Today is Paranormal Day over at friend Courtney Mroch's fantastic Haunt Jaunts Site!
So, what's up?
Some spookiness and what not, that's what!
So, here's my post about....
So, here's my post about....
The Haunting of Lizzie Borden
Rumors abound that the house at what was numbered 92 Second Street in Fall River, Massachusetts is seriously haunted. Not surprising since it was the place where Lizzie Borden allegedly hacked her father and stepmother to death with an ax in 1892.
It would make sense, of course, that something lingers, given the gruesomeness of the crime. Is it a spirit? A feeling of unease? Something darker? (Read the Borden autopsy reports—if you dare.)
You can find out on your own, of course, by booking a night at the former home of Lizzie, now the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast at the house, now numbered 230 Second Street. The owner even claimed being spooked out of the house when she first bought it, according to Bio.
Maybe it was nerves or an overactive imagination. Maybe it was the eerie history. Others have claimed to have sensed things… Some have claimed to hear a cat meowing… some have seen shadow people… some have heard voices, or felt someone – something – brush against them, so it’s claimed at Haunted Houses.com.
And, well, it’s a good selling point for the business, right? Not that such stories need to be manufactured. People have long had a fascination with the macabre and the ghoulish… In Lizzie’s day as today when people stop to look at a traffic accident, they lined the streets to get a glimpse of her and gathered outside the house to watch and gossip. The trial itself was reported nationwide and became the first “trial of the century.”
Whether the Borden house is haunted, of course, falls into the same category for many as the crime itself –is it or isn’t it? Did she do it or didn’t she?
My theory? She did it… but for a good reason…
About Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter –book coming this summer/fall!
Every city has its secrets…
Everyone thinks Lizzie Borden murdered her father and stepmother one hot August morning in 1892 for the oldest of reasons—greed, social status, frustration… But what if she did it because she had to?
Discovering Mr. and Mrs. Borden have become zombies thrusts Lizzie into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond. Now Lizzie enters the fight, vowing to do everything she can to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown, from this horrid scourge.
But who really killed the Bordens—and why? Lizzie and Emma try to unravel the mystery, even as Lizzie faces the gallows for murder and another fear: what role did her father have in these horrors?
Nowhere in nineteenth-century Fall River is safe from these nightmarish ghouls or the evil forces controlling them.
Yet, for Lizzie, uncovering her city’s—and family’s—secrets may come at a terrible price…