With close to a million views this has to be one of the most popular videos related to Iowa on YouTube. There is no question that people like to be scared and are drawn to the prospect of paranormal activity. Regardless of what you believe about hauntings and ghosts the Villisca Axe Murders are certainly a dark event in Iowan history. Eight innocent people fell victim to a madman that day in late 1899. The murderer was never caught which adds to the allure of the spot. Go ahead, next time you are in southwestern Iowa feel free to spend an evening in Villisca. But make sure you watch this video first.