Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Islamic Exorcism Video

Here is an Islamic Exorcism video from About .com:


Monday, May 15, 2006

George Lutz Former Owner Of Amityville Horror House Dies

Former owner of Amityville horror house dies in Las Vegas



LAS VEGAS (AP) - George "Lee" Lutz, whose brief stay in an Amityville, N.Y., home spawned one of the most famous haunted house stories ever, has died of natural causes. He was 59.

Lutz, a Las Vegas resident, died Monday, his lawyer, Larry Zerner of Los Angeles, confirmed Wednesday.

The Clark County coroner listed Lutz' cause of the death as heart disease.

Lutz, a former land surveyor, became famous after moving his new bride, Kathy, and three children into a three-story Dutch colonial on Long Island in 1975, about a year after six members of the DeFeo family had been shot and killed in the home. Ronald DeFeo Jr., the eldest son, was convicted of the murders.

The Lutzes lived in the home for 28 days before being driven out by the spirits of the DeFeos, according to Lutz' account.

The family's tales of eerie feelings and waking dead became the source for Jay Anson's 1977 book, "The Amityville Horror," along with a 1979 film of the same title and a 2005 movie remake.

The book and movies chronicled the Lutz family's horrors in suburbia, including visions of walls oozing slime, moving furniture, a visit from a demonic pig named Jodie and spontaneous levitation.

The franchise made a cult figure out of Lutz, who some claimed bore a creepy resemblance to the killer. But it never made him rich. Lutz claimed to have made only $300,000 off the tale.
Almost immediately after telling it, Lutz' story was challenged by some who accused him of trying to profit from the DeFeo murders.

In 1979, shortly before the film's release, William Weber, DeFeo Jr.'s lawyer, told The Associated Press that he, along with Kathy and George Lutz, had invented parts of the best-selling story "over many bottles of wine."

"We were really playing with each other. We were creating something the public would want to hear about," Weber said, claiming that he supplied the Lutzes with background on the DeFeo murders to weave into their ghost stories.

Lutz denied the allegations.

The Amityville tale and the rights to profit from it quickly led to a tangle of litigation involving the Lutzes, Weber, publishers, Anson and others.

After fleeing the home and abandoning their possessions, the Lutzes moved to San Diego, briefly selling Amway products to make a living. Eventually they moved to Arizona, where the Lutzes divorced. Kathy Lutz, who was active in a Christian ministry, died in 2004 of a respiratory disease.

Lutz, called "Lee" by his friends, moved to Las Vegas in the late 1980s, said Dan Farrands, a Los Angeles filmmaker who befriended him six years ago while making a documentary about the Amityville murders for the History Channel.

Farrands said Lutz was active in his Catholic church, volunteered at a homeless shelter and spent his time restoring old cars. Lutz was a lighthearted, Farrands said, until the subject of Amityville came up, "and then he'd turn sort of blank."

"It was a subject that was very troubling for him," Farrands said, adding that Lutz always believed he had witnessed the supernatural in that home.

"It was not that everything that had ever been said about that story was true, it had become a piece of Hollywood merchandise, it became larger than life. But, for him, that never took away from the fact that his family was scared away from their home," Farrands said.

"People are disrespecting a true story," Lutz told People Magazine last year. "It's my family's story, and it's hurtful."

Lutz is survived by his longtime girlfriend Cindy Stock, of Las Vegas, and his five children: Christopher, Daniel, Melissa, Gabrielle and Noel.

A private memorial service is planned, Zerner said.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ecto Mist Picture

Here is one of several pictures Eastern Paranormal captured during the investigation of an old settlement home rumored to be haunted scheduled for demolition. This was shot around 8:30 PM Monday night. It was a clear night in the 60's. Here you see some ecto mist captured around the front roof to the right near the chimney above an EP Associates head. You can also click on the picture to enlarge it.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

An American Haunting Based On The Bell Witch

An American Haunting comes out this Friday. It is based on a book written about the Bell Witch of Tennessee. I plan to see the movie this weekend. I have read several reviews on the movie, but I thought the review from Wikipedia was the most informative one I read so I posted it below.

For some REAL haunted America pictures click the two links below:



An American Haunting


An American Haunting is a 2006 American thriller film written and directed by Courtney Solomon. It stars Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood and James D'Arcy. The film was previewed at the AFI Film Festival on November 5, 2005 and is set to be released in U.S. theaters on May 5, 2006. The film had an earlier release in the U.K. on April 14.

The film is based on the novel An American Haunting, by Brent Monahan. The events in the novel are supposedly based true events from the legend of
The Bell Witch that have been validated by the State of Tennessee and President Andrew Jackson as the only case in United States history where a spirit or entity caused the death of a man.

Between the years 1818 and 1820, the Bell Family of Red River, Tennessee was visited by an
unknown presence that haunted the family and would eventually end up causing the death of one its members. Starting with sounds around the house at night, and the sighting of strange animals around the farm, the "sounds" eventually escalated into full brutal contact with certain family members which caused severe psychological and physical torment.

The attacks grew in strength, with the spirit slapping, clawing, dragging and beating the Bell's youngest daughter, Betsy. The spirit, who everyone eventually referred to as Kate, seemed to reserve her most hateful attacks for John Bell Sr. The Bells searched for rational explanations and ways to rid their house of this entity, but to no avail.

The spirit began to communicate with them through sounds at first, then later by actually speaking in a powerful voice. Once when the spirit was questioned about where it came from and why, it referred to itself as, " Kate Batts' witch", and claimed the only mission it had was to eventually kill John Bell. The spirit could seemingly predict the future, reveal secrets of those present, quote any Scripture flawlessly, and foresee events happening great distances away, reporting the events later perfectly. The haunting ended later with the poisoning death of John Bell. The spirit claimed that when he was asleep, she gave him a dose of some strange liquid that was later found in the room. When this mystery 'medicine' was tested on a cat, the animal went into seizures and died. It is said that at his funeral, the witch laughed, screamed and sang songs happily while others mourned. Soon after, the witch departed, promising to return in seven years. In March of 1821 young Betsy broke off her engagement with Joshua Gardner.

She did return in 1828 for a few short weeks. During this visit she came to the home of John Bell Jr and had long talks with him about the past, the present and the future. She made some predictions for the future. Kate also said there was a reason for John Bells death. However she never said what the reason was. After the second visit, she said her next return would be in One Hundred and Seven years. That would have been in 1935. But some believe that she (Kate) never left the area at all due to the strange things that has occurred in and around the town of Adams and the Bell Witch Cave over these many years.

Some believe there is no Bell Witch, but that John Bell Sr. was an abusive father who beat the kids and had them tell the accounts of the Bell Witch to the locals to avoid suspicion. The family then turned on him, and posioned him blaming the witch for his death.