Amityville Horror: Conspiracy on Ocean Avenue
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Episode I: The Murders
Today, only a handful of people know what the Amityville Horror Saga is really all about. The people who know the real truth will do anything, including commit murder, to protect the secret. Most people know of it as a mass murder and then a family haunting. But what really is it all about? Can you handle the truth? The real horror in Amityville will scare you more than the movie. The Amityville Horror Saga is not a paranormal event. The truth is The Amityville Horror Saga is a war crime.
How far would a community or town go to protect itself? Would they commit murder? Would they murder innocent children? Would they destroy an innocent family? Would they create a cruel hoax to cover up the murder? Would they deceive the country in order to continue the cover-up? They were told they would get away with it. They were told the conspiracy would never be discovered.
In 1974, the government offered Amityville a deal they couldn’t refuse. The deal was to free the town of the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue for a price. Amityville would later discover that the price was far greater than they ever imagined. Amityville is hiding a terrible secret. Amity means friendship…unless you’re a threat.
What happened on Ocean Avenue in the early morning hours of November 13th 1974? Six members of the DeFeo family were murdered in their home while sleeping. All members of the DeFeo family shot with the same rifle. All members of the DeFeo family found in similar positions on their beds, lying on their stomachs with their arms extended above their heads. All members of the DeFeo family died in their sleep as if the rifle shots never awoke them. No sign of a struggle. The autopsies indicate that no members of the DeFeo Family were drugged. None of the DeFeo family’s neighbors heard the shots.
The oldest son in the DeFeo family, Ronald DeFeo Jr., a.k.a Butch, was the only surviving member of the family. Butch was convicted of murdering his entire family and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
No one can provide a rational explanation of how Butch DeFeo went room to room in the middle of the night murdering his family with a high-powered rifle and none of the DeFeo family awoke. What happened here on Ocean Avenue? Why can’t anyone solve the mystery?
Rick Osuna – book author: “The standard story is basically that Ronald DeFeo Jr., who was then 23 in 1974, woke up at approximately 3:15am and for reasons unknown basically killed his entire family while they slept.”
William Weber - Butch DeFeo's Attorney: “He took the rifle and shot both of his parents, who were sleeping in the master bedroom. Then he shot his younger brothers, two of them. And then he went to an adjacent bedroom and shot his sister. And then he walked up to the third floor bedroom and shot his other sister, Dawn.”
Narrator: “All the bodies were found face down with no sign of a struggle. An autopsy revealed the family had not been drugged.”
Dr. Howard Adelman - Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for Suffolk County: “At the time we were amazed that all of the bodies were found face down with their arms extended. We knew that they were in this position at the time they were shot because the entrance and exit holes of the bullets where they left the body and entered the mattress. It almost had the appearance that they were being held at bay or told to be in a certain position at that time.”
Ken Greguski - Former Chief of Amityville Police: “To this day as far as I know none of those people were drugged. So why someone wasn't able to get out of that house is beyond belief.”
Dr. Howard Adelman - Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for Suffolk County: “We did extensive toxicology not only on the blood and urine but on all of the organs that we removed and it turned up zero that there wasn't anything in their body. So they were cold sober at the time they were murdered.”
Ken Greguski - Former Chief of Amityville Police: “I would have assumed that he did have an accomplice but that has never been proven and we haven't found any evidence found to indicate that.”
William Weber, DeFeo's Attorney: “They were each shot with a 35 marlin rifle. We had an experiment conducted when we were preparing for trial the noise level of a 35 marlin and that marlin could be heard four to five blocks away from the house. With all the shots that took place, there were approximately nine blasts from the marlin, there was no evidence that any of the six victims had made any attempt to escape.”
Laura DiDio - Journalist: “What was so odd is how you manage to shoot six people in the middle of the night in a quiet neighborhood without awaking any of the people. A shotgun blast is pretty loud. That doesn't make any sense.”
Detective Alfred DellaPenna - Ballistics for Suffolk County Police: “Six people would be lying in bed - How is it that six people would stay in bed?”
Peter Jordan – Parapsychologist: “I thought perhaps the bodies had been moved from their original spots. The autopsy reports show that, no, they were not moved, that they were in the original places that were when they were shot. There were no drugs found in the blood streams and again the victims were found lying face down in dead stretch.”
Dr. Howard Adelman - Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for Suffolk County: “Even if they were sleeping the report of the weapon that was used is supposed to be so loud that it would have, so to speak, awakened the dead.”
Ronald DeFeo Jr. states from prison that it was physically impossible for him to have committed the murders: “How could one person go thru the house and kill six people the way they think they were killed? The way they said they were killed. You show me how right now! It's impossible.”
Butch DeFeo also states from prison that he was in the basement doing drugs when the real killers entered his home and murdered his family.
Gerard Sullivan, the prosecutor who won Ronald DeFeo Jr.’s conviction of 25 years to life in prison for the murder of his family stated years later in his book “High Hopes – The Amityville Murders”: “I still think about the DeFeo case – especially about the children. And I wonder about the questions that were never answered. Did any of the victims wake up? If so, why didn’t any of them defend themselves? Why were all six found face down in death? Why didn’t’ anyone hear the shots?”
To answer Gerard Sullivan’s questions, we must go back to 1965 and tell the whole story from the beginning.
Ocean Avenue, a quiet, peaceful, and friendly place to live for the affluent in Amityville.
The Ireland family is a powerful and influential family in the town of Amityville. The Ireland family is one of the founding members of Amityville that has lived in Amityville for generations. Andy and Agnes Ireland live in their luxurious home on Ocean Avenue in the affluent section of Amityville.
The house directly neighboring the Ireland’s home has been vacant for months. The vacant house is an odd looking house with two quarter shaped moon windows that look like eyes. Because the vacant house was too big for the property, the house was actually built sideways on the lot, with the front door on the side of the house. Oddly enough, the property the vacant house was built on actually once belonged to the Ireland family.
It is June 28, 1965, Andy and Agnes Ireland are sitting outside their home enjoying the beautiful sunny day. A car suddenly pulls into the driveway of the neighboring vacant house. A noticeably overweight man gets out of the driver side of the car and begins looking around the property. A woman then gets out of the passenger side of the car and opens the back door of the car to let several children out. The overweight man begins to get into a loud verbal argument with the woman that involves the use of foul language.
Andy and Agnes Ireland are in shock and offended by the language these people are using in their neighborhood. Andy and Agnes look at each other and ask: “Who are these people?” Agnes asks: “Maybe we should call the police?” Andy says: “No, they’re probably here to do the maintenance of the property.” “It’s hard to find good help these days.” Agnes says: “Yes, perhaps you’re right.” “The grass is a bit long.”
About 20 minutes later, two additional cars pull into the vacant neighboring house’s driveway. The two drivers get out of their cars, and Andy Ireland immediately recognizes them. Andy Ireland’s jaw drops, and he goes into a state of shock. Andy says to his wife: “That’s Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo!” “They’re both big time mobsters!” “What are they doing here in this part of town?” Reality sets in for Andy and Agnes Ireland, when a large moving truck pulls in front of the now formerly vacant house next door. Andy asks his wife: “These mobsters are our new neighbors?” Agnes says: “Oh my God!”
For the residents of Ocean Avenue, the Amityville Horror started on June 28, 1965, the day the DeFeo family moved into their dream home on Ocean Avenue.
Ronald DeFeo Sr. (a.k.a Big Ronnie) and his wife Louise DeFeo move their family from a small Brooklyn apartment to Amityville. Big Ronnie and Louise have five children John, Allison, Marc, Dawn, and Ronald Jr. (a.k.a) Ronald Jr. Ronnie Jr. or Butch. In anticipation of a prosperous future, Big Ronnie places a sign in front of his house which reads…“High Hopes”. Over the coming years, the DeFeo family would disrupt the tranquility of Ocean Avenue, causing the residents of Ocean Avenue to wish the DeFeo family would just simply leave and move back to where they came from.
Rick Osuna – book author: “The village of Amityville residents did not really like the DeFeos. The DeFeos were from Brooklyn, they didn't fit the south shore atmosphere, the style. Mr. DeFeo was quite loud and vociferous. So they didn't fit that persona that the village residents wanted to see in their neighborhood.”
As the residents of Ocean Avenue learned about the DeFeo family and discovered who they really are, the residents became alarmed.
The father of Louise DeFeo is Mike Brigante Sr., a big time mobster. Mike Brigante Sr. has ties to Carlo Gambino, a Sicilian mobster that controls the Gambino crime family. Big Ronnie’s father is Rocco DeFeo, another big time mobster. Rocco DeFeo’s brother is Peter DeFeo, a soldier in the Genovese crime family. Peter DeFeo works closely with Vito Genovese, who is the boss of the Genovese crime family. Big Ronnie and his oldest son Butch, work at Brigante-Karl Buick, a car dealership co-owned by Louise’s father, Mike Brigante Sr.
Residents on Ocean Avenue wonder how Big Ronnie, a simple manager at the car dealership, could afford such an expensive house. The residents discover that the DeFeo house was paid for in cash by Mike Brigante Sr., using Mob money. Mike Brigante Sr. loved his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren and would do anything for them. Money was no object for Mike Brigante Sr. when it came to his daughter’s family. He would provide luxurious furnishings for the DeFeo house. He would also provide shoes, jewelry, and the latest gadgets. Mike Brigante Sr. would shower the DeFeo family with gifts. He considered his daughter and his grandchildren his life. He often would buy the DeFeos clothes, shoes, jewelry, and the latest gadgets. Anything they needed. Money was no object when it came to his family.
The car dealership where Big Ronnie and Butch worked was not just a simple dealership.
Rick Osuna – book author: “The way the dealership was a front for the Mob was it consisted of money laundering, body disposal, evidence disposal, where they would melt weapons down in the body shop's melting pot. It was a front; it did the dirty business of organized crime.”
Andy and Agnes Ireland are horrified of the DeFeo family and what they are doing to their community and town, but they are helpless to do anything about it. The other residents of Ocean Avenue feel the same way but are worried about the DeFeo family’s ties with the mafia.
Big Ronnie and Butch would often carry handguns and not be afraid to pull the weapons on people they were involved in arguments with. The DeFeo family used foul language and they were constantly screaming and fighting with each other. Often the DeFeo family would have loud arguments inside and outside their home using vulgar language that offended their neighbors. The DeFeo family was showy and threw money around. The community resented them and wished they would move away.
Big Ronnie was supplementing his income by using his boat docked right behind his home to run illegal drugs into Amityville. Big Ronnie would rendezvous with drug runners in boats waiting along the river and bring the drugs in and distribute the drugs thru the car dealership. Big Ronnie’s second oldest son, Marc, would often brag to his school friends about his father’s illegal drug running.
The DeFeo family was tarnishing the community by bringing in bad elements involved in organized crime to the community. The Ocean Avenue residents saw the DeFeo family as a threat and viewed them being as out of control.
Big Ronnie would often urinate on his property in plain sight for his neighbors to see to show his neighbors that this was his property and he would do with it as he pleased. Agnes Ireland would often catch Big Ronnie in this crude act and tell her husband that she can no longer live next-door to this animal.
When disputes erupted with their neighbors, Big Ronnie and Butch would often threaten their neighbors by telling them that they would bring in the Mob to murder their neighbors’ families. A rumor being told around town of Butch DeFeo’s involvement in the drowning death of a man in the nearby river canal also deeply disturbs the community. The adverse relationship between the DeFeo family and their community was increasing daily and soon the relationship would hit critical mass.
Detective Rattery of the Amityville Police Department arrests Butch for being in possession of a stolen outboard boat motor. After learning of his son’s arrest, Big Ronnie goes down to the police station to remind the police of the DeFeo family’s ties to organized crime. Big Ronnie storms into the police station and gets into a loud verbal confrontation with Detective Rattery. Big Ronnie asks: Do you know who my father is? Do you know who my wife’s father is? Detective Rattery replies: Yeah, I know who the DeFeos and Brigantes are! Big Ronnie warns: Don’t mess with the DeFeos and Brigantes or you will regret it! Big Ronnie then grabs his son’s arm and storms out of the police station with his son.
Detective Rattery’s 12-year-old daughter is a friend of Allison DeFeo. One day, both Allison and Detective Rattery’s daughter are over the DeFeo house playing when Butch storms into the house. Butch, still seething with anger over his arrest by Detective Rattery, has just learned Detective Rattery has now arrested his best friend on drug charges. Butch sees Detective Rattery’s daughter in the kitchen and starts screaming at her: “If your father keeps messing with me, I’ll kill you and your cop father!!!” The little girl horrified, drops her doll on the floor, and runs out the back door crying. Butch then picks up the doll and throws it in the trashcan, uttering little brat. Allison runs up to her bedroom, vowing never to speak to her brother again.
Detective Rattery’s daughter ran home and told her father of the threat made by Butch. Word of Butch’s threat to murder Detective Rattery and his 12-year-old daughter would spread and reach a powerful organization known as the Government Mafia.
Butch DeFeo’s developing interest in high powered rifles begins to disturb the residents of Ocean Avenue. Butch purchased two rifles and began showing them off to his friends and expressed interest in obtaining silencers. Butch would even test fire his rifles by shooting them from his bedroom window at objects outside the house.
After Butch’s girlfriend was fired from her job at a local bar, Butch went down to the bar and stood outside the bar firing his handgun into the air and threatening the owner of the bar. One night while at dinner with his girlfriend, Butch told his girlfriend that he was eager to use his connections in organized crime to order a hit on someone. Butch is rumored to have broken into a house in the neighborhood and stolen property to fund his drug habit. Butch is known around town as a drug addict, a thief, a heavy drinker, and all around troublemaker with a bad temper.
One day, Big Ronnie is in the swimming pool, floating on his raft and enjoying the beautiful summer day. Butch approaches the pool and throws a cherry bomb into the pool. The explosion startles Big Ronnie, causing him to fall off his raft into the water. Big Ronnie gets out of the pool and gives chase. Butch jumps into his car parked at the end of the driveway, quickly backs his car out, and then tears away down Ocean Avenue. Big Ronnie jumps into his car but notices his wife’s car behind his, blocking his exit. Big Ronnie, furious at his son, decides he will drive over his neighbor’s property to get his car onto Ocean Avenue. Big Ronnie puts his car in reverse, clears his wife’s car, and then floors the gas pedal. Big Ronnie drives over the Ireland’s neighboring property, spinning his wheels, leaving skid marks on the Ireland’s driveway, tearing up the Ireland’s lawn, and damaging the Ireland’s shrubbery. Big Ronnie then puts the car into drive and floors it again. Big Ronnie further damages the Ireland’s lawn and creates additional skid marks on the Ireland’s driveway that lead out to the street as he tears off the property and onto Ocean Avenue in pursuit of his son. A high speed chase then proceeds throughout the streets of the community.
Andy and Agnes Ireland, sitting outside their home, witnessed the entire event and were forced to frantically retreat inside their home for their own safety. The dust, car exhaust fumes, and the odor of burnt rubber caused Andy and Agnes Ireland to choke as they fled their front patio. Andy and Agnes Ireland are in shock and become furious about the damage to their property and the fact that the DeFeos have again ruined their day.
About 30 minutes later, Big Ronnie failing to catch his son, returns home. As Andy Ireland is outside inspecting the damage to his property, Big Ronnie again drives over the Ireland’s damaged property and parks his car back in its original spot. Big Ronnie gets out of his car completely ignoring Andy Ireland, who is standing outside his home looking over at him trying to get his attention. Big Ronnie opens the front door of his house and prepares to enter but he hears Andy Ireland calling his name from behind.
Andy Ireland approaches Big Ronnie and angrily confronts him about the damage to his property and asks: “Who is going to pay for the damage?” Big Ronnie calmly tells Andy Ireland: “Send the bill to my father.” “He will pay you everything you’re owed.” Big Ronnie then snaps and puts his finger right in Andy Ireland’s face and tells him: “Still better yet, you’re rich so pay for it yourself!” Big Ronnie then slams the door in Andy Ireland’s face. Andy Ireland walks away, shaking his head, in total disgust with the DeFeo family. Andy Ireland quietly utters to himself: “Something has to be done about these psychos.”
