Iowa October 28, 2017
The Iowa Ghost Story That Will Leave You Absolutely Baffled
If you live in Iowa or have any interest in paranormal activity, you’ve probably hear about the Villisca axe murders of 1912. The murders remain unsolved.
In 1994, Martha Linn purchased the home where the murders happened. She restored it to its 1912 condition and even removed the plumbing and electricity.
The house is now a tourist attraction where self-proclaimed "Ghost Hunters" can spend the night.
On June 10 of 1912, Josiah Moore and his family plus two visiting children were murdered with an axe.
There were several suspects, but the murders remain unsolved.
People write their experiences in a notebook kept by Ms. Linn.
Visitors get pictures of anomalies, they tell stories about playing with the ghosts of the murdered children, and they hear voices.
In November of 2014, a ghost hunter from Wisconsin planned to spend the night there with a group of friends.
Like many visitors before them, they were there for a recreational paranormal experience.
The individual was alone in the northwest bedroom and his friends were outside. They heard him call for help on their two-way radios.
When they reached him, he was bleeding from an apparent stab wound.
They called 9-1-1 and the man was taken from a local hospital by helicopter to Omaha for medical care.
The Montgomery County police report indicates that the man was injured at about 12:45 am. That just happens to be about the same time that the mysterious 1912 murders occurred.
Crime scene investigators said there was no indication of foul play and the stab wound didn’t appear to be the result of an accident or a fall.
Their conclusion was that it must have been self-inflicted.
No one really knows what happened that November night in 2014 except the man who was injured.
The Montgomery County sheriff stated that the house and the people who visited it haven’t caused problems for the small community in the past.
The owner of the Villisca Axe Murder House indicated that the injured man recovered fully, but she declined to answer the media’s questions about the event surrounding the 2014 stabbing.
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