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I Found an Aerial Photo of 112 Ocean Avenue from 1966 and 1953

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:03 pm
by gd134
Recently, while doing some research, I discovered a website on the internet that displays aerial photos of land that date all the way back to the 1950s. I did a quick search for the Amityville Horror House, and found two aerial photos from 1966 and 1953. The photo that was taken in 1966 was one year after the Defeo's moved into the house. When I was examining the low resolution sample of the photo(they aren't free, obviously), I noticed that the entire house was black, not just the back as seen in the 1970s. Also, the Defeo's haven't built the pool in their backyard at the time. Because I'm a minor, I do not have access to a credit or debit card to purchase these photos, otherwise I would immediately buy the highest quality photo available. If anyone is interesting in buying one of these photos or maybe even both and sharing it with us on the forum, that would be great. The website is https://www.historicaerials.com/ . If you had to choose one photo, I would recommend buying the photo from 1966 as it is a slightly higher resolution than the one from 1953. Trust me, it will be worth it to know what the house looked like in the early and before the Defeo era. Both photos cost 20 dollars if you select the 1080x1080 resolution for both.

Re: I Found an Aerial Photo of 112 Ocean Avenue from 1966 and 1953

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:23 pm
by Brendan72
It looks as though the aerial view hasn't changed all that much in the last 60 years.

A street view of the house in 1953 or 1966 would be good. I wouldn't pay for it though.

Re: I Found an Aerial Photo of 112 Ocean Avenue from 1966 and 1953

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:31 pm
by gd134
Brendan72 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:23 pm
It looks as though the aerial view hasn't changed all that much in the last 60 years.

A street view of the house in 1953 or 1966 would be good. I wouldn't pay for it though.
Yeah same. I would really like to see what the interior of the house looked like before the Defeo era. You're right, nothing has really changed other than the back facade of the house.

Re: I Found an Aerial Photo of 112 Ocean Avenue from 1966 and 1953

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:13 pm
by Brooke Forrester
I couldn’t see the house, just a bunch of houses and it looked blurry. How do you get the image of the house itself?

Re: I Found an Aerial Photo of 112 Ocean Avenue from 1966 and 1953

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:50 pm
by gd134
Brooke Forrester wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:13 pm
I couldn’t see the house, just a bunch of houses and it looked blurry. How do you get the image of the house itself?
If you buy the image I'm sure the picture will be clear. I couldn't find a picture of just the house itself, the best I could find were those aerial photographs.

Re: I Found an Aerial Photo of 112 Ocean Avenue from 1966 and 1953

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:48 pm
by Brooke Forrester
Okay, I’ll think about it if no one else is interested in buying it/sharing it if they do.

Re: I Found an Aerial Photo of 112 Ocean Avenue from 1966 and 1953

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:00 pm
by spookyspoon
the defeo family moved in somewhere around 1965, which means the 1966 photo was taken while the defeos were living in the house