Hours later, Andy Ireland is in front of his house with a rake trying to repair the damage Big Ronnie caused earlier to his property when he begins to hear music. Butch is racing down Ocean Avenue in his blue 1970 Buick Electra 225 blaring his car radio and driving like a madman as he makes a fast turn into his driveway, screeching his car tires. Butch gets out of his car, looks over at Andy Ireland holding a rake, and sees Andy Ireland staring directly at him. Butch visually inspects all the damage to the Ireland’s property and begins to loudly laugh. Butch, knowing full well what really happened to the Ireland’s property, yells over to Andy Ireland: “Hey Ireland, you ought to take better care of your property! You’re bringing down our property value!” Butch walks away towards his home, continuing to loudly laugh. Butch opens the front door of his home and yells into the house: “Hey Fatso I’m Home!” Butch slams the front door shut.
Andy Ireland, still standing in the same spot on his front lawn with the rake in his hand, then hears a loud argument ensue inside the DeFeo home. Andy Ireland becomes so angry that he snaps the wooden handle of his rake in half and throws both parts across the lawn. Andy Ireland abandons the repairs to his front lawn and goes inside his home to update his wife on the DeFeo situation.
Butch knows his neighbors don’t want his family living in the community so he takes every opportunity he gets to annoy them. Butch blares his car stereo and screeches his tires at all times of each day as he departs and arrives home, a lot of the time with his loud rowdy friends who are drinking and always looking to party. Butch also knows his neighbors are aware of his family’s ties to organized crime so he makes his connections clear to the neighbors when he gets into arguments with them.
After Butch catches the son of John and Brenda Cromarty throwing stones into the DeFeo’s swimming pool, Butch jumps in his car and rushes over to confront the Cromartys. John and Brenda Cromarty live the next street over to the DeFeos and are well respected in the town of Amityville. Butch spots Brenda Cromarty standing outside her home. Butch slams on his brakes and jumps out of his car to confront Brenda. Butch gets into Brenda’s face and angrily informs her of her son’s malicious behavior near the DeFeo residence. Butch tells Brenda that he knows powerful people and she shouldn’t get on the DeFeo family’s bad side. Brenda swiftly walks away from Butch after receiving the threat. As Brenda is walking away, Butch yells, don’t mess with the DeFeos, lady, or you’ll regret it. Butch then jumps back into his car and speeds away, screeching his tires. Brenda returns home to inform her husband of Butch’s threat.
Fearing the DeFeo family’s ties to organized crime, the neighbors never call the police to report the threats or the disruptive behavior of the DeFeo family. The people who live on Ocean Avenue consider Big Ronnie a Mafioso. The community feels they have been pushed to the brink by the DeFeo family and it’s now time for them to act.
The Conspiracy Begins.
The residents of Ocean Avenue are fed up with the DeFeo family but how can they fight back against a family with such powerful connections to the mafia. Andy Ireland begins to secretly organize the residents of Ocean Avenue against the DeFeo family. The residents are fearful of the parents of Big Ronnie and Louise DeFeo. Both parents are big time mobsters.
It was common knowledge on Ocean Avenue that Louise DeFeo’s father, Mike Brigante Sr., has ties to Carlo Gambino, a Sicilian mobster that controlled the Gambino crime family. Also known on Ocean Avenue is that Big Ronnie’s father is Rocco DeFeo. Rocco DeFeo’s brother is Peter DeFeo who is a Soldier in the Genovese crime family and works closely with Vito Genovese, boss of the Genovese crime family. The residents of Ocean Avenue are also aware of the DeFeo and Brigante families’ involvement in bribes and payoffs of judges and certain high positioned members of law enforcement.
Andy Ireland decides that he will try to reason with Big Ronnie. Andy Ireland approaches Big Ronnie while outside his home. Andy Ireland states his and the community’s concerns to Big Ronnie. Big Ronnie snaps, pulling his handgun and putting the weapon right in Andy Ireland’s face. In a sudden rage, Big Ronnie tells Andy Ireland that the Ireland family is nothing in this town anymore and the DeFeo family is now in control. Big Ronnie cocks the trigger of his weapon and asks Andy Ireland: “Do you want to test me?” Andy Ireland doesn’t respond. Big Ronnie then tells Andy Ireland that he and his Mob associates will murder the entire Ireland family if they interfere with the DeFeo family. Andy Ireland, remaining silent, slowly steps backwards with his hands in the air and then quickly walks back to his home. Andy Ireland in his home picks up the phone and calls a powerful member of his family and tells him that we have to do something about the DeFeo family. His family member responds by saying I think I know of someone who can help us.
The residents of Ocean Avenue and other powerful people in the town of Amityville, including members of law enforcement, begin to meet secretly to discuss how to rid Amityville of the DeFeo family. They meet secretly at a house blocks away from the DeFeo residence. Andy Ireland has organized the people attending the secret meeting. Detective Rattery is also attending the meeting. Both Andy Ireland and Detective Rattery are in complete agreement that action must be taken against the DeFeo family. The people attending this meeting will ultimately become known as the “Ocean Avenue Conspirators”.
After deciding that the DeFeo problem cannot be solved within the confines of the law, the topic of the meeting quickly turns to how do we kill the DeFeo family before they kill us? The concern is that if a hit is made on the DeFeo family and Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo discover the conspiracy then the mafia will retaliate against the community by ordering hits against those involved. This would put the residents of Ocean Avenue families and others involved in the conspiracy at great risk. The question asked is how do we murder the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue without incurring the wrath of the mafia?
Andy Ireland tells the attendees of the meeting that his family has lived in this town for generations and the land the DeFeo house is built on once belonged to his family. Andy Ireland says he can no longer stand by and watch the community and town be destroyed by scum like the DeFeo family. Andy Ireland tells the attendees that we must wipe the DeFeo family out to protect our families, community, and town.
Andy Ireland stands and then tells the people in the room that there is a secret government organization that can help us. This organization is a group of people that the government covertly funds, trains, and equips to deal with people involved in organized crime. Andy Ireland explains that if we bring in these people to deal with the DeFeo family, we must all be united and agree to never disclose or reveal information about who these people are, or what they will do to the DeFeo family.
After Andy Ireland answers questions and addresses concerns from the Ocean Avenue Conspirators, they all finally agree to keep their silence. Andy Ireland then warns that if any of them were to betray these government people, they would have nowhere in the country to hide. This government group is completely above the law. You can think of them as America’s version of the KGB, a committee for state security. These people protect America from internal domestic threats, such as those posed by organized crime in this country. The political establishment and law enforcement deny their existence and the general public is completely unaware of their existence.
Andy Ireland concludes the secret meeting by saying that murder is a messy business, especially the involvement of children, and we must remain strong and united in order for this conspiracy to work and remain secret. I will make contact with these government people in the coming days to convey our decision. The meeting is then adjourned.
One week later the Ocean Avenue Conspirators meet again and this time one more person is attending the meeting. The additional person is a member of the Government Mafia. The man introduces himself as Agent Simmonds of the Government Mafia. Agent Simmonds begins to discuss ways the Government Mafia can offer solutions to the DeFeo menace in their community.
Agent Simmonds explains that because of the threat posed to Amityville by the DeFeo family’s ties to organized crime, a decisive plan to murder the DeFeo family and then create a diversion to distract the public’s attention away from the murders is the only plan that will succeed. The diversion will prevent organized crime from discovering the real truth. Agent Simmonds offers a plan to murder six members of the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue while they sleep and then set up the oldest son, Butch, to become the patsy and take the fall for the murders.
Agent Simmonds explains that the government has special classified military directed energy weapons that can murder people thru walls without creating physical evidence. Agent Simmonds further explains that after the six members of the DeFeo family are murdered, a strike team will enter the DeFeo residence and reposition their lifeless bodies on their beds and make it appear that Butch took his rifle and shot them all in the middle of the night. It will be a perfect hit against the DeFeo family. Butch will be incapacitated with special classified technology designed to render a person helpless for up to an hour. Butch will be unable to explain his actions during the murders and with his reputation around town he will be pronounced guilty of the murders, even before his trial. No one will believe Butch. Butch will make a perfect patsy. Butch is known as the town psycho and is without doubt a sociopath.
Agent Simmonds then tells the attendees that we will wipe out the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue for you but you must do something for us. Additional steps will be necessary. We must draw the attention of the public away from the bizarre nature of the murders and onto something completely different. Agent Simmonds explains that we will use our connections in the real estate business to lure a crackpot family to the former DeFeo residence and trick them into believing the house is haunted. Classified sonic harassment technology will be used to trick this family into believing the former DeFeo residence is haunted. Agent Simmonds goes on and guarantees that no harm will come to this second family and they will abandon the house within 30 days. The haunted house hoax will draw the public’s attention away from the bizarre nature of the murders on onto the supernatural.
The government creates these haunted houses and other bizarre events in areas of the country to distract the public’s attention away from social issues and onto things that simply can’t be proven. The average American citizen is distracted and entertained by these events but the crackpots become obsessed. This gives the crackpots something to latch onto and keeps their time occupied. It’s like a dog chasing its tail. The crazies in society need meaningless things to occupy their time with so we create these bizarre events for them. Some of these crazies in our society could be dangerous so the hoaxes actually protect the American people as a whole. If the crazies weren’t chasing after ghosts and UFOs, for example, they could be engaged in activities that place us all in danger. We are the social architects who manufacture tragedy and hoaxes in America. It’s known as social engineering or government propaganda. America uses propaganda just like foreign countries do to control and unite their citizens. The American government just does it a little differently than other countries.
We are America’s Secret Police, working covertly behind the scenes to create a utopian society. We can help you, and you can help us. We are going to basically let the crazies create a smokescreen to cover up the DeFeo murders. With the distraction of a haunted house, no one would ever suspect the neighbors had any involvement in the DeFeo murders. We have done this many times before and we know what we are doing. You can trust the Government Mafia. The Government Mafia is very proud of what we have done and continue to do. Government propaganda is our business.
The news media attention to the murders and then the haunted house hoax will neutralize Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo. The death of Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo’s daughter, son, and grandchildren will personally devastate both men. The Government Mafia wants to put a dagger right through the heart of both Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo. As payback for hostile actions against the government, Agent Simmonds explains, the Government Mafia wants to take away what Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo care about the most, their family members, including their grandchildren.
The town of Amityville will benefit from the elimination of the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue and the subsequent neutralization of Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo. The town of Amityville will also benefit from the notoriety and tourism that is generated from the haunted house incident.
After the second family abandons their home from what they believe is “supernatural activity”, a third family will then move in and deny there is anything wrong with the house. This third family will be a local family here in Amityville with full knowledge of the conspiracy. The third family will publicly state that the previous owners of the house are liars and it was a money-making fraud by the second family. This will fuel the hoax and the controversy as the crackpots battle each other over who is telling the truth. The crackpots, battling each other on national television makes for great theater to the average American citizen.
The government will also benefit from the hoax and the ability to test classified lethal directed energy weapons and non-lethal sonic harassment technology against human guinea pigs.
Agent Simmonds tells the Ocean Avenue Conspirators that after the third family moves in and denies the house is haunted there will be a short period of news media attention and curiosity seekers. Agent Simmonds guarantees that interest will peak and slowly diminish over a period of months. After that the community can return to normalcy.
Agent Simmonds also guarantees the Ocean Avenue Conspirators that they will never get caught because the technology is classified and no one other than secret elements of the government know of it. You have absolutely nothing to worry about.
Agent Simonds tells the Ocean Avenue Conspirators that he will personally oversee the elimination of the DeFeo family. We will take care of everything. Agent Simmonds explains that the Government Mafia is made up of law enforcement, military personnel, and ordinary citizens. The Government Mafia has a score to settle with Butch DeFeo for threatening to murder Detective Rattery and his daughter. We know how to deal with punks like Butch DeFeo, Agent Simmonds states.
Agent Simmonds then sternly warns the attendees of the meeting that if any of them betray the Government Mafia, they will forfeit their lives. You must take this to your graves and never disclose any of this information to the public. You will not discuss this operation with anyone else other than the people in this room. You will absolutely not tell your children. If you tell anyone else about this operation, you will be placing yourself and the person you tell in great jeopardy. Let me be clear about this: If you disclose this operation it could be a fatal mistake for you and the person you tell. Never discuss any part of this operation over the phone or in places where you could be overheard. Play it safe and only discuss this operation when we meet as a group or you are talking to me directly. The life you save could be your own. If the public should discover that the government is covertly using the military against the American people, it could spark a civil war in this country.
The Ocean Avenue Conspirators agree to never disclose the information, and a pact with the Government Mafia is entered into. This is equivalent to a pact with the devil. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators believe that this is their only way to protect their community and town from the growing negative influence of the DeFeo family. The direct neighbors of the DeFeo family are told to not call the police if they see anything suspicious occurring around the DeFeo house and also to ignore any strange or odd behavior by the DeFeo family. Andy Ireland then stands suddenly and exclaims: “That fat pig and his psycho son will no longer terrorize this community!” The rest of the Ocean Avenue Conspirators stand and begin to applaud.
John and Brenda Cromarty are standing in the front of the room near Agent Simmonds and Andy Ireland. Brenda Cromarty is filled with anger from all the times when Butch DeFeo had threatened her and her family. Brenda Cromarty in a sudden rage yells out: “Kill Them!” followed immediately by her husband, John, yelling: “Wipe Them All Out!” Agent Simmonds looks over at John and Brenda Cromarty and nods his head in approval. Agent Simmonds likes what he sees in John and Brenda Cromarty and he thinks to himself: “I have plans for these two.” Agent Simmonds senses that the Ocean Avenue Conspirators want blood, and he is prepared to give it to them.
Andy Ireland then adjourns the meeting.
Andy Ireland has offered Agent Simmonds the use of his home to conduct electronic surveillance of the DeFeo family. Days later, a white van arrives at the Ireland house and pulls into the garage. Agent Simmonds and another agent get out of the van. Agent Simmonds closes the garage door. Andy Ireland greets both agents and informs them they can use any room of the house they require. Agent Simmonds and his colleague begin to move container boxes from the back of the van into a room of the Ireland house that will be used to conduct the surveillance of the neighboring DeFeo house.
The Ireland house directly neighbors the DeFeo residence which makes complete surveillance of the entire DeFeo family easily achievable. The Government Mafia has classified surveillance technology that can electronically see and hear thru walls of a house. All surveillance technology is operated from inside the Ireland house so no visual evidence of the surveillance is possible from outside the Ireland house. To anyone just passing by the Ireland house, nothing out of the ordinary will be noticed.
The classified surveillance technology generates detailed images of people thru walls. The classified surveillance technology is also sensitive enough to hear a person breathing thru walls. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues, from inside the Ireland house, simply point a device at the DeFeo house and detailed images appear on a screen of the DeFeo family inside their neighboring home and their conversations can also be heard. The DeFeo family will never know they are under complete electronic surveillance thru the walls of their home. There is no privacy for the DeFeo family from this technology.
Everything will be learned about the DeFeo family. What time they wake in the morning. All their conversations will be monitored. What time they leave for work. Who they associate with. What time they arrive home. What time they go to bed. All intimate details of the DeFeo family life will be learned. Agent Simmonds and a team of professionals will study and analyze the surveillance intelligence and make preparations for the elimination of the DeFeo family. Agents will also move into a business suite near the car dealership where Big Ronnie and Butch work and place the car dealership under covert electronic surveillance. Both Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo’s homes will also be placed under covert electronic surveillance.
The DeFeo family has now been under surveillance for months and Agent Simmonds has learned everything about the DeFeo family. Every aspect of the DeFeo family has been learned. Agent Simmonds decides it is now time to advance to the next phase of the operation against the DeFeo family.
Agent Simmonds and his colleagues will use classified sonic harassment technology against the DeFeo family. The Government Mafia has classified technology that can project audible sound thru walls of a house and direct the audible sound towards one person in that house.
An Ultrasonic Laser is a beam of sound that travels like a light laser. The Ultrasonic Laser can’t be seen or heard. When two Ultrasonic Lasers are angled to combine at a point in the distance, a lower frequency is created at that point. This lower frequency can be audible sound. The Government Mafia has classified sound projection technology that uses Ultrasonic Lasers to pass audible sound thru walls. The Ultrasonic Lasers act as carrier waves to transport the audible sound thru walls. These Ultrasonic Lasers pass thru walls without causing any damage to the house. This sound projection device can project audible sound at one person inside a neighboring house. No one other than the targeted person will hear the audible sound.
