It seems like anyone who has entered the city limits of Amityville has written a book or have been interviewed for one.
Amityville on Long Island, NY is the location for what is called the "horror house."
The beginning of the trouble, as reported in this e-book, could have started as far back as the time of the Indians. One theory brought forth in the book is that there is only one spirit in the house, an angry Indian Chief.
In the mid 70s the Defeo family were murdered in their sleep. The mother and father, two daughters and two sons were all murdered in their beds with a shot gun. The surviving son, Ronald Defeo, Jr. is in prison to this day for the murders. The book covers Ronnie and his 26 different explanations of how the murders happened. Neighbors are interviewed and some eyewitnesses to the body removal of the Defeos also talk in this book.
A year after the Defeo murders, George and Kathy Lutz moved in with their three children. Twenty-eight days later, they fled the house never to return. Their story was put into book form by Jay Anson. "The Amityville Horror" was touted as what really happened during the 28 days the Lutz' spent in the house.
The Defeo's story is true and well documented, except for Ronald's side which includes 26 different stories about how the murders happened.
The Lutz' story is also a hot mess, mostly because so many people have come along and tried to get a piece of the pie. Writers, filmmakers and paranormal folk of all types have put their two-cents in and muddied the waters considerably.
Also of note, but not in the book, is the upheaval between the two men who lived through Amityville as children.
Christopher claims that stepfather George, played with the paranormal, he is currently writing a book about his experience.
Daniel has a documentary entitled "My Amityville Horror," which I will be reviewing soon. His story is a bit more demonic than Chris's.
This book is longer than it had to be. However, it made up for that with some updates and stories of other Amityville haunts. As in many e-books, grammar and spelling could be better, but all in all this is a good book.