Ghosts & the Supernatural – A while back I received a call on the paranormal hotline, in which a woman that wanted to remain anonymous claimed she stayed at the infamous Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts. She claims that she saw a shadow figure move against the wall. She just brushed it off and thought it was her over active imagination. After her vacation in Massachusetts, she went back to her home in Missouri.
On the 2nd night being home, she had a vivid dream of taking an axe and killing her husband. This same nightmare was occurring night after night after night. She was so terrified of this dream, that she actually took the axe from her garage and threw it in a garbage dispenser at her local store. When she called me and told me of this experience, I suggested to her that she needed to get a full submersion baptism. A full submersion baptism is a basic form of exorcism and whatever may be tormenting her, will leave her body. She told me that she was not a Christian, but that she was a Buddhist. I then suggested that she get a cleansing utilizing her Buddhist beliefs. She engaged in a Buddhist ritual. The sacrament is meant to cleanse her spiritual being and soul. Other Buddhist members assisted her. She did a follow-up with me and told me that she was cleansed and is no longer having the Lizzie Borden type of nightmares. Now you may ask me. “Paul, do you think what this caller experienced is real?” Answer: “I don’t know. Some people get traumatized after watching something on ID Discovery. So perhaps the stories of Lizzie Borden stuck with the caller, causing her to have nightmares. I don’t get any outstanding reports that the Borden House is haunted. Read on.”
As we all know Lizzie Borden in 1892 murdered her father and stepmother with an axe and she was acquitted of the crimes. Many ghost hunters wonder if Lizzie is still haunting the house, or maybe her father and stepmother are still lingering around the house? It was time for me and my wife Deanna Jaxine Stinson to head off to Massachusetts to find out. The stories that are related to hauntings of the Borden Bed & Breakfast are scarce. There are reports of the floor creaking. That doesn’t tell me much. My floors at times creak and my house was built in 1998. The Borden house is very old, so I would imagine the house is still settling and causing these creaking noises. People at times smell a faint floral scent. Hmmm. Many guests and tourists come and go at this house, it could be anyone’s perfume or cologne that they are smelling. Shadows are sometimes seen. At night at my home, sometimes a car light will hit the window just right, to cause odd shadows to cross my walls. This could almost be anything. One witness said a shadow walked up the staircase. Perhaps a trickery of the eyes? Light bulbs burn out. My lightbulbs burn out all the time around my house, there is nothing paranormal about that at all. People freak out over the smallest things. I watched one program about Salem and the Borden House and the guest thought he saw the mannequin move. Another guest said they had flying orbs chase them out of the door. I wasn’t impressed with the paranormal stories from the Borden House and I can only wonder why the murdered victims would want to stick around this house? I would imagine that the murdered victims souls would immediately want to go into the light and not stick around a house that has a horrible memory. As for Lizzie sticking around the house, I doubt it. I don’t believe there is any intelligent energy residing at the Borden House, but I do believe there is residual energy that stays there. The act of a double murder replays over and over again. This negative energy is forever imprinted into the atmosphere.
Because the Borden House has an evil notoriety, ghost hunters are drawn to this house. They would probably do better in getting evidence at a place like Moaning Caverns – see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moaning_Cavern I get reports of activity that happen in this cave and it’s because many people in ancient times fell into a hole that can fit the Statue of Liberty inside easily. Many bones were discovered in this cave. Some of the oldest human remains have been discovered at this cave. I rappelled in this cave and remember talking to some frequent rappellers of this cave and they told me that they experienced ghostly touches, seen orbs with their own eyes and a few ghost hunters captured EVPs of languages that they did not understand. Moaning Caverns is not known to many paranormal investigators. If you want evidence, you should visit Moaning Caverns before visiting the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast. That’s my advice.
Paul Dale Roberts, HPI Esoteric Detective
aka The Demon Warrior
Halo Paranormal Investigations (HPI International)