TAMPA — Kurt Schleicher lives in one of the Tampa Bay area’s most infamous murder houses.
In 1933, Victor Licata slaughtered his parents and three siblings with an ax inside his Ybor City home.
Today, a chill passes through the bathroom that was once the bedroom where two of the children were killed, Schleicher said. He hears knocking noises throughout the house and his dog barks at the bedroom where the mother and another child were murdered.
“I’ve always thought the house is haunted,” Schleicher said. “I think about it more now because I am here all the time. There is no place to go. There is no place to hide.”
He is not alone in wondering if something otherworldly is happening at his house.