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The official website will go live on October 31, 2010.
The terrifying events recounted in the book and subsequent film, The Amityville Horror, were not the whole story. For 35 years, the complete picture was kept from the public and the one person who was never allowed to speak has finally been given a voice.
Daniel Lutz, the eldest son of George and Kathleen Lutz, infamous former owners of the house in Amityville, will set the record straight about the 28 life-altering days he spent at 112 Ocean Avenue. Was the Amityville house truly haunted? If so, what really happened? Why have none of the Lutz children been vocal about their experiences until now?
My Amityville Horror will include a personal look at Lutz’s own life; a first-hand account of the terrifying events that occurred to his entire family; his reflections on how his parents dealt with the exposure and the media-frenzy that befell them; and, how both experiences have affected his life since.
Here are a set of recent images of the Amityville house going through yet another makeover. These images were taken in June 2009. Special thanks to our Amityville correspondent, Frank B. from Massapequa, for snapping some cell phone images!
One of the world’s most famous ghost hunters has died. Dr. Hans Holzer, author of Murder in Amityville has passed away. Dr. Holzer is best known for his role in The Amityville Horror story, and was the first to present the idea of an Indian burial ground surrounding the property. Dr. Holzer spent his entire life searching for the unknown. From the Administration team at Amityvillefiles.com, we extend our deepest condolences to the Holzer family. We hope Hans has finally found the answers to all of life’s greatest mysteries.
The following was transcribed from audio recordings during Hans Holzer’s investigation of 112 Ocean Avenue with deep-trance medium, Ethel Johnson Meyers.
Hans Holzer: Ethel, what are your first impressions of this house?
Ethel Johnson Meyers: I’m getting an odor.
HH: What’s the odor from?
EM: I don’t know my head’s cracked.
HH: Head’s cracked? Who’s head?
EM: Mine, at the moment…I have to get used to the cold for a moment.
HH: All right. Are you comfortable?
HH: Where do you think is the center of the activities you feel?
EM: Let me relax a little more because I have two shocks and I want to see where they lead to.
EM: Right up here.
HH: We are on the third floor, the top floor of the house. The house is without heat. It’s empty and boarded up. This is the corner bedroom.
EM: You have a lot of Indians – burial ground here. Hmmpf. I feel as if I’m choked.
HH: Is there any connection of that with the house?
EM: I’ll say.
HH: What connection?
EM: Whoever lives here is going to be victim of all the anger – its blind fierceness.
HH: Whose anger is it?
The following segments from WPIX 11 News feature news anchor Marvin Scott who first visited 112 Ocean Avenue during the March 6, 1976 investigation, interviewing Dr. Hans Holzer about his theories concerning the Amityville case.
Here is a fantastic and accurate tour of the Amityville house designed by Muharem Candic. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Muharem for allowing us to post it up on the site! Enjoy!
Blaine Duncan and Eric Walter will be guests on Clear Image Radio “Real Paranormal Talk” on February 17, 2008 at 10PM EST.
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Eric Walter and Blaine Duncan will be guests of X Zone Radio with Rob McConnell January 2, 2008 at 9PM PST. Be sure to tune in for exciting news from AmityvilleFiles.com, and listen to Eric and Blaine discuss the controversy surrounding the Amityville story!
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As Bobby Kelske sat alongside other companions at Henry’s Bar on the evening of November 13, 1974, the men did not realize that the town of Amityville was about to change forever. Moments later, Ronald ”Butch” DeFeo Jr., a 23 year old comrade of Kelske’s burst through the door of the tavern and fell to his knees.
”Bobby, you’ve got to help me! Somebody shot my mother and father!”
The horror unbeknownst to Amityville had now begun to play out, unveiling it’s disturbing tale that would reach the front pages of newspapers across America. Six of the seven DeFeo family members had been brutally murdered in their beds. It was the worst mass murder in Long Island history. One year later, Ronald DeFeo Jr. was convicted of the slaughter of his mother, father, two brothers and two sisters.
Fast forward 25 years — a new name is linked to the murderous tale. Robert ”Bobby” Kelske. Could it be that the young man sitting at the bar that fateful night was in fact the missing link to the DeFeo slayings? Many believe it’s true.
In 2002, Ric Osuna brought to life DeFeo’s new story in, The Night the DeFeos Died. According to DeFeo, it was his sister Dawn who masterminded the plan to end the lives of their parents and siblings. The night of the murders, Bobby Kelske was at the DeFeo house with Ronnie and Dawn, smoking marijuana and getting high, as they had done countless times before. Only this night ended differently — with the deaths of the DeFeo family.
But why is it that Kelske’s name is continuously brought up in this devilish tale? Is it because Ronald DeFeo Jr. cannot accept the fact that he was the lone gunman that horrendous night? Or is it because Kelske was indeed part of the crime? We may never know.
What we do know is that six innocent lives were tragically cut short in the morning hours of November 13, 1974, and that Ronald DeFeo Jr. still sits incarcerated for the crimes he was convicted of. As for Bobby Kelske, on January 1, 2001 he lost his battle with cancer. He was only 50 years old.
Robert 'Bobby' Kelske (right)