The Best Iowa Legends And Haunted Locations
It's the time of the year when everyone loves to get spooky, and truly test just how many real-life ghost adventures they can handle. Today we will be looking at a handful of popular haunted locations in Iowa!
The Iconic Iowa Legend
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Located in Davenport Iowa this cemetery has a special section where children from the Iowa Solders’ Orphans’ Home are buried. Inside the Iowa Solders' Orphans section is a headstone found at the end of a long row in Oakdale Memorial Gardens. The headstone reads "limb of unknown child."
The legend is if you walk by on Halloween you can hear screaming.
The rumor is that if you go there at the right time, you may count 13 steps. Other times there are only 12.
A witch was also laid to rest here. The headstone is that of Thankful Blackburn. It states,
Remember friends as you pass by
What you are now so once was I
What I am now so you must be
Prepare in life to follow me.
A legend I grew up knowing, the rumor is that if you touch her you die, or if some go near the angle their younger family members will die.
Some claim to hear the crying of women or child near the location. Many reports also state the original statue was taken down.
The story with this one is as tragic as it is scary...
The Josiah B. and Sara Moore House is a house in Villisca, Iowa, United States. The house was the site of the 1912 brutal murder of eight people, including six children. A documentary has been made about the murder, which remains unsolved.
It has been future a few times in different shows and movies.
This haunted location has years of legends, and different spirits haunting its halls. You can even spend the night in this location.
This building is known for some very spooky rooms and a basement with a fun, but sometimes aggressive spirit.