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Villisca Axe Murder House
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Villisca Axe Murder House

Villisca Iowa

June 25, 2011

A Brief History

On June 10 1912, sometime after midnight an unknown assailant entered the home J.B. Moore and murdered him, his wife, their 4 children and 2 of the children's friends that were spending the night, with an axe. The next morning a neighbour noticed that no one in the house had stirred yet and contacted a family member of the Moore's. It was then discovered what had happened. The culprit was never caught. There were suspects, but no one was ever convicted. This crime made the news nationwide, it even knocked the Titanic of the front page most newspapers.

In 1994 Darwin and Martha Linn acquired the house. They then returned the house to the conditions at the time of the murders in 1912. It was them placed on the National Registrar of Historic Places and opened for tours. Now it can be rented out for the night to those brave enough to spend the night.

For more information you can visit the official website for the Villisca Axe Murder House or just do a search in your favorite search engine. Even if you don't believe in this stuff, the case of the 1912 Villisca murders is interesting and strange enough to merit more investigation by itself.

Team Members

Big D, Fat Eddie, Flunky

Equipment Used

Canon EOS digital camera, Kodak C433 digital camera, digital audio recorder, JVC Mini DV model GR-D244U

Brief Synopsis

This opportunity was hosted by Steve from the Iowa Paranormal Society. There were a total of 10 people present that night. Steve from the Iowa Paranormal Society, Ed, Dan, me and 6 other people. We started by taking a tour of the museum in downtown Villisca. Afterwards the group went to the diner as a way to get acquainted with each other. Then they took us grave yard where the victims were laid to rest. The day light portion ended with a tour of the house itself.

We started the investigation by breaking off into groups to explore the house and start gathering data. While the house is quite small, it is a 2 story structure with an attic over the living room area, it is laid out in such a way as it is possible for 3 or 4 teams to roam around without completely walking over each other. At one point I spent about a half hour in the attic area above the living room where reports of odd happenings have been noted, while Ed and Dan investigate other areas of the house. The G.P.R.G. team was able to gather some interesting things at this time.

After a couple hours of this we took turns going through the house one at a time. Team member Fat Eddie was the first to go. This is when we collected the most interesting data of the night. Fat Eddie had quite the experience with a disembodied voice.

While most our video is grainy due to our video cameras not being for true 0 lux capability, the audio is of good quality.



While in the house alone Fat Ed got some interesting footage. He was on the landing at the bottom of the stairs that go the second floor when something spoke to him.{See below to see to see what we think it says.} The first video clip is from his D.V.R. The video is grainy but the audio is good. The second clip is from my mini D.V. that was on the second floor, down the hall way in the bedroom. It was focused the the closet door that has been reported to open and close on its own, but was able to pick up the same thing that Ed got. Once again the video is grainy but the audio is fair. The third clip is just a short piece so you can loop it to try and figure out what it says.

Clip 1 Clip 2

Clip 3


If you want to discuss this you can go the forum and let us know what you think.



On the second floor there is a door in the hall between the two bedrooms that leads to the attic over the living room that is reported to open or slam shut by its self. About an hour before Ed caught his voice, I was setting up in the attic to try and capture this on video. Right after I got everything set I made the comment to myself, "OK ghost, I did my part now you do yours" referring to the door moving, and sat there for a while. After reviewing, it was found that after I made my comment some audio was caught on tape.

The first clip is about 15 seconds long and starts right after my comment. At the 8 second mark right before I say I got 30 minutes of battery listen close and see what you think. The second clip is real short for looping.

Clip 1 Clip 1


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