Ghost Adventures

Season 5 Episode 5

Lizzie Borden House

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 2011 on Travel Channel
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Episode Summary


Zak, Nick and Aaron travel to Fall River, Massachusetts to visit the site of one of the most infamous murder cases in American history.

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  • Possibly tied for best episode.

    n August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden had gone into Fall River to do his usual rounds at the bank and post office. He returned home at about 10:45 a.m.; Lizzie Borden claimed that she found his body about 30 minutes later.During the murder trial, the Bordens' twenty-six year old maid, Bridget Sullivan testified that she was lying down in her room on the third floor of the house shortly after 11:00 a.m. when she heard Lizzie call to her, saying someone had killed her father; his body was found slumped on a couch in the downstairs sitting room. Andrew Borden's face was turned to the right hand side, apparently at ease, as if he was asleep. Shortly thereafter, while Lizzie was being tended by neighbors and the family doctor, Sullivan discovered the body of Abby Borden in the guest bedroom located upstairs. Both Andrew and Abby Borden had been killed by crushing blows to their skullsfrom a hatchet. Andrew Borden's left eyeball was cleanly split in two

    Overall the best episode of Season 5, and one of the best ever, the evidence was fantastic.

    10 out of 10moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Also Appearing:
      Lee-Ann Wilber - Property Manager
      Matt Moniz - Paranormal Investigator
      Tim Weisberg - Paranormal Investigator
      Eleanor Thibault - Tour Guide
      Liz Nowicki - Psychic Medium
      Kat Woods - Owner's Daughter
      Lauren Woods - Owner's Daughter

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Zak says that Lizzie is suspected of killing her own mother, and that it may have been caused by demonic possession. What he fails to make clear is that Abby Borden was Lizzie's stepmother, and that Lizzie and her sister Emma were furious with both her and their father over some financial decisions he'd recently made. These included giving a house to some relatives of their stepmother. There was a serious argument about money shortly before the murders, leading both Lizzie and Emma to leave home on "vacations", though both returned before the murders took place.

      Another interesting fact is that Mr Borden used an axe to chop off the heads of some pigeons Lizzie was keeping in the derelict family barn because he claimed they caused some of the neighborhood boys to trespass on the property, where they might get hurt or start a fire.

    • The Lizzie Borden house has been investigated by several paranormal TV shows. TAPS investigated the house in their second season Ghost Hunters episode "Shawshank Prison/Lizzie Borden", and Everyday Paranormal visited the location in their second season episode "Lizzie Borden". Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal visited the Borden House in the third season episode "Messages From The Dead: The Lizzie Borden Case".