Murder, madness, and the macabre in Iowa? You’ve got to be kidding! When most people think of Iowa, their minds conjure up pigs, cornfields, and crotchety old farmers. But ax murders, mass killings, and ghostly sightings – those atrocities are reserved for big cities like Chicago or LA, not a little burg like Villisca, Iowa – population 2,000. People refuse to believe that a hundred years ago, every eye in the nation turned to Villisca, Iowa where eight people were butchered in their sleep by a madman using only an ax. Attention quickly turned to the Reverend Lyn Kelley, “a queer, strange, little preacher man,” often accused of window peeping.