Everyone knows the sordid tale of Lizzie Borden (and has probably sung the macabre nursery rhyme). But few have committed to staying the night at the haunted family home-turned-Bed and Breakfast. Those who visit the site of the 1892 unsolved murder (Lizzie was accused but acquitted of her parents’ grisly slaying) have heard weeping, whispers and footsteps, and have seen wandering apparitions in Victorian-era clothing. Take a day tour or settle in for the night in the actual room where Abby Borden met her demise.
Massachusetts can lay claim to some of the scariest ghost stories and hauntings ever recorded. From a former Revolutionary War hospital-turned-inn and a mysterious park rumored to host satanic rituals, to a grisly family murder and the horrifying Salem Witch Trials, the shadows of our state’s dark past are never too far. Thrillseekers have plenty to keep them busy, as they explore eerie areas in search of hair-raising spectral sightings and paranormal encounters. We’ve gathered 10 places rooted in the spookiest local lore for you to visit (after you've had your fill of pumpkin picking, apple picking and admiring the fall foliage). Investigate at will, but be warned: These are the homes of the undead; You’re merely a guest.
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