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#1    Order66

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:43 PM

www.thesun.co.uk said:

THE house made famous in the 1979 film The Amityville Horror is up for sale in New York ghosts not included.

The five-bedroom Dutch Colonial went on the market Monday for $1.15million (805,000).

The film is based on the story of the Lutz family's brief stay in the house in 1975 after six members of the DeFeo family were shot and killed as they slept in the home.

Eldest son Ronald DeFeo Jr was convicted of the murders.

The crime spawned a book and a series of movies that chronicled various supernatural horrors, including visions of walls oozing slime, moving furniture and a visit from a demonic pig named Jodie.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:47 PM

Whether it was haunted or not, I would never step feet in that house! Nor buy it. No thank you.


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:11 PM

I WANT THAT HOUSE .. I DONT HAVE THAT MUCH $$$ THOUGH .. FAIL  <_<


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:25 PM

whether the haunting is true or not, i still wouldnt want to live in a house where people were murdered in.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:35 PM

I'd buy it in a red hot minute if I had the money.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 05:41 PM

I don't think that's accurate- the article is from May of last year. Currently 112 Ocean Drive in Amityville is not showing up on any real estate listings, but there are other pretty (and expensive) houses in the area up for sale.

Apparently it isn't even on Ocean Drive anymore either. Digging around a bit, looks like it was moved in the 80's to a Brooks Road, and a new house was constructed at Ocean Drive.

There is a second Amityville house too- the one used for filming. Apparently they weren't allowed to film at the real house, and located one in Toms River NJ that they decked out to look like the real house, then took off the facing after the filming was done.


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:18 PM

It's a beautiful house.  If you go to Google Maps and type in 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, NY, United States, you can see it.  They removed the eye shaped windows years ago and put regular ones in.

The murders are a fact and that would bother me more than any supposed haunting, to see for myself would be intriguing.  I'm surprised Jason and Grant didn't buy it in turn it into a B&B.


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

Tha Amityvile Horror is a hoax : ( love the bolded part the best )

The truth behind The Amityville Horror was finally revealed  when Butch DeFeo's lawyer, William Weber, admitted that he, along with  the Lutzes, "created this horror story over many bottles of wine." The  house was never really haunted; the horrific experiences they had  claimed were simply made up. Jay Anson further embellished the tale for  his book, and by the time the film's screenwriters had adapted it, any  grains of truth that might have been there were long gone. While the  Lutzes profited handsomely from their story, Weber had planned to use  the haunting to gain a new trial for his client. George Lutz reportedly  still claims that the events are mostly true, but has offered no  evidence to back up his claim.

  Their account was likely influenced by another fictionalized story--that of The Exorcist. In fact, it is not much of a stretch to suggest that The Exorcist strongly influenced the Amityville story; recall that The Exorcist  came out in December 1973. Demonic possession and hauntings were very  much in the public's mind when the Lutzes spun their stories of demonic  activity a year or two later. The revelation that the story was based on  a hoax has led to embarrassment, especially by the handful of  "paranormal experts" who "verified" the fictional tale. The Lutzes must  have had a good laugh at the expense of the mystery-mongering ghost  hunters and self-proclaimed psychics who reported their terrifying  visions and verified the house's (non-existent) demonic residents.





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Edit to add : As all stories of Demons and ghosts are.......Hollywood driven blind faith.


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:37 PM

I don't think I'd ever live in the Amityville house.  It'd just give me the creeps.  The place must be full of spiders.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

:)  I like spiders and have lived in houses where death (variety) had happened.

This house is gorgeous.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

I wouldn'tmind living there. Probably set up ghost tours and such as a way to make money on the side.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:45 PM

View PostSakari, on 29 September 2011 - 06:32 PM, said:

The truth behind The Amityville Horror was finally revealed  when Butch DeFeo's lawyer, William Weber, admitted that he, along with  the Lutzes, "created this horror story over many bottles of wine." The  house was never really haunted; the horrific experiences they had  claimed were simply made up. Jay Anson further embellished the tale for  his book, and by the time the film's screenwriters had adapted it, any  grains of truth that might have been there were long gone. While the  Lutzes profited handsomely from their story, Weber had planned to use  the haunting to gain a new trial for his client. George Lutz reportedly  still claims that the events are mostly true, but has offered no  evidence to back up his claim.

What evidence has William Weber offered? George Lutz stayed true to his story until his death as far as I knew, in fact I just looked at wikipedia and it said he sued the filmmakers of the 2005 remake for getting facts wrong. I don't know Jay Anson's position but in the foreward to the book he says the source material of the book came from audio taped interviews with the Lutzes. There was an episode of the TV show "In Search Of" that featured an interview with the priest who was depicted in the book and he gave creedence to the story ( you can find it on Youtube probably ). I remember reading somewhere an interview with George Lutz where he claimed that William Weber wrote the book in retaliation agains the Lutzes because he actually wanted to write the book that Jay Anson wrote. I will agree its all pretty convoluted but there is no reason to believe William Weber over everyone else.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:58 PM

I've always thought it  curious... If the Lutz's were haunted, how come none of the other owners of the place suffered haunting? Not like the DeFeo's and Lutz's were the only ones that owned the house.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:07 PM

View PostHalloween78, on 29 September 2011 - 06:45 PM, said:

What evidence has William Weber offered? George Lutz stayed true to his story until his death as far as I knew, in fact I just looked at wikipedia and it said he sued the filmmakers of the 2005 remake for getting facts wrong. I don't know Jay Anson's position but in the foreward to the book he says the source material of the book came from audio taped interviews with the Lutzes. There was an episode of the TV show "In Search Of" that featured an interview with the priest who was depicted in the book and he gave creedence to the story ( you can find it on Youtube probably ). I remember reading somewhere an interview with George Lutz where he claimed that William Weber wrote the book in retaliation agains the Lutzes because he actually wanted to write the book that Jay Anson wrote. I will agree its all pretty convoluted but there is no reason to believe William Weber over everyone else.

Its a hoax.( confirmed )....You can keep the blind faith if it makes the story better for you.....

Even if you want to say " who do I believe ", let's try it this way....

Whine exists, hoax's exist, and money exists........Put all 3 together and stories like this exist also.....I would do it if I lived there.




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Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:14 PM

View PostSakari, on 29 September 2011 - 07:07 PM, said:

Its a hoax.( confirmed )....You can keep the blind faith if it makes the story better for you.....

Even if you want to say " who do I believe ", let's try it this way....

Whine exists, hoax's exist, and money exists........Put all 3 together and stories like this exist also.....I would do it if I lived there.


Would you move out less than a month after moving in?

Edited by Halloween78, 29 September 2011 - 07:14 PM.

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