The Government Mafia has incorporated their classified surveillance technology that can electronically see thru walls into targeting scopes that can identify and target people thru walls. A person in a house can be identified and targeted thru the walls of his house by an agent of the Government Mafia from inside a neighboring house. This ability to target a person thru walls and project audible sound at that person thru walls gives the agents of the Government Mafia an extraordinary method to manipulate the targeted person. Any audible sound can be projected at any member of the DeFeo family inside the DeFeo residence from inside the neighboring Ireland residence. The ability to project audible sound through walls is something the government has spent a large amount of money to develop. Concealed inside the Ireland house, Agent Simmonds can project the audio of his voice or any audio recording to any member of the DeFeo family inside the DeFeo house.
Before the DeFeo family is murdered, Agent Simmonds and his colleagues must create an appearance of serious mental illness in the DeFeo household. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues will use the classified sound projection technology to trick members of the DeFeo family into believing they are experiencing extraordinary events in their lives. When the targeted DeFeo family members describe these extraordinary events to family and friends outside the DeFeo home, it will give the appearance that the DeFeo family is crazy. This is a common tactic used against targeted people by the Government Mafia: Make the targeted people appear crazy before eliminating them. Fewer people ask questions or suspect foul play when tragic events occur that involve seriously mentally ill people. The DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue must be made to look like crackpots. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues will use the DeFeo family’s fears, desires, and religious beliefs as a weapon against them. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues begin the phase of the operation to make the DeFeo family appear to be crackpots.
While Big Ronnie is lying in bed alone, Agent Simmonds uses the classified sound projection technology to project an audible message at Big Ronnie. The voice is projected thru the walls of both houses at Big Ronnie from inside the neighboring Ireland house. Only Big Ronnie hears the voice projected at him. Big Ronnie looks around his bedroom but he discovers he is alone. The voice introduces himself to Big Ronnie as the voice of God. Big Ronnie is told by the voice of God that he must repent so he can be cleansed of his past sins and become a righteous man.
After hearing the voice, Big Ronnie gets out of bed and falls to his knees and begins to pray. Big Ronnie believes he has been chosen by God. Big Ronnie is totally convinced that he is now in direct communication with God. Big Ronnie believes he could be the next Moses from the bible. Big Ronnie now believes he is a prophet chosen by God to deliver God’s message and guide the people. Big Ronnie believes he may have been chosen by God to receive a new version of the Ten Commandments. Big Ronnie eagerly awaits further communication with God.
Big Ronnie begins his path to righteousness by immediately ending his illegal activities and turning to religion. Big Ronnie ceases all involvement with drug running and other illegal activities involving organized crime. Big Ronnie becomes obsessed with religion and begins to seek out spiritual guidance from the church. Big Ronnie brings the influence of religion into the DeFeo home.
Agent Simmonds, having successfully tricked Big Ronnie into believing that God is speaking directly to him, now begins to play with him. Big Ronnie is told by the voice of God that he should use physical violence to discipline his family and enforce God’s teachings. Big Ronnie begins to physically abuse his family by slapping them, throwing them around, and punching them.
Big Ronnie is told by the voice of God not to let his wife drive her car on certain days. Big Ronnie tells his wife that God has forbidden her from driving her car on these days. Big Ronnie believes he is having premonitions about future events and can predict the future. Big Ronnie tells his family and friends the he is in direct communication with God and he can predict the future. Big Ronnie’s family and friends begin to worry about his sanity.
Butch DeFeo is also targeted by Agent Simmonds. Agent Simmonds projects sounds of voices whispering at Butch telling him to murder his family. Agent Simmonds projects strange noises of banging sounds throughout the house at Butch. Butch also hears screaming, ghosts, and people walking around at night. Butch gets out of bed and searches the house but finds his family soundly asleep and no one else in the house. Butch wonders where these voices and sounds are coming from and begins to wonder if God is trying to communicate with him.
Agent Simmonds then projects audible sounds of voices at Butch telling him that his family is conspiring to murder him. Butch begins to become paranoid and begins to suspect his family is conspiring against him.
Louise DeFeo is also targeted by Agent Simmonds. Louise is in the basement doing laundry when Agent Simmonds projects an audible message at her, telling her that the DeFeo family will soon all die. Louise hears the message coming from behind her but when she turns around to discover the source of the message she finds she is alone in the basement. Louise begins to tell friends that a terrible tragedy will soon happen to her family. Louise begins to believe that something is wrong with the house.
The DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue begins to unravel.
Agent Simmonds projects an audible message at Big Ronnie commanding him to build religious shrines on his property so he can worship his God. Big Ronnie sitting in the living room hers the message from God and falls to his knees and begins to pray. Big Ronnie lifts his head and says “I understand”. The next day Big Ronnie buys the materials for the religious shrines and orders Butch to build one shrine in front of the house and one shrine in back of the house. Butch reluctantly constructs the shrines and places religious statues around the house but tells his father: “Fatso, you have serious mental issues!”
Big Ronnie creates a shrine in his bedroom so he can pray to his God each night before going to bed. Big Ronnie begins carrying a bible wherever he may go. Big Ronnie is seen outside his home several times a day by his neighbors on his knees praying at the shrines. Big Ronnie tells his family and friends that the reason he built the religious shrines is because God has commanded it.
The neighbors quietly laugh to themselves as they notice the increasing odd behavior of Big Ronnie. The neighbors look forward to the day when the community is free of the DeFeo menace. Brenda Cromarty especially enjoys driving by the DeFeo residence and laughing to herself as she sees Big Ronnie in front of his house praying on his knees in front of the shrine. Brenda quietly says to herself, “Revenge is a dish best served cold” as she slowly drives away. Agent Simmonds also laughs hysterically each time as he looks out the window of the Ireland house and sees Big Ronnie on his knees praying before his shrines awaiting further communication with God. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators feel empowered for the first time since the DeFeo family moved into their community and town. They now feel that they will soon have their vengeance after years of intimidation by the DeFeo family. Just as the DeFeo family used their connections with organized crime to intimidate the community and town, the community and town has now found a much more powerful ally that will soon eliminate the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue. They feel the DeFeos will soon get their just deserts.
Agent Simmonds decides to test Big Ronnie’s devotion to his God by sending him on a religious crusade. One morning while praying at his shrine, Big Ronnie hears the voice of God commanding him to journey to Saint Joseph’s Shrine in Canada and bring back a priest to recite the prayers of exorcism in the DeFeo home. The voice of God tells Big Ronnie that his oldest son, Butch, is possessed by the devil and the only way to save his son and drive the evil forces out of his home is with “The Exorcism Ritual.” Big Ronnie lifts his head and says “I understand, my lord”. Big Ronnie rushes into the house to inform his wife of his new holy mission. Big Ronnie calls his family and friends and tells them that he has been directly commanded by God to begin a holy crusade.
Big Ronnie and Louise frantically pack their bags. Big Ronnie loads his car with suitcases in preparation for the long journey. Big Ronnie grabs his bible and both he and Louise jump into the car and embark on their pilgrimage to Saint Joseph’s Shrine in Canada. Agent Simmonds laughs and says “Gullible Christian Fools” as he watches Big Ronnie and his wife speed away down Ocean Avenue.
At the Saint Joseph’s Shrine, Big Ronnie explains to a priest named Father Marco that he is in direct communication with God and he is on a holy mission commanded by God. Big Ronnie further explains that God has commanded him to bring a priest back to Amityville from Saint Joseph’s Shrine to battle evil forces within his home. Big Ronnie warns the priest that his son may be possessed by the devil.
Big Ronnie is so convincing that Father Marco himself volunteers to accompany Big Ronnie and his wife back to Amityville and assist them in battling the evil forces in the DeFeo home. Father Marco gathers his personal and religious belongings and they begin the journey to Amityville in Big Ronnie’s car.
Big Ronnie, Louise, and Father Marco arrive at the DeFeo residence in Amityville. Agent Simmonds, inside the neighboring Ireland house, is closely monitoring the situation. Father Marco looks around the property and notices the religious shrines and statues that surround the home. Father Marco then enters the DeFeo home and makes an inspection. Big Ronnie brings Father Marco to the master bedroom and explains to the priest that this is where God first spoke to him. Father Marco notices the religious shrine that has been constructed in the bedroom. Father Marco believes that a battle between good and evil is being waged in this house.
A few hours later, Father Marco, holding a large shiny silver metal crucifix, begins saying the prayers of exorcism. Both Big Ronnie and Louise are present as Father Marco begins the ritual. Agent Simmonds is monitoring the events as they unfold inside the DeFeo home. Agent Simmonds decides that he will use classified sonic weapons to create situations for the priest to react to.
Sonic weapons fire an invisible beam of sound that can pass through walls of a house without damaging the house in any way. If the beam of sound is passed through an object inside the home, a small amount of force will be exerted on the object. This force is strong enough to make an object on top of a table move, for example. An object on a table can be knocked to the ground by targeting it and passing a sonic beam through it. The beam of sound is above the human hearing range (ultrasonic) or below the human hearing range (infrasonic). The beam of sound is invisible to the human eye. The sonic weapons are targeted with the classified through wall imaging technology that can target people and objects through walls.
Agent Simmonds can use a sonic weapon to target objects on tables, such as statues or lit candles, to make them jolt forward or knock them off the table to the ground. A sonic laser passing through an open door will make the door move slowly in the direction the sonic laser is traveling. To anyone in a room witnessing objects flying off tables or doors slowly moving on their own, this would be a truly extraordinary experience. But in reality these are tricks created with classified technology that only a handful of Americans know of.
As soon as Father Marco begins saying the prayers, Agent Simmonds fires sonic lasers into objects on tables to knock the objects to the floor and he fires sonic lasers into open doors to make the doors slowly move. Father Marco, Big Ronnie, and Louise are in complete shock as they witness objects in the house moving on their own.
After finally witnessing doors in the home moving on their own, Father Marco decides to end the prayers of exorcism. Father Marco, in a state of shock after witnessing the extraordinary events, decides he cannot exercise the demons in this house on his own and a more experienced priest is needed. Father Marco warns Big Ronnie and Louise that they may be in danger from the demons inhabiting their home and they should contact the Catholic Church directly for assistance.
Moments later, Butch arrives home. Agent Simmonds sees Butch arriving and say “Perfect timing”. Agent Simmonds decides to target Father Marco’s stomach area with an infrasonic weapon. Big Ronnie greets his son at the door and brings him into the living room to meet Father Marco. At that moment, Agent Simmonds fires an infrasonic laser into Father Marco’s stomach area causing Father Marco to become violently sick to his stomach. Father Marco is the only one affected.
As Butch enters the living room and walks towards Father Marco, Father Marco leans forward in excruciating pain as Butch gets closer. As beads of sweat roll down Father Marco’s brow, Father Marco looks up and sees what he believes is the antichrist approaching as Butch continues to walk towards him. Father Marco, covering his mouth with one hand and firmly gripping his large silver crucifix in the other, fights the urge to vomit as Butch gets closer and closer. Father Marco suddenly backs away from Butch and quickly makes his way towards the front door. As Big Ronnie and Louise follow Father Marco to the front door, Butch asks: “Did I do something wrong?”
At the front door, Father Marco frantically tells Big Ronnie and Louise he can do no more for them. Father Marco exits the DeFeo home, slamming the front door closed on his way out. Father Marco leans over and vomits into the shrubbery at the side of the DeFeo home. Father Marco runs down the DeFeo driveway towards Ocean Avenue and accidently drops his large silver crucifix. Father Marco doesn’t stop to recover the crucifix but just keeps running. Father Marco runs as fast as he can down Ocean Avenue on foot trying to get as far away from the DeFeo residence as possible.
After calming his wife down, Big Ronnie runs out of his home and attempts to chase after Father Marco but quickly finds that being overweight has impeded his ability to catch the slender agile priest. After about 30 minutes, Big Ronnie returns home alone. Big Ronnie right away notices the silver crucifix glimmering from the sunlight in the driveway. Big Ronnie picks up the crucifix and then enters his home. Big Ronnie finds Butch still in the living room. Big Ronnie grabs Butch by the collar of his shirt with his free hand and thrusts him against the wall. Big Ronnie, gripping the long end of the crucifix and waving the crucifix up around just an inch or two from Butch’s eyeballs in a threatening manner, tells his son: You’re the devil!” Butch replies to his father: “Yeah I know, and you’re nuts!”
Big Ronnie thrusts the crucifix into his son’s chest knocking the wind out of Butch and causing Butch to grab the crucifix with both his hands. Big Ronnie walks away screaming “My son is the devil”. Butch suddenly throws the crucifix across the room and yells to his father: “Screw you, Fatso!”
Several days later, Big Ronnie discovers that Father Marco, after fleeing his home, sought refuge in a nearby church. Farther Marco would not leave the church for days. Fellow priests from Saint Joseph’s Shrine had to travel to Amityville to bring Father Marco back to Canada. Big Ronnie never again hears from Father Marco.
Agent Simmonds projects the voice of God at Big Ronnie: “Thou hast learned and witnessed the true identity of your son.” “Butch is the antichrist!” Big Ronnie is now totally convinced that his son is the devil and he begins telling his family and friends that he has “The devil on his back”. Big Ronnie now sees his son in a whole new light.
Agent Simmonds continues to create turmoil within the DeFeo household. Abuse and Physical violence escalates out of control between the DeFeo family members. One night while the DeFeo family is eating dinner, Butch drops his napkin on the floor. Butch pushes his chair back from the table and leans over to pick up the napkin. Agent Simmonds in the neighboring Ireland house has been carefully observing the DeFeo family at dinner. Agent Simmonds projects an audible message at Big Ronnie that only he hears: “Butch is the devil!” “God Commands you to beat the devil out of him!” Seconds later, Big Ronnie gets up from his chair and grabs Butch and throws him against the wall and proceeds to punch and slap him in the face repeatedly. Butch flees to the bathroom with a bloodied face but Big Ronnie returns to his meal.
Another night, the DeFeo children are screaming and out of control. Louise is in the basement doing laundry. Louise begins to climb the basement stairs with a basket of laundry. Agent Simmonds projects an audible message at Big Ronnie that only he hears: “Your family is out of control!” “Discipline your wife!” “God Commands you to punch your wife in the face!” Seconds later, Big Ronnie gets up from his chair and walks over to the basement door and punches his wife in the face sending her tumbling down the stairs. Big Ronnie then tells the rest of his family: “Now we will have some peace around here!” Big Ronnie slaps Butch in the head and then returns to his meal. Butch runs to assist his mother lying at the bottom of the basement stairs.
Days later, Big Ronnie and Butch are in the basement playing a game of pool and arguing about missing money at the car dealership. Butch insists he is not a thief and he knows nothing about the missing money. Agent Simmonds projects an audible message at Big Ronnie: “Don’t trust the devil!” “Butch stole the money!” “God commands you to teach the devil a lesson about stealing!” “Break your pool stick over the devil’s head!” While Butch is preparing to take his shot in the game, Big Ronnie walks up behind him. Big Ronnie exclaims: “Thou shalt not steal!” and then takes his pool stick and breaks it over his son’s head. Butch yells out in excruciating pain: “You crazy fat S.O.B.!” Butch throws his pool stick on the table and says: “Game over, Fatso!” While rubbing the top of his head to relieve the pain, Butch walks away.
The next day, Agent Simmonds projects another audible message at Big Ronnie while Big Ronnie is sitting in the living room reading his bible: “Dawn and her boyfriend are both sinners!” “God commands you to discipline Dawn!” Big Ronnie puts his bible down, gets up from his chair, and then proceeds to the kitchen to confront Dawn. Big Ronnie gets into a heated argument with Dawn about her relationship with her boyfriend that quickly turns violent. Big Ronnie screams at Dawn that she must turn away from sin and follow Jesus and live a holy and righteous life. Butch is upstairs in his bedroom and still seething over his father breaking a pool stick over his head. Butch hears the commotion involving his father coming from downstairs. Butch grabs his rifle and runs downstairs to confront his father. Butch enters the kitchen, points the rifle at his father, and then pulls the trigger but the rifle fails to fire. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues observing the DeFeo family with the classified surveillance technology, sigh in disbelief as the rifle fails to fire. Big Ronnie then grabs the rifle away from Butch and pushes Butch to the floor. Big Ronnie tells Butch that God prevented the rifle from firing and says it’s a sign from God. Big Ronnie picks up his bible and forces Butch and Dawn to pray with him.
