What’s It Like Living in a Haunted House?

Edwin Gonzalez’s wife Lillian is the one who fell in love with the home.

“Since she was a little girl, she’s always wanted a Victorian,” he explained. It was Thanksgiving 2008 and Lillian’s sister sent her the Gardner, MA listing. Three days later, Edwin and Lillian went to see the home.

“The minute we walked in, we felt like we were going back in time,” Gonzalez said. “Lillian said, ‘This is mine!’ It was a dream home, really, it’s very charming. It calls you in.”

They bought the home and moved in about six months later. That’s when they started hearing rumors about the stately Victorian. Apparently, their dream home was haunted.

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New Light Shed on Lizzie Borden Case

For a summary of the Lizzie Borden story, click here.

The notorious 19th-century trial of Lizzie Borden, a wealthy New England woman accused of killing her parents with an ax, is back in the spotlight with the discovery of her attorney’s handwritten journals, providing fresh insight into the relationship with her father.

Borden was acquitted in 1892, and much of the evidence in the case ended up with Andrew Jackson Jennings, Borden’s attorney. The two journals, which Jennings stored in a Victorian bathtub along with other evidence from the case, including the infamous “handless hatchet,” were left to the Fall River Historical Society by Jennings’ grandson, who died last year.

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Hunting ghosts as part of college class

On a bone-cold night, with Venus hanging in the sky and the moon not having yet made its appearance, a building high on a hill in Groveland sits completely dark.

Dark, but not empty.

Navigating its dusky passages, cavernous halls, and rooms cluttered with shadowy hulks of furniture, a team of investigators has come to seek out the unknown. Outfitted with cameras, voice recorders, and various types of meters, as well as metaphysical tools, they hope to connect with the dead that are believed to haunt this 100-year-old building that serves as the centerpiece of Veasey Memorial Park.

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In The Name of God I Condemn Thee To Death: The Salem Witch Trials


“You’re a liar! I’m no more a witch than you are a wizard! If you take my life away, God will give you blood to drink!” ~Sarah Good, shortly before she was executed for witchcraft, July 19, 1692.

There are those who speak with the Lord’s name on their tongue and have nothing but evil intent. They may even fool themselves into believing that they are doing God’s work, and committing the most heinous of deeds can be justified if it is done in the name of a deity. More often than not, the deeds are born out of a selfish need for power or property, with the conviction that God wants them to have these things at any cost. Such is the case of 20 murders that took place over three hundred years ago in the name of preserving the righteous. In actuality, it was the end result of family rivalries and town politics that spiraled from rumors and gossip to hunting down innocent citizens so they could be tried for the crime of witchcraft. These events live forever in history as the Salem Witch Trials.

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Haunted Lodgings: Colonial Inn – Concord, Mass.


Colonial Inn - Concord, MA

Concord, Massachusetts is a town with many layers. Before the United States was even formed, this heretofore sleepy little town grew to be a hotbed of revolutionary sentiment. Alerted by Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott of the advancing British troops, the local minutemen banded together to confront the soldiers. These stalwart New Englanders actually pushed a contingent of the British Army, the world’s dominant force, back to Boston in retreat. The role Concord played during the American Revolution was a significant one, but even afterwards, this small village was not content to fade away into history.

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