Disturbing Encounters at the Villisca Ax Murder House

Villisca Axe Murder House

From Chasing Shadows by Larry Wilson. I have investigated the Villisca House on four separate occasions, with my first visit in June of 2008 and the last on October 10, 2010. It was during my third visit that I witnessed the most incredible thing that I have ever seen since becoming a paranormal investigator. I […]

Iowa’s Top 10 Most Haunted Places


The heart of the Corn Belt, Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River to the west. It has the odd distinction of  being both the safest state in the U.S. and the inspiration for a Slipknot album. The Hawkeye State, however, is also known for its share of […]

Villisca Ax Murder House: From Horror to Haunted

Villisca Axe Murder House

From Chasing Shadows by Larry Wilson. Villisca, Iowa is a small town located 60 miles from Omaha, Nebraska. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, Villisca has 636 housing units, but none are more famous than the one located at Lot 310, now known as the “Villisca Ax Murder House.” For those not familiar with the […]

Top 10 Most Haunted Places in the Midwest


The American Heartland brings to mind rolling fields of corn and grain, apple pie, and …ghosts? For the past several years, Mysterious Heartland has scoured hundreds of books, articles, and websites to find the most interesting haunted and legendary places in the Midwest. With infamous locations like Griggs Mansion, Bachelor’s Grove, Bullock Hotel, and dozens […]

Top 10 Creepiest Abandoned Places in the Midwest


At Mysterious Heartland, we spend a lot of time crawling around the ruins of some of the most notorious abandoned hospitals, mansions, and schools in the Midwest. With their dark corridors, crumbling walls, and strange echoes, any one of them can be shiver-inducing, but which are the scariest? After much debate, we are happy to […]


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