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The ‘Other’ Amityville Ghost Photo

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If you read about or investigate the paranormal for a hobby, you probably have come across the story of the Amityville Horror, where a family in Amityville, New York spent twenty-eight horrific days in one of the most infamous haunted houses in the world.

The house, which is located at 108 Ocean Ave (formerly 112 Ocean Ave before the gawkers and tourists became too much to bear after the original film’s release in the late seventies and the street number was changed), also was where Ronald Defeo murdered six of his family members while they slept in November 1974.

Later the Warrens would come in to investigate the house in 1976, leading to one of the most chilling and controversial ‘real’ ghost photographs of all time, The Amityville Ghost Boy.

There is another photograph connected to the ever growing and confusing Amityville legend that has never really been brought to light.

It is said to have been taken in 1922 in the house that stood on the same property on which the Dutch Colonial the Defeos and Lutzes both lived in later stood.

And the figure within the captured image was claimed to be conjured during a seance no less…

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Amityville: An Insight to Ronald DeFeo in Prison

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Being an infamous criminal in the prison system can lead to many different kinds of encounters.

For many men and women who had their names splashed across the nation  after their crimes were discovered this can lead to dangerous and life threatening situations, such as when Charles Manson was set on fire in a California institution in 1984.

However, sometimes these individuals are able to pretty much live their lives like any other prisoner to the outside observer, at least until the cases that made them famous are brought back out for the odd crime documentary or two.

Ronald DeFeo never quite did escape the lime light, not because of the tragic events of November 1974 when he killed not only both his parents but his four siblings as well, but because the house the murders were committed in on Ocean Ave in Amityville, Long Island would later become the setting for one of the greatest paranormal stories ever told.

The Amityville Horror became a force of it’s own in the paranormal world and the horror movie genre, spawning a legacy of books, films and documentary projects that try to shed light on the twenty-eight days the Lutz family spent in this apparent haunted house.

Naturally the house being the site of a multiple murder was thought to be one of the possible causes of the events that took place at the residence and at one time Ronald DeFeo even tried to fit the spooky scenario into one of his many version of what happened that night in 1974.

None the less. there is a man behind the myth, a man who gets up each morning to the routine of prison while serving his six twenty-five year to life sentences for his henious murder.

A man convicted robber turned author and journalist Daniel Genis got to know during his stay at Green Haven Correctional Facility…

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Ghostly Pics: Amityville Ghost Boy

The Amityville Horror haunting is still a very popular subject both inside and outside the circle of paranormal researchers and enthusiasts.

It is the story of the Lutz family, who went through a nightmarish twenty-eight days inside the house at 108 Ocean Ave in 1975 has become known world wide. The house had previously been the residence of the DeFeo family about a year or so before the Lutz’s moved in, that is until twenty-three year old Ronald DeFeo murdered both his parents in their beds as well as his four siblings: Dawn (eighteen years old), Marc (twelve) and John Matthew (Nine).

Since the Lutz’s fled the ‘Horror House’, the story of what occurred to the family in less then a month’s time in Long Island has been turned into a book, made into a movie and spawned the name of a famous fictional horror movie franchise.

As we have noted on this blog before, the case also has many side trips and legends, some of which you have to read to believe.One of the most popular has to be the Amity ‘Ghost Boy’ photo, which has sparked debate in the Amityville and paranormal worlds for some time now.

It is also one creepy photo.

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Amityville Murders: The US Gov Did It!

As anyone who has ever looked into the history and circumstances of the real life Amityville Horror can attest to, the subject certainly has it’s fair share of debates and differing opinion. Whether it is a debate about how many gunman killed the DeFeo family to whether the whole Lutz story was a hoax, there are small areas of the internet where this is debated fiercely on message boards…

Of course, when you bring the internet into any paranormal debate, it also means you get your cranks and nutters, be it by design or by someone being a troll, they come in all shapes and sizes.

Off the wall theory’s are also their specialty as well, and the Amityville story pulls in some doozys, from Indian Chiefs to pictures of the devil himself to linking the whole affair to the music of Pink Floyd, there are some big fish tales out in the water behind Ocean Ave.

One of these is a gentleman who showed up at the Amityville Truth Board some time ago, with a desire to share his ‘fictional’ story about how the US Government was responsible for the murder of the DeFeo family, and involves the Italian Mob and futuristic weapons.

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