Agent Simmonds now wishes to drive Big Ronnie and his wife further apart. Agent Simmonds projects an audible message at Big Ronnie: “Your wife is unfaithful!” “God command you to watch her closely!” Big Ronnie becomes suspicious that his wife is having an affair. Big Ronnie has a special phone installed in the dining room of the DeFeo home. The phone number is not written on the phone because Big Ronnie wants to be the only one to be able to call the phone. Big Ronnie demands his wife be home while he is at work to answer the phone. Big Ronnie calls his hotline in the dining room every hour while he is at the car dealership to keep tabs on his wife. Louise quickly answers the phone when she hears it ringing to avoid her husband rushing home to learn of her whereabouts.
The Government Mafia’s operation against the DeFeo family has been mostly successful so far. The DeFeo family is at each other’s throats and their outside family and friends believe they are all insane.
Butch decides he has had enough of his crazy father. Butch packs his bags and tells his father he is leaving home for good and vows never to return to Ocean Avenue. Butch tells his father on the way out the door: “I’m out of here for good, Fatso”. Agent Simmonds needs Butch living at the DeFeo residence on Ocean Avenue so Butch can become the patsy when the time is right to wipeout the DeFeo family.
A week after Butch leaves home, Agent Simmonds projects the voice of God at Big Ronnie: “God commands you to bring your son back home at any cost!” The voice of God explains to Big Ronnie that the world will soon end and only his family will survive the approaching apocalypse, only if they all stay together in their home on Ocean Avenue. The voice of God further explains that he has selected the DeFeo family to be spared from the wrath of God only if the DeFeos are all true believers.
The voice of God informs Big Ronnie that the Devil can be driven from Butch but Big Ronnie must act quickly to save his son’s soul from eternal damnation. The voice of God tells Big Ronnie exactly where Butch is now residing. Big Ronnie grabs his bible, runs out the front door, jumps in his car, starts the car, floors the gas pedal, and then tears out of his driveway down Ocean Avenue heading towards the address God has provided. Big Ronnie recites verses from the bible as he races thru traffic, running stop signs and red lights, on what he believes is a holy mission from God. Big Ronnie storms into Butch’s new residence and begins screaming: “This is God’s Will!” “God has Commanded!” Big Ronnie grabs Butch and uses physical force to drag him outside to his car. Big Ronnie physically forces Butch into his car. Big Ronnie starts the car, floors the gas pedal, and tears away and they both return to Ocean Avenue.
Big Ronnie tells Butch that God has commanded that he (Butch) live here on Ocean Avenue. Big Ronnie then threatens to break both of Butch’s legs if he ever leaves home again. Big Ronnie informs Butch of the approaching apocalypse and the only way to survive is for this family to stay together in this house on Ocean Avenue. Big Ronnie tells Butch that he has spoken directly with God and God told him he will soon destroy this wicked world. Big Ronnie believes he initially made a mistake at first interpreting God’s messages and believing he was the next Moses that would receive a new version of The Ten Commandments. Big Ronnie now believes he has been chosen by God to be the next Noah from the bible and he must prepare himself and his family for the soon approaching apocalypse. Butch tells his father: “Fatso, you are completely insane!”
Agent Simmonds projects the voice of God at Big Ronnie giving him further specific details about the approaching apocalypse. Big Ronnie is told by the voice of God that a tsunami will destroy Amityville and he must prepare his family by keeping them all home at Ocean Avenue. Big Ronnie begins to talk to his family and friends about building an ark so he and his family can survive the tsunami. Big Ronnie envisions constructing a seaworthy ark large enough for his family and animals so the world can begin again. Big Ronnie tells his family and friends that God has told him the world will end soon and only the true believers will be spared from the wrath of God. Big Ronnie begins telling his family and friends of the construction of a great ark on his property that will be known throughout history as Big Ronnie’s Ark. After discovering Big Ronnie’s plans to build an ark, Big Ronnie’s family and friends now believe that Big Ronnie is losing his mind and may need to be institutionalized.
Agent Simmonds decides to create more turmoil between Big Ronnie and Butch. As Butch is making a daily money drop for the car dealership, Agent Simmonds arranges a robbery of Butch in his car while Butch is waiting at a traffic light. Three men approach while Butch is waiting at the red light. One man walks up to the car and puts a gun in Butch’s face and tells him not to move. The man then grabs the money pouch from inside Butch’s jacket. The man reaches over and turns the car ignition off and removes the key and throws the key onto a nearby lawn. The men were told by Agent Simmonds the approximate time Butch would be at the intersection and where Butch hides the money pouch. The man removes the gun pointed at Butch’s head and all three men quickly flee the scene. Butch frozen from fear doesn’t pursue the robbers. Butch returns to the car dealership and informs Big Ronnie of the robbery. After Big Ronnie learns the details of the robbery, Big Ronnie accuses Butch of faking the robbery and stealing the money himself. After the robbery is reported to the police, Detective Rattery tells Big Ronnie that Butch’s story is suspicious and concludes that Butch likely faked the robbery. Detective Rattery tells Big Ronnie that Butch’s story of the robbers knowing exactly where Butch hid the money pouch is simply implausible and Butch likely buried the money pouch somewhere so he could recover it at a later time. Detective Rattery continues to sow the seeds of distrust between Big Ronnie and Butch by revisiting Butch’s past criminal behavior.
Agent Simmonds then decides to make it appear to Butch that Big Ronnie is trying to kill him. One night, Agent Simmonds waits for all members of the DeFeo family to fall asleep. Agent Simmonds exits the Ireland house and begins to tamper with Butch’s car parked in the DeFeo’s driveway. Agent Simmonds loosens the brake lines on Butch’s car. In the morning, Butch starts the car and tears away down Ocean Avenue. Agent Simmonds starts his car parked on Ocean Avenue and follows Butch. At a fast approaching stop sign, Butch applies the brakes but nothing happens. Butch repeatedly stomps hard on the brakes but no breaking occurs. Butch pulls the emergency brake but still no braking action. Butch acting out of desperation turns the wheel to avoid traffic at the intersection. Butch’s car jumps the curb onto an area of grass next to the Amityville River. Butch sees the river approaching and turns the wheel to make the car do a 180 degree spin. Butch’s car stops 50 feet before going into the river. Butch frozen in fear with both hands on the steering wheel begins shouting “That fat crazy father of mine is trying to kill me”. Bystanders recognize the car driver as Butch DeFeo and say to each other “It’s that crazy DeFeo kid”. Agent Simmonds had pulled his car over to fully enjoy the sight of Butch losing control of his car. Agent Simmonds begins to laugh as he pulls away as more bystanders gather. Butch is now more convinced than ever that his father is trying to murder him.
The Government Mafia uses a technique of turning their domestic enemies against each other so they destroy each other. With the classified surveillance technology that can electronically see and hear through walls, the Government Mafia has a huge technological advantage over their domestic enemies. The domestic enemies have no idea of the capabilities of conducting surveillance that the government has. The ability to point a device at a house and electronically see and hear through walls is completely unimaginable to the people under surveillance. The Government Mafia covertly studies their domestic enemies and learns everything about them. Agent Simmonds basically wants the turn the DeFeo family against each other so they kill each other to save Agent Simmonds the trouble of doing it. This is standard procedure of the Government Mafia: Learn everything about their domestic enemies and get their domestic enemies to eliminate each other. It is much cleaner and simpler that way.
Dawn DeFeo’s boyfriend has just moved to Florida. Dawn DeFeo wants to leave home and move to Florida to be with her boyfriend but her father forbids it. Big Ronnie warns Dawn of the soon approaching apocalypse. Big Ronnie tells Dawn that God has told him that the only way for his family to survive the coming apocalypse is to stay together in their home on Ocean Avenue. Dawn believes that her father is completely crazy and wants to get as far away from him as possible. Dawn tells her boyfriend on the phone that she wants to kill her wacko family and move to Florida to be with him. This common adolescent threat made by most teenagers will be the trigger for Agent Simmonds to order the murder of the DeFeo family. Agent Simmonds believes that the verbal threat made by Dawn to murder her family and heard by her boyfriend outside the DeFeo home is what he and his colleagues have been waiting for. This threat by Dawn to murder her family will add an aura of mystery to anyone investigating whether Dawn played a role in the murders.
Agent Simmonds, having failed to get the DeFeo family to kill each other, decides now is the time for the Government Mafia to murder the DeFeo family. The word is given to the strike team to assemble on the night of November 12, 1974. Agent Simmonds proudly states: “November 12, 1974, will forever be known as The Night The DeFeos Died!” All equipment and personnel must be in place and ready. The staging ground for the assault against the DeFeo family will be the neighboring Ireland house.
The plan will be to use a classified military directed energy weapon to fire a beam of electricity into the chest area of each of the six members of the DeFeo family while they are asleep in their beds that will instantly put them into cardiac arrest. The directed energy weapon will be fired from inside the Ireland home. The weapon will fire a beam of electricity that will travel through the walls of the Ireland home and then pass through the walls of the DeFeo home before passing through the targeted member of the DeFeo family’s chest. The beam of electricity is completely silent and invisible to the human eye. The beam of electricity passes through walls and leaves no physical evidence. No physical evidence will be left on the targeted members of the DeFeo family. This is the ultimate weapon because it can be used to kill a person through walls without creating any physical evidence.
Butch will be immobilized by a directed energy weapon used to incapacitate a person thru walls for a short period of time. The weapon will fire a burst of energy into Butch’s head that will severely disorient him for up to an hour. This weapon will also be fired from inside the Ireland house and pass through the walls of the Ireland house and DeFeo house before striking Butch. This weapon also creates no physical evidence of its use. No damage to either house or to Butch will result. Butch will fully recover in about an hour and no physical evidence of what happed to him will be created. This is also the perfect weapon because a single person in a house can be targeted and incapacitated. Butch will be completely helpless for a period of time after being attacked with this weapon.
Through wall targeting scopes will be used to target the members of the DeFeo family through the walls of their home. From inside the Ireland home, agents of the Government Mafia can find and identify each member of the DeFeo family with this classified technology. There is nowhere to hide in a house from this technology. Walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture mean nothing to this technology. The technology detects the energy of the human body, such as body heat and static charge on the human body. This classified technology can detect this energy emitted by the human body and target it through walls and other parts of a house. Once the member of the DeFeo family is identified and targeted, the agent of the Government Mafia presses a button on the directed energy weapon and a beam of energy is used to incapacitate or kill the targeted person. This is the ultimate method to incapacitate or murder a person through walls. There is nowhere to hide or escape for the DeFeo family members. The DeFeo family will never know they are being targeted. One second a member of the DeFeo family is soundly asleep and the next second he or she is in cardiac arrest and dying.
The entire operation has been carefully planned for months. Six DeFeo family members will be murdered thru the walls of their home and Butch will be incapacitated for a period of time. Agent Simmonds will be the leader of a three member strike team that will exit the Ireland house and then enter the DeFeo house. Two members of the strike team will rearrange the lifeless bodies of the six members of the DeFeo family on their beds. Their bodies will be repositioned so they are on their stomachs with their arms extended above their heads. Agent Simmonds will be the strike team’s designated shooter. Butch’s rifle will be taken from his room by Agent Simmonds and placed in a specially built enclosure designed to deaden the blast from firing the rifle. The enclosure is a big and bulky case that surrounds the rifle but it allows the rifle to be fired. The enclosure deadens the blast from the rifle without leaving evidence of a silencer. The enclosure will prevent the rifle shots from being heard outside the DeFeo home. None of the neighbors or anyone driving by in their cars will hear the shots or see the muzzle flashes.
After the bodies of the DeFeo family are repositioned on their beds, Agent Simmonds will shoot each of the six DeFeo family members. Big Ronnie and Louise will each be shot twice in the back and Marc and John will each be shot once in the back. Allison and Dawn will each be shot in the head. The reason the young female members of the family will be shot in the head is because it will repulse and anger the jury at Butch’s trial for the murder of his family. Agent Simmonds is a professional assassin who will have no trouble shooting the DeFeos, including the DeFeo children. In fact, Agent Simmonds wants the personal honor of pumping two bullets into Big Ronnie’s back. Butch will be left alive to become the patsy and take the fall for the murders.
The directed energy weapons leave no evidence of their use. No physical marks from the directed energy weapons will be left on the DeFeos’ bodies. No damage will occur to the Ireland or DeFeo house. The directed energy weapons are the ultimate weapons because their use can’t be proven so the only evidence will point to Butch as the murderer. It will appear as Butch woke up in the middle of the night and in a sudden rage grabbed his rifle and started shooting his family. All the evidence will point to Butch as the murderer.
From the surveillance of the DeFeo family, it is known that Big Ronnie keeps a large sum of money in a cashbox hidden in a secret compartment in the floor of the closet in the master bedroom. Agent Simmonds will take the money from the cashbox and leave the empty cashbox to indicate Butch had a motive to murder his family. Most people in Amityville know Butch is a drug addict and it will appear that Butch needed a large sum of money to fund his drug habit so he murdered his family for the money.
When Butch purchased his two rifles, each rifle was packaged in a cardboard box. Agent Simmonds will remove the two cardboard boxes that once housed Butch’s rifles from the DeFeo home. These cardboard boxes may be put back at a later time for the police to discover as evidence. One of the cardboard boxes will indicate Butch owned a rifle that was the same caliber used to murder his family.
The plan is foolproof and Butch will not be able to explain his actions the night of the murders. Butch will fully recover in about an hour and will not understand what happened. By the time Butch recovers, the strike team will be long gone and Butch will be “Left Holding the Bag”. Agent Simmonds has determined that Butch’s actions will be unpredictable after he discovers the carnage so many contingency plans have been developed. Butch is known as the town psycho and no one will believe Butch is innocent. Butch will take the fall for the murders and the town of Amityville will be free of the DeFeo menace on Ocean Avenue forever.
The DeFeo Murders.
It’s the evening of November 12, 1974. Two agents who will be part of the three member strike team have arrived in a van. The van pulls into the garage in back of the Ireland house. Agent Simmonds closes the garage door. Agent Simmonds assists his colleagues in removing container boxes from the back of the van and moving them into the house.
The agents set up the classified military weapon on the first floor that will be used to puts six members of the DeFeo family into cardiac arrest while they sleep. A classified military directed energy weapon that will fire a burst of energy into Butch DeFeo’s head to incapacitate him is also assembled and placed on the second floor. The DeFeo family will be attacked right thru the walls of their home. The DeFeo family will not be able to sense they are being targeted and there is no defense against the directed energy weapon. One second the DeFeo family is sleeping peacefully in their beds and the next second they are put into cardiac arrest and dying. Six members of the DeFeo family will simply die in their sleep and Butch will be rendered helpless.
It is a typical night for the DeFeo family. As the DeFeo family finishes their dinner and readies themselves for bed, it is unknown to them that for six of them, this night will be their last. It is now 11pm and Big Ronnie, Louise, Allison, Dawn, Marc, and John are all soundly asleep in their beds. Butch, as usual, has gone down to the basement to watch TV so he doesn’t disturb his family. Butch is watching a war movie called Castle Keep. Butch begins using illegal drugs.
In the Ireland home, Agent Simmonds is on the first floor. Agent Simmonds activates the thru-wall targeting scope and targets Big Ronnie’s chest area and notifies his colleagues that he is ready to fire. Agent Simmonds’ colleagues acknowledge and state they are in place and ready. Agent Simmonds notifies his colleagues that he is commencing the operation.
Agent Simmonds presses a button on the weapon and a beam of electricity is fired into Big Ronnie’s chest area. Big Ronnie lets out a gasp for air and then immediately goes into cardiac arrest. The beam of electricity is completely silent and invisible. The beam of electricity creates no physical evidence as it passes thru the walls of both houses and Big Ronnie’s chest area. No one else but Big Ronnie is affected. Louise still asleep and unaffected is then targeted. Agent Simmonds fires and Louise lets out a gasp for air and she also goes into cardiac arrest. Agent Simmonds then targets Allison, Marc, John, and Dawn one by one and they are each put into cardiac arrest. Within a minute all six members of the DeFeo family lie in their beds in full cardiac arrest and dying.
Agent Simmonds gives the order to an agent on the second floor of the Ireland house to take out Butch and the family dog. The agent activates a directed energy weapon and then targets Butch’s head. The agent fires the weapon. Butch is watching TV and then all of the sudden the room starts spinning and he can’t get out of his chair. Butch believes he is having a stroke as he goes in and out of consciousness. The agent then targets the DeFeo family dog and fires the weapon at it. The dog immediately collapses on the floor and is immobilized. The agent notifies Agent Simmonds that Butch and the dog are immobilized.
