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Famed haunted hotspot 'Lizzie Borden house' under new ownership, with big plans in the works
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The new owner of the famed Lizzie Borden house has big plans for the Massachusetts historical attraction that extend beyond just the typical haunting experience, he told FOX Business.
Lance Zaal began exploring earlier this year whether to buy the Fall River, Mass. house – where Lizzie Borden lived and was accused of murdering her father and his then-wife in 1892, only to be acquitted later. The Herald News was first to report on Zaal’s plans for the three-floor home, which Zaal said he ultimately purchased for $1.85 million.
"[The] Lizzie Borden story and house has a very special place in American history, and it's already very well-known with people throughout the United States and even internationally," Zaal, an entrepreneur and Marine Corps veteran, said on Friday. "It was just a golden opportunity for us."
Andrew Jackson Borden and his wife, Abby Borden, were found bludgeoned to death with an ax in the home on Aug. 4, 1892. Lizzie Borden was ultimately arrested but was acquitted at trial one year later. The case went cold, and Lizzie died at a different home in Fall River at the age of 66.
The ghosts that are said to have lingered around the property for years have made it an attraction for visitors far and wide.