One place I hope to be able to investigate someday is the homes that Lizzie Borden lived in. Her case is one of the cases that I grew up learning about from my dad. We are of the belief that she was innocent and that the investigators ignored vital information about a possible motive another person had. But this isn’t a true crime blog so we won’t get into all the little details parts of the murder. Even if you aren’t really familiar with the case, most of us have heard the nursery rhyme that is associated with the murders. Even if it is completely untrue and extreme stretch of what might have happened.
Lizzie Borden took an axe…
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done…
She gave her father forty one.
Andrew Borden now is dead.
Lizzie hit him on the head.
Up in heaven he will sing…
On the gallows she will swing.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with what happened in Lizzie’s childhood home, I will briefly go over what happened. Lizzie Borden was born July 19, 1860 and spent her entire life in Fall River, Massachusetts. The murders happened on August 4th, 1892. Abby, Lizzie’s stepmother, had gone upstairs about 9am to 10:30am to clean up the guest room while their guest was out of the house. While she was up there, someone came into the guestroom and attacked Abby with a hatchet. She was struck eighteen times. Around 10:30am, Andrew (Lizzie’s father) came home. He was locked out of the house and needed Maggie (their maid) to let him in. He went to take a nap on the couch. While he was sleeping, someone attacked him with a hatchet as well. He was struck ten or eleven times. Lizzie was the one that found him and called for Maggie to come downstairs because “Father’s dead. Somebody came in and killed him.” Lizzie was soon arrested for the murders and trial started June 5th, 1893. On June 20th, 1893, she was acquitted after the jury only took one and half hours to deliberate. After the trial Lizzie and her sister moved out of the house and moved into a larger home in the same town.
The house that the murders happened in has sense had many reported cases on paranormal activity. Staff there have reported lights turning themselves on and off by themselves. They also say that the doors will open and close by themselves. Visitors and staff have both reported hearing footsteps walking around. They have also reported feeling someone walking past them. This especially happens when people are walking up and down the stairs. Reports of being touched come in often. Shadow people have been seen often. Many photographs have shown the shadow people. Lizzie, herself, has been seen in the basement. Many people claim to hear voices talking but can make out what is being said. Cold spots can be felt randomly through out the house. Some people claim to either see Maggie’s cat or feel it brush by them. Two young kids have also been spotted playing marbles around the house. In the guest room, people have reported seeing an indent on the bed as if someone was laying on the bed.
Do you think Lizzie did the murders? Or do you think she was wrongly accused? Do you think the spirits are her family members or Lizzie herself? Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments down below.