Amityville Horror House? With Club Chaos Eye Candy??

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Amityville Horror House—Club Chaos Eye Candy?

Landmarks?  Local History?  I’d have to say for me, Amityville is Hyper-Local…it’s the very next town from where I live.  It’s the “Eye Candy” I’m not too sure about.  I mean there are not many people that aren’t aware of what happened in the town of Amityville, Long Island.  Interestingly enough, there were some facts even I didn’t know.

So far there have been at least 9 books and three movies done about The Amityville “Horror House.”  December 13, 1974 that Ronald DeFeo killed his family of four siblings and his mother and father execution style with a high powered rifle  while they slept.  He confessed, was convicted and jailed.  There wasn’t a newspaper or television station that didn’t carry the story almost exclusively for a very long time.  Things like this don’t happen on Long Island.

Enter the Lutze family a little more then a year later.  Although advised by their Realtor about the terrible murders, they claimed the home would be perfect for them.  They purchased the home on 112 Ocean Avenue in 1975 for $80,000.  And that’s where the story starts to differ—from the moment they moved in. 

The Lutze family claims the house was haunted….with everything from hundreds of bees to a priest that allegedly came to bless it being “slapped” and told to “get out.”  (The priest would neither confirm nor deny this nor would his church).  The Lutze family stayed a total of 28 days….and fled, allegedly in terror.

There is not one thing that this family claimed that can be confirmed, although they both later passed a lie detector test.  Parapsychologists claim the house has “cold spots” and one infra red camera caught a picture of a “demonic child.” 

New owners purchased the home again in 1977, this time for $55,000.  They never claimed to have had one issue in this home.  And the little town of Amity Harbor (remember Jaws?) was never the same.  While there are no numbers on the homes anymore, people readily point it out if you don’t know which one it is.  It has turned Amityville into one of the most popular “tourist” spots on Long Island.


Here are some photos of the town….and the home.  YOU decide.  But before you do, think of this:  One of the occupants of the home was killed in the September 11th attack in New York City; he is said to have lived there from 1987 to 1997. 


Amity Harbor New York By Feng Shui Long Island

 Amity Harbor


Amity Harbor New York By Feng Shui Long Island



Amity Harbor New York By Feng Shui Long Island

 Lovely Little Harbor--I still think of Jaws :)


Amityville Long Island NY by Feng Shui Long Island * NY

 One of the other houses on Ocean Avenue, Amityville Long Island


Amityville Long Island NY by Feng Shui Long Island * NY

Another home on the block...


Amity Harbor New York By Feng Shui Long Island

All homes on Ocean Avenue are on the Canal


Amityville House by Feng Shui Long Island & NY

It's undergone renovations but this is a current photo of The Amityville "Horror House"



**Carole Provenzale has been a New York Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island & New York.  On Site Feng Shui Consultations provided for New York City (Manhattan), Queens and all of Long Island for Homes, Apartments, Businesses, Corporations, Renovations and New Construction.




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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Carole - You have some wonderful photos there and I am so jealous. Welcome to the group and featured at ............


May 05, 2009 04:48 PM #19
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

I love those homes!  That 'haunted' house looks livable now :)

May 06, 2009 04:59 AM #20
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Hi Rich, We do believe very much in Predecessor Energy and the imprints of the Energy left behind.  In this case, in spite of what happened, there are so many conflicting stories and it's been said they purchased the house with the intent to make money off it....and that they did!  I don't think anyone will really know but you're right, the area is very pretty.

Cathy, That's so funny, it didn't for me....I was right outside taking that shot and felt nothing.  I would have never known something so tragic had happened there if I hadn't known.

Cheryl, That's what I have seen, mostly....not evil hautings (although they make everyone uncomfortable) but what I think of as "stuck spirits."  Whether someone believes in it, it's always a good idea to have a house blessing, particularly for a new home.

Rosa, It doesn't feel scary, either.  It's a lovely town and I didn't feel a thing near the house.

Kate, I'm not sure I'd live there but I didn't feel anything from the outside.  They're not on a lake but a Canal which is wonderful here--and hard to come by!  I thought the other houses were lovely as well.

