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Peter Jordan brought a hauntingly good time to APSU

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:40 pm
by sherbetbizarre
Austin Peay State University’s Homecoming festivities continued last night with a visit by Paranormal Researcher Peter Jordan. Mr Jordan has spent 30 years investigating things that often cannot be explained by scientific means.

During his presentation Jordan showed a number of intriguing videos and other photographic evidence he collected during his years as an investigator. He spoke of his various investigations including Gettysburg, Amityville, and Spontaneous human combustion.
Full article below includes some Amityville slides, two of which may be from his "investigation" with Rick Moran when the Cromarties owned the house...

http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2009/1 ... e-to-apsu/

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:32 pm
by MerchBoi
He investigated during the Cromarties? What were his findings?

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:23 pm
by Dan the Damned
Peter Jordan co-authored the article "The Amityville Horror Hoax" with Ric Moran in 1978. More recently, he posted an article at paranormalsoup.com: http://tinyurl.com/nbnatq - still maintaining that it was all a hoax.

In an interview with one of the recent UK documentaries on Amityville, Jordan seems to be pushing the "Jodie was a cat" theory (while his one-time partner Rick Moran claims the eyes in the window were not a cat, but lights from a distant Coast Guard tower).

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:25 pm
by Howard64
how did the cat get up to the second floor to peer in the window?

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:42 pm
by Dan the Damned
George wondered that, too.

from "The Real Amityville Horror" doc:
PETER JORDAN: There was a picture that Missy had drawn, one of the Lutz children, of Jodie the demonic pig that she said would alternately appear up on the second floor window sill with its red eyes peering in. So I talked with some of the neighbors and one of the neighbors said oh, what does it look like? And we showed the picture that was in the book and they said oh, that's the cat that Ronald DeFeo called 'The Pig' cos he was fat.

RUFUS IRELAND: Well the pig happened to be -- my wife had a Persian cat and it was a Persian cat, I'm sure.

PETER JORDAN: This cat would actually jump up at the window and stand there and stare with those red glowing eyes.
from Tim Yancey's 2004 interview with George Lutz:
GEORGE LUTZ: I think... Well one of the things that's been said -- over the last few years, especially -- is that the neighbors had a cat named Evinrude, and that was probably what the red eyes were outside, but there's no way for a cat to have gotten up to the 2nd story window sill and survived getting down. Maybe a cat could climb up, but there's nothing to hold onto there, if you see the pictures of the house, or the way that it was then. And I'm not sure that those windows are any different now.

Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:45 pm
by Howard64
exactly my point there was no way i could see for the cat to get up there...:)

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:54 pm
by VampireKen
The one pic of Jordan shows the sewing room during the Cromarty period.

Re: Peter Jordan brought a hauntingly good time to APSU

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:43 am
by roland410
Awesome!! It’s just what I need!! Thanks!........

Re: Peter Jordan brought a hauntingly good time to APSU

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:24 pm
by Rhiannon99
More recently, he posted an article at paranormalsoup.com: http://tinyurl.com/nbnatq - still maintaining that it was all a hoax.
The article contains this statement:
Newspapers such as Newsday and the now defunct Long Island Press splashed coverage on the story, reporting that De Feo's defense attorney, William Weber, had been introduced to the Lutzes in January by "mutual friends" and was now providing them "legal advice."
If Weber was providing the Lutzes legal advice (and the newspapers could be wrong on that), wouldn't attorney/client privilege would kick in regarding anything the Lutzes told Weber?

Re: Peter Jordan brought a hauntingly good time to APSU

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:12 pm
by sherbetbizarre
Well, he was certainly never hired by them in any capicity!

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Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:07 pm
by Brooke Forrester
Howard64 wrote:exactly my point there was no way i could see for the cat to get up there...:)
Also, I've never seen a cat's eyes appear red when they glow. Unless I've just never seen it, but it always looks more gold, green or maybe bluish, purplish, but never red. Maybe this is different with some cats, who knows.

And even if the eyes were the cat, that doesn't explain the other stories about Jodie in the book.

I have to edit my statement! I did see a reddish color in my cat's glowing eyes just now, lol!

Re: Re:

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:45 pm
by csullivan
Brooke Forrester wrote:
Howard64 wrote:exactly my point there was no way i could see for the cat to get up there...:)
Also, I've never seen a cat's eyes appear red when they glow. Unless I've just never seen it, but it always looks more gold, green or maybe bluish, purplish, but never red. Maybe this is different with some cats, who knows.

And even if the eyes were the cat, that doesn't explain the other stories about Jodie in the book.

I have to edit my statement! I did see a reddish color in my cat's glowing eyes just now, lol!
here is what was said in the movie-

Kathy:What I saw was not a cat.



George:It could've climbed up the ivy.
It's all over the side
of the damn house.

i know this is just from the movie but just thought i would include it

on a more serious note....i have 2 cats.. the other day i heard meowing much more than usual and i could not find out where it was coming from.. when i got into the kitchen i was shocked that one of my cats (her name is midnight) was on top of the fridge.. this is a big fridge .. she did not want to jump down i could not believe how she got up there..i had to get on top of a chair to get her off ..this is the same cat that i watched at christmas time climb to the top of my christmas tree with no problem but once she was all the way up there ...well lets just say there went the tree...she knocked it over ...and this is a very large tree...reached my ceiling and i have a cathedral type ceiling in my living room...as far as red eyes in animals...i have only seen that in certain pictures i have taken...and that goes for dogs or cats...i have never seen red eyes in any dog or cat with my own eyes...only in like i said pictures that i have taken

Re: Peter Jordan brought a hauntingly good time to APSU

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:27 am
by kathyM
Wow, was there ivy on the side of the house? I will have to look up old pics to see that.

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:53 am
by Dan the Damned
That ivy thing is a quote from the movie. The fictional movie. What George really said about the possibility of a cat being mistaken for "jodie" was this:
GEORGE LUTZ: I think... Well one of the things that's been said -- over the last few years, especially -- is that the neighbors had a cat named Evinrude, and that was probably what the red eyes were outside, but there's no way for a cat to have gotten up to the 2nd story window sill and survived getting down. Maybe a cat could climb up, but there's nothing to hold onto there, if you see the pictures of the house, or the way that it was then. And I'm not sure that those windows are any different now.