Maybe you believe that they believe something happened in the house, but it wasn’t supernatural?Dan the Damned wrote: ↑Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:20 pmYeah, good points. I tend to follow those same lines. I tend to believe the Lutzes, but I also feel that their story brought out every snake oil salesman from far and wide, feeling the Lutzes were a good "mark."
I have no confidence in the Warrens or Holzer just as I have no confidence in Weber or DeFeo.
On the flipside, I feel Kaplan was being truthful, but then again, I can't explain his obvious lapse in judgement when it came to treating every newspaper article as though each one was personally written by the Lutzes.
And I also am very skeptical regarding the supernatural (but I still tend to believe the Lutzes' story). Not sure how to explain that.
I thought of Kaplan and Holzer as being sincere, whether they were right or not.
I still don’t to this day understand why no one wants to think that if there was a supernatural event going on in the house, that it could be caused by the DeFeo murder victims or bad energy from the murders...why the media always wanted to insist the house was built on a burial ground and always haunted, when I would assume, if I moved into a house where murders happened and was having strange experiences, that it was the murder victims.
Because by going by that logic (there was an evil spirit there before the murders), it’s kind of exonerating Ronald DeFeo Jr. because then we have to believe in the possession story. And if we don’t believe in that part, then why believe the house was haunted when the DeFeos lived there?
As I have said many times I think Anson didn’t want to suggest the DeFeos as ghosts because it would offend the living DeFeos.
Also I think people would think it was depressing to think of restless murder victims not moving on, especially religious ones, so it makes the story more “enjoyable” to think the murders were the result of an evil already there but the murdered people went to Heaven immediately.