The dark history of Amsel Farm begins more than 100 years ago on an isolated farm located along the White River, when farmer Johan Amsel killed more than a dozen farmhands, buried their bodies in his cornfield, and made his descent into madness. As he spiraled, Amsel believed the crows were speaking to him—even guiding him in his dark treachery.
Legend has it that Amsel escaped police custody on his way to the insane asylum and returned to the farm to the quiet solitude of the corn to continue his terrible deeds.
Decades after the murders, the mysterious history of Amsel Farm continued. In 1940, two teenage boys vanished after telling their parents they intended to visit the old farm. Police were sent to search the sprawling property, but they found no clues except for a bloody shoe and a cacophonous murder of crows.
In the many years since the murders, the farm has become something of a Halloween attraction, with brave souls looking to verify the countless urban legends. And it’s been said that, on some nights. . . the farmer’s ghost can be seen walking the fields.
In late summer 2021, the paranormal investigative team “Spectre Search” launched a new case to get to the bottom of the 100-year mystery surrounding Amsel Farm. Unfortunately, since their investigation last year, the Spectre Search team has been missing. New clues have emerged to reveal further terrors that have plagued the land of Amsel Farm. Learn more about this land and the mysteries hiding there in this year's Haunted Trail during Headless Horseman—if you dare!