Spooky Southcoast Interviews

August 4, 2007

You can hear this radio interview done at the Lizzie Borden B&B on where I relate my personal experiences.   When you click the link there will be a blank screen but the program begins in about 5 seconds.  Be be sure to have your volume turned up!  Enjoy!  Click HERE.

August 1, 2009 with Jill Dalton, writer and star of the outstanding one act, one woman play:  Lizzie Borden Live! Jill spoke during the first half hour and I spoke during the second half hour (about 45.20 on the time bar).  Click HERE.  Scroll down to “August 1st”.

July 31, 2010 I talk about the Three Lizzie Bordens and reveal new information as to possible motive and overkill.  Click HERE and it will start immediately.


13 responses to “Spooky Southcoast Interviews

  1. claudia

    March 6, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Hello ,I just joined the blog .My mom said they lived across the street from the Borden Home .Was told by occupant at the time there was still blood on stairs .Do not know what year .Possibly 1948…I dont know if the guy was telling stories of folk lore and both my parents have passed.Cant really get a date…any info would be fun to know .

    • Elisha Brazeale

      June 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      Be wary of people discouraging the possibility of blood on the stairs. No one was necessarily murdered there, but the crime scene was compromised by people traipsing through the house. An axe murder, especially a double axe-murder, is an immensely gory thing. There very well could have been blood on the staircase either from the people who walked through in the aftermath of the crime, the police, those who discovered Abby’s body upstairs, or, let us not discount the possibility, from the killer or killers themselves.

      • deborah5050

        July 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM

        If you read the testimony from the doctors who initially examined the bodies you will understand that the victims died so quickly that there was very little blood splatter. It’s location and number are specifically spelled by Dr. Willisam Dolan. Blood doesn’t spray out the way it’s depicted in horror movies. As gory as the killings might seem, there wasn’t nearly the mess one might think. Most of the blood oozed out of the bodies after death. There were lots of people in and out and the bodies were moved, especially Abby, but the blood was confined to areas near their bodies and found nowhere else in the house or on the people in it except for a 1/16 inch pin prick sized spot on Lizzie’s underskirt. This was written off to menstrual blood; absolutely no one lacked the Victorian sensibilities to follow-up on this…:-)

    • Brenda hendricks

      January 9, 2017 at 2:51 PM

      I would sure like to know more about what there’s borden was talking about.

    • Brenda hendricks

      January 9, 2017 at 2:53 PM

      I would sure like to know more about what Theresa borden was talking about.

  2. Julie

    April 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    I don’t think anyone was killed on the stairs…

    • Elisha Brazeale

      June 29, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      No? And the person(s) who killed Abby had to walk down the stairs to kill Andrew. Would it not be likely that they tracked blood? Forensics was so great back then that they could quickly determine if a body had been moved? They were unsure even if the coat bunched beneath Andrew Borden’s head had been used as a cover for Lizzie or someone else and then placed beneath his head. They did not use fingerprinting, the science available but in its infancy. They did not immediately close the crime scene, people were walking through it for a long period, possibly, no, probably, tracking the blood around. In any case, the bloody corpse of Abby Borden was brought downstairs. Remember, there was no bathroom, no running water in the house. There was no simple way to clean-up. It would be difficult to move a body out of a pool of blood and not get blood on your hands and feet, if you wiped it off there is the matter of bloody effects to be brought down as well as the rug.

  3. Theresa borden

    October 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Hello…I married into the borders…my sister-in-law has personal history on lizzie…she lives in Moreno valley…they are daughter favors lizza a lot…I always been fascinated with her story…

    • Mandie

      February 15, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      How exciting! Can you share more please!

  4. Mickey Earl

    November 6, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Really? Would you be so kind as to share some of the personal history that you have of Lizzy? Thank you.

    • phayemuss

      November 8, 2015 at 2:56 AM

      Goodness – it’s all right here within my blog….take your time…there’s alot to it. You can use the categories and months/years drop down menus to the right…scroll. Enjoy. And it’s “Lizzie” my friend, not “Lizzy”. 🙂 But who ARE you? A phony Facebook account, I see. I recall not accepting your Friend request.

  5. Kate Lavender

    June 30, 2018 at 10:57 PM

    Laughed out loud when I heard u say “Does one bad day make a bad person?” Great interview w/Tim Weisberg. Had to check in and say hi to all your fans. I’ll be back. K.

