Lol, here we go again.sherbetbizarre wrote: ↑Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:26 pm...what?
- Even though they didn't have much money, they figured that they could buy the house at a discount and make it work out somehow.
- They soon realized that the mortgage and boat payments were too much and they got cold feet. This happens to a lot of couples when they buy a house they can't afford.
- George's land surveying business wasn't doing well, hence why he sat around the house all day, brooding in front of the fireplace and randomly checking the boat (bored and nothing to do).
If so, why would they turned down all interviews beyond the initial press conference? The story they "created" was just getting hot!
- They came up with the idea, along with DeFeo's lawyer, to concoct a BS story about a haunting (using elements of the Exorcist and other popular pop culture inspirations from the 1970s).
I don't think anyone checked the records back then. The police told Kaplan they never visited, but was that an attempt to stop the hype surrounding the story?
- Claimed they called the police, but public records PROVE that this never happened.
What about giving up the house and their possessions?
- Quietly walked away from their mortgage (didn't flee in the middle of the night)
- Moved far away to avoid George's creditors. Or, as they'd like you to believe, because the ghosties followed them
Ah, I see where you're coming from nowAnd come on people... ghosts AREN'T REAL.
They turned down the interviews because they quietly walked away (breach of contract with Weber) for a new publisher & author. Thus trying to avoid any subsequent legal entanglements while high-tailing it to the west coast and disappearing so to speak. Obviously Weber eventually caught on and we know what that spurred. They did indeed give up the house, well it was repossessed by the bank. Not the mere speculation that Dan has on here (faq's/note pg) that they made payments up until Jun 76 and it's yet to be taken down and corrected? Oh yeah, you can here Laura Didio talk about it in the classic My Amityville Horror.
And what about their possessions they "left" behind? Are you forgetting that friends of George's went back the very next day and picked up some of those possessions? That's right people! Seems the Lutzes did retrieve a few items back from the house and left other junk they didn't want. Which leaves some of us wondering, how did these people go into that house the day after the family fled in terror and make it out just fine with no supernatural phenomenon occurring? Ahh yes it was just a coincidence. No wait, what am I saying? Sorry guys I forgot. The ghosties left the house when the Lutzes did and followed them that's why there were no ghosts!
Wait a minute here. If the ghosts did exit the house and torment the Lutzes after they fled then why would it concern George & Kathy who ended up having the house? In other words they didn't want to be responsible for passing it on to unknowing buyers. But since the house was repossessed, George & Kathy had nothing to do with the house "passing" on to others. And why would George be concerned for others safety in that house? ANSWER- because it made it look like something indeed took place in the house.
But it all worked out well for everyone! Families came and went with no trouble while in the house and TAH went onto becoming the most celebrated haunted house of all time. And the Lutzes made some nice dough off of it and we still get new stories from time to time from family members.