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The Story of the Lemp Mansion
The city of St. Louis, the capital of Missouri, is home to what may consider to be one of the most haunted places in the country: the Lemp Mansion. In fact, the Lemp Mansion was ranked by Life Magazine in the 1980s as one of the top nine most haunted places in America. Built in 1868, William J. Lemp and his wife, Julia, moved into the mansion in 1876.
Ghost Towns in Texas
In the mood for a real fright? Spend the month of October spooking yourself from visits to some of the scariest ghost towns in the state of Texas. You are sure to be frightened by the dilapidated, eerie ruins that are left in these towns.
There are countless areas and places throughout the country where strange occurrences and supernatural phenomenon seem to take place. And while it would be difficult to label one single state as the most haunted in America (bizarre happenings surely occur in every state), paranormal experts seem to agree that there’s no doubt that the majority of hauntings and paranormal activity centers around once specific place in the U.S. – Ohio. The Midwestern state along with its neighboring states comprise a major paranormal hotspot in the country; chances are, you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from an area where something rather strange has happened.
The Hauntings of Pennsylvania
Originally inhabited by a variety of Native American tribes for centuries, Europeans settled the area now known as Pennsylvania during the 17th century. As one of the original Thirteen Colonies, the state has a rich colonial history, one that has given rise to alleged hauntings throughout the state. Pennsylvania is also home to many frightening haunted houses but if you’re looking for an authentic frightening experience that’s a little less orthodox, try visiting one of the many notorious haunted places. People from all over the world travel to these very places to investigate the paranormal activities that seem to occur and to learn more about the ghostly tales that surround them.
The Historic Baker Mansion
Built in 1849, the Baker Mansion is known as one of central Pennsylvania’s true haunted houses. Originally built by Elias Baker for his family, the 28-room mansion is now home to the Blair County Historic Society. In 1914, the family abandoned the home after Anna, Elias’s daughter, died. Supposedly the Baker family now haunts the mansion; several people working in and around the mansion along with visitors who have toured the home have reported seeing eerie, ghostly images.
Jean Bonnet Tavern
Located in Bedford, Pennsylvania, the Jean Bonnet Tavern is well-known for its rustic charm, delicious cuisine, and most notably, the ghosts that haunt it. During the 1700’s, the tavern was actually a French fort and a stop along the trade route of the Shawnee Indians. Legend has it a man who was hung in the tavern and his body buried beneath the floorboards now haunts the tavern. In the 1950’s, a new owner of the tavern decided to replaced the floor and found a human skeleton. Testing indicated that the skeleton was in fact from the 1700’s.
The Historic Royer Mansion
The Royer Mansion dates back to the 1800’s when Samuel Royer built the house for his family. Several tragic events that occurred in the home have been documented including the death of Samuel’s first wife during childbirth, the death of Samuel himself, and the original Royer mansion being burned to the ground (it was rebuilt afterwards). The Royer mansion stood vacant for years and locals believe the spirits of past owners of the mansion now haunt it – many even claim they’ve seen ghosts in the home and on the grounds.
The Hotel Lincoln
Once a popular bar and brothel in the late 18th century, the Hotel Lincoln is now home to an antique shop. During its hay day, one of the most popular girls who worked in the brothel was murdered by her enraged husband when he found out what she was doing. Legend has it in a fit of rage, he shot her lover, then stabbed her to death before hanging her body on the closet door. Today many locals and even visitors claim to have seen apparitions in the newly remodeled antique shop. Some have even complained of feeling an eerie presence when on the second floor (where the murder took place).
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“Daunting though it may seem to some, an evening spent with us is filled with fun, history and mystery.”
Enter 92 Second Avenue, Fall River MA and we travel back into the world of Lizzie Borden and the murders that took place there in1892. Come spend the night in what was then the family’s homestead. It is a bed & breakfast now and guests have a choice of six bedrooms–including the room where Lizzie’s stepmother, Abby Durfee Grey was axed. If one thinks that this place is the scariest hotel in American, it is.
August 4, 1892. The murders that occurred on this date would send shockwave throughout the nation. The act would be declared “the crime of the century. Lizzie Andrew Borden–born July 19, 1860 was accused, indicted tried and acquitted of murdering her father and her stepmother.
On the morning of August 4th, someone killed Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Borden. Rumors and suspicion fell upon their youngest daughter, Lizzie Borden. There were other suspects too of course: including Bridget Sullivan–the Borden’s housekeeper and William Borden–Andrew’s illegitimate son. But in the end, it was Lizzie who was indicted. The evidence: the hatchet that supposedly was used in the crime, a dress that was burned a few days after the murders and an eyewitness who saw Lizzie trying to purchase prussic acid (an illegal substance at the time). This evidence was flimsy at best. For example, the hatchet that was found was not the whole axe… the handle was missing. Why? The prosecution claimed, “the killer removed the handle because it was bloody.” The dress Lizzie burned a few days after the murder, the defense said was “ ruined when she [Lizzie] brushed against some fresh paint.” Finally, the evidence that Lizzie tried to buy the acid was eventually “excluded” from the trial. Her defense team depicted Lizzie as an upstanding citizen. She after all was the church’s secretary-treasurer and an active member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. The proceedings came to an end and on July 20, 1893 after hearing the above evidence the jury acquitted Lizzie Borden of the crime. This however did not let Ms Borden escape folklore and history. We all remember and recite the rhyme from our schooldays:
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one
In truth, Abby Durfee Grey suffered only 18 or 19 whacks while Andrew–her father, only 11. But remember: it is never the truth that counts, it is the way you tell the story.
Maplecroft–the new home of the Borden sisters after the acquittal was purchased with their inheritance (another possible motive for the murder). In 1905 Emma Borden had a falling out with her sister over the friendship with the actress, Nance O’Neil. Emma eventually moved out and moved to New Hampshire where she died in 1927. The unmarried Lizzie meanwhile had died only nine days prior on June 1.
If you wish to find out more about this infamous case, why not spend a hair-raising night at the home of Lizzie Borden and her family. The bed & breakfast is open year-round except holidays. A full breakfast is included, which consists of coffee, Johnny cakes, fruit, sugar cookies, etc. There is also a library of books and videos of the Borden family, the murders and the aftermath of the trials that the guests are welcome to enjoy.
If you do not wish to take the dare of spending the night, there is a tour only option. From Memorial Day through early September, you can tour the house. Guided tour run from 11a.m. to 2:30p.m., every half hour. House only tours operate on weekends only.
Gift shop is available on premises.