Artist Says She Took Strange Photos During Trip to Lizzie Borden House
Artist Says She Took Strange Photos During Trip to Lizzie Borden House

A Maine painter says several photographs she took in the infamous Lizzie Borden house in Fall River, Massachusetts turned out to have the outline of a person in them.

The pictures, which Joanne Parent shared on Facebook, show a mirror in the corner on a table, along with several framed photographs.

But on closer inspection, the mirror appears to show something.

“You can clearly see the outline of something, like the form of a woman wearing a hood,” Parent told the PenBay Pilot. “I showed them to my sister and her husband. I was like ‘Oh My God,’ look at this.”

Parent had posted the photo to Facebook, but has since made her profile private so it’s not longer publicly available. However, the photo can still be seen on the PenBay Pilot.

 

A handleless hatchet, the possible murder weapon in the 1892 Borden murders, is shown on display at the Fall River Historical Society in Fall River, Mass., Tuesday, May 8, 2001. In 1892, Andrew Borden and his second-wife Abby were found brutally murdered in their family home and his daughter Lizzie was arrested, but not convicted of the crime. Tourists visit many Borden family sites in Fall River, retracing the steps of a murderer who legend says is Lizzie. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A handleless hatchet, the possible murder weapon in the 1892 Borden murders, is shown on display at the Fall River Historical Society in Fall River, Mass. on May 8, 2001. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Passers-by walk in front of the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, in Fall River, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008.  The owner of the former home and scene of the infamous 1892 double murder has filed a federal lawsuit to prevent a new museum and shop in Salem from using the name of the former Sunday school teacher who was accused in the hatchet deaths of her wealthy father and stepmother. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Passers-by walk in front of the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, in Fall River, Mass. on Aug. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Parent took the pictures by reaching around the door and snapping them, unwilling to go into the actual room where Borden allegedly murdered her father Andrew and her stepmother Abby in 1892.

Parent also says the black bar in the mirror seemed to appear later after the photos were taken.

“It’s an old, old mirror. People think they see stuff in it all of the time,” said Lee-Ann Wilber, who co-owns the bed and breakfast at the home.

“Depending on how you’re standing, you won’t see any anomalies in the mirror unless you take the picture from an angle. We’ve had plenty of pictures that were taken several years ago that can’t be explained, however, by a gentlemen by the name of Glenn Teza, a psychic and spiritual healing teacher from New Jersey. His photos show a mist figure and were taken with Instant Poloroid film and there is absolutely no way to mess with that film.”

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