The most haunted bed and breakfast in Massachusetts is also home to the most notorious unsolved murders in the country—the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River lures in guests and paranormal investigators from around the world who want to try a hand at solving the mystery from beyond the grave. Paranormal bloggers from Destination America and Biography as well as television programs such as Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures and Dead Files have all been not only intrigued but terrified by what lurks in the dark corridors of the home. If the professional investigators are scared—are you willing to give it a go?
Back in August of 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were attacked and brutally murdered in their home. Their daughter, Lizzie, was the only one on the premises other than their maid Bridget but all circumstantial evidence pointed towards Lizzie as being the wielder of the axe. Although she was tried and acquitted due to lack of physical evidence, many still believe that Lizzie killed her father and stepmother.
Andrew was hacked 11 times about the neck and face as he slept on the sofa in the parlor and Abby was found with 19 blows to the head in the guestroom upstairs. Both areas are extremely active, perhaps the deceased couple is still trying to receive justice by identifying their killer. But the Lizzie Borden murder wasn’t the only unthinkable crime to have taken place. Prior to Andrew taking up residence at the home a distant relative, Eliza Darling Borden, murdered two of her children by dropping them down the well before taking her own life by slitting her throat with her husband’s razor. Maybe Lizzie isn’t to blame for her supposed actions—maybe there are dark forces at work.
Covers being ripped from the bed of sleeping guests, objects being moved about the house, children laughing and playing, full-bodied apparitions of men, women and children, unaccounted for emotions of grief or aggression by guests, floors creaking when no one is walking or moving, footsteps on the above floors and stairs when no one else in the home, shadow figures, doors opening and closing, phantom smells such as floral cologne, lights turning on and off of their own volitions, EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon), and disembodied voices—the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast has restless spirits that are yearning to be seen and heard!
Many believe that Andrew Borden is the male apparition that has been seen climbing the stairs and the shadow figure that lurks in the darkness of the parlor. He has been known to answer questions that are heard through EVPs in a rough and aggressive tone. For the most part, he ignores the living and goes about his daily life as he often ignored his own daughters, Lizzie and Emma. Another entity that has been identified by investigators is that of Abby Borden. The John Morse Room (the guestroom where she met her demise) has a strange occurrence that has been witnessed by several guests and investigators. The bed will show an indentation of a human body as if someone had just been lying on top of it even just after the staff members have made the bed. People have also heard the disembodied cries and moan of a female voice in this area. Not all the encounters with the spirit of Abby have been morose, there has also been an older, large woman with gray hair spotted gaily going about the home. Maybe there are times when she can forget the horrid way she died.
A full-bodied apparition that looks eerily like Lizzie Borden has been seen in the basement. That is where the 4 axes were discovered, one with a freshly broken handle and covered in ashes as if it were burned. Bridget, their maid, has also been seen. An EVP was captured of a woman screaming, “Ma’am come quick!” Who was being called and who was doing the calling?! There have also been sightings of a woman in maid’s attire doing her chores around the house. Does she know she’s passed on to the other side?
The apparition of a cat, meowing and the feeling of something brushing up against your legs is another report from the house. Perhaps it is Bridget’s cat that Abby Borden found beheaded in the basement not too long before she was murdered. Was Lizzie practicing with the cat or perhaps it points towards the symptoms of a sociopath that often begins with torturing animals.
The entities of two young children have also been captured on film and camera. EVPs of children laughing and playing as well as the disembodied giggles are a common occurrence at the home.
The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is an amazing location that will not disappoint, will you be ready to spend the night with the spirits of the longlost Borden family? Or maybe you’ll finally be the one to solve the crime!
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4:00pm - Check in
4:00pm until 7:00pm - Leisure time
7:00pm until 9:00pm - History tour
9:00pm until 2:00am - Overnight ghost hunt
8:00am until 9:00am - Breakfast
10:00am - Guests must vacate rooms
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