Robert, Thank you...sorry to respond late, I was out of the rain for a few days.  I have always had an interest in the paranormal :)

Sally, It sure does.  No one has ever claimed that home was haunted after it makes me wonder.

May 06, 2009 03:16 PM #21
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

I remember that movie as a kid very well. I think it scared the crap out of me at the time:)

May 08, 2009 12:04 AM #23
Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

Carole, I remember Jaws like it was yesterday and also the Amityville horror house.
I don't know if I would ever buy something like that to live in, but I would probably visit.
Quite some time ago, my sister bought a house that had been known for having 'ghosts'... and I swear, every once in a while, things happened, that made you wonder... but for the most part, they were friendly. :)

May 08, 2009 03:23 AM #24
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Carole - No problem and I would like to visit this place some time!

May 08, 2009 06:16 PM #25
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

 hi Carole, it's been ages since I saw either the Amityville Horror or Jaws, I loved your story and now have the urge to do a weekend movie marathon. ;-)

May 09, 2009 04:22 AM #26
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Carole, I saw a documentary of some sort on that creepy.  I'll bet if you went in it you would feel all sorts of weird energy!  Do you know if a Feng Shui Master has ever gone in it?

May 11, 2009 10:42 AM #27
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Bill, It scared me, too.  Things like this (the murders) didn't happen around here!

Sylvie, I am always hearing about "evil" spirits.  I don't see that....I do come across 'playful' ones on occasion.

Robert, The houses in that area are lovely...but I'm still not sure I'd want to be inside it!

Diane, No, they have called in Parapsychologists to evaluate it...and have documented "cold spots" and other things but I don't believe they have ever called a Feng Shui Consultant.  People still don't realize it's something we deal with.

May 11, 2009 10:54 AM #28
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Carole, I have an older version of that movie and the new one. I have always been curious what happened after the family left.  Thanks for the info. 

May 11, 2009 11:38 AM #29
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Carole,

The house now looks very nice, but somehow I still wouldn't want to live there or even visit it. It still gives me the creeps!!

Have a great day!!

May 12, 2009 01:58 AM #30
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I didn't realize that house was on Long Island. I always thought Ohio.

May 12, 2009 10:17 PM #31
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Beautiful Photos and yes I remember some of the movies and books growing up Carole! Neat that it's next door to where you live! Great localism post - thanks for sharing:)



May 15, 2009 04:17 AM #32
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi Carole,

Having experienced a triple murder-suicide in my own extended family (my son's grandparents murdered by a home invader while they slept), and then having had their furniture (including their bedroom furniture) in my house afterwards, I can attest that 'energy' from violent events does become absorbed into the furniture and surroundings and strange things occur because of this....I won't go into my story here, however the events that took place while we had the furniture in our home were very frightening.

I myself would never live in a house where murders had taken place (not knowingly, anyhow).

I love your photos and agree that the last one gives off a creepy feeling.

Good story!


May 15, 2009 10:30 AM #33
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Carole-Great post.  I have read the books and seen the movies and definitely wouldn't want to live in or anywhere near these places.  Interesting info.


May 17, 2009 02:03 PM #34
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Hey, Carole.

I see this is your most recent post. I hope everything is well with you and yours, that you're really busy, and that you'll soon be back to Play in the Rain with us.

May 19, 2009 06:54 AM #35
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Carole-That house sounds like a nice place to visit but wouldn't want to live there. <SMILE>

May 20, 2009 07:15 AM #36

If the house on 112 Ocean Avenue is on the maket how much would it be to buy or even rent it for a while for reacherch purposes only?

Jun 12, 2009 05:07 AM #37

112 Ocean Avenue is really a nice home.


Jun 12, 2009 05:09 AM #38

Actually, it was flies, not bees, and YES the priest DID confirm that he was suddenly very cold in the house, was slapped by an unseen force, and ordered to "Get Out." (and he confirmed this on television, too).

Jul 20, 2009 12:27 PM #39
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