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The Villisca Axe Murder House has a reputation for being one of the more haunted houses in Iowa. I've never been there, but one of my co-workers traveled across state to walk through it a couple years ago. If you want, you can rent the house for the night and check out the spooks -- and lots of paranormal investigation units do this. Pretty much every night.
There usually aren't too many problems with these groups. But everything changed last night at 12:45 AM when the Montgomery County Sheriff's office received a 911 call from the Villisca Axe Murder House.
It seems that Steven Lauren Jr. of Rhinelander, WI, needed to be taken to a nearby hospital due to severe self-inflicted knife wounds. Laursen was in the house as part of a paranormal investigation group.
Police have already indicated that it doesn't appear to be any signs of foul play related to this incident.