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Leflur house
Sioux City, Ia 51106

County: Woodbury County
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It's located in Morningside near the collage and it has been in a magazine. It has been investigated before. There has been sightings of a Red glow in the upstairs. The workmen who did some remodeling there would always find there tools in the basement in the mornings. The birds they tried to keep would always die on them and the dog would never go into the house. In the middle of July the attic would be so cold that you could see your breath. The house has been surrounded by death. There has been many murders there. There has been a count of seven entities there.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13518     5/28/2008 10:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I grew up a block away from Lefler's housein Morningside. It is on Garretson Ave across from Lonfellow School. The home originally was the stop for the street cars that ran in the turn of the century. The strange happenings that happened in the late 60's and early 70's were a couple of sightings and a experience by one of my older sister who was friends with Jluie Lefler. Her experience was one time while they were in the kitchen making food she complained that the cat was running between her legs and rubbing up a gainst her while she was busy making something. Jluie said that was impossible as they did not have a cat. Another instance was when they were in th living room watching TV and alone in the home. All of a sudden the washing started running and they looked at each other and went into the laundry room. The washer was running but noone started it. They couldn't turn it off so they unplugged it and it continued to run. Needless to say my sister wouldn't go over to their house anymore. Another couple of instances were told to us wbout Mr. Lefler. The mom and dad were home with another couple p[laying cards and a marble came flying across the room, hit the radiator and landed on the dining room table. Another time Mr. Lefler saw a lady in a blue dress walk out of their bedroom and down the hallway. There have been a couple of deaths associated with the home. In the late seventies or early eighties one of the girls ex boyfriends choked a male friend to death in his car while he was in the driveway. I have other personal experiences about other places in Sioux City that I will write about in the near future.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 43900 ReplyTo# 13518     11/5/2009 12:30:00 AM     Edit          

My name is John Lefler and this house was onced owned by my great grand-father. It's crazy that other people would know these stories...They have been told to me ever since I was a little kid. I've never been inside of this house but when I pass it I can almost feel it watching me.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 56510 ReplyTo# 13518     8/11/2010 1:39:00 AM     Edit          

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"There have been a couple of deaths associated with the home. In the late seventies or early eighties one of the girls ex boyfriends choked a male friend to death in his car while he was in the driveway." Yes, a 16-year-old guy named Bruce V. was killed in his truck in the driveway in May 1977. It actually was not an intentional murder but more of an accident. I knew Bruce as he was about my age and went to East High.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14497     6/24/2008 9:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ok is the has the house been torn down because there is no 3421 garretson on that block? we walked passed it n a neighbor said it was made into garages.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 16727     8/6/2008 8:30:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

It was actually 3427 Garretson from what I was informed. The house still stands.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58868 ReplyTo# 16727     9/29/2010 7:50:00 AM     Edit          

anyone know someone who lives there yet?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23190     11/11/2008 11:30:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i am a paranormal investigator we have uncovered seven different entites in that house if anybody has a haunting to report call (712) 212-5836

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 78116 ReplyTo# 23190     5/30/2012 3:15:00 PM     Edit          


I am a paranormal investigator and my group and i would love to investigate the Leflur House. Im having a hard time finding any contact info on who to call or who the owners may be. If you can help me, please email me at:



Thank you for your time. Sarah


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23486     11/17/2008 3:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

My friend has lived in that address for three years and has had no encounters with anything the house is now a duplex.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37129     8/4/2009 1:09:00 AM     Edit       Reply    


i can see this house from my kitchen window...i sometimes used to  get "creepy feelings" or  bad vibes from that house.   since it's now a duplex,it's not as bad as it used to be..   i've lived here or near here(orleans ave) for several years.  personnally,the only  weird thing i can report is, it was a freezing cold nite(sub zero) about 10 years ago. around 2am.   i was actually driving home, and the front door was hanging wide open .  the entire house was dark,except just enough light illuminated from somewhere with-in  the house, so it was very clear that door was wide open.  never forgot that,it was spooky!!   does anyone have any more info about this house to share...like i said,i can see lefler house at anytime,out my kitchen window...does anyone remember it being called "garretson manor"?





               Like      Dislike        Comment# 37131     8/4/2009 1:18:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

does anyone remember a few murders on morningside ave??  in like the 70s,i would guess.   it was a little bungalow  type house ,located where meyer bros/nelson burger funeral home parking lot is now.  across from kum n go on m'side ave.   let me know'please.                        i can remember walking to school (joy element) and being just terrified of that house .....never would walk on that side of the street

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42511 ReplyTo# 37131     10/24/2009 2:30:00 PM     Edit          

i am also looking for info on that murder.    have you found out anything?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45019     11/25/2009 8:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


My dad told me stories about that house, but i havent heard anything else about it. How many murders where there?


