Was a ghost caught on camera at the Amityville Horror house?

Amityville Horror (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
Amityville Horror (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images) /

The Amityville Horror was a box office smash back in 1979. While most people equate it with demonic activity because of the movie, could it be that ghosts inhabited the residence as well?

The Amityville Horror is legendary. Thanks to the best-selling book by Jay Anson and the hit 1979 movie starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder.

Everyone knows that there was definitely evil lurking in the DeFeo/Lutz home. Ronald DeFeo claimed that he was urged to kill his family because of the voices in his head. George Lutz, who bought the residence after the murders felt that there was definitely a demonic presence in the house on Ocean Avenue.

Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated the Amityville dwelling and their findings pointed to a malevolent force behind the terrifying experiences that George, Kathy and their children were encountering. Another paranormal team did a walkthrough and captured what appeared to be a ghost of a young boy in a picture.

It is believed that he was Ronald’s younger brother, John. Now, when you look at the photograph, the eyes are particularly haunting because they have been replaced by gaping, glowing white orbs. While it could be the murdered DeFeo child, bear in mind that the Lutz’s had two sons, Daniel and Christopher.

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Could the photo have been altered in some way? There are those that claim the Amityville house was never haunted stating that the Lutz’s were in financial difficulty and needed a way to sell the home quickly.

The DeFeo family attorney claimed that he, George and Kathy made the story up over “many bottles of wine.” LiveScience agrees that the entire story was a hoax citing researcher Rick Moran who had compiled a list of over 100 factual errors and discrepancies between the Lutz’s history of events and what really occurred.

Check out the Gene Campbell photograph in this video at the 15 second mark.

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What do you think? Is this a ghost of one of the DeFeo children or is it a well-orchestrated hoax? Let us know in the comments.