Unsolved murder in Villisca, Iowa, in 1912 at what is now called the Villisca House, a family of 8 people were bludgeoned to death with an axe while they slept. 6 of them were children. 2 were neighbor children. 4 were killed in the room upstairs where the three windows are. In the parents room there is still a mark in the wall from the swing of the axe. Murderer was never caught. It is said to be haunted.