Haunted Destination: Villisca Ax Murder House

Villisca, Iowa

Related To:

Villisca, Iowa

Who brutally murdered 8 people while they were asleep in their beds on June 10, 1912 in Villisca, IA? We’ll probably never know. By now, the murderer has taken their gruesome secret to the grave. What we know is this: Shortly after midnight, an intruder entered the house of Josiah and Sarah Moore, and then bludgeoned them --along with their 4 children and 2 of their children’s friends -- to death with an axe. No one was ever convicted of the crime, and many are convinced that the house is now haunted. Want to see for yourself? Just take a tour.

Next Up

Creepy Urban Legends From Each State

When there's something strange in your neighborhood ...

National Dive Bar Day: Is There a Portal To Hell In Memphis?

National Dive Bar Day is July 7, and a small Memphis joint may be pulling double duty as a dive bar and a portal for dark energy.

11 Twin Peaks Locations You Can Visit in Real Life

Where to find a damn fine cup of coffee and more.Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

The Terrifying History Of The Most Haunted Doll In The World

Robert the Doll’s terror is so widespread that his exhibit includes letters from visitors begging his forgiveness.

5 Family Adventures in Hawaii

Put the phones down and make memories to last a lifetime with these thrilling activities on the island of Hawaii.

Cuba, a Country of Contrasts

One writer reflects on her trips to Cuba, a country of contrasts.

12 Best Bites and Sips from Maine’s Midcoast

Experience these Down East culinary highlights.

3 Must-Do Outdoor Activities in the Great Smoky Mountains

There's nothing like a challenging hike with a rewarding view.

6 Fun Day Trips from Washington, D.C.

There’s a lot to do in our nation's capital but sometimes you just want to get out of town. Here are six fun day trips.

4 Must-Try Portland Brunch Spots

Dishing up a lot more than just bacon and eggs.

More Creepy Content

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.

On TV

10am | 9c
11am | 10c
12pm | 11c
1pm | 12c
2pm | 1c
3pm | 2c
4pm | 3c
5pm | 4c
6pm | 5c
7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight
8pm | 7c
9pm | 8c
10pm | 9c
11pm | 10c
12am | 11c
1am | 12c
2am | 1c
3am | 2c