Agent Simmonds joins the two other members of the strike team. The three strike team members are inside the Ireland house, near the door that faces the DeFeo house, waiting to advance on the DeFeo house. The strike team is wearing all black clothing - hooded jackets, and gloves. Agent Simmonds informs his colleagues that the strike team is moving on the DeFeo house.
Agent Simmonds opens the side door and the strike team exits the Ireland house and quickly makes their way to the front door of the DeFeo house. In just seconds the strike team is at the front door of the DeFeo house. Agent Simmonds picks the lock on the front door and the three members of the strike team enter the DeFeo residence. The front door is then closed and locked.
The strike team moves into the DeFeo house. Agent Simmonds makes his way to the third floor and enters Butch’s bedroom. Agent Simmonds grabs Butch’s rifle sitting upright on the floor next to the closet. Agent Simmonds notices that the rifle is unloaded. Agent Simmonds then reaches into the closet and grabs a box of bullets that contains 20 rounds. Agent Simmonds loads Butch’s rifle. While loading the rifle, Agent Simmonds looks up momentary and stares at those two quarter shaped moon windows that resemble eyes. After finishing loading the rifle, Agent Simmonds places the rifle in a special sound deadening enclosure. Agent Simmonds takes the rifle enclosure and the box with the remaining bullets and exits Butch’s bedroom.
The two other strike team members enter the master bedroom on the second floor and find the lifeless bodies of Big Ronnie and Louise. The strike team members pull the blankets off Big Ronnie and Louise. The strike team members then reposition Big Ronnie and Louise’s bodies on their bed so they are on their stomachs with their arms extended above their heads. Because of Big Ronnie’s excessive weight, the strike team members encounter great difficulty repositioning his body.
Agent Simmonds enters the master bedroom with the sound deadening enclosure containing Butch’s rifle inside. Agent Simmonds tells the two other strike team members to stand clear. Agent Simmonds then points Butch’s rifle at Big Ronnie’s back and fires two shots. Agent Simmonds is moving across the room as he fires the two shots into Big Ronnie’s back, thereby creating two different bullet trajectories of the shots fired into Big Ronnie. After each shot, Agent Simmonds ejects the spent cartridge from the rifle onto the floor. Agent Simmonds then pauses in a position where he has a clear shot at Louise and then fires two shots into her back. The blasts from the rifle are deadened by the enclosure around the rifle enough to prevent the shots from being heard outside the DeFeo house.
Butch hears muffled blasts but he is unable to get out of his chair. Butch looks around the room and everything appears to be spinning around. Butch’s head falls forward and he passes out again.
Since both Big Ronnie and Louise died minutes earlier, they had no reflex when they were each shot. Agent Simmonds grabs Big Ronnie by his hair and lifts his head and then asks him: “Whose family are you going to kill now you fat piece of crap?” Agent Simmonds then releases Big Ronnie’s hair and his head falls back into his pillow. Agent Simmonds then tells the two other agents: “Let’s move on!”
The strike team then exits the master bedroom and enters Allison’s bedroom across the hallway. A strike team member then pulls Allison’s blanket away and repositions her lifeless body on her bed so she is lying on her stomach with her arms extended above her head, in the same position as her parents. Agent Simmonds then points the rifle at Allison’s head and fires one shot.
The strike team then exits Allison’s bedroom and makes their way to Marc and John’s bedroom. Agent Simmonds pauses briefly in the hallway to reload Butch’s rifle while the other two members of the strike team enter Marc and John’s bedroom. Butch’s rifle only holds a total of six bullets so Agent Simmons loads two more bullets into the rifle. As planned, eight bullets will be used in total. In the bedroom, Marc and John’s blankets are pulled off their lifeless bodies and then their bodies are repositioned on their beds on their stomachs with their arms extended above their heads. Agent Simmonds enters the bedroom and points the rifle at Marc’s back and fires one shot and then seconds later points the rifle at John’s back and fires one shot.
The strike team then exits Marc and John’s bedroom and makes their way to Dawn’s bedroom on the third floor. The strike team climbs the stairs to the third floor and then enters Dawn’s bedroom. Dawn’s blanket is pulled back and then her lifeless body is repositioned on her bed so she is on her stomach with her arms extended above her head. Agent Simmonds points the rifle at Dawn’s head and fires one shot. Blood splatters on the headboard of the bed.
The strike team then exits Dawn’s bedroom and enters Butch’s bedroom, across the hallway. Agent Simmonds opens Butch’s closet and removes the two cardboard boxes that once housed both of Butch’s rifles and places each box in a plastic bag. The cardboard boxes will be removed from the house and possibly returned later. One of the cardboard boxes once housed the murder weapon so it will likely be placed back into Butch’s possession for the police to discover as evidence.
The strike team returns to the master bedroom on the second floor and Agent Simmonds enters Big Ronnie’s closet. Agent Simmonds locates and removes a metal cashbox hidden in the closet floor. Agent Simmonds empties the cashbox of a large sum of money and places the money in a plastic bag. Agent Simmonds is taking the money to indicate that Butch had a motive to commit the murders. Agent Simmonds wipes the cashbox clean of all fingerprints and places the empty cashbox back into its hidden compartment in the closet floor.
The strike team then exits the master bedroom and makes their way down to the first floor. Agent Simmonds removes Butch’s rifle from the sound deadening enclosure and then proceeds downstairs with the rifle to the basement and finds Butch immobilized in a chair. Butch is fading in and out of consciousness and unable to get out of his chair. Butch sees a hooded person wearing all black clothing with black hands place a rifle on his lap. Butch passes out again. Agent Simmonds opens the top of the box of bullets and empties the box of the remaining 12 unused bullets on Butch’s lap and floor. Agent Simmonds then throws the empty bullet box onto the floor next to Butch’s chair and walks away. As Agent Simmonds is climbing the basement stairs he pauses for a moment and says: “Good luck explaining this, Butch!”
Agent Simmonds returns to the first floor. Agent Simmonds grabs the sound deadening rifle enclosure and Butch’s two rile cardboard boxes and joins the two other members of the strike team at the front door. The strike team exits the DeFeo residence and the door is locked. The strike team makes their way back to the Ireland house. The strike team enters the Ireland house. Agent Simmonds closes the door and exclaims: “Mission Accomplished!” Agent Simmonds and the two other strike team members change back into civilian clothing. To give Agent Simmonds and his colleagues enough time to remove most of the classified equipment from the Ireland house, Butch will be attacked repeatedly with the directed energy weapon to ensure he is incapacitated until about 3am. The DeFeo family’s dog is also attacked in the same manner to keep it quiet.
Agent Simmonds is unsure what Butch will do when he discovers the carnage, so he wants to remove as much of the classified equipment as possible. The agents pack up the classified military directed energy weapons and other non-essential equipment. All the equipment is placed back into their container boxes for transport. The agents place the container boxes into the back of the van. All clothing worn by the strike team during the assault on the DeFeo home is placed into bags and placed in back of the van. The Ireland’s garage door is then opened and the van, with the two members of the strike team and classified equipment inside, pulls out and quietly drives away into the night.
It’s now 3:00am and Butch begins to recover. The DeFeo family dog has recovered and is barking ferociously in the kitchen. Agent Simmonds in the Ireland house targets Butch’s head and activates the classified sound projection device. Agent Simmonds plays an audio recording on a tape deck. The audio recording is that of eight rifle shots. Butch slumped in his chair begins to regain consciousness and hears eight loud rifle shots as clear as day. Agent Simmonds projected the audio of the eight shots at Butch to make Butch’s story implausible should Butch decide to call the police after discovering his family’s bodies. The medical examiner will determine that the DeFeo family died at approximately 11pm that night and it will damage the credibility of Butch who claims that he heard the shots at 3am in the morning. This is known as psychological warfare.
After Butch hears the rifle shots, he looks down and discovers his rifle on his lap and sees rounds of bullets on his lap and on the floor. Butch grabs his rifle and brushes the bullets off his lap and onto the floor. Butch attempts to get to his feet but he finds it difficult to stand. After several minutes, Butch manages to get to his feet but he is dizzy and begins to bump into walls and furniture as he makes his way to the basement stairs. Butch still carrying his rifle climbs the basement stairs and finds the dog in the kitchen barking. Butch yells at the dog, telling it to shut up. Butch climbs the first floor stairs and makes his way to the master bedroom on the second floor.
Butch enters the master bedroom and finds his parents both lying on their stomachs with bullet holes in their backs, both apparently dead. Butch looks at the rifle in his hands and then looks on the floor and finds bullet casings that appear to be the caliper of his rifle. Butch drops his rifle and says: “Holy Crap!” Butch then runs to his siblings’ bedrooms and finds them all on their beds in the same position as their parents and all dead from apparent bullet wounds. Butch inspects the bullet casings on the floors of his siblings’ bedrooms and discovers they are also all the same caliper as his rifle. Butch, crying, doesn’t understand what happened.
Butch searches the rest of the house but finds no one else in the house and all the doors and windows are locked. No sign of a forced entry or any evidence to indicate another person was in the house. Butch asks himself: Did I do this? Am I going crazy? Did I blackout and then murder my entire family? Butch tells himself: I was watching TV at 11pm, blacked out, and then awoke at 3am and heard rifle shots. I looked down and found my rifle on my lap and bullets all over my lap and on the floor. I then discover my entire family has been murdered. Butch screams: What the hell is going on here? But there is no one else alive in the house to answer Butch. Butch collapses on the floor and curls up into a fetal position. Butch needs time to think.
Reality sets in for Butch and he quickly contemplates his options. Butch decides he cannot do anything more for his family so he must act in self-preservation and take steps to protect himself. Butch soon realizes that all the evidence points to him as the murderer. Butch is a felon who is on probation and a drug addict. Butch quickly determines that he can’t call the police because the police will immediately suspect he murdered his family. Butch also fears what both his grandfathers will do to him when they discover all the evidence points to him. Butch telling his grandfathers that he slept through the murder of his entire family would simply not be a plausible explanation. Butch fears that one or both of his grandfathers, who are both big time mobsters, will order a hit on him when they discover he is responsible for the murder of their family members.
Butch determines that his only option is to first remove all the evidence that links him to the murders and then go to work. Butch will dispose of the evidence on his way to work. Butch will return home at night and pretend to have just discovered the carnage. Butch’s plan is to return home at night, enter the house, wait several minutes, and then quickly run out of the house. Butch will race in his car down Ocean Avenue to a local bar where his friends gather after work. Butch will then storm into the bar, approach his friends, and plead for help. When the police finally arrive at the DeFeo residence, Butch will blame the murder of his family on a mafia hit and provide the police a name of a mobster who he suspects was responsible.
Butch having worked out the major details of his plan gets up off the floor and begins to clean the crime scene by collecting the spent bullet casings on the floor of each bedroom and placing them in a pillowcase. Butch then goes to his bedroom and collects a box of unused rifle bullets for the rifle and the plastic case for the rifle and places them into the pillowcase. Butch looks for the cardboard box that his rifle was sold to him in but he is unable to find it so he assumes it was thrown in the trash. Butch quickly runs down to the basement and collects all the bullets on the floor. Butch looks over and finds the empty bullet box and carefully places the bullets back into the box. Butch counts 12 unused bullets from the floor and 8 spent casings from the floor of his family’s bedrooms. Butch looks at the printing on the box and it indicates a quantity of 20 rounds. Butch recovered 12 bullets and 8 spent casings. It’s a perfect match. Butch grabs his head with both hands and begins pacing back and forth screaming: “No! No! No! This can’t be happening!”
After several minutes of pacing, Butch grabs the box of bullets off the floor and tosses the box into the pillowcase. Butch’s plan is to dispose of the evidence that links him to the crime on the way to work and then go to work and act normal. Butch must convince his co-workers that everything is fine. Butch will explain his father’s absence from the dealership as his father had to attend to personal business today.
Butch knowing that crime scene photographs will be taken decides to show the female members of his family respect by covering their bodies with blankets. Butch being a clean freak decides to clean the blood and brain matter from the headboard of Dawn’s bed. Butch takes a shower and trims his beard to make himself look more presentable.
Butch picks up his rifle he dropped on his parents’ bedroom floor and the pillowcase he left in the hallway and makes his way downstairs. Butch quickly makes himself breakfast and leaves the dirty pan in the sink to make it appear as it’s a normal morning. Butch carrying his rifle and pillowcase exits his house, locks the door, gets in his car, and then drives away.
Agent Simmonds in the neighboring Ireland house has been observing Butch with the surveillance technology and is not surprised Butch didn’t call the police. Agent Simmonds notifies his colleagues that Butch has left his house and has taken the rifle and other evidence with him.
Andy and Agnes Ireland have been holed up in their bedroom since 10pm and simply ignored any commotion in the house. Agent Simmonds knocks on the bedroom door of Andy and Agnes. Andy opens the door and Agent Simmonds tells Andy that “The town is now free of the DeFeo family”. Agent Simmonds tells Andy that when he and his wife are ready, I will brief you in the living room. Andy tells Agent Simmonds he and his wife will be down shortly. Andy closes the door. Andy consoles his wife, who is upset. Andy tells his wife: “We couldn’t let those mobsters threaten our family and take over our town. We did what was necessary to protect our family, community, and town.”
Several minutes later, Andy and Agnes enter the living room and are both updated by Agent Simmonds on the current situation. Andy and Agnes are told that when the police are eventually called, they should act surprised and offer any assistance to the police. Agent Simmonds tells Andy and Agnes to tell the police that the DeFeo family was a troubled family and Butch DeFeo is mentally ill, possibly dangerous.
Butch stops at a dock along the river down the street from his house and gets out of his car. Butch grabs his rifle from his car and quickly walks to the end of the dock. Butch throws the rifle into the river as far as he can. Butch then walks back to his car, gets in, and drives away. Unknown to Butch, an agent of the Government Mafia has been following him. The agent’s car is parked a distance away where Butch doesn’t notice him. The agent takes note of where Butch disposed of the evidence.
Butch finds a storm drain on a street on the way to work and tosses the pillowcase that contains the remaining evidence into the storm drain. The agent following Butch then again notes the intersection where Butch disposed of the additional evidence. Butch drives away and heads to work. Butch arrives at his workplace, Brigante-Karl Buick car dealership. Agents of the Government Mafia located in a neighboring business office have the car dealership where Butch works under complete electronic surveillance. One of the agents monitoring the dealership calls Agent Simmonds to inform him that Butch has arrived at the car dealership.
Minutes later, Agent Simmonds exits the Ireland house carrying the two cardboard boxes that once housed Butch’s rifles. Agent Simmonds makes his way back to the DeFeo house. Agent Simmonds picks the lock and reenters the DeFeo residence. Agent Simmonds makes his way upstairs to Butch’s bedroom. Agent Simmonds removes the plastic bag from each rifle’s cardboard box and places both boxes in the corner of Butch’s bedroom. The cardboard boxes were placed in an area of Butch’s room that will allow the police to easily discover the evidence. Agent Simmonds returns to the first floor and then exits the DeFeo house, locking the door behind him.
At work, Butch tries to act normal. Butch attempts to call home several times using a phone in the main office where the secretary can see and hear him. Butch hangs up the phone each time and asks aloud: “Why doesn’t anyone answer?” Butch smiles at the secretary and goes back to work after each attempt. Butch decides to leave work early, at around 2pm.
Butch drives over to his girlfriend’s home and spends a few hours with her to give the appearance that nothing is wrong. Butch uses his girlfriend’s phone to make calls to his home in attempts to contact his family but no one answers the phone. Butch expresses concern to his girlfriend that his phone calls made to his home are unanswered. Butch leaves his girlfriend’s home at around 5:30pm and drives home.
Butch arrives home at about 6pm. Agent Simmonds has removed all classified equipment from the Ireland house, except for the surveillance equipment being operated from inside a bedroom on the second floor. The rest of the Ireland house is as it was before Agent Simmonds moved in. Agent Simmonds will be closely monitoring events as they unfold inside the neighboring DeFeo residence.
After entering his home, Butch waits several minutes inside by the door. Butch says to himself: “OK, I got to do this right or I’ll spend the rest of my life in prison.” Seconds later, Butch runs out of his home and jumps into his car. Butch tears out of his driveway and heads down Ocean Avenue to a local bar. Butch tears into the bar’s parking lot, slams on the brakes, and then jumps out of his car. Butch storms into the bar and approaches his friends. Butch tells his friends that his mother and father are both dead and he needs their help.
