Omaha Paranormal Research
The Villisca Axe Murder House
Case Number: 007-092812
Case Type: Residence
Name: The Villisca Axe Murder House
Stories: 2 Stories + Basement (Attic on the second floor.)
History: 8 people were brutally murdered on the night of June 10th 1912. The murder has yet to be solved though one has claimed to be the killer (Rev. Kelly) he got off due to contaminated evidence. More history can be found here: http://www.villiscaiowa.com/history.php
Reported Deaths on the property: 8 Father - Joseph Moore, Mother - Sarah Moore, Children - Herman, Kathrine, Boyd, and Paul. Plus their house guests (children) Lena and Ina Stillenger.
Reported Sightings: Closet opening and closing (debunked as wind because there were big holes in the ceiling and back wall of the closet. They were fixed when we got there and the door did not open once.), Apparitions, voices and a whole lot of stuff.
Reason to Investigate: To find evidence and to try to solve the unsolved murder.
Date: September 28th 2012
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00am
Setup: 5:00pm - 5:30pm
K2 (EMF) Sweep: 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Investigation Start: 6:00pm
Take Down: 6:45am
Investigators: Founder - Maggie Beshilas, Co Founder - John (Mike) Perrine, Lead Investigators - Stephanie Perrine, Stacey Jarman, and Danii Thompson. Case Manager - Aly Vanderboegh. Tech Assistant - Pat. Investigator - Dyllon. Guest Investigators - Ana and Alice.Case Number: 006-081812
Equipment: Maggie: 4Hi-8 Video Camera, Full Spectrum Video Camera, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) Digital Voice Recorder, EMF (K2)(Electromagnetic Field Detector), Mel- Meter EMF, Ghost Box, and Radios x3.
Stephanie and Mike: Digital Video Camera, and Digital Camera x2
Stacey: Full Spectrum Video Recorder, EVP, EMF (K2), and digital camera.
Pat: Video Camera.
Danii: Ovilus, EVP x2, and Digital Camera.
Ana: EVP and Digital camera.
U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department
Sun and Moon Data for One Day
The following information is provided for Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska (longitude W96.0, latitude N41.3):
18 August 2012
Central Daylight Time
Begin civil twilight
End civil twilight
8:01 p.m. on preceding day
8:55 a.m. on following day
Phase of the Moon on 24 November: waxing gibbous with 87% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.
Full Moon on 28 November 2012 at 8:46 a.m. Central Standard Time.
91 °F (1892)
31 °F (1965)
Heating Degree Days
Month to date heating degree days
Since 1 July heating degree days
Cooling Degree Days
Month to date cooling degree days
Year to date cooling degree days
Growing Degree Days
8 (Base 50)
1.91 in (1913)
Month to date precipitation
Year to date precipitation
Month to date snowfall
Since 1 July snowfall
Sea Level Pressure
Sea Level Pressure
4 mph (ESE)
Max Wind Speed
Max Gust Speed
Numbers of hours recorded: Roughly 12 hours on DVR Video Cameras, 6 hours on the Hi-8 camera and 1 hour on Full Spectrum Camera.
Confirmed Activity: 0
Numbers of Photos Taken: 95
Digital Camera: 95
Hi-8 Camera: 0
Yet to be Debunked: 0
EVP Recordings: 12 EVP's found
Interesting (Not Evidence): 6
EMF Conversations: 0
Mel Meter Conversations or Temperature Spikes: 0
EMF Spikes: 0
REM Conversations: 0
Temp Spikes: 0
Feeling like your being watched: 09 people
Being Touched: 1
Unexplainable encounters: 3
Encounter 1: During the end of the night 7 of us (Maggie, Mike, Stacey, Danii, Dyllon, Aly, and Ana) sat down in the living room when half of our flashlights started flashing constantly. We also got K2 EMF hits at the same time.
Encounter 2: Starting at 1am one of Johnny Houser's bedroom lights came on, on the top floor which we know is padlocked, and they were all out of town at Scare fest. We saw shadow figures running from room to room. The light remained on past 6am.
Encounter 3: Aly saw a shadow pass the doorway in the kitchen from the couch in the living room, heard voices, and tapping noises.
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