To reply to a few comments, Tanner wrote -
I don't seem to recall ever seeing the Catholic Church or any of it's dioceses issuing any kind of statements as to whether or not the case was considered an urban legend
Here is a direct reply by letter from the Rockville centre dioceses -
"The dioceses maintains that this was a false report. In November of 1977 diocean attorneys prepared a substantial list, to be submitted to the publisher of numerous inaacuracies, factually incorrect refrences and untrue statements regarding events, persons, and occurences that never happened. Enclosed is an article that ran in L.I (Long Island) Newsday on Sept 12, 1979. I belive it correctly summirizes the situation.
The article maintains again that the entire haunting claim was a false report, so there is official proof that the Rockville centre dioceses doesn't endorse the claims alleged by the Lutz family. Is this not already obvious by the fact that their own cleric was involved in the initial claims? Bottom line, speculation aside, the Rockville dioceses or (Catholic involvement) in these claims have submitted in writing that they believe they are indeed false. That can't be argued.
As far as official law enforcement in relation to these claims, here is a quote directly from the Long Island voice article available from Mr. Lutze's own website -
Local cop Pat Cammarato wound up as a character in the book, which claims he visited the house. Reality check. "The way I was portrayed was :) silly dilly :)," Cammarato says. He was in the Amityville station the day Lutz came in (George Lutz) and surrendered a gun because he feared what the houses "demons" would make him do to his wife and three stepchildren. "He brought in the gun and said he was afraid of having the gun 'cause the house was haunted," Cammarato recalls. "It was all nonsense."
Now that was taken directly from Mr. Lutze's own website. After reading through that it seems like a real official fron the Suffolk County P.D obviously didn't endorse the haunted house claims in anyway.
In fact I wonder if officer Cammarato was supposedly the officer dispatched to 112 Ocean according to Kathy Lutz on the 700 club?
Aside from that, what about his statements in this article?...Direct quotes from this police officer in regard to his suspicion of Mr. Lutze's actions during the time the haunting was supposedly occurring. Am I supposed to believe officer Cammarato fabricated his statements just to oppose Mr. Lutze's haunting claim? Why should anybody believe that?
Opie wrote -
that talked about DC Cooper
Who's D.C Cooper? You mean D.B Cooper right? lol, but please don't refer to me as DC under any circumstances thank you.
onto this quote from Dan -
Now I believe Dan's question was "who, besides the Lutzes, Ed & Lorraine Warren, Laura Didio, Father Ray, Hans Holzer and Ethel Myers believe the haunting was real"...
So there you go, a few others I'm sure but a small circle within the parapsychological field.
Getting back to out of those who actually probed for psychic phenomenon within the house itself, we have -
Of course the Warrens,
Hans Holzer along with psychic Myers (I'm not sure which group this Mrs Downey fits.)
Anyway in hind-sight didn't all involved with these independent investigations grossly misjudge the situation? For example the Warrens claimed the property uninhabitable which was a totally inaccurate conclusion. Holzer's infamous burial ground claims which again were simply
inaccurate. At one time during a radio interview I recall Ed Warren prompting Stephen Kaplan on what instruments he used to investigate the property.
So from that I would gather Mr. Warren should have been familiar with scientific instruments to aide in his own paranormal investigations. So why is that data absent from the Warrens dramatic evaluation of 112 Ocean ave?
As far as I can tell no information has been put forward to date that even documents a simple thermal anomaly inside the house or electromagnetic anomaly for that matter either.
So what we have is the Warrens and Holzer branding the property as a "paranormal hotbed" for vengeful Indian spirits and negative forces which in the latter originate from the depths of the very earth itself....and with this not one recorded sample of scientific data to even suggest any anomalies anywhere on the property.
Lets face it, I think its safe to say any respectable paranormal researcher would consider these investigations complete failures even for the times. So again the bottom line is there isn't one shred of evidence that anything beyond the norm was occurring anytime at 112 Ocean ave...And there were two separate investigations conducted that failed to yield one single thing.
To put it in "layman's" terms, the entire haunting is expected to be believed simply by word of mouth from the Lutze's along with a few psychics who present these claims without a single shred of scientific proof to back up even slightly their unbelievable conclusions.