The Deadly History Of This Iowa Town Is Terrifying But True
Villisca, Iowa is widely known – and mostly known – for the deadly ax murders that happened in this sleepy community more than 100 years ago.
Oddly, the famous ax murders are the first thing the Wikipedia page for the City of Villisca says about the town, right after describing the location and listing the population. In 1912, a grisly massacre took place in a house in Villisca when someone murdered eight people in their sleep – with an ax.
Additionally, it’s widely known as one of the most haunted houses in America. To this day, the eight murders committed here have never been solved.
You can tour the Villisca Ax Murder House and even spend the night in this haunted place — if you dare. It’s located at 508 E 2nd St., Villisca, Iowa. More information can be found here.
Have you visited this piece of history? And did you see or feel anything strange while you were there? We’d love to know about your experience in our comments.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer for OnlyInYourState.com. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak and check out new adventures all over the country.
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