Lizzy Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.
How's that for a little rhyme? In just a few short days, it will be the anniversary of the gruesome murders that inspired the passage above.
On August 4, 1892, Andrew Jackson Borden and his wife, Abby, were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. The rhyme above is a little off. Andrew suffered 11 whacks to the head while he slept on the sofa. Abby was dealt 19 blows while she was cleaning an upstairs room.
The number one suspect in their murders was their daughter, Lizzy. For the time, it was the trial of the century. I mean come on...how could a woman murder anyone like that? Yep, that was what a lot of people said. Anyway, after a long, hard trial, Lizzy was released from police custody. If you haven't heard the story, I highly encourage you to do a little research. It's a very interesting piece of historical information!
The house that Lizzy Borden grew up (and possibly committed these heinous murders) in is now a bed and breakfast. The business also gives ghost tours. I've taken the tour twice. The first time, I went with my husband, the second with a friend. On my first visit, there was a large crowd and not much ghostly activity was experienced.
The second visit was different. My friend and I were the only ones taking the tour that day. We heard a voice in the house and my friend's camera stopped working. The camera began working again after leaving the house. AND THE CAMERA WAS A FILM CAMERA!!!
How's that for a ghost story? Have you been to the Lizzy Borden house? Did you have any experiences?