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Amityville Part 2: The Hauntings

The Amityville Horror is probably one of the most infamous ghost stories to come out of modern America. But what really happened? Was the Lutz family haunted, or was there something else happening at 112 Ocean Ave?

Show Notes

A year after the DeFeo murders, the Lutz family moved in. It seemed too good to be true, but strange occurrences caused the family to move out 28 days later, never to return. 


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Researched & written by Kim Douthit 

Edited & produced by Gabi Fiore

Music by Dan Moretti