Several of Butch’s friends quickly pile into Butch’s car. Butch asks one of his friends to drive because he is too distraught. Butch’s friend starts the car and races to the DeFeo residence. Butch tells his friends he cannot go back into his home so he remains outside while his friends enter the home. Butch’s friends are horrified after they discover the carnage. The police are called and the DeFeo residence is turned into a crime scene.
Detective Rattery arrives at the scene. Butch is told by Detective Rattery that for his own safety, he will be placed into protective custody. Detective Rattery gives Butch his word that he will not rest until he finds whoever murdered Butch’s family. “I will bring whoever did this to justice”, Detective Rattery exclaims.
The news of the DeFeo murders breaks on the radio:
“First this bulletin from the WOR newsroom: Six members of one family have been found shot to death in their nightclothes in their expensive home in Amityville Long Island. The only available information at this moment, according to the Amityville Village Police, is that the victims have been identified as members of the DeFeo family. They were found by a 23 year old son, Ronald DeFeo, who is believed to be the only surviving member of the family. Six members of the family found shot to death in their home in Amityville Long Island. We will have further details on the 11 O’clock news.”
Crowds begin to assemble outside the DeFeo residence. News reporters descend on Amityville and begin to case the neighborhood looking for information on the DeFeo family. The Amityville locals who knew Butch tell the reporters similar stories. The people who knew Butch say: Butch was a punk. All he did was drink gamble and fight. If you ever spent any time around him and you knew him, murdering his family is not something he is incapable of doing. And when everyone in his home is dead and he's not, it doesn't take much to figure out who murdered the DeFeo family.
Children on their bicycles across the street from the DeFeo residence chant to the news reporters: “Ronnie did it! Ronnie did it! Ronnie did it!” A news reporter walks across the street to talk to the children and the children tell the reporter that the DeFeo family was nuts and they were always arguing and fighting with each other.
Butch’s reputation around town as a drug addict, a thief, a heavy drinker, and all around troublemaker with a bad temper comes back to haunt him as rumors and gossip about him spread around town. Agent Simmonds was correct in his prediction that the town of Amityville would pronounce Butch guilty even before his trial. The consensus among the Amityville residents was that “Ronnie did it!”
The Ocean Avenue Conspirators watch the events unfold and they quietly celebrate amongst themselves the end of the DeFeo family’s rein in Amityville. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators tell each other: “It’s over!” The Ocean Avenue Conspirators liken the murder of Big Ronnie to the murder of Mighty Caesar. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators keep their bloody “daggers” well hidden in their closets, cautious never to expose the conspiracy and let the public know the truth about what really happened on Ocean Avenue. The public can never know the real truth about what really happened to the DeFeo family.
Detective Rattery, keeping his vow to Butch to find the person who murdered Butch’s family, begins to examine the crime scene. Detective Rattery wastes no time and begins his investigation in Butch’s bedroom. Detective Rattery makes the discovery of the two rifle cardboard boxes that Agent Simmonds placed back in Butch’s bedroom. Detective Rattery points the rifle boxes out to the other investigators in the house and says: “Gee, look at what we have here.” “It looks like Butch is a rifle fanatic.” It will soon be discovered that one of the boxes once housed the same caliber weapon that was used to commit the murders.
An hour later, Detective Rattery calls the other investigators into the master bedroom and shows them a metal cashbox he discovered hidden in the floor of the closet. Detective Rattery opens the cashbox and discovers it is empty. Detective Rattery says: “Well, it looks like whoever murdered the DeFeo family knew about this cashbox and the murders appear to be motivated by money.” Detective Rattery puts the cashbox in a plastic bag and then hands it to an investigator and says: “Better check it for fingerprints.”
Even Butch’s friends are convinced Butch murdered his family. A friend of Butch informs the police that weeks earlier Butch’s rifle was accidentally discharged in his home and the bullet was still lodged into his floor. Detective Rattery rushes over to recover the bullet from Butch’s friend’s floor. A ballistics report will soon indicate that the recovered bullet was fired from the same rifle used to murder all six members of Butch’s family.
Butch is interrogated at the police station. Butch has no friends in law enforcement. Butch is alone for the first time now that his father is dead and can no longer come to his rescue. Both of Butch’s grandfathers believe Butch murdered his family. Law enforcement believes they have the murderer in custody. Butch is guilty is uttered by the officers on duty. One officer says loudly enough for Butch to hear: How the mighty have fallen!” Butch is beaten and tortured by two detectives during an intense interrogation. One method used to torture Butch was to place a phone book on top of Butch’s head and use a police baton to strike the top of the phone book, causing extreme pain in Butch’s head.
Butch insists that a notorious mafia hit man named “Louis Falini” murdered his family. Butch cannot provide a rational explanation of what occurred the night of the murders so he invents and creates scenarios for the police. Butch is without and attorney. The police purposely send Butch’s attorney on a wild goose chase by giving the attorney false information about what police station Butch is being held at. Butch’s attorney franticly races from police station to police station only to discover Butch is not being held there.
The detectives discover what they already knew: Butch is mentally ill. As the detectives question Butch, he begins to tell the detectives that his family was a bunch of slobs and his mother’s cooking tasted like crap. Butch appears to show no remorse that his family is dead but is only concerned about himself and his well-being. One detective whispers into the other detective’s ear: “This guy is clearly a sociopath”. The other detective responds: “No doubt.”
Butch doesn’t break under the brutal interrogation by the two detectives so Detective Rattery is called in to take over. Detective Rattery knows that a confession by Butch is needed before he can arrest Butch. Detective Rattery enters the interrogation room and tells the two detectives currently interrogating Butch to wait outside and don’t disturb him until he emerges from the room. The two detectives quickly exit the room and close the door behind them. Detective Rattery sits at the table opposite Butch and says: “Well Butch it’s just you and me now…Let’s start over at the beginning.” Detective Rattery takes out his notepad and places it on the table and takes his pen from his pocket and holds it in his right hand preparing to take notes.
Unknown to Butch is that Agent Simmonds has secretly provided Detective Rattery with the exact locations of where Butch disposed of the murder weapon and other evidence. Also unknown to Butch is that Agent Simmonds is outside the police station in the parking lot. A small truck is parked in the police station parking lot with Agent Simmonds concealed in the back of the truck. Agent Simmonds has been listening to the entire interrogation of Butch with the classified surveillance technology and he now has a surprise for Butch. As Detective Rattery is interrogating Butch, Agent Simmonds targets Butch’s head with a directed energy weapon and prepares to fire the weapon. This is the same directed energy weapon that was used to incapacitate Butch during the DeFeo murders.
Detective Rattery has now been interrogating Butch for over two hours. Detective Rattery expressing complete frustration to Butch says: “Butch I want to be perfectly honest with you. We know it was you who murdered your family and we know it was you who cleaned the crime scene and disposed of the evidence. What did you do with the evidence?” Butch responds by telling Detective Rattery that he doesn’t know what he is talking about. Detective Rattery forcefully replies: “Tell me where you disposed of the evidence!”
Agent Simmonds listening hears Detective Rattery say to Butch: “Tell me where you disposed of the evidence!” At that moment Agent Simmonds presses the button on the directed energy weapon and a burst of energy is fired into Butch’s head. Detective Rattery suddenly notices Butch’s eyes roll back in his head and Butch head then falls onto the table face first with a loud thump. Detective Rattery smiles and quietly says to himself: “Good shot Agent Simmonds.” Detective Rattery is completely aware that Agent Simmonds is outside in the parking lot and has incapacitated Butch so Detective Rattery doesn’t even bother to call out to Butch or render assistance. Detective Rattery begins to write down in his notebook the information provided earlier by Agent Simmonds of where Butch disposed of the rifle and other evidence. Detective Rattery writes down the location of the water front dock of where Butch through the rifle into the river and the storm drain where Butch disposed of the other evidence.
Fifteen minutes after Butch passed out, Butch begins to recover. Butch manages to raise his head off the table and look over to Detective Rattery. Detective Rattery is shaking his head back and forth as he writes in his notebook. Detective Rattery noticing that Butch has regained consciousness pushes his chair back and tells Butch: “This is all I need for right now.” Detective Rattery stands and opens the door and tells the two detectives waiting outside to enter. Detective Rattery then informs Butch he is under arrest for the murder of his family and begins to read Butch his Miranda Rights.
After Agent Simmonds hears Detective Rattery reading Butch his Miranda Rights, Agent Simmonds tells the driver of the truck: “Let’s get out of here.” The driver of the truck starts the engine and slowly drives away into the night.
A large crowd of law enforcement has gathered outside the interrogation room. After an apparently intense one on one interrogation with Butch DeFeo, Detective Rattery emerges from the interrogation room and tells his colleagues that Butch has just verbally confessed to him. “That crazy psycho S.O.B. murdered his entire family”, Detective Rattery exclaims. Detective Rattery points to the notes in his notebook and says I got the information of where Butch disposed of the evidence. Detective Rattery’s colleagues congratulate him on a job well done as the whole room begins to applaud. Detective Rattery tells his colleagues: “We got the killer!”
Dazed and confused, Butch is taken by the two detectives away in handcuffs and foot chains as the entire police force on duty watch Butch as he is escorted outside to a waiting police prison transport wagon. Butch hears catcalls from members of law enforcement calling him murderer, baby killer, and psycho as he is hurried away. The transport wagon drives away with Butch in the back still unaware of what just happened.
Detective Rattery provides the teams investigating the murders with the exact locations of the evidence. The police recover Butch’s rifle from the Amityville River, and later recover the pillowcase, with the remaining evidence, from the storm drain. Butch is held in a maximum security prison for the murder of his family.
Funeral services were held for the murdered members of the DeFeo family at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church. Nearly 1000 people attended the services to pay their last respects to the DeFeo family. Many asked the question: “Why them?” While the services were being held, a grand jury handed down an indictment charging Butch with six counts of murder in the second degree. As word of Butch’s indictment spread, the mourners began calling Butch a monster. The six coffins were carried from the church to waiting hearses and transported to Saint Charles Cemetery for burial.
About 300 mourners attended the burial. Both Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo were heavily armed just in case there was any truth to Butch’s claim of a mob hit on his family. As the mourners stood with red carnations in their hands, the parents broke down at the sight of the six coffins waiting to be lowered into the ground. A shadowy figure a distance away from the news media camera stood alone while the priest read from the scriptures. The shadowy figure was Agent Simmonds who stood stoned-faced and just couldn’t resist attending the burial. This day was not a day of mourning for Agent Simmonds but the beginning of something truly epic.
A long time after mourners had gone and the coffins lowered into the ground, a black limousine remained parked near the DeFeo graves. It was Rocco DeFeo. Rocco DeFeo held a rosary in his hands and just kept staring at the graves and asking “Why?”
Agent Simmonds and Detective Rattery meet at a bar after the DeFeo funeral service. Both men order a beer to celebrate the end of the DeFeo rein in Amityville. Detective Rattery tells Agent Simmonds that no punk like Butch DeFeo is going to threaten to murder me and my daughter and get away with it. Agent Simmonds tells Detective Rattery that Butch DeFeo threatened to murder you and your daughter so we murdered his family and set him up to take the fall for the murders. “What could be more fitting”, Agent Simmonds asks? Now we will ensure the right people are in place to see that Butch is convicted and gets life in prison. At that moment, Detective Rattery looks over at the television above the bar and sees the DeFeo funeral being reported on the late news. Detective Rattery quietly utters: “Good Riddance!” Agent Simmonds looks over at the television and says: “I’ll second that!” Detective Rattery says: “This is the beginning of a new day for Amityville.” Agent Simmonds responds: “Yes it is!” Agent Simmonds and Detective Rattery finish their beer, shake hands, and then leave the bar. Both men get into their cars and drive away into the night.
As the town of Amityville watches the DeFeo funeral coverage on television, most struggle to understand why Butch murdered his family. Unknown to Amityville was the fact that it was physically impossible for Butch to have committed the murders. The police initially stated that Butch drugged his family at dinner and murdered them while unconscious but the autopsies indicate no members of the DeFeo family were drugged. The Amityville police kept the crime scene photos concealed from the public so the public never knew the truly bizarre nature of the murders and the fact it was physically impossible for Butch to have committed the murders.
Butch made the perfect patsy because not even his own family believes he is innocent. Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo both believe that Butch is mentally ill and capable of committing murder but they ask: “How did he do it?”
Mike Brigante Sr. hires a private investigator name Herman Race to investigate the DeFeo murders. Herman Race is a retired New York City police detective who is a friend of the Brigante family. After a thorough investigation, Herman Race concludes that the murders were committed by multiple people and at least two weapons were used. Herman Race also concludes that some of the victims may have been murdered in other places in the home and placed in their beds after they were already dead. Herman Race abruptly withdrew from the case after delivering his findings.
Judge Stark is assigned the DeFeo case and will preside over the DeFeo trial. Butch DeFeo is financially unable to afford an attorney to defend himself so a court appointed public defender is assigned to his case. Attorney William Weber is given the role of defending Butch at trial. Gerard Sullivan is the assigned prosecutor. Gerard Sullivan fought to get the DeFeo case and intends to make a name for himself by securing a guilty verdict of Butch DeFeo.
In court at pretrial, Butch denies he confessed to the murder of his family and he tells Judge Stark he was beaten up by the police and tortured. Detective Rattery testifies under oath that Butch confessed to him that he murdered his family and provided the locations of where he disposed of the evidence. William Weber questions Detective Rattery and discovers no one else heard Butch confess to the murders and no recording was made or signed confession obtained. It was simply Detective Rattery’s word against Butch’s. Judge Stark reasons aloud that he doesn’t understand how Detective Rattery could have obtained the exact locations of where the evidence was found if the locations were not provided by Butch. Judge Stark then rules that Detective Rattery is more credible than Butch and allows the confession into evidence.
In the courtroom Butch is shocked as one by one Judge Stark’s decisions seem to favor the prosecutor rather than the defense. Mike Brigante Sr. asks Judge Stark if he can approach his grandson and speak to him privately. Judge Stark allows it. In a private moment between Butch and his grandfather, Mike Brigante Sr. tells Butch to just tell the truth but Butch then tells his grandfather that if he tells the truth he will get life in prison.
Butch insists to his attorney William Weber that he is innocent but Weber tells Butch that all the evidence indicates that he is guilty. Weber tells Butch that no one will believe he slept thru the murder of his entire family. Butch being completely frustrated with the legal system threatens to punch Weber in the face. Weber tells Butch straight out that if he pleads not guilty he will be found guilty by the jury and spend the rest of his life behind bars. Weber tells Butch that if he pleads not guilty by reason of insanity he will get a few years in a mental institution and be a wealthy man from a lucrative book deal afterwards when he is a free man. Weber becomes so obsessed with the potential financial gains for himself of the DeFeo case that when he looks at Butch sometimes he sees Butch transform into a five foot pile of money.
Butch having considered all his options reluctantly decides he has no choice but to follow William Weber’s advice and admit to killing his family but use the insanity defense. Weber again guarantees Butch that he will only get a few years in a mental institution and he will be a free man afterwards. Butch officially pleads not guilty by reason of insanity to the court.
A Jury is selected for the DeFeo trial. During his trial, Butch puts forth his best effort to convince the jury that he was insane at the time he murdered his family. On the stand, Butch tells the jury that his family was conspiring against him so he killed his family in self-defense. William Weber shows Butch pictures of his family members and he tells the court that he has no idea who these people are. At one point in front of the jury, Butch even threatens to murder the prosecutor, Gerard Sullivan.
Closing arguments are made and the case is given to the jury. The jury can return a verdict of guilty, not guilty by reason of insanity, or not guilty. After a lengthy deliberation the jury returns a verdict. The jury finds Butch guilty on all six counts of second-degree murder. William Weber’s strategy has failed. After hearing the verdict, William Weber begins to slowly push he chair back away from Butch just in case Butch decides to go after his attorney.
Judge Stark imposes the maximum of six consecutive sentences of 25 years to life. Judge Stark also recommends that Butch never be granted parole. Judge Stark states: “I am of the belief Butch is a real danger to society in that he may kill again, and the law provides for certain sentences to ensure the community’s safety”. Butch vows to the judge that the verdict will be overturned during appeal. Detective Rattery sitting with the courtroom audience has a distinct look of pleasure on his face as Butch is handcuffed and taken away.
