1979 Writer's Digest article on Jay Anson
Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 3:46 pm
I haven't bought andy fancy clothes,
I still rent my cars from Hertz, I may buy some more cashmere sweaters. I love cashmere.
And well, I'm building a small place in Majorca and my wife and I went to Italy on a short vacation.
Yes, but its good to get as much validation as possible.zzvampy wrote:So, Anson admits that some of the discrepencies were due to him. I think most of us, whether pro-haunting or pro-hox pretty much figured that was the case.
Sherb, how do you know they were both on the tapes.sherbetbizarre wrote:Fantastic find, Max
George and Kathy were on the tapes, not sure why Anson says "George on his own"
And what's with Rick Moran where he "broadly hints that the people in the book were coached in thier story by a third party (un-named) who plans a book of his own"
Who could he be talking about? Weber?
This guy has changed his pro-hoax stories more times than he claims the haunting has changed!
Hmm, I see...sherbetbizarre wrote:George always said him and Kathy did the tapes together in an effort to come to terms with what they went through...
George Lutz: When Kathy and I first moved out of the house, one of the things we knew was that we had to undo this - we had to figure out a way to undo the effects of this house in any way that we could - and one of the things we did was we went and got a tape recorder and we just sat and talked. We spoke into this tape recorder and we started remembering things. And one of the things we learned in that process was that we had experienced different things at the same time in different rooms. What I mean by that is that Kathy's perceptions of what was going on for her - some of the events that were occurring around her or to her, or thoughts that were going through her mind, or her feelings, both physically and emotionally - were so varied and different from mine. So we started to unravel some of what had gone on during the time that we had been in the house, and it was also a therapy that I think was probably one of the best things we did was just talking about it and being unafraid to talk about it - it was just for us. It was never for someone else to listen to. Some of it, we were drinking quite a bit, and some of the language on it is very harsh. It was not ever to be listened to by anyone else.
Now there's an interesting development!Ayko wrote:The book I was refering to in my post was the 'Anson novel' (abbreviations because according to my research he was not the author).
My reasearch and information, and using logic, leads me to believe that Tam Mossman, a Prentice Hall editor in the 1970s, handed the project over to Anson after receiving it from a military ESP specialist who wished to remain anonymous. Not really a development, though, because I cannot prove that in a court of law. Shouldn't have even mentioned it. Glad your paying attention though.sherbetbizarre wrote:Now there's an interesting development!Ayko wrote:The book I was refering to in my post was the 'Anson novel' (abbreviations because according to my research he was not the author).
No need for an ESP specialist (tongue back to you for whatever reason) except that The Amityville Horror uses true accounts and rearranges them in a novel structure with a writing style making it one of the scariest reads ever, I'm sure anyone would agree. So a writer who is also an ESP specialist is more likely to have written one of the best horror books of all time and not Anson who published about ten books, mostly documentary shorts, that are mediocre at best. I do not believe, or would any logicla person, that the work was a one time lucky shot by Anson that could never again even come close to that niveau of writing. In other words, logic suggests, that Anson was not the author. I offer my opinion based on research but, as I stated and you choose to ignore, I cannot prove that in a court of law nor do I wish to. I just stated my OPINION.sherbetbizarre wrote:I don't know where to begin with this "information"!
The accepted version is that a friend of the Lutzes put them in touch with Tam Mossman (who had written some successful paranormal books) so no need for a "military ESP specialist"
Either way, if he "handed the project over to Anson" - why are you saying Anson was not the author.
If you want to excempt my opinion of the truth then what is the truth in a score of cases that are littered with manipulated facts, lies, pseudo-names, sensationalism, fear, identity hiding, corruption of the 1970s, etc, especially the DeFeo family and Lutz family incidents.kblur77 wrote:If Anson didnt write it, he certainly received no money.
Opinion excepted as truth now on to next daydream.
If my opinion turns out to be correct, then our specialist, as I already stated, remained anonymous which means he did not receive or want any money or credit. He was not involved because of money and if Mossman had put himself as author then it would have been more believable that such a masterpiece of horror literature was written by him or in a colloboration. Anson is not a talented writer to the niveau of the book and has besically lived off the name with his other works having never been published if not for The Amityville Horror. If Stephen King, for example, was accused to have not written The Shining, hypothetically, you would have a tough time procing it especially with over 50 bestseller horror stories. If you have the talent you do not stop with one art piece. Such a premiere would be followed by scores of others, like with Stephen King, or Dean R Koontz, etc.sherbetbizarre wrote:Did the "ESP specialist" see any of Anson's money?
So I'm wondering why you find it so compelling..?Ayko wrote:my opinion is based on unsubstantiated information and cannot be proven.
I was thinking of moving it anyway... to here... so you can read the Anson interview at the top.Why do you, sherbetbizarre (...) not start your off topic questions to me in an appropriate (new) topic?
I mentioned my opinion on the side in brackets during a discussion with BrookeForrester when he misunderstood that I was writing a book on the Long Island area horrors while we were on the subject of Buckland, TM use by the Lutz parents, etc. You, not me, were more than compeled (so you explain) to target my opinion as something foolish with your tongue sticking and quotation marks that focus only on a third party unknown author theory and my opinion on that but nothing about Buckland or the TM use or anything else on topic. Why is obvious but, I am glad you adhere to my demands so quickly and moved the silliness to this topic which will surely fall away from the front page here again fast. You still haven't commented on my Suffolk/Nassau horror history summary. I understand, though, something like that does not compel you to reply or interest you but, one tiny opinion that is really meaningless except that you continue to hack on it, is. If it's the last word you want, take it but make it respectable and worthy of a moderator or administrator, or whatever you consider yourself, that has not one comment for spam troll jimmysmokes but non stop about my Amityville Horror author opinion which is plausible, at the least, and on topic as opposed to jimmysmokes spamming. You need a real job for once, I think and I need to stop wasting my time with you.sherbetbizarre wrote:So I'm wondering why you find it so compelling..?Ayko wrote:my opinion is based on unsubstantiated information and cannot be proven.