Ghost Boy in Amityville Horror House Photo?
“The Amityville Horror’ is one of the most famous haunted house cases in American history. Speculations about the validity of the haunting have both believers and skeptics wondering if George and Kathy Lutz had made the whole thing up. Famous demonologist Lorraine Warren also got involved with the investigation and concluded that the haunting was very much real and the house was home to malevolent forces and should be avoided.
In 1976, a paranormal investigation was conducted inside the house where an infrared camera was placed on the landing of the second story. The camera was on a timer and would snap photos periodically during certain times of the night. Upon development of the film, the picture below was discovered and the mystery of the Amityville house continued. There were no children present in the house that night. The eyes seem to be “glowing”, perhaps a result of a flash, but when using infrared film, does one use a flash? Remember too that this photo was taken in 1976, long before Photoshop and photo editing computer software:
In the photo, it appears that a small male child is peeking his head out of the room and into the direction of the camera. Some speculate that if it is a ghost, it is the spirit of John Matthew DeFeo; a victim of his brother Ronald Jr., who went on a shooting spree in 1972, killing his entire family while they slept. The Lutz family moved in 13 months later.
Skeptics think that the photo actually shows Paul Bartz, an investigator who was there that night. Bartz was wearing a similar shirt to the one the boy is wearing in the picture. For this to be true, Bartz would have to been on his knees or crouching down because the height of the ominous face in comparison to the doorway and banister would make the entity about 4 feet tall. Also Bartz is not wearing glasses in the photo below, and his shirt, although a close pattern seems to be in contrast with the one on the “ghost child”. Bartz has never gone on record to either confirm or deny that the camera focused on him that that.
The whole story was a media masterpiece, generating fame for everyone involved. Jay Ansen wrote a very liberal book about the haunting which made its way to Hollywood producers and ultimately a successful 1979 movie of the same name, starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder.
No matter what you believe, The Amityville Horror is one of the most famous cases of a demonic haunting in the United States. The photo only helps to procure what believers think, and what skeptics already know. Perhaps we will never truly understand what went on in that house, but 112 Ocean Ave. will certainly live on in the history of paranormal investigations.
Spirit Halloween Unveils ‘Horror Babies’ Including Ghostface, Pennywise, and More
Spirit Halloween is unveiling the goods a bit earlier than usual this year. For example, these little horror babies that give us infantile versions of Ghostface, Leatherface, Pennywise and Sam from Trick r’ Treat. We were already excited when they announced all-new Killer Klowns From Outer Space items, but these horror babies are making sure that they bring the goods even earlier.
The breakdown of Spirt Halloween Horror Babies goes like this:
- Trick’ r Treat Sam Horror Baby: Equipped with his signature lollipop, this Sam baby will never get fussy – as long as his new family follows the rules of Halloween.
- Scream Ghost Face Horror Baby: Perfect for classic slasher fans, this sweet Ghost Face baby comes equipped with a prop bloody knife for a baby so cute he’s to die for.
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface Horror Baby: Featuring his signature mallets, fans will need to be careful to pacify this Leatherface baby if they want to avoid getting whacked.
- IT Pennywise Horror Baby: Straight from the sewers of Derry, this Pennywise baby is sure to give any guests a sweet scare.
Horror Babies are looking fantastic and bring that very cool bit of nostalgia with them. From Ghostface to Pennywise the lineup is looking fantastic.
Each of these hauntingly adorable Horror Baby is available for purchase for $49.99 on SpiritHalloween.com, now while supplies last.
‘Talk to Me’ A24 Trailer is Chilling Us to the Bone With New Approach to Possession
The very chilling, Talk to Me reinvents the possession genre by turning the entire genre on its ear and dropping the beat on the terror. Each moment spent in the trailer is very intense and full of atmosphere.
There is a bit of Breakfast Club combined with this intensely moody possession thriller.
The synopsis for Talk to Me goes like this
When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
The film stars Sophie Wilde, Miranda Otto, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Zoe Terakes, and Chris Alosio.
Talk to Me arrives July 28, 2023.
Nicolas Cage Plays a Very Wicked Devil in ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Trailer
Joel Kinnaman plays alongside the very wicked Nicolas Cage! Why so wicked you ask? Well cause this time around he is playing none other than the devil himself and he is bringing all of his wicked charm and red hair with it. That’s right, the first trailer for the very off the wall Sympathy for the Devil is here.
Okay, is he really the devil? Well, you are going to have to watch to find out. But, it doesn’t change the fact that this whole thing looks like its a blast out of hell and a ton of fun.
The synopsis for Sympathy for the Devil goes like this:
After being forced to drive a mysterious passenger (Nicolas Cage) at gunpoint, a man (Joel Kinnaman) finds himself in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse where it becomes clear that not everything is as it seems.
Sympathy for the Devil arrives July 28, 2023!