Now with the DeFeo house on Ocean Avenue vacant and Butch is behind bars for what will likely be the rest of his life, the Ocean Avenue Conspirators decide they must go forward with the second phase of the conspiracy. With all the news media coverage of the DeFeo murders, people are asking questions about the bizarre nature of the murders. How did Butch carry out the murders? Why were all the DeFeo bodies found in the same position on their stomachs with their arms extended above their heads? Why did they all die in their sleep when the first shot should have awoken them? Why no sign of a struggle? The DeFeo family was not drugged so why didn’t they get out of bed? Why didn’t the neighbors hear the shots?
Butch made a perfect patsy because not even Butch’s grandparents believed he was innocent. The grandparents were asking similar questions that the public was asking. The grandparents believed Butch was mentally ill but they would often ask how could one man go room to room in the middle of the night and commit the mass murder of his entire family with a high powered rifle without awakening any of them. The grandparents knew Dawn was a big and strong girl, so they would often ask: Why didn’t she fight for her life?
The Ocean Avenue Conspirators are shocked by the amount of media attention and public interest in the DeFeo murders and they fear the public could discover the truth and the conspirators would be tried as war criminals. What frightens the Ocean Avenue Conspirators even more is what the mafia would do to them if the conspiracy was discovered. The mafia has a long reach, even inside prison.
Episode II: The Diversion.
As with the elimination of the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue, Agent Simmonds will oversee the haunted house hoax to distract the public’s attention away from the bizarre nature of the DeFeo murders. Agent Simmonds will use his and the Government Mafia’s connections in the real estate business to find a candidate family to be lured to the former DeFeo residence and tricked into believing the house is haunted.
A family with the last name of Lutz is selected. George and Kathy Lutz are selected out of a handful of families looking for a home in the area. The Lutz family is selected because of the strong physical resemblance between George Lutz and Butch DeFeo. It is also determined that the mental state of George and Kathy Lutz will easily allow them to be tricked into believing the former DeFeo residence is haunted.
Agent Simmonds basically considers George and Kathy Lutz crackpots that can be easily manipulated into believing the former DeFeo residence is haunted. Agent Simmonds also believes that when the haunting becomes public knowledge, George and Kathy Lutz can be easily manipulated and exploited and used as a propaganda tool. George and Kathy are the logical choice for Agent Simmonds. Agent Simmonds uses the Government Mafia’s connections in the real estate business to arrange for the real estate broker of George and Kathy Lutz to show the Lutz family the former DeFeo home. The real estate broker is told by her boss to sell the former DeFeo home to the Lutz family or else find a new job. Wishing to keep her job, the real estate broker decides she will not tell George and Kathy Lutz about the tragic history of the house until the last possible moment.
One day while showing George and Kathy Lutz a home in Amityville, the real estate broker tells George and Kathy that she wants to show them what the other half of Amityville lived like and brings them to the former DeFeo residence. Only after George and Kathy Lutz fall in love with the house does the real estate broker inform them of the house’s gruesome history. George and Kathy decide that houses don’t have memories and decide the buy the house for a bargain price of 80 thousand dollars.
The Ocean Avenue Conspirators meet secretly to discuss the next phase of the conspiracy. Andy Ireland calls the meeting to order. The attendees of the meeting are all concerned about the excessive attention the news media is giving to the DeFeo murders and they worry that a news reporter could uncover the truth about what really happened to the DeFeo family. And if the mafia were to find out about the conspiracy, the Ocean Avenue Conspirators would not even be safe in prison.
Agent Simmonds announces to the attendees that he has found a perfect candidate family and they have purchased the former DeFeo residence. The family’s last name is Lutz, and we have had them under surveillance for some time now, Agent Simmonds states. The Lutz family will soon be moving into the former DeFeo residence. Agent Simmonds asks the residents of Ocean Avenue to make the Lutz family feel they are welcome in the community. Smile at them, wave to them, and say: “Hello neighbor” but don’t get into conversations with them. They won’t be staying very long.
Agent Simmonds explains that after the Lutz family moves into their new home on Ocean Avenue, we will use classified technology against them over the following several weeks to trick them into believing their new home is haunted. Agent Simmonds guarantees that the Lutz family will abandon their new home within 30 days.
The husband and wife’s names are George and Kathy and believe me they don’t have all their marbles but they are exactly what we have been looking for. Agent Simmonds insists the married couple is not dangerous but they are oddballs, crazies or crackpots, as Agent Simmonds likes to say. Both practice something hokey called transcendental meditation and the husband has an intense interest in the occult, which will play nicely when the news media turns their attention to the paranormal.
The Lutz home with those two quarter shaped moon windows that look like eyes will play nicely with the public’s perception that evil resides in the former DeFeo residence. Agent Simmonds then informs the Ocean Avenue Conspirators that he has personally done research at the Amityville Historical Society and discovered that the former DeFeo home was built on an Indian burial ground. Agent Simmonds also states that a devil worshipper named John Ketcham may have once owned the property. John Ketcham fled Massachusetts around the time of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, and relocated to Amityville, where he continued dabbling in Satanism.
Agent Simmonds states that we have an incredible opportunity here to create a haunted house hoax that will completely distract the public’s attention away from the DeFeo murders and onto the paranormal. Instead of looking for the people who had the real motive to murder the DeFeo family, the news media and the paranormal crazies will be chasing after ghosts and spirits. George Lutz is the spitting image of Ronald DeFeo Jr. and this will add to the public perception that paranormal forces are at work in Amityville. We will then entice the crackpot paranormal experts to become involved in investigating the Lutz haunting and soon the public will forget all about the DeFeo murders. The attention to the haunting will also distract the mafia away from uncovering the truth about the DeFeo murders.
A short period of time after the Lutz family abandons their new home, we will move a local family from Amityville into the former Lutz home and the new occupants of the house will deny there is any paranormal activity occurring in the house. This family that moves into the former Lutz home will have full knowledge of the conspiracy but will play along and deny to the public that anything is wrong with their new home. After a short period of news media attention to the Lutz haunting, the community and town of Amityville will return to normalcy and few people will even remember the DeFeo murders.
Agent Simmonds tells the attendees that Andy Ireland has graciously offered us the use of his home again and we will be moving back in soon, We will be in place and waiting for the Lutz family when they arrive on moving day. Andy Ireland then stands and tells the attendees that we are now free of the DeFeo menace and in several months everything will return to normalcy and we will have our community back to the way it was. Andy Ireland tells the attendees to stay strong because we are nearing the finish line. As the attendees applaud, Andy Ireland looks over at Agent Simmonds and sees Agent Simmonds staring directly at him with a suspicious looking grin on his face. Andy Ireland begins to wonder what Agent Simmonds is hiding behind that grin.
Andy Ireland then adjourns the meeting.
Agent Simmonds and his colleagues have moved classified surveillance technology and classified sonic harassment technology back into the neighboring Ireland house and they await the Lutz family’s arrival.
On December 18, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz move into their new home on Ocean Avenue with their three children, Missy – age 5, Christopher – age 7, and Daniel – age 10. Unknown to the Lutz family they are under complete electronic surveillance thru the walls of their home by Agent Simmonds and other agents in the neighboring Ireland home.
In order to make the Lutz family feel they are welcome in the community, Agent Simmonds gives a tray of cookies to Agnes Ireland and asks her to go over and welcome the Lutz family to the neighborhood and offer the Lutz children treats. This is a common tactic used by Agent Simmonds and the Government Mafia to ward off any suspicion of the neighbors, when bizarre events begin to happen to the Lutz family. The Lutz family will never suspect the neighbors are in on a conspiracy to trick their family into believing their new home is haunted. Agent Simmonds wants the Lutz family to feel they have warm and friendly neighbors when in fact it’s the complete opposite.
Agnes Ireland swings the door of her home open and quickly walks over to the Lutz family with the tray of cookies and a huge smile on her face. Agnes Ireland warmly greets the Lutz family by loudly repeating several times “Welcome Neighbor” as she approaches the Lutz family. Agnes introduces herself and leans close to the Lutz children and puts the tray of cookies in front of them and tells the children: “These are for you”. After a short conversation with George and Kathy, Agnes excuses herself and tells George and Kathy that she must get back to her house cleaning.
A short time later, George and Kathy Lutz begin to unload boxes from the moving van parked in their driveway. George notices something strange about the Ireland house, and mentions it to Kathy. George tells Kathy that the Ireland house has all its window shades drawn on the side of the house that faces their home. That’s strange Kathy replies. George asks, do you think it has something to do with the murders? Kathy replies, I don’t know.
The window shades were drawn to prevent the Lutz family from seeing the movement of the agents inside the Ireland house. Agent Simmonds hears this conversation with the classified surveillance technology. Agent Simmonds decides he will later raise the window shades to ward off George’s suspicious mind.
About an hour later, a car pulls into the Lutz’s driveway. George Lutz immediately recognizes the driver as the family priest, Father Ray. Father Ray gets out of his car and walks over to George and Kathy, who are still unloading boxes from the moving van. Agent Simmonds has been expecting Father Ray and he has a very special surprise for him. Because of the prior tragedy that occurred in the Lutz’s new home, Father Ray insisted that he bless the house. After a short warm and friendly conversation with George and Kathy, Father Ray proceeds into the Lutz home, leaving George and Kathy outside to finish unloading the moving van.
Father Ray begins to bless the first floor of the home by reciting verses from the bible and using a scepter to sprinkle holy water. A short time later, Father Ray proceeds to the second floor of the home. Father Ray enters the sewing room and begins to sprinkle holy water and recite verses from the bible. As Father Ray is blessing the sewing room, Agent Simmonds uses the through wall targeting scope to target the back of Father Ray’s head. Agent Simmonds is going to use the classified sound projection technology to project an audible message at Father Ray that only he will hear. The message is a prerecorded message on a tape deck. The audio from the tape deck is modulated onto ultrasonic lasers and passed through the walls of the Ireland home and Lutz home before reaching Father Ray. The ultrasonic lasers merge before reaching Father Ray’s head. The audible sound from the tape deck is reproduced about 80 feet away right behind Father Ray’s head in the neighboring home. Father Ray hears a voice coming from behind him telling him to “Get Out”. Father Ray turns around to see who is behind him but he discovers he is alone in the room.
Another agent in the Ireland home then targets the side of Father Ray’s face and prepares to fire an infrasonic bullet at him. An infrasonic bullet is similar to an infrasonic laser but it is a short burst of acoustic energy that also passes thru walls without causing any physical damage to a house. The amplitude (height) of the infrasonic bullet is about 12 inches with a width of 3 inches. The agent fires the weapon and father Ray receives a slap to the side of his face by an unseen force. Father Ray’s heart is now racing and he begins to perspire as beads of sweat roll down his face. Father Ray unsure of what just happened is finding it difficult to breathe. Father Ray al of the sudden drops his bible and scepter on the floor and franticly runs out the room and downstairs to the stairs to the first floor. Father Ray thrusts the front door open, startling George and Kathy outside who are still unloading boxes from the moving van. Father Ray leaves the front door open and rushes over to speak to George and Kathy. George asks: What’s wrong father?
Father Ray still trying to catch his breath franticly tells George and Kathy not to use that room on the second floor that faces the river on the other side of the home as a bedroom. As Father Ray’s hands tremble, he points to the approximate area of the house with his finger. As George begins to tell Father Ray that the room he is referring to is our sewing room. Father Ray abruptly interrupts George and screams: “I felt something in that room!” Father Ray then abruptly ends the conversation and tells George and Kathy he can’t stay any longer. Father Ray turns to his car and begins franticly running towards the car. Father Ray opens the door of the car and jumps in. Father Ray starts the car, floors the gas pedal and tears out of the Lutz’s driveway onto Ocean Avenue. The racing engine noise and screeching of car tires can be heard as Father Ray accelerates as fast as the car allows down Ocean Avenue. George and Kathy look at each other with puzzled expressions and ask what’s wrong with Father Ray. George and Kathy remain frozen in place for a moment as they stare at the rubber tire tracks left on their driveway and out in the street from Father Ray’s car peeling away.
Agent Simmonds delighted at what just occurred utters to himself: “Christian Scum” as the other agents begin to laugh and high five each other. The loud noise of Father Ray’s car tearing away has faded but what Father Ray experienced this day in the Lutz home would forever change his life. Father Ray would never again return to the Lutz home on Ocean Avenue.
Kathy has an aunt named Helena who is a nun. Aunt Helena decides to take Kathy up on her offer for a tour of the Lutz’s new home and a home-cooked meal. Aunt Helena pulls her car into the Lutz’s driveway and is warmly greeted by George and Kathy. Aunt Helena is wearing the traditional nun’s habit with a large crucifix necklace. Agent Simmonds has been aware of Aunt Helena’s pending visit to the Lutz home and he has something special planned for her. After a brief tour of the home given by George and Kathy, Aunt Helena enters the dining room alone. Agent Simmonds has an utter disdain for the Catholic Church so he decides to fire an infrasonic laser into Aunt Helena’s stomach area to make her violently sick to the stomach. Minutes after Aunt Helena enters the Lutz’s home, she experiences severe pains in her stomach. Aunt Helena realizes she has just defecated into her underwear. Another agent in the Ireland house targets the chandelier above Aunt Helena and fires infrasonic bullets thru the chandelier to make it move. With both of her hands on her stomach and leaning forward Aunt Helena looks up at the chandelier above the dining room table. Aunt Helena sees the chandelier suddenly moving on its own. Aunt Helena grabs her crucifix necklace and begins to pray. Agent Simmonds then fires an ultrasonic laser at Aunt Helena’s head causing extreme pain to her head. Aunt Helena holding the crucifix in one hand and her other hand on her head cries out in pain. George and Kathy rush from the kitchen into the dining room to find Aunt Helena in an awkward position. Kathy asks: What’s wrong Aunt Helena? Aunt Helena screams: There is something wrong with this house! I’ve got to get out of here! Aunt Helena rushes past George and Kathy and franticly makes her way to the front door. Kathy yells to Aunt Helena: What about dinner? Aunt Helena doesn’t respond but just keeps running. Kathy says to George: Make her stay! Aunt Helena thrusts the front door open and races to her car. George and Kathy stand outside by the door stunned as they observe Aunt Helena’s erratic behavior. Aunt Helena jumps into her car, starts the car, puts the car in gear, and then floors the accelerator. Aunt Helena tears out onto Ocean Avenue and races away. George and Kathy remain frozen in place as they stare at the empty driveway with another set of rubber skid marks leading out to Ocean Avenue. Kathy asks George: What is going on here? George replies: I don’t know.
A short time after Aunt Helena made her escape from the Lutz’s home she is forced to pull over. Aunt Helena abruptly stops the car, opens the door, leans out of the car and vomits on the road. Aunt Helena tells herself I’m never going back to that house again.
Agent Simmonds decides he must connect the established time of the DeFeo family murders to the Lutz family. Agent Simmonds decides to wake George Lutz at exactly 3:15am each morning. At exactly 3:15am in the morning, Agent Simmonds targets George’s legs in his bed and fires an ultrasonic laser through his legs. Ultrasound passing through George’s legs creates extreme discomfort in George’s legs causing George to suddenly awaken from his sleep. The weapon is fired at George from the first floor of the Ireland home while George is sleeping on the second floor of the Lutz home. This approximate 45 degree angle allows George to be targeted without affecting Kathy. George awakens suddenly and looks over at his alarm clock and sees 3:15am on the face of the clock. George looks over at his wife and discovers she is still soundly asleep. George is confused and baffled at why he keeps waking at the same time each morning. Later George will find the 3:15am was the established time of the DeFeo family murders.
Agent Simmonds decides to use against George the same type of classified sound projection technology that was used against Father Ray in the sewing room. Agent Simmonds can project any audible sound at George that only George will hear. The sound will be directed at George. While George is lying in bed, he hears the sound of the front door of his home slam shut. George looks over and asks Kathy: Did you just hear the front door slam shut? Kathy responds: No, I didn’t hear anything. George jumps out of bed and runs down stairs but finds his dog soundly asleep in front of the closed and locked front door.
The next night, Agent Simmonds projects the sound of a German marching band at George. George hears what he believes is a German marching band tuning up on the first floor of his house. George again jumps out of bed and runs down to the first floor but he finds nothing. George asks himself: Am I going crazy? George returns back to bed.
George begins to also hear buzzing flies, screams, and footsteps. George becomes extremely frustrated that he is unable to locate the source of the sounds. Agent Simmonds particularly enjoys waking George in the middle of the night with screams and slamming doors and watching George race throughout the house trying to find the source of the sounds but discovering nothing out of the ordinary.
