Ghost story: Lizzie Borden
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Ghost story: Lizzie Borden

Ghost story: 

"Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one."

Lizzie Borden lived from 1860 to 1927 and is most known for her role in murdering her parents with an axe in their home in Fall River. Although she was acquitted of the murders, Lizzie remains the prime suspect as no one else was ever charged. One day in 1892, Lizzie (allegedly) hit her mother 19 times in the head with an axe as she was trying to make the bed. That same day, she murdered her father in the same manner. After the trial, Lizzie returned to her Fall River home where she remained for rest of her life. Most people believe that Lizzie was the one who committed these murders, but the truth of the matter is lost in time. However, some say the Borden family and their maid are still in residence. There have been regular sightings of Mr and Mrs Borden throughout the house over the years, and some visitors have even claimed to have seen Lizzie herself in the basement.

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