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Amityville on Google Earth

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:46 am
by jeremy-RT
Has anyone downloaded google earth and looked up the house? I have, pretty neat stuff and you can zoom in pretty close. Its easy to find, just type in the address in the google earth search bar. If anyone wants me to post a image of it, just let me know. New to the site by the way, huge fan of Mr. Lutz

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:02 am
by sherbetbizarre
Welcome aboard!

I don't think George likes the idea of having "fans" though!

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:04 am
by jeremy-RT
Was stretching for a word to use, "fan" seemed the safest. Looking forward to being here!

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:08 pm
by bmoorbruins93
you can see a great satellite photograph of the house here: http://local.google.com/local?f=q&hl=en ... 002682&t=k

The house is just above the marker. It looks like the house was on the bank of a river, not a lake like in the films.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:15 pm
by sherbetbizarre
It's the house covered by the white arrow!

Try 108 Ocean Avenue.

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:40 pm
by bmoorbruins93
yeah but in the upper-right corner of that balloon you can exit out of it and see the house

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:35 am
by sherbetbizarre
Lol, I've never used this before!

So if you scroll up by pressing the UP arrow 4 times, I guess that's where Henry's Bar was, on the left-hand turn?

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:52 am
by Living Dead Girl
awesome pics!!!

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:45 am
by jeremy-RT
Sherb

The bar is still there today right? I cant find it on Google Earth. Anyone have a address of the bar?

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:10 pm
by sherbetbizarre
The row of shops are still there, but Henry's Bar was a 99c store the last we heard.

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:31 pm
by Regtenex
I noticed something while viewing that aerial photo.

In Anson's book, it contains a drawing of the property. According to that drawing, there is a street that runs along the south side of the property [same side as the front door]. The street in question is identified as "Coles Ave." in the book, yet it does not appear in this overhead view. Only a neighbor's driveway.

Anyone know if the neighboring house is new, as "Coles Avenue" does not appear to exist in this photo?

I can hear Mrs. Kaplan now....."that street doesn't exist, therefore the whole Amityville Horror is a hoax!" LOL

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:39 pm
by bmoorbruins93
coles avenue is the street 1 block south of the house, running east and west. from the link i posted above, you have to zoom out once and click hybrid to see it easily

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:42 pm
by Regtenex
Oh. Interesting? The plan in the book appears to show it immediately south of the house. A mere 20' or so.

I'll take your word on that one though. Thanks.

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:44 pm
by bmoorbruins93
Regtenex wrote:Oh. Interesting? The plan in the book appears to show it immediately south of the house. A mere 20' or so.

I'll take your word on that one though. Thanks.
well u dont have to take my word for it. you can click on that link i posted and see it for yourself

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:04 pm
by Regtenex
Here's the plan I was referring to:

Image

See how it can be misleading.

Again, I can hear Mrs Kaplan...."There is a mistake in the lot plan in the book, that means the whole Amityville Horror is a hoax!"

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:48 am
by W9lko
very nice, has anyone actually been in that house since the event?

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:04 pm
by MalendaLayla
Do you mean anyone here on the boards? If that's not what you are talking about, there have been several owners since, and currently a man named Brian Wilson owns and resides in the home.

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:33 am
by Victoria Principles
sherbetbizarre wrote:It's the house covered by the white arrow!

Try 108 Ocean Avenue.
108 Ocean Avenue shows the house. 112 Ocean Ave brought up a completely different place.

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:47 am
by karataiko
Here is what it looks like in Google Earth.. Seems pretty innocuous. I wonder if the next door neighbor has any dead indians in their yard!

Image

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:23 am
by MalendaLayla
Looks like the Wilson's were boating the day that ariel shot was taken...

Awesome! Thanks!

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 10:23 am
by b_mer_2
I found the same problem when I looked up 112 ocean avenue, then i found out that to deter visitors they changed the numbering system for the street so it is now actually 108 ocean avenue not 112.