January 2, 2009

Amityville House Explodes, Ghosts Most Likely Not Involved

Most of you know the “Amityville” as half the title of the fairly recent, fairly decent Ryan Reynolds horror vehicle “The Amityville Horror.” Older people might know a more extensive version of the urban legend t hat involved a man killing his entire family, then proceeding to haunt the house for a month along with his victims.

This house has nothing to do with that.
It’s some other house in some other part of Amityville that exploded from a gas leak. The family living there was able to get out in time so the whole thing is quickly becoming a non-incident. I suppose it's possibly the ghosts got bored after 30 years and decided to blow up a house, ,but all indications point to non-spectral involvement. But the event has inspired a brief resurgence in the original Amityville story, and in the spirit of that, here are a few highlights of the alleged haunting:

•In the house windows flew up and down and doors were repeatedly ripped off their hinges in the house even though they were securely locked.

•Mrs. Lutz levitated a foot above her bed on several occasions and floated toward an open window. On one of the occasions, when her husband pulled her back, her 30-year-old face had been transformed into the face of a 90-year-old woman - "the hair wild, a shocking white, the face a mass of wrinkles and ugly lines and saliva dripping from the toothless mouth."

•In the dead of winter, hundreds of buzzing flies materialized in one of the upstairs rooms of the house.

•A 12-inch crucifix hung in a closet by Mrs. Lutz revolved until it was upside down and gave off a sour smell.

•The insides of the toilet bowls in two upstairs bathrooms turned absolutely black, "as though someone has painted (them) from the bottom to the edge just below the rim" even though Mrs. Lutz had recently scrubbed both bowls with Clorox.

•Lutz discovered a small secret room in the basement, a room that appeared in no blueprints of the house. It was painted solid red - and had the smell of blood. In one of the red walls, Lutz saw a vision of a face - a face that he would later find from newspaper photographs was that of Ronald DeFeo.

Read the full list of crazy shit here. Can any of this actually be confirmed? Well, they made a movie about it didn’t they?

Source: College OGR

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