Lizzie Borden's House--July 19, 2004
Each year several horror writers and artists who attend Necon--
the NorthEastern Writers Conference--make a little pilgrimage
to visit Lizzie on her birthday...last year several of us stayed
overnight at the Inn. We've been staying every year since..
Is there a better way for a bunch of horror writers to end a conference?
We didn't think so.
Some of us are intuitive or psychic....Were there episodes?
Hang on to your hats, kids: Lizzie and company scared the living hell ut of us--from the cold spots,
to the flickering lights, to the shapes and shadows seen to ghostly images and spirit energy captured on film in these authentic photos:
To visit our Lizzie page from 2005
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© 2004 Lisa Mannetti
Gordon Linzner (back to camera), Linda
Addison, Gerard Houarner. Robert Dunbar
laughs...all unaware that a ghostly mist
has filled half the painting above the
sofa where Andrew Borden was hacked
Isn't Lizzie funny? This is the 19th picture
on the camera....it was taken in the cellar,
where, from the other side of that window,
Officer Hyde saw her stoop down and
hide something (but not what) in the
Click here to view zoom,click photo for enlargement and note the figure hiding on the far right...Is that a baby? A child? or just one of the ordinary ghosts at Lizzie Borden's?
The lights flickered while all of us were down there....
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Blue Orb
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Lizzie's Cake
Eleanor Thimbault (our expert guide) lights
the candles on Lizzie's birthday cake.
Click on the photo (right) for a larger view.
Click here to look at an inset of the crystal
door knob (original to the house) where
a face peers out and is looking directly
at the cake. Was Lizzie watching?
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Orb: The Guest Room
A blue orb and its reflection outside the windows of the John Vinnicum Morse guest room where Abby Borden was murdered on August 4th, 1892.
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Front Door Orb
The front door at Lizzie Borden's
House does not stay closed unless it's locked. Here, an orb
lingers near the door jamb, while
three of us (including the very
gracious Jody who works at the
Inn) came outside to warm up.
The house was often appallingly
cold for long minutes at a time.
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Blood Images & Orbs
Things often go "missing" in the Borden House; while visiting the cellar Sephera Giron and I
collected 4 postage-stamp-sized
bits of rubble, thinking we might
hold a seance later that night.
Afraid to return to the cellar, I
left them all on a bookcase in the room where Andrew was murdered. Imagine my surprise when I discovered one piece inside my handbag--after I retured home.
It has disappeared in the last month.
Marie Zbytek makes a case for a view of Lizzie's face seen in
the cellar window at left.
© 2004--Marie Zbytek Cellar Orbs
© 2004--Marie Zbytek Lizzie's Face
At two minutes to twelve we were in the sitting room where Andrew was murdered. We'd all
been seeing shadows and experiencing
phenomena. Here, the camera records
the fireplace (you can compare it with the
earlier picture above) that displays several
white orbs. There are also two ellipitcal-shaped
red spots that seem to have faces, a red
smear on the right, and a long red line
on the door on the left.
Click on photo for enlarged view.
Click here to see close up of fireplace.
Ready for a Break?
© Fall River Historical Society
This hatchet is believed to be the murder weapon.
Neither section is for the faint of heart.
Or scroll down to see more pictures of the night
the Necon horror writers spent at Lizzie Borden's.
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Ecto on Sofa
At one point during the evening's festivities, a white bloom of ectoplasm appeared on the sofa--which had been cleaned and
vacuumed that morning.
It was visible to the naked eye--unlike the face that appears in the photo on the left.
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Skull Face & Ecto
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Orbs--Borden House
The third window of the guestroom
where Abby Borden was slain.
This is the window that was next to the place
her body was found.
The Borden house tends to
become more active in the
weeks preceding the anniversary
of the murder.
In the second photo on the left, even more orbs can be seen outside the house.
While Charles Neddo, who stayed in the guest room, slept peacefully, some of us were not quite so unaffected by the Borden ghosts.
Note the shape in the top right pane of the left window...what appears to be a woman in a long dress.
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Orbs--Borden House
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Rainbow Energy
This skirt of Lizzie's is situated in the entry hall. While my flash is "caught" in the mirror, note that away from the reflection is a tiny prism of rainbow energy on the radiator fin.
On my first trip to the house in 2002, Marsha D and Robin Furth reported they heard a woman calling "hello" to me. On Monday after my return, I heard someone calling my name outside my office window. I thought surely a neigbor dropped by and was trying to get my attention because I wasn't answering the bell...no one was at the door.
So with those incidents and the rainbow energy, maybe Lizzie likes me...but then she's not the sort of person or spirit one could trust to remain constant in her moods....is she?
In the photo of the sofa, note the small orb on the left and the whitish mist on the wall.
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Mist
© 2004--Lisa Mannetti Outer Wall
Orbs on the former outer wall of the Borden House.
When the renovations are complete and the print shop next door is taken down, this wall will be exposed again.
July 19th, 2003--Photos taken at Lizzie Borden's House.
© 2003 Dennis Cummins Lisa Mannetti and Gahan Wilson
Here, Lisa Mannetti and Gahan Wilson pose before the infamous residence.
Behind Gahan's back two faces appear to loom from the shadows. Is one of them Lizzie? Emma? Perhaps it's Abby-- her stepmother-- who was murdered along with Lizzie's father, Andrew Borden.
Below are some photos of The Borden Family, which may help you determine
which (if any) of the Bordens put in an appearance on Lizzie's birthday in 2003.
Lizzie Emma Abby Andrew
© Dennis Cummins Dennis Cummins and Gahan Wilson
Here, less than a minute later,
the greenish orb is more
distinct and has moved over the
lampost. More orbs appear on the
right, but the "pictures" of the
Borden ghosts are no longer visible.
The house is even more
frightening at night....
Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast
Fall River Historical Society
Lizzie Borden Virtual Museum & Library
Lizzie Borden Coloring Book
"Demon Lover" by Lisa Mannetti
"The Haunted Lizzie Borden House" by Lisa Mannetti
a true ghost story in Spooks! published by Twilight Tales
For more shivers: Websites of Intrepid Writers who visited Lizzie Borden's:
Resident Ghost Main Page
Lizzie Borden Crime Scene
Borden Autopsy Photos
Lizzie Borden Photos 2005
The Chancery House
The Main Page of our Website
Virtual Haunted House
Dark Fiction and Reviews
The Secret Annex
Gothic Cemetery Art
Free Gothic E-Cards