Halloween Bonus Episode: The Amityville Murder House
This creepy Halloween bonus episode explores the horrors and mystery surrounding the infamous Amityville Murder House. The legend began in the early hours of November 13, 1974, when Ronald DeFeo Jr. picked up a Marlin rifle and shot all six of his family members execution style as they were lying in their beds. His subsequent defense plea detailed that he had heard voices telling him to commit the atrocity, which began a whirlwind of paranormal speculations that peaked when the next owners of the home published about their own experiences. That couple, George and Kathy Lutz, became famous for thir 28 days residing in the Amityville home, reporting an intensely evil presence that destroyed property and terrified the whole family. Were they lying to profit off of a tragedy? Were they tormented by an evil presence that also drove Ronald DeFeo to kill? Or were they visited by the spirits of the murdered DeFeo family? Listen to the episode to decide for yourself, and if you are interested in looking further into this chilling story, all of the source materials are listed below. Also be sure to visit the podcast on Instagram @crimebistropodcast for some behind the scenes updates!