Lizzie Borden and the ghosts that linger behind her

Horror Made

Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden took an axe

And gave her mother forty whacks.

When she saw what she had done,

She gave her father forty-one.

Way back in the day, August 4, 1892 to be exact, two horrendous murders took place in Fall River Massachusetts. Andrew and Abbey Borden were brutally murdered in their home by someone wielding a hatchet that chopped their heads into tiny messy bits. All signs pointed to one of their daughters, the infamous Lizzie Borden. She had the means, the motive, and her alibis were as solid as jello.

The Borden Homestead

Leading up to the murders there had been a fair amount of turmoil with the wealthy family. Andrew Borden was handing out parcels of land to extended family members and the two daughters, Lizzie and Emma Borden where non-too-thrilled with their father’s decisions. On the day the murders occurred the uncle, John, had…

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