Registered: Jul 2004
Posted 10-30-08 12:10 PM IP
FALL RIVER - Elizabeth Nowicki is well-known at the bed and breakfast at 92 Second St.
Many people vie for the attention of the dark-haired, 39-year-old - there’s Abby and Andrew Borden, youngsters Sally and James, and a man named Michael.
Of course, they’re all dead. The Georgian-revival B & B, owned by Lee Ann Wilber, is the infamous Lizzie Borden House, where Abby and Andrew were murdered, allegedly by daughter Lizzie, in 1892.
“The Bordens never made it after they passed tragically. Their spirits don’t want to leave,” said Nowicki, a medium from Swansea. We tagged along on a recent visit to the restored 1845 home-turned-inn.
Nowicki, who conducts seances at the B & B for guests, communes with the ill-fated couple. “I feel after all this time, I know them,” she said.
Mrs. Borden, who smells like lavender, is usually in the upstairs guestroom where she was found, nearly decapitated, next to a bed she was making. “I ask her how she’s doing and she’ll say, ‘Very well dear’ or ‘I’m not having a good day today,’ ” said Nowicki, who says she’s had psychic gifts since birth.
Lizzie, who was in the house when her parents were killed, was acquitted of the murders. Conventional wisdom holds that the 32-year-old took an ax and gave her parents bloody whacks. But Nowicki thinks otherwise.
“She is not a wild maniac, she’s a victim,” she says.
Her father waits for Lizzie to come home, and Nowicki says her spirit has returned six times.
Overnight guests have reported chairs sliding across rooms, jiggling door handles and pillows falling off beds. The swishing of Abby Borden’s dress is often heard in hallways.
Wilber bought the house four years ago. One day, when she was in the basement, Wilber says she felt an icy hand move down her back. “I got touched, that bothered me. There’s something in the house, I believe now.”
By Herald staff | Thursday, October 30, 2008
Ghostly hosts: Guests, psychic report mystery presence at Lizzie Borden B & B
One of these years I am going to travel up to MA and stay in this B&B.
Check out the Lizzie Borden transcrips from her trial, they are quite an amazing read. I stayed up all night reading this stuff one time. It was very interesting to say the least. And like O.J. I think she did it... and like O.J. she got away with it.
The Trial of Lizzie Borden: Key Documents in the Lizzie Borden Case
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