the property include the sound of a woman weeping, muffled conversations in empty rooms, and shoes moving across the floor. An icy-cold breeze overtook one visitor as he stood at the spot of Abby’s demise. Another tale speaks of a maid who quit after seeing the indention of a body on the bed in Abby’s room.

Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters both investigated the home, as have several other paranormal investigation teams. The GA crew declared the building haunted, while the Ghost Hunters guys weren’t so sure. A local investigation team, Mass Most Haunted, claims a spirit attacked their camera while they were out for a smoke.

Haunted or not, the history of the Lizzie Borden house should be enough to give anyone creeps. Would you stay there overnight?

Photo: TripAdvisor.com

04/7/13

Ghost Picture of the Day: Figure at the Lizzie Borden House?

ghost photo lizzie borden house

A visitor at the infamous Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, MA, snapped this photo outside the home’s rear cellar. Is that a figure at the door?

Email your ghost photos to ghostsghoul@gmail.com!

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