VILLISCA AXE MURDER HOUSE

503 East 2nd Street, villisca, ia

(712) 621-1530

Status: Murder Location; Open for Tours

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History

This house was originally constructed in 1868.

In 1903 Josiah Moore and his family moved into the house. They would live there until they were murdered in 1912.

On the night of June 9, 1912 all 6 members of the Moore family plus two guests who staying over were bludgeoned to death. All eight victims – including 6 children – met their end by horrific wounds to the head caused by an axe.

The murder remains unsolved to this day.

The house is now owned by Darwin and Martha Linn who have restored it to how it was during the time of the murders. There are day time historical tours and the property can be booked for an overnight stay and paranormal investigation.

 

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal activity takes place both in the overnight bookings and the day time tours.

Phantom voices of children have been heard. Almost any type of poltergeist activity – including flying objects – have been witnesses here. Psychics have reported contact with numerous spirits on site.

Other activity: feelings of being watched and not being alone; light anomalies; electrical disturbances and touches by unseen presences.