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59117 ReplyTo# 45019     10/3/2010 4:07:00 AM     Edit          

1117 Morningside Ave, 2 males and a female where killed inside the residence. Heres a link http://iowacoldcases.org/triple_homicide_HIB.html

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46625     1/13/2010 11:09:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I attended Longfellow Elementary School for six years. I had a friend that lived in the Lefler house after it was remodeled as a duplex. While she was living there, my father, who owns a remodeling business, did some work for my friend's mother. When my father would come home from working on the house, he would tell me that he felt "something was just not right" about the house. He would find his tools in other rooms with the door locked, or tools that he remembered putting upstairs would be in a room in the basement that he hadn't even been in. My dad doesn't really believe in paranormal activity, so for him to say that the house gave him the creeps says alot.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48765     2/22/2010 8:20:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

OMG! i once lived in that duplex upstairs! our 2 boys were put 2 bed in their bedroom each night and every morning we found them either at the end of our bed on the floor sleeping or in the livingroom...they wouldnt sleep in the back bedroom upstairs...donno why. once i took the boys 2 grandmas house 4 the night and my husband was working a new job, i was getting ready to go to his job a (restraunt) an as i was putting on my makeup i heard like furniture being moved around up in the attic? which is impossable because there is no floor up there, just rafters and insolation. i had to move my sofa to get to the attic door, no1 ever goes or uses it... i turn the light on, went up the steps to look, nothing or no one up there, came down, turn the light off and lock the door push sofa against the door and didnt hear any more. i then heard a car drive into the driveway, so thinking my friends who live down stairs came home, i heard the car door shut, keys rattle in the door and it open and shut, i ran down to ask them for a ride, but no one was home...no car in the drive way, i called a cab, it came to pick me up, as the cab drove away i looked up at the attic, the lighht was on? when i returned home with my hubby it was off.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48778     2/22/2010 11:08:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

When I lived there it was after it was turned into a duplex, upstairs. One afternoon a couple of girls knocked on the door and said they had heard about it being haunted and wanted to come in and check it out. They didn't see or feel anything in the upsatirs but they felt something evil in the bastment and it told them to get out. After they came up from the bastment they headed out the door of the downstairs appartment, and i was right behind them, they got the door shut behind them, but as soon as the door was shut, I had it open and they were gone. The outside door and screen door was still shut, if they had gone out them, for sure the screen door would have still been closing. Me, my wife and the downstairs couple ran outside to look for them, but they were nowhere to be seen. There wasn't enough time for them to run or get in a car or a neighbors house, we were out the door immediately behind them. I also had the same happen with the attic light. One time my wife and I were downstairs playing cards with the couple who lived there and our boys were playing with their kids and one of them looked in the kitchen and said "look at the kitty", and they didn't have a cat and neither did we.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 51307     4/30/2010 7:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


I live in sioux city, and does anyone know the address?


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 55452 ReplyTo# 51307     7/27/2010 12:08:00 PM     Edit          

This was toward the beginning of this page. "It was actually 3427 Garretson from what I was informed. The house still stands." I used to live in Sioux City myself, and heard many strange stories about the "Leflur house." I went to Longfellow Elementary, too, and always heard of other boys that were going to go check out the haunted house. I never went. Never had enough courage to get close enough to it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 56371     8/8/2010 6:44:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

http://www.siouxcitypolice.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=15&Itemid=7 Sioux City police cold case files. The Morningside Avenue triple homicide is listed.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58135     9/15/2010 7:41:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

wow i lived in morningside for over 15 yrs and never heard anything about this


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 58867     9/29/2010 7:49:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

would love to go in the lafleur house and see how it feels!
anyone else wanna go?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 61333 ReplyTo# 58867     10/27/2010 4:02:00 PM     Edit          

yah ill go with you !

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 59206     10/4/2010 12:11:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

so what does the murder at 1117 Morningside ave have to do with the Leflur house? just wondering. So does anyone live there? and if we did check it would we get in trouble? 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60481     10/18/2010 7:47:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

My name is Lefler, it was my cousins family that lived there, I spent a few nights there, never experienced anything strange happening it was just an uncomfortable feeling.The house has quite a reputation and its been on the news and written up in many aticles about hauntings. Everything that is written here is true.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62119     11/4/2010 9:53:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I went by last night and it looks like someone lives there. I didn't see anything scary

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 72303     7/13/2011 1:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

when my cousin and her husband moved back from California in the 80's, they rented the apt upstairs in this home. They had no idea that it was supposed to be haunted, but they were experiencing some very weird things in that house.
1 night in the bedroom, they had the fan going and she got cold so she asked her husband to turn it off. He went and turned it off. A short while later she woke him again and said it's cold in here , please shut the fan off and he said i thought I did, so again he got up and turned it off. Yet after the 3rd time she woke him to turn it off, he couldn't believe it and he unplugged the fan from the wall, but that didn't stop the fan from starting up on its own again. 
Another time when they woke up in the morning the table in their kitchen or dining room (I cant remember) was completely flipped upside down. 
They went to the library and researched this house and realized that there were plenty of articles and hauntings affiliated to this property.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79600     9/11/2012 7:22:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I lived next door to the house in 1975 when I was about 10 and remember Cindy Lefler and Robbie Lefler. Robbie was my age and told me stories about a family being murdered in a small room behind the furnace in the basement. I remember very well the two us going down to look in the room. We went behind the furnace and saw an old door nailed and paddle locked shut. We both turned and ran out. Also, stories of the owner seeing an apparition on the stairway and something about a marble flying across the room.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 79601     9/11/2012 7:34:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I lived next door to this house when I was 10 years old in 1975 and had a friend who was a grandson of the owers who stayed there quite a bit. He told me a story at that time about a whole family being murdered in the basement in a small room behind the furnace. One day we decided to go down a check out the room. We walked around the old octopus furnace and saw an old wooden door nailed and paddle locked shut. We both just panicked a ran. It was very creepy.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 84910     5/23/2014 6:16:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Mrs Lefler was my dance teacher..They were nice people. She is still living.




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