Lizzie Borden House
Everyone knows the pain and suffering that a divorce inflicts upon a child, but who knew that Lizzie Borden would take it so far?
On August 4th, 1892, Lizzie Borden did the unthinkable. She supposedly killed her father and stepmother by brutally murdering them with a hatchet. Although Lizzie Borden was later acquitted, the murders did happen in the Lizzie Borden house where her family lived. The gut wrenching horror of the Borden family being chopped to death with a hatchet will forever be in the history books as one of the most brutal double murders of all time.
Lizzie Borden House Haunted
The Lizzie Borden House is located in Fall River, Massachusetts. It still stands to this day as a constant reminder of the atrocities that were committed there. Here is a little information on the house. The Borden sisters, Lizzie and Emma, lived in the upstairs portion of the house. The rear of the upstairs was inhabited by Andrew and Abby Borden, the mother and father who were found so brutally murdered in their own home.
Lizzie and her stepmother, it’s well known, had a falling out with each other 6 years before the Lizzie Borden murders took place. Instead of calling her “Mother”, as she always had in the past, Lizzie began calling her “Mrs. Borden” or “my father’s wife” instead. It was hurtful to Abby (Lizzie’s stepmother), for Lizzie to call her by the name “Mrs. Borden”. She was very broken up about it. There always seemed to be conflict in the family about who was going to get what portion of the family’s estate when Abby and Andrew had both passed. Ultimately, it led to Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to take extended “vacations” away from the Borden household.
It’s well known that in the years before the murders, Lizzie had attempted to purchase cyanide from a local druggist. The druggist, of course, out of responsibility to his profession, refused. Lizzie proclaimed it was to clean a seal skin suit, but many people still have doubts about the validity of Lizzie’s claim. What normal girl attempts to purchase cyanide, of all things?
Just before the slaughter occurred, the entire Borden family was stricken with sickness and became violently ill. Why and how has still not been proven to this day, but most people think it’s because the Borden family was very much disliked by the people of Fall River. The Lizzie Borden house haunted many people’s thoughts and dreams for years, they just couldn’t believe what had happened.
The Lizzie Borden house is well known to be haunted and many people have reported paranormal experiences here. Just what makes the house so haunted? Many people believe there is a direct correlation between the murders and the unexplained events that happen at night. You could find out for yourself, but do you dare bring more publicity to spirits that would rather be left alone? We’ll leave that up to you…
Lizzie Borden Murders
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Lizzie Borden House History
Since the time of the murders the house has undergone changes to a bed and breakfast and the the Lizzie Borden museum. Listed at 92 Second Street, the house accommodates people from all walks of life and invites them to stay in a house that will forever go down in history. People staying at the Lizzie Borden bed and breakfast can view the murder scene and even try to get a taste of the paranormal. There are two bedroom suites that you can stay in, Lizzie and Emma’s Room and Andrew and Abby’s room. There is also the John Morse Guest Room and Bridget’s Attic Room. Finally, there are two additional bedrooms available, the Jennings and Knowlton Rooms.
Image of Lizzie Borden House courtesy of Pamela Bohnenstiehl