by Jeff Belanger
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: New Page Books; 1st edition (July 11, 2006)
Some of the interview can be read here: http://www.ghostvillage.com/legends/200 ... 2005.shtmlGhostvillage.com's Our Haunted Lives theme is sponsored by Ghostvillage.com founder, Jeff Belanger's new book, "Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters"
A Look at Our Haunted Lives By Jeff Belanger
Since I began writing about the supernatural almost 10 years ago, I?ve had the pleasure of speaking with many hundreds of people about their brush with the unexplained. I?ve learned that just about everyone has a ghost story -- something they?ve either witnessed personally or a ghost experience they know about that has been told to them by someone close.
Last year I embarked on a mission to document significant ghost encounters. My objective was to speak with people from many different walks of life and find out not only what supernatural phenomena they experienced, but how it has affected their lives. I wanted to present these encounters in the words of the witnesses, leaving the nuances and language of the conversations as intact as possible -- because this is how people talk.
I also wanted to look closely at one of the most famous hauntings of all time: the Amityville, New York case from 1975. There have been many books and movies made based (often very loosely) on the events that happened to George Lutz and his family. Some claimed Lutz to be perpetrating a fraud. Others said the house on Ocean Avenue was home to something truly evil. To get the whole story, I spoke with George Lutz himself. We spent several hours going over everything that happened to him from the summer of 1975, right up until present day. Here?s a short excerpt from George Lutz:
In May of 2006, George Lutz passed away unexpectedly. He was 59 years old. This interview was one of the last major interviews Mr. Lutz gave on his Amityville experiences. I?m honored to be able to pass on his story in his words in Our Haunted Lives.There were a number of times I would think a clock radio or something went off downstairs. I heard what I can only term as a marching band tuning up, and at one time it had sounded like they had rolled up the carpet there were so many footsteps down there. So much noise. And you go running downstairs to see what it is or what caused this, and you get to the landing halfway down and there?s nothing, and the dog would be asleep. And he was a young black lab and they?re hyper -- they just don?t sleep through stuff, they wake up?
Jeff Belanger will also be on Coast to Coast tomorrow http://www.amityvillefaq.com/truthboard ... php?t=3828
See also http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20060713/ ... eb409377_1
Thanks to Max!