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The Amityville Horror Case


One of the most famous paranormal events in recent times was the so-called “Amityville Horror” case. It began in 1974 and continues to fascinate true-believers and skeptics alike. The story has been adapted into dozens of books, movies, and television shows. But what really happened in the small town of Amityville?

The story began in December of 1974 and centered around the Lutz family. George and Kathy Lutz, along with their three children, moved into a large house in Amityville, New York. They were unaware that the house had a dark past. 13 months prior, Ronald DeFeo Jr. had murdered his entire family in the home.

The Lutzes settled into their new home and immediately began to experience strange occurrences. Norah, the youngest Lutz daughter, claimed to see a pig-like creature in her bedroom. Kathy reported hearing strange voices and footsteps in the hallways. George heard mysterious laughter coming from the basement.

They soon began to notice other supernatural occurrences. Doors slammed shut on their own and strange odors filled the air. Kathy also reported experiencing a sensation of being held down in her bed. George often awoke in the middle of the night to find that all of the doors and windows in the house had been opened.

The family also experienced other strange phenomena. Flies swarmed around the windows and the clocks in the home stopped working. The family’s pet dog was found dead in the yard and the family’s priest reported experiencing a feeling of dread upon entering the house.

It was then that Kathy and George decided to contact a paranormal investigator for help. He arrived at the home and recorded a strange banging noise coming from the walls. He also took multiple photographs of the home, which revealed a mysterious green slime running down the walls.

The family soon decided to move out of the home. They contacted a lawyer who helped them break their lease. As they were leaving, George reported seeing a red-eyed figure standing in the doorway.

The paranormal investigator published his findings in a book titled “The Amityville Horror”. He claimed that the home was haunted by evil spirits that had been summoned by Ronald DeFeo Jr when he murdered his family. Since then, the Amityville case has become one of the most well-known hauntings in the world.

The home has since been sold multiple times but each of the new owners reported experiencing supernatural occurrences. In 1989, the home was purchased by the Montelli family. During their stay, the family reported hearing strange voices and seeing ghostly figures in the windows.

In 2010, the home was sold to a couple who reported experiencing a feeling of fear whenever they entered the home. They also claimed to see a mysterious figure looking out of the attic window.

The home has been the subject of multiple documentaries and been featured in multiple books and movies. Despite the fact that the Lutz family’s claims may have been embellished, the Amityville Horror remains one of the most well-known hauntings in the world.

The paranormal activity in the home has never been explained and continues to fascinate believers and skeptics alike. Despite the fact that no one has ever been able to prove that the home is truly haunted, the stories and legends surrounding the Amityville case remain some of the most intriguing tales in paranormal history.

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