The Lizzie Borden story has captured the general public’s consideration for over a century.
The axe murders have been immortalized in a schoolchildren’s rhyme that’s nonetheless recited a long time later. The incident has been dramatized many instances, with varied takes, notably in current movies with the accused killer performed by Kristen Stewart and Christina Ricci (pictured above within the Lifetime unique movie Lizzie Borden Took An Axe). However is it potential extra than simply the story has endured? Might there be one thing else nonetheless hanging across the scene of the crime??
That sort of curiosity is strictly what the proprietor of US Ghost Adventures is relying on — it’s the entire cause he bought the home the place all of it occurred!
First off, we have to make clear we’re not speaking about Zak Bagans, star of the ghost-hunting actuality present Ghost Adventures (and ex of Holly Madison), who has been identified to buy haunted gadgets and actual property.
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No, that is US Ghost Adventures, an organization which provides ghost excursions of supposedly haunted locations in over 33 cities round the US. Proprietor Lance Zaal jumped on the likelihood to personal the unique Fall River, Massachusetts residence the place “Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mom 40 whacks.”
The home went up on the market in January on the shockingly brutal worth of $2 million bucks. Why a lot? It’s been a practical bed-and-breakfast vacationer attraction for the previous couple a long time. And sure, individuals are satisfied it’s haunted. The truth is, one visitor on Journey Advisor rated it as “essentially the most haunted place that I’ve ever stayed.”
Zaal tells Realtor.com he plans to maintain the museum open for each day excursions and in a single day stays — solely he desires to ramp it up much more with axe-throwing actions and an official Lizzie Borden Axe patrons should buy (the sale comes full with rights to the mental property). He says:
“We’ll be including a number of completely different occasions for each guests and locals. We would like this to be a spot the place individuals can sort of are available simply to have an excellent time as effectively. We actually need to give extra individuals a cause to go there—so extra actions and extra occasions.”
However relating to the excursions, Zaal claims, his crew don’t EVER embellish with pretend haunting tales:
“We don’t sensationalize something, we simply inform the story. We discuss in regards to the historical past and the issues that occurred there, after which we discuss in regards to the hauntings and the issues that folks expertise.”
What occurred there?
It was not Lizzie’s mom however her stepmother, Abby Borden, who was killed, alongside together with her father, Andrew Borden, on the evening of August 4, 1892. After Lizzie, then 32 years outdated, gave unsatisfactory and generally contradictory statements to police, she was charged with the murders. Nonetheless, she was finally acquitted — leaving the killings technically unsolved for almost 130 years.
As for the home at 230 Second Avenue, effectively, it has its personal scary historical past over the previous century. Suzanne St. John, the realtor making the sale, advised Rolling Stone again in January even she has skilled some scary phenomena:
“I don’t go in search of it — I’ll put it that manner. However I’ve positively had issues occur.”
As an illustration, St. John, who additionally works part-time as a tour information in the home, says she was portraying Bridget Sullivan, the Bordens’ live-in maid who was a witness within the trial towards Lizzie, in the course of the annual re-enactment when one thing occurred:
“Rapidly, I acquired a ache in my eye, and it begins watering and watering, and I’m like, ‘What the heck is occurring?’”
However then a number of the different actors talked about having been poked within the eye by some unseen drive.
“And that’s once I realized what it was: I acquired poked within the eye. I’ve had a number of experiences like that. It simply occurs. I don’t freak out about it.”
Both she’s extremely chill about being attacked by a ghost or she’s an extremely savvy actual property agent! LOLz!
However there have been loads of different accounts of individuals staying on the property and having spooky encounters, from articles in all places from Nation Residing to The New York Instances. And sure, even the OTHER Ghost Adventures has accomplished an episode on the home, as has nearly each different ghost hunter present.
The query is, is the place actually haunted? The proprietor of US Ghost Adventures might hope so proper now… however watch out what you want for, proper??
[Image via Lifetime/YouTube.]