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Many adults can still recall an old rhyme from their childhood about the notorious Lizzie Borden. “Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.”
Like many nursery rhymes, this one was steeped in a grisly event that involved the murder of a prominent businessman and his wife in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892. According to Borden, she returned home one day to find her father’s lifeless body on the couch, murdered by a blunt instrument. The body of her stepmother was found upstairs in her bed, the victim of an even more gruesome attack. Despite Borden being a prime suspect and even being charged with both murders, she was acquitted on a lack of evidence (per Britannica).
The Travel Channel tells us that this house has a haunted history, which may have attracted Sevigny to it. Allegedly haunted by the ghosts of Lizzie’s father and stepmother, numerous people had reported ghostly encounters in this house long before the Hollywood star decided to stay overnight here with her boyfriend (per Occult World). As it was converted to a bed and breakfast, the general public was given the opportunity to see for themselves if Borden’s childhood home really was haunted by two people whose murders are still technically unsolved.
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