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Lamassu Statue
Lamassu statue

Origin

The Villisca Axe Murders

Type

Statue

Effects

Hallucinations during the day / Nightmares at night

Downsides

Violence upon self and others

Activation

Possession

Collected by

Agents Jennifer Lockhart and Jacob Torres

Section

Phobia-286F

Aisle

81958-566

Shelf

72865-3364-190

Date of Collection

2005

[Source]


OriginEdit

In Mesopotamian lore, a lamassu was a winged bull or lion with a man's head. They were commonly seen facing towards streets, guarding houses and later royal palaces as watchdogs. A stone statue the size of a paperback that was buried in the front yard of the Moore family in Villisca, Iowa. It was supposed to be there to protect those living inside. Instead it absorbed the terror felt when the Villisca Axe Murders occurred.

The Moore family consisted of a man, wife and their four children. They were an affluent family and well-liked in their community. On June 10th their neighbors grew concerned that no one had started doing their chores. Worried, a neighbor went over and when there was no answer, broke in. Hurrying inside he discovered that two other children who had spent the night were dead in the parlor room. When the police were called the other family members' bodies were found. All ten victims were hacked to death by an axe left at the scene. The perpetrator(s) were never caught.

EffectsEdit

Causes possessor to have nightmares at night and hallucinations during the day. Victims eyes glow red when active. Continual exposure will cause the afflicted to brutally harm themselves and each other, often with sharp instruments.

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