underthegarden wrote:The Amityville story has so many unknowns, so many missing pages, so many living people who might have answers but either won't talk or who contribute to the confusion with absurd stories and probable half truths. Whether or not you believe in the paranormal or not, you have to agree the house has a lot of mystery to it, even today.
I understand just wanting to leave this mystery behind, though. I don't think it is possible to solve. Not even sure who might be a credible source to talk to anymore?
What would be really cool/impossible is if someone could get in touch with people who were/are close to the Lutz family (not direct relatives) and interview them separately but confidentially, to see what they might know/remember.
Also go back and get statements from people who were at the seance. People who have visited the house or looked at the house over the years. Get more information & see what matches up, what stories are similar. Don't mess up credibility with ridiculous long distance EVP sessions with the deceased DeFeos or try to exorcise anything. Just collect data and put it out there.
Paranormal researchers seem to have the most interest in the house, but methodolgies seem to rely too much on pseudoscience and explanations based on religious beliefs. Scientists write it all off as malarkey. Historians don't want to get involved - too much work and not enough payoff. An investigative reporter with solid backing, maybe, but there are too many other more important stories to pursue. Sigh.
Both Christopher and Daniel have commented on the house. Both Laura DiDio and Marvin Scott commented several times on the seance in the house. Basically nothing unusual happen other than cold breezes or people getting dizzy.