Lizzie Borden took an ax ... to the Travel Channel
The Fall River, Massachusetts spinster was accused of killing her father and stepmother with a hatchet in 1892. Borden was acquitted but that didn't keep her from being found guilty in popular opinion and a children's rhyme endures:
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one.
Her family home at 92 Second St. -- where the murders took place -- still stands and has been turned into a bed and breakfast. Of course, there are claims it's haunted.
Seeing as it's the season for it, Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" paid a visit. In the episode airing on Saturday, Oct. 22 Nick and Zak get a little more than they bargained for when they are "overwhelmed with unknown aggression."