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The Haunting of Villisca Axe Murder House
Villisca, Iowa

Posted by Hauntings Admin on 07/04/2009

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About Villisca Axe Murder House

History

In 1912 the J.B. Moore family along with two young girls who were spending the night, were murdered with an axe. Forensic science in 1912 was not terribly advanced, and who the actual murderer was remains a mystery. J.B. Moore, Sara Moore, Herman, Katherine, Boyd, and Paul (their children), and Ina and Lena Stillinger (friends of young Katherine) were all brutally murdered with an axe on June 10, 1912.

Bacon was left on the piano and on one of the countertops in the kitchen. No one knows why although people have speculated that the killer perhaps rubbed himself down with bacon to keep from being picked up by tracking dogs.

Sara and J.B. were struck on the back of the head. One of the Stillinger girls was oddly arranged on the bed, in a position that seemed to suggest that she had been sexually violated in some way. All of the mirrors were covered with blankets. The doors and windows were covered as well.

Most seem to think that murderer hid in the attic for quite some time until the Moore family finally retired to bed. The train whistle was purportedly loud enough to keep the neighbors from overhearing the murders next door. Investigations have indicated that the murders may have happened when the 2:00 AM train rumbled through town.

There is a fairly long history of weirdness associated with the house following the murders. A number of different families lived in the Moore house after the murders. One rather large male tenant, for example ran out of the house in the middle of the night screaming. He slept out in the barn every night thereafter.

There are haunted locations throughout the United States that involve axe murders. For example, there is a haunted bridge in Broussard, Louisiana called Mary Jane's Bridge where paranormal activity seems to be related to a serial axe murderer who terrorized people in the region in the 1910's. Interestingly, this axe murderer did his evil deeds around the same time as the Villisca axe murderers. Could the serial killer in Louisiana and Texas be the same killer responsible for the death of the Moore's?

Yet another creepy axe murderer was Travis Dayton of Greenville, Alabama. He murdered his wife and unborn child using an axe. Haunted events related to the tragedy are said to take place at Cry Baby Creek in Greenville.

Videos of the Villisca Axe Murder house demonstrate some of the eerie paranormal activity that takes place, particularly in the children's rooms. Another haunted location that manifests strange paranormal activity due to the presence of children is the Myrtles Plantation (now considered one of the most haunted hotels in the United States).

 

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Ghost Adventures: Villisca Ax Murderer

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Scariest Places On Earth (Villisca, Iowa)

Villisca Axe Murder House / Tri County Paranormal Group / Video Evidence 1

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A Night in Villisca

Villisca Axe Murder House / Tri County Paranormal Group / AMAZING EVP!!!!

Moore's House of Villisca Iowa


Villisca Axe Murder House During a Thunderstorm! Ghost girl says MAMA!

Upstairs in The Villisca Ax-Murder House

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Villisca Ax Murder House "Lights Out!" - Ghosts? Spirits? Haunted?

Villisca Axe Murder House Kids Room 2


Villisca Axe House Attic - Moving Shadow?

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PRISM Paranormal Investigation: Villisca Axe Murder House, 2005

Villisca Axe Murder House / Tri County Paranormal Group / EVP / Reverend Kelly

Villisca Axe Murder House Attic Door Closing


Vilisca Iowa Axe Murder House Kids Room

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Villisca Axe Murder House / Tri County Paranormal Group / Video Evidence 2

Villisca Iowa Axe Murder House-Kids Closet Door Opens and Closes

BlackBoxTV Live "A Haunted House in Iowa"


EVP Audio: Villisca Axe Murder House, 2005 (PRISM Investigation)

Villisca Axe Murder House: May 2010

Villisca Ax Murder House

Scariest Places On Earth (Villisca, Iowa)

Comments

Walt Posted: 07/07/2008
I've been to this place. It's freaky!
Amy Posted: 09/04/2008
It's a really small house though. Reminds me of the Amityville Horror house.
Nightwatchers Omaha Posted: 11/04/2008
At a recent investigation I was pushed down the steps, locked in the attic TWICE. A ball chased one of us around the house. And many other happenings. WE will returen soon check out our myspace for details
Avery Posted: 11/28/2008
I have seen this on TV and i live really close to the city!
Bert Ogg Posted: 07/22/2009
I have been here as well. Its sad if you know the history behind it. The one thing you should do, if you plan to go there is to sit quietly and wait for a train to pass. Note how the mood of the house changes. Its menecing. The experienes that I had were, 1. Through out the the night i had pains right underneath the base of the skull. which was weird becuase i was feeling great before i went inside the homestead. If you know the history the family was killed with an axe. The murder killed the family by crushing the back of thier skulls. Coincidence? 2. Is in the childerns room. A friend and I were sitting on one of the kids bed, and we were sitting pretty still just talking amongst our selfs, and asking questtions to the little kids spirits. And all of a sudden our bed shook, like as if some one just jumped on the bed to sit right next to you. 3. We did some mirror scrying to see if we could see anything. It was my turn and i sat there for a while and nothing. But just as i was going to leave my face was changing. It become serious, and mean. ( If you know me, im joyous, and im kind and sincere, so it was a great change in attitude) I grew a full beard, and my eyes became pitch black. Of coure I was startled, and i remeber everything vividly. These are just some things that happend there, so this place is a good start to investigate.
raynee Posted: 12/04/2009
we stayed on Nov 1 2009 very small creepy house we heard kids whispering as we were trying to fall asleep in the parents bed and the next morning when we woke up we had 3 balls in bed with us they werent there the night before we know this because we put our sleeping bag over the bed and layed on it on we all want to return
superGhost Posted: 06/10/2011
Axes don't kill people... wait, no, they do.
Haunting America Posted: 06/21/2011
http://www.hauntingamerica.com/villisca-axe-murder-house/
mdpcmindy Posted: 07/12/2011
I plan to visit there soon.. Can anyone tell me any other expeiriences other than the mood change when the train passes or the ache in the back of the head or the kids or the balls in bed or the mirror??
mdpcmindy Posted: 07/12/2011
Also can anyone tell me the ages of all the peole in the house on June 10, 1912???
nikki is awesome!!!!!!! Posted: 07/22/2011
the kids ages were like 12 10 7 5 and then the friends were twin 12 year olds
mdpcmindy Posted: 07/26/2011
ok and "nikki is awesome", have you ever been there??

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