Today I am writing to you to talk about the Villisca Axe Murder House, sounds cheerful huh?
If the name wasn’t a dead giveaway, this house was the site of a gruesome and unsolved murder. The crime was brutal and unexplained,
In June of 1912, the Moore family lived in the house. They were, by all accounts a pleasant and unassuming family, made up of the two parents and four children. On the night of the attack, two of the children’s friends were staying at the house. As far as anyone else is aware it was a normal evening, no one suspected anything.
However, the following morning the neighbour noticed the house was very quiet, she hadn’t seen the family up and about for the morning chores, the chickens remained unfed. She went over to make sure everything was alright and when she received no answer at the door she called a relative of the Moores.
Upon arriving and entering the house it was discovered that the entire family had been murdered.
After an examination, it was found that the family and their guests had been killed by cuts and bludgeoning wounds from an axe which was found in the guest bedroom.
Several suspects were questioned but ultimately the case has never been solved.
Since that day the house has been a haven of paranormal activity, mostly children crying and voices from empty rooms. But objects have also been known to move and visiting psychics have claimed to detect the presence of pain filled spirits.
What do you think? Haunted house? or people trying to explain a tragic event?