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Villisca Axe House | Real Haunted Places

The Day Book 14 June 1912 
from Wikimedia Commons

The Back Story:

On June 10, 1912, in a white wood frame house, in the small town of Villisca, Iowa, a horrifying crime occurred that left the entire Moore family (father, mother, their four children and two of their young friends) dead.  They had all been murdered in their beds by someone using an ax.  Two spent cigarettes found in the attic suggested that the killer or killers patiently waited in the attic until the family was asleep.  Though there were several suspects, no one was ever charged with the crime.  Today, if they dare, visitors can book tours of the home and even spend the night. 

Paranormal Occurrences:

Psychics have confirmed the presence of spirits dwelling in the home.  Many have actually communicated with them.  Some skeptics have left believers.  Visits by paranormal investigators have provided audio, video and photographic proof of paranormal activity. Tours have been cut short by children's voices, falling lamps, moving ladders and flying objects.