Villisca Axe Murder House #2
May 5, 2013
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.
GREAT PLAINS RESEACH GROUP
G.P.R.S Team Members
Big Dan, Fat Eddie, Judy, Mark the Flunky, Paula, Brian, Molly.
Swann SWDVK-425504 S 4-Channel Digital Video Recorder with IR; Panasonic Digital Video Recorder with I.R.
Olympus VN-702PC; Olympus ??; Sony ICD-PX312; and 3 more.
Canon EOS digital camera, Kodak C433 digital camera, Kodak C142 digital camera
The G.P.R.G. team arrived at the Vallisca Axe Murder house at 4:00 pm and met with ????, one of the hosts. This was the the second time for Ed,
Dan and I but first time there for Judy, Paula, Brain and Molly, so we talked to him for a bit, then he gave the tour of the house and we talked some more. He told us a lot
of interesting things about this place, such as they had a forensic expert come in to see if there was any evidence still there. He said that they were still able to find
traces of blood on the celling, walls and floors where the murders took place.
Around 5:00 he left and we started working out how best to cover the entire house with the equipment we had. We were able to cover the hall and two bedrooms upstairs
as well as the living room and kitchen down stairs with the I.R. security system and multiple voice recorders. Any time we were gathering data that was not covered by that
set up we took the I.R. D.V.R. and at least one digital voice recorder with us.
By 6:00 we had everything set up, took a break to eat dinner and prepare for the evenings investigation. After diner, around 7:00, we all went in to acquainted with the late out house.
As this was the first time here for some of the team we felt that was a good idea as it does get dark in the house. Everyone did thier own thing for a while. At 8:00 we decided to all
sit in the living room and do a group E.V.P session just to see what would happen. During this time I thought I could here some faint music, but the others didn't. This also happened later
to Paula and Judy.
From 9:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. we continued the investigation by breaking off into smaller teams of 2 to 3 people going through the house and 1 or 2 watching the security monitor
that was set up in the kitchen while the rest of us would be outside. Around 1:30 we all decided with all the equipment that was running we could all catch a nap before we
tore down and packed up to go home. Paula volunteered to keep an eye on the security system and monitor the going ons while we sleep. Dan, Brian and Molly went out to the cars to sleep,
while Ed, Judy and I tried to get comfortable in the living room, not an easy task. By 3:30 Ed, Judy and I gave up as good sleep was not going to be achieved, mostly due to the fact the
floor and and couch are not that comfortable.
We decided as how we had several pieces of equipment running since 7:00 p.m. to the present time, 4;00 a.m., that was going to have to be reviewed, it was time to tear down. With over 50 hours
of audio and 15 hours of video to review and all of us having a life and jobs to go back to it was time to go. Below is some of the more interesting things we came up with. While all of
data has been reviewed, we are still going back through some of it to make sure nothing was missed so their may be more to come.