  6. Beverly B.

    December 23, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    I’m leaving my essay 😉 I recently and suddenly became interested in Lizzie Borden, beyond the films and the doggerel of childhood. I guess that I’m at an age where the humanity of Borden’s story catches my attention, rather than the sensationalism. I think that your site is quite interesting and I like your Lizzie numbers1-3 theory. I think that something in her radically changed between 2 and 3, and being in prison and leaving 2nd street for Maplecroft had a lot to do with it. I also tend to think that we’re dealing with a more real Lizzie Borden after the move to Maplecroft.

    Last week I listened to one of your past Southcoast interviews. You raised a really good question at the time of the interview regarding why there is a general increase in interest or drive in the US towards the paranormal/occult. It was a very astute and genuine question that you repeated more than once, and it resonated with me. I too have noticed this. I don’t think in any way that you were trying to capitalize on the “haunting” craze- I heard a genuine question that I don’t think was answered adequately on the show.

    The fascination has been around for a while in the US, but never accepted as the Norm- until now. The American Indian tribes were spiritualist in their religious expression. Other immigrants to the US have had an active interest in spiritualism since at least the 1840s. News appeared from New York State about the Fox sisters talking to spirits; we had the Salem trials 200 years earlier; and even the slaves brought West African and Caribbean spiritualism with them when they arrived here. As I believe in God, Jesus Christ, and the eternal soul, I’m also a believer in spiritual/invisible-to-the-human-eye things. I think our 5 senses can only observe, analyze, and answer so much, more or less depending upon individual learning curve, education, and life experience. Even the Old and New Testaments discuss the Holy Spirit, Heaven, Hell, Afterlife, and types of lesser spirits. There’s even a witch to whom one of the old kings of Israel went to, to communicate with one of the Prophets…. mostly because he was in open rebellion to God.

    There are things we just can’t explain using the material and physical only; Science is determined only by what is humanly quantifiable, observable, and measurable. It’s unlikely to use Science to prove that God exists. However, I’d also say that many of us can walk into a Christmas party full of people and read the room. We know fairly quickly, even without knowing the people themselves, who we want to speak to and who we want to move away from. We even know when we’ve innocently walked into a room which is reacting to some major Drama we just missed. You can feel this stuff without seeing it. The same is with “activity”- sensed in our spirits. I think we all have the capability to sense the invisible to greater or lesser degrees. Some of us actually do see or hear physical manifestations. I’ve had both. I’m not so sure to whom I would attribute any of my experiences, and I don’t automatically believe what I’m told; except, when I find myself in the presence of God, and then I know exactly who it is.

    My theory regarding the “haunting” of the 2nd Street house is that people have used ouija boards way too many times and have relaxed spiritual parameters, inviting in who knows what spirits, corrupting the original dynamics of the location. I don’t believe that all spirits are honest or identify themselves accurately; I also don’t think that they all bear good will to us humans. Further, I don’t know if those, there, are human spirits or not, never having been there. I tend not to believe in human spirits communicating to us Live and intelligently. Activity repeating itself like a movie- energy imprinted on a location- that I can more believe in. Or, even a tear Time, like in theoretical Physics, where people from different eras briefly inhabit the same space, unexpectedly. Is it provable? Not by me.

    So, I believe you’ve had experiences at 2nd street; and I also think, like you, that the term “haunting” goes a little too far and is too colloquial for the Fall River sites. Anyway, I think that there’s more secularism- churches are dying- more relative, confused spiritual belief, more people inviting the dishonest spirits who don’t like us much. The more of that, the more we get reeled in, hook, line and sinker, to things we don’t understand and can’t control. The impetus may come from gaming, culture, subcultures, spooky TV, our general delight in being scared by campfire stories or Stephen King, “harmless games” (hahaha)- like the ouija board- and spirits which oppress us and influence our attention, etc.

    I’m including this article, found today, which I think begins to address the question, should it still be something you think about. I’m not a Catholic, rather Pentecostal/Evangelical Christian, but I lean towards agreement: I think that it’s all connected, and as the saying goes “a rising tide lifts all boats”. I wish I could say that for a more positive outcome though. I don’t think that this rising interest and new Norm is a good thing.

    OT [The other thing that troubles me, which I think is strangely associated, is currently happening in Europe. The present generation of young adults has grown up, was raised in, and taught the details of Secular Humanism. When you look at the composition of radical soldiers found in Syria and Iraq, some of them are ethnically and culturally western European: They’ve left Secular Humanism to join radical, legalistic Islamism, of all things, after openly rejecting Christianity because of Secular Humanism.]


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