NBC 10's Jared Pelletier hunts spirits in Lizzie Borden's home
Fall River, Massachusetts. A beautiful New England City with a unique landscape and beautiful Victorian-style homes.
But one home's history is associated with a gruesome killing.
On Aug. 4, 1892, Andrew Borden and his second wife, Abby, were found dead in their Second Street home.
Andrew's daughter, Lizzie Borden, suspected, arrested, but then acquitted of all charges in a high profile case.
Lizzie and her sister bought a large, luxurious home on French Street not long after the trial.
This home was apparently the house of Lizzie's dreams, and it would eventually be where she died. Some say her spirit is still within these walls.
That's why I'm here. I teamed up with DLH Paranormal Investigations to try to find out if Lizzie's spirit is still here.
"I'm with DLH Paranormal, and we're kind of unusual in the fact that we are an all female group," said Deb Vickers.
Vickers' investigative team takes its work very seriously
"It doesn't scare us away as we're more interested to find out what it is," Vickers said.
We start with a rundown of investigative equipment, then head to the basement.
"Lizzie Borden, if you're here, are you happy to once again entertain in your house?" Vickers said. "Speak into my red light. We're not here to harm you."
During an EVP session, I had a few questions myself
"How long have you been here? How many people are in this room?" I asked.
"Well, I think even though she was acquitted of the murders, a lot of people still believed that she did it," said Laura Peloquin of DLH Paranormal Investigations.
I also used dowsing rods to get answers.
"Lizzie, are you here with us right now?"
Was there communication with unrested spirits here? Our investigation was inconclusive.
But one thing I am sure of is, I'll remember this experience for a lifetime.