Lutzes had never intended on abandoning their home. But
the events unfolding night after night were becoming unbearable.
The plan was simply to spend some time away from the house...
and sort things out. Figure out what was going on. So
arrangements were made to spend time at Kathy's mothers house.
events that occurred on the final day in the home are somewhat
unclear to this writer, George Lutz refused to talk about that
day at Penn State. Several attempts by Lou Gentile and a
few of the audience members to uncover the details of the final
day went unanswered. George would only comment, "There
are stories about this that have never been told. They may
never be told".
researching the Amityville case however, I did manage to uncover
a few details about the last day in the home. Suddenly there was
a great rush on the part of the Lutz's to leave the home. During
the time they made attempts to pack a few items together, things
rapidly went from bad... to worse.
family managed to grab a few changes of clothing, while the temperature
inside the home fluctuated from chilling cold, to hot. Strange
banging noises were heard, and the interior walls of the house
seemed to shift about, making groaning noises. And... as
they were leaving the home, George encountered another apparition
on the second floor landing. This time.. a hooded figure
that stood motionless, pointing directly at George Lutz.
the end of the radio show - George Lutz showed a series of photographs
that were taken at Amityville by investigators. The photographs...
began by showing various slides taken throughout the house so
that people could get a feel for what the home looked like. On
the day the investigators were there, the house looked as if it
had been abandoned in haste. Clothes were thrown about...
food sat stocked in the refrigerators. Plants left on the
window sills had withered away.
photographs taken both inside and from outside the home showed
misty faces peering through the windows. One photograph showed
the strange ghostly figure of a young boy standing on the second
floor landing... another photograph showed an entity manifesting
out of a wall, peering down at the investigators. The pictures
deeply disturbed me... they had the ring of truth to them.
closing, a member of the audience asked Mr. Lutz, "Why do
you think it is important to inform people about what happened
at Amityville". George took a moment to ponder the
question, then softly stated, "You see... you may never go
through this. But in your lifetime, as this kind of thing
gets talked about more and more, and as we learn more... it's
likely in one way or another that you will hear of this kind of
thing. This stuff happens... it happens everyday, there
are people in this room tonight that can tell you all kinds of
stories about things locally, that happen right here".
continued, "It's my prayer that everyone in this room never
go through such a thing. But if you know someone that does, the
hardest thing for those people is the loss of being able to communicate
with anyone else about it. Not being able to find anyone that
can intelligently help them. It's not talked about, it's not understood....
and when it happens to you, you become an alien to everyone else".
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