The Haunting of Lizzie Borden’s grave

16 Oct

Perhaps you’ve heard of the mysterious skulker of Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Ma. On the other hand, perhaps you have not, in which case I’ll tell you.

For over a century people have seen the scurrying to and fro of a woman dressed in a black Victorian dress. She is described as neither attractive nor unattractive, neither young nor old, more short than tall and has pale blue eyes. It’s unknown how she gets into the cemetery as she has never been seen walking through the main gate off Prospect Avenue. When spotted from a distance and called out to, she will turn and look up and then quickly scurry away, disappearing between the headstones and over the little sloping hills.

Some people have claimed they saw her carrying away a bone, thought to be a femur, but at the time there was no evidence of any graves having been dug up or in any way disturbed. An Oak Grove caretaker once said he chased her for 200 yards on a vehicle similar to a golf cart but she could not be overtaken. She disappeared somewhere between Louis and Grace Howe and Philip T. Borden.

While in Boston at the Boston Public Library sifting through shelves of old film reels, I came across a short film done as an experiment with time lapse photography at Oak Grove Cemetery at night. After close scrutiny and playing it over and over, I could see this mysterious skulker captured on film! Look for yourself!

Recently spotted and captured on digital camera, I can now reveal the mysterious skulker of Oak Grove:

Scroll down slowly

Keep scrolling

Wait for it

Wait for it

You’re almost there

Trust me, you’re very close

Almost there


ta daaaa

Photos taken by Don S., a guest at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast on Saturday, August 4, 2007. How he got her to stand still I’ll never know.

That Lizzie. “She’s everywhere”. 😉

15 days to Holloween


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9 responses to “The Haunting of Lizzie Borden’s grave

  1. 6uldv8

    September 4, 2007 at 3:09 PM

    Got me on that one.

    That was soooo BAD!!!! LOL

  2. boxinghelena

    July 25, 2008 at 11:12 PM

    Haha!!! Love the doll!

  3. BKOsOsuper

    December 6, 2008 at 6:11 AM

    Whether to find a theme which was not discussed on one on this a blog?And that we communicate only on blog themes, and other themes are not present.
    Посмотреть фильм адмирал

  4. betty

    October 28, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    great fun, thanks

  5. Debbie

    August 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Where do I get that doll?!

    • phayemuss

      September 1, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      From Joyce Stahl. She makes them. She has a Facebook page if you have FB. 🙂 I’ve met her. She’s a lovely woman.

      • Pete

        May 19, 2019 at 8:25 AM

        Sooooo…is there actually a haunting in the cemetery, or is the whole thing a joke?

  6. phayemuss

    May 21, 2019 at 11:22 AM


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