Agent Simmonds continues to wake George at 3:15am each morning causing George to suffer sleep deprivation. George has difficulty getting to sleep because of the sounds of door slamming, marching band, buzzing flies, screams, and footsteps but when George does fall asleep he is abruptly awoken at exactly 3:15am each morning. Kathy begins to also suffer from sleep deprivation as she is awoken by George constantly getting out of bed and racing throughout the house looking for noises she cannot hear. Kathy believes her husband is becoming unstable. The children are also awoken by the commotion in the house.
George gets into heated arguments with his wife and begins snapping at his children. Fights breakout between George and Kathy as the family’s attitudes towards each other begins to change. George and Kathy begin to quickly yell and scream at the children and administer quick and stern punishment to the children when they misbehave. One night George and Kathy beat their children with a wooden spoon after discovering a broken window pane on one of the quarter moon windows on the third floor that faces Ocean Avenue.
Slowly each of the Lutz family’s personalities begins to change. George and Kathy begin to become withdrawn from each other. George begins to miss work because he is simply too tired. George begins to neglect his family owned land-surveying business that once was owned by his father. Employees begin to complain to George about not receiving their weekly paychecks. George’s hygiene suffers as he fails to bathe and change his clothes and trim his beard. George and Kathy become reclusive and only go out when they need essential supplies. Kathy even fails to show up at her pottery class.
Agent Simmonds decides to use classified technology against George and Kathy that will cause them to experience nightmares and hallucinations. The technology will cause the person targeted to wake suddenly from his sleep and see things that simply aren’t there. The targeted person’s greatest fears and desires will come to life for a short period of time after awakening. The targeted person will be jolted out of his sleep and experience what could be considered a waking dream. A waking dream is an involuntary dream occurring while a person is awake. The person will be in a hallucinatory state for several minutes. Agent Simmonds targets the upper left side of Kathy’s head while she is asleep and passes ultrasound into the upper left portion of her brain triggering Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Kathy wakes from her sleep and begins to hallucinate. Kathy gets out of bed and looks in the mirror on the wall and sees an old hag. Kathy begins to cry and then she screams out, George jumps out of bed to find his wife aimlessly staring into the mirror crying and saying: I’m old and ugly! The children come running into the room after being awoken from Kathy’s screams. Kathy’s hallucination lasts for several minutes but George and the children see nothing in Kathy’s appearance that is out of the ordinary. George tells his wife that it was just a nightmare.
The next night George is also targeted in the same manner. George wakes and sees Butch DeFeo standing right in front of his bed pointing a rifle straight at him. Butch doesn’t fire the rifle but simply turns around and walks out the door of the master bedroom. George is so convinced that Butch DeFeo is in his home he calls out to his family and wakes them from their sleep as he runs from room to room looking for Butch and yelling: He’s here! He’s here! After about 20 minutes George searches every area of the house but finds nobody in the house other that his family. George shakes his head violently in front of his wife and tells his wife he must be going insane.
Kathy is again targeted by Agent Simmonds the following night. Kathy begins to have nightmares of the DeFeo murders. Kathy witnesses Butch DeFeo pick up his rifle in the middle of the night and shoot the six members of his family in cold blood. The nightmare is Kathy’s interpretation of the sequence of the murders based on what she was told of the murders. Kathy wakes suddenly and screams out: Their all dead! George and the children are awoken again.
Another night George falls asleep in a chair in front of the fireplace. Agent Simmonds targets the left upper side of George’s head and triggers Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. George wakes and looks at the fireplace and sees Butch DeFeo’s face staring at him. On another night, George experiences Temporal Lobe Epilepsy again but this time he sees the front door of the house blow out off its hinges. After several minutes the hallucination ends. George later examines the front door but he finds the door still intact and has no damage.
George and Kathy’s greatest fears manifest and come to life when Temporal Lobe Epilepsy is triggered. George fears Butch DeFeo will escape from prison and return to his former home on Ocean Avenue and murder the entire Lutz family. Kathy fears old age. Kathy becomes more frightened of the house as she discovers more about the DeFeo murders. George feels that something is building in the house and the house will be blown apart. The classified technology used to trigger Temporal Lobe Epilepsy creates no physical evidence and the person targeted will fully recover minutes after being attacked. The targeted person will be dazed and confused and scared out of his mind.
While Kathy is alone in the master bedroom making the bed, Agent Simmonds fires an infrasonic laser into Kathy’s back causing her to sense someone is embracing her from behind. An invisible beam of infrasound impacting Kathy’s body will create a sensation of being touched in the area of the body struck by the beam of sound. Kathy quickly turns around but finds nobody else in the room. Kathy calls out to her husband but nobody answers because George is not home. Kathy overwhelmed by what occurred faints, falling forward onto the bed. George arrives home and finds his wife passed out on the bed. George manages to wake his wife. Kathy, hysterical, begins to tell her husband about being touched from behind by an unseen entity.
Later that night Kathy is in the Kitchen alone. Agent Simmonds targets Kathy’s hand. While drinking a cup of coffee, Kathy again feels someone touch her hand. Kathy looks around the kitchen but sees no one else. Kathy screams out to George. George comes running into the Kitchen seconds later only to discover his wife sitting alone at the kitchen table crying. Kathy yells out: It touched me again!
Agent Simmonds wants to freak George out by forcing his wife and children to sleep on their stomachs in the same position in which the murdered DeFeo family members were found in. Agent Simmonds begin to attack Kathy and the Lutz children with an infrasonic weapon when they sleep in any other position than on their stomachs. Low-level infrasound creates discomfort in the area of the body targeted and easily prevents a person in bed from falling asleep due to the discomfort. Since the infrasound is invisible and out of the human hearing range, it is an optimal method to induce pain into a targeted person, through walls, without creating any physical evidence. Agent Simmonds can tell the position each of the DeFeo family members are sleeping in with the classified through wall imaging technology. Kathy and the Lutz children find that the only position they can fall asleep in is on their stomachs, so they are basically trained to sleep in that position by this method of attack. When George sees his wife and children begin to all sleep on their stomachs in similar positions the DeFeo family was found murdered in, he becomes alarmed.
The next morning Agent Simmonds wakes George again at 3:15am. George sits up in bed and wonders why he keeps waking at the same time each morning. This morning Agent Simmonds has a special surprise for George and Kathy. Agent Simmonds is preparing to use a powerful weapon against Kathy. This weapon is a very large weapon that took Agent Simmonds and his colleagues the entire night to move into the Ireland home and setup. This weapon will be used to fire a powerful ultrasonic shockwave into Kathy’s waist area while she is sleeping. The weapon will be fired from the first floor of the Ireland home at Kathy while she is soundly asleep in her bed on the second floor in the master bedroom. The weapon can only maintain the shockwave for approximately 10 seconds. George has just gotten out of bed and is walking towards the door. With the through wall surveillance technology, Agent Simmonds sees that George has gotten out of bed. Agent Simmons has already targeted Kathy’s waist area and has been waiting for George to get out of bed, Agent Simmonds presses a button on the weapon and an ultrasonic shockwave is fired into Kathy’s waist. Before George reaches the bedroom door he suddenly hears his wife screaming. George quickly turns around and sees his wife lifted off the bed by several inches and is being pushed towards the end of the bed. George races over to Kathy and grabs her before she falls off the end of the bed. Kathy hysterical starts screaming: It’s after me again! George having just seen the movie “The Exorcist” tells Kathy that she just levitated off the bed.
Later that night, Agent Simmonds wants to continue to frighten George and Kathy. While George and Kathy are in the living room, Agent Simmonds opens a window in the Ireland home and points two red lasers at one of the windows in the Lutz’s living room. Agent Simmonds turns on the lasers and two bright red glowing red dots appear on the Lutz’s window in the living room. Kathy looks over and screams as she sees the two bright red dots glowing at the window. George turns around and sees the red dots and says: Oh my God, it’s a demon looking into our home! George runs over to the window but as soon as Agent Simmonds sees George move towards the window with the surveillance technology, he moves the lasers off the window and turns the lasers off. George looks out the window and sees nothing out of the ordinary.
George grabs his jacket and exits the house and begins looking around the property to see if he can spot the demon with the glowing red eyes. George looks around the house but spots nothing. George then walks over to the boathouse and finds the family dog asleep. George looks around the boathouse but finds nothing out of the ordinary. Agent Simmonds anticipated George running outside after seeing the two red dots on the living room window, so he assigned another agent to wait inside the Ireland’s boathouse. The agent in the Ireland’s boathouse has another set of red lasers and points the lasers at Missy’s bedroom facing the river. The agent turns on the lasers and two red glowing dots appear on Missy’s window. George looks up and sees the glowing dots and screams: The demon is after my daughter! George runs as fast as he can back to the house, thrusts the front door open, and rushes up the stairs as fast as he can to Missy’s bedroom. George races into Missy’s bedroom but he finds no one else in the room but his daughter who is soundly asleep. George walks over to the window where he saw the two red glowing dots but he sees nothing on the window and nothing suspicious outside. The agent in the boat house turned off the lasers as soon as George entered the house.
Agent Simmonds decides to trick George and Kathy’s 5-year old daughter into believing she has an imaginary friend named Jodie. Agent Simmonds will use the sound projection technology to speak to Missy through the walls of the Lutz home and the surveillance technology to see and hear Missy’s response. Agent Simmonds can establish a two-way conversation through walls with Missy completely without George and Kathy’s knowledge. While Milly is alone in her room, Agent Simmonds begins to introduce himself to Missy as Jodie. At the same time another agent turns on the red lasers and creates tow red glowing dots on Missy’s bedroom window. Missy looks up after hearing the voice and sees the two red dots on the window. Agent Simmonds continues the introduction by telling Missy that Jodie is a flying pig who wants to be friends with her. Missy responds by talking to the window with the two red dots. Agent Simmonds tells Missy that the glowing red dots are the eyes of Jodie. Agent Simmonds continues by telling Missy that Jodie wants Missy to live in the house forever with Jodie. Agent Simmonds begins to sing songs with Missy. Agent Simmonds tells Missy to never sing the songs outside of her bedroom.
In the morning, while George and Kathy are having breakfast with their children in the kitchen, Missy tells her parents that she has a new friend named Jodie. Missy continues by telling George and Kathy that the red dots looking into the house are really Jodie’s eyes. Missy says: Jodie is a flying pig and he wants to live here in this house with me forever! George and Kathy’s jaws drop as they hear Missy describe her new friend. Missy tells her parents that Missy came to my window last night and we talked and sang songs. Jodie promised he would return. George looks at his wife and says: Jodie the Flying Pig?
In the afternoon, Agent Simmonds decides to pass a sonic laser through Missy’s rocking chair’s headrest to make the rocking chair move forward and when the sonic laser is turned off, the rocking chair will swing back and forth to make it appear that Jodie in sitting in the rocking chair. Agent Simmonds begins by starting a conversation with Missy. George walking by Missy’s room hears his daughter talking to someone named Jodie which causes George to stop and look through the open door of Missy’s bedroom. George looks into the room and sees Missy on her bed talking to an empty rocking chair on the other side of the room that is moving back and forth on its own. George rushes into the room and picks up Missy’s rocking chair with both hands and asks Missy: How is it doing that? Missy yells out to her father: You scared Jodie away! George says: I’ve got to tell Kathy about this.
Agent Simmonds decides to use a more powerful version of the sound projection technology that can project audible sound thru walls. The sound projected by this device can fill a room with loud audible sound. The sound can be so loud that it will cause a person to protect his hearing by covering his ears with his hands. While George and Kathy are in the living room discussing Missy’s rocking chair rocking on its own, Agent Simmonds projects an audio recording of a woman screaming into the sewing room. George and Kathy hear the loud scream in the living room and run up the stairs to investigate. George swings open the sewing room and finds the room empty. George asks his wife: What did we just hear? Kathy responds: I don’t know.
Agent Simmonds continues to create loud sounds in areas of the Lutz’s home. George and Kathy awake at night from loud noises that sound like the pipes inside the walls banging. Loud creaking noises appear to George and Kathy to be coming from inside the walls. Loud screams continue along with the sounds of rattling chains emanate from the house. George looks over at his wife and asks: What is wrong with this house?
Agent Simmonds uses the powerful sound projection technology to project audible sound outside the Lutz’s home. As George and Kathy are in bed they begin to hear loud roaring wind storms, rain, and lightning coming from outside but when George walks over and looks out the window, he sees no visual evidence of any storm activity outside. George and Kathy also begin to hear low frequency rumbling outside their house which sound like a Mack Truck is parked in their driveway and idling but when George looks out the window, he sees no evidence of any truck near their home. George and Kathy also hear sounds of electric arcs and fireworks outside the home but George is mystified when he finds nothing. Agent Simmonds is amused when George sticks his head out the window trying the find the source of the sounds, and especially when George runs out of the house in his pajamas in the middle of the night looking for the source of the bizarre sounds.
Agent Simmonds wants Jodie the Flying Pig to become more involved in the Lutz family’s life. One night Kathy and Missy are alone in Missy’s bedroom. Kathy is tucking in Missy for bed. Agent Simmonds points the two red lasers at Missy’s bedroom window and turns them on. Another agent in the Ireland home is standing by with the powerful sound projection equipment that will be used for very special sound effects. Missy points to the window with two glowing red dots and says: Look mom it’s Jodie, he’s come to visit me again! Kathy in a sudden rage picks up Missy’s rocking chair and throws it at the window at Jodie and screams: You leave my daughter alone! The rocking chair hits the window shattering the window. The agent in the Ireland home plays a recording of a loud squealing pig. After Kathy shatters the window, she hears a loud squealing pig that appears to be coming from right outside the shattered window. Missy tells her mother: You are making Jodie angry! George comes running into the room and asks: What’s wrong? Kathy tells George: Jodie is after our daughter again! George looks out the shattered window but sees nothing unusual outside. George runs down stairs and out the front door to search outside but he still finds nothing. George comes back inside and finds Kathy and Missy standing by the front door, George tells Kathy there is nothing out there. Kathy says: But we both saw and heard it at the window. George replies: I only thing I saw out of the ordinary outside was Missy’s shattered window.
Kathy is sitting in the living room on the sofa in front of a coffee table. The coffee table has a ceramic lion statue sitting on top of it. Kathy is staring aimlessly at the ceramic lion. Agent Simmonds decides to liven-things-up a little in the Lutz home by targeting the ceramic lion and firing a powerful infrasonic bullet at it. Kathy still staring at the ceramic lion, all of the sudden sees the lion thrust forward by several inches. Kathy jumps up and screams as she runs to find her husband. Kathy hysterically tells George that the lion statue just moved forward on its own towards her. George picks the ceramic lion up off the table and takes it up to the sewing room and places it in a cardboard box. George returns downstairs and tells his wife that he put the ceramic lion in a safe place out of sight.
With the surveillance technology, Agent Simmonds can tell exactly when all members of the Lutz family are in their beds and soundly asleep. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues will exit the Ireland house and enter the Lutz home while the Lutz family is soundly asleep. The Lutz family dog, if outside or in the house, can be incapacitated by a directed energy weapon to keep the dog from waking the family. In the middle of the night, Agent Simmonds and his colleagues advance on the Lutz home. After entering the Lutz home, Agent Simmonds and his colleagues move furniture, place droplets of green slime in the hallway, open windows, put black dye in a toilet, and turn a crucifix upside down. Agent Simmonds enters the sewing room and removes the ceramic lion from the cardboard box it was placed in by George and takes it back down to the first floor. Agent Simmonds places the ceramic lion back on the coffee table in the living room where it originally scared Kathy by appearing to move on its own. Agent Simmonds says to himself: Wait till Kathy sees this again. Should any member of the Lutz family awake while Agent Simmonds and his colleagues are in the Lutz home, the family member can be incapacitated by a directed energy weapon before even having a chance to get out of bed. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues exit the Lutz home, lock the door behind them, and return to the Ireland house.
When the Lutz family wakes in the morning, they find certain things in their home are not the same as when they went to sleep. In the morning, George finds green slime in the hallway near the bedrooms and can’t discover where it came from. One of the Lutz’s children flushes the toilet and the toilet fills with a black substance. George and Kathy find windows open in the house, which were closed before they went to sleep. George and Kathy find their furniture in the living room rearranged. George and Kathy both go into shock when they discover a crucifix upside down in