When I first began my research into the Amityville murders, I never could have imagined the story I would uncover. Although Hollywood’s version is entertaining, the imaginary ghosts on screen cannot hold a candle to the real evil in this story. It is not an evil that goes “bump” in the night, but rather an evil that lives in the hearts of men. Greed, lies, corruption, abuse, betrayal, and finally murder. These are the plot elements to the real Amityville story. The house is not haunted by the supernatural, but it is damned forever to be an icon of horror.
It is easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding Amityville. The house, with its eye-like windows, has not only a certain charm to it, but draws us in with its mystique. Having an interest in this story is understandable, especially now with MGM’s remake of The Amityville Horror so widely seen.
The Amityville Murders™ was created, so the public would never lose sight of the real story. On November 13, 1974, six members of the DeFeo family were murdered in their own home. Fanciful images, such as demons, green slime, and disembodied bands, cannot replace the true horror of the DeFeo murders.
Those of us who know the true story have been attacked and mocked for exposing the lies surrounding the case. There are even a number of fake documents circulating the Net that allegedly “disprove” the true story and purport to discredit us. Beware of the websites that simply attack individuals who threaten a belief system that cannot be supported by a shred of scientific evidence. These sites seek individuals that will continue an erroneous belief system without question, obeying their every word. Amityville has a way of taking over and becoming an obsession. Don’t allow it to consume your life. Look past the hoopla and “think” about the source of the information. In this day and age, is it enough evidence simply to say something happened? I think not. Today, society is much more sophisticated and, as such, demands factual proof.
God knows that I, along with several other prominent and outspoken critics of the “horror” stories, have been the subject of incredible, not to mention laughable, accusations. Because these parties cannot attack my message, they are relying on lies and ignorance to attack me, the messenger. The bottom line, nonetheless, is that unlike others, I have cataloged, referenced, and made available much of the research that went into my book on this website for FREE! On the other hand, my book, The Night the DeFeos Died, offers a more complete picture of the Amityville saga than any other website or book. For those interested, it is available for purchase here.
And remember, if you choose not to believe in the haunting, then that does not necessarily make you a disbeliever in the supernatural. Not everything that is claimed to be supernatural is legitimate. The Amityville story has angered those individuals dedicated to investigating authentic phenomena. Many reputable and prestigious paranormal organizations have called the alleged haunting in Amityville a hoax. Besides, there are possibly more books and articles disproving Amityville’s alleged supernatural phenomena than proving it.
Another ignored fact is that Ronald “Butch” DeFeo, Jr. could not have murdered his entire family alone. The evidence and the experts all indicated Butch DeFeo had help. Of course, the popular theory that a son killed his entire family with a high-powered rifle is considered the official version of the murders. At The Amityville Murders™, you will find evidence that will begin to make you question the validity of what you have read for the past 30 years. More important, we are certainly NOT on a crusade to free Butch DeFeo, who is an admitted mass murderer and killer. Only a parole board can legitimately judge whether or not DeFeo poses a danger to society. I know several people who sleep better knowing he is locked away, behind bars and high walls with guard towers. To date, the parole board has denied him parole each and every time he comes before them.
In the end, it is up to the reader to decide what is true. This website simply offers, in my opinion, the most complete side of the Amityville story. Keeping an open mind along with a scientific understanding will help you come to a logical conclusion. I hope this website and my book will help you uncover the truth as you see it. I also wish to thank all of those who have assisted me in finishing this project. Finally, all the documents, photos, and materials on this website and within The Night the DeFeos Died were legally obtained. NOTHING was stolen, taken without permission, or fraudulently obtained.
Good luck on your search for answers.
Author of The Night the DeFeos Died