Wisconsin man Robert Laursen was hospitalized after he stabbed himself during a paranormal investigation into the Villisca Ax Murder House, a tourist attraction in Iowa.
Laursen was reportedly carrying out a paranormal investigation with two companions when he stabbed himself at the Villisca tourist attraction. The Sheriff’s department in Montgomery County said no criminal charges have been made and that foul play is not suspected.
The 37-year-old was taken to a local hospital around 1 a.m. after he stabbed himself with an unknown object, then flown to Creighton Medical Center for further treatment.
The owner of the house, 77-year-old Martha Linn, said that she was shocked by the incident.
“It’s kind of shocking to wake up and hear that someone has nearly died at your tourist attraction,” Linn said. “I can’t imagine why somebody would do something like this to himself.”
Linn noted that this is the first incident of its kind in the 20 years she has operated the house as a tourist attraction.
The house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is known in the area as a tourist attraction. It was reverted to its 1912 appearance with no plumbing or electric lighting and often attracts crime enthusiasts, who tour the home or spend the night inside of it.
The house itself was made famous after an ax-wielding killer murdered eight of its residents in their sleep. The crime occurred in 1912 and the killer was never caught.
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