Villisca Axe Murder House Stabbing: Ghost Hunter Stabs Himself Outside ‘Haunted’ House

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The Villisca Axe Murder House was the scene of a stabbing on Friday morning. According to KCCI, a Wisconsin man stabbed himself outside of the home, which many believe is haunted. Robert Laursen, Jr., of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, was at the home on a paranormal investigation of sorts when things went awry. A police investigation is currently underway, and the man’s motive is unknown at this time.

Emergency crews were called to the area after midnight on Friday morning. The man was found in critical condition when he was transported to Creighton Medical Center in Omaha by helicopter. However, he is still alive. Police will be speaking with Mr. Laursen once he is well enough to talk about what happened.

The Villisca Axe Murder House stabbing wasn’t the first strange occurrence at the address. According to WOWT, there was another strange event at the home over 100 years ago. That event left several people dead, and their deaths remain a mystery to this day. The home is a popular place for ghost hunters to visit, and many say that there is a lot of paranormal activity there.

“The house is believed to be haunted. The entire family of Josiah Moore and two overnight guests were bludgeoned to death inside the house on June 10, 1912. The person or persons responsible were never identified.”

According to the Villisca Axe Murder House website, people can “rent” the house for one night for $428 (the price is for one to six guests). Each additional night will cost a visitor around $80. Many paranormal experts who have stayed in the house have evidence of paranormal activity, which makes the home a sought after “bucket list” trip for those who are interested in that sort of thing.

“Visits by paranormal investigators have provided audio, video and photographic proof of paranormal activity. Tours have been cut short by children’s voices, falling lamps, moving ladders and flying objects. Psychics have confirmed the presence of spirits dwelling in the home and many have actually communicated with them, and skeptics have left believers.”

While tours have gone on seven nights a week at the home for many years, this is the first time that someone actually harmed themselves during their visit.

Some people really get freaked out by being inside of homes where people have died. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there is a relatively new website where people can check if anyone ever died in their home — or any home, as long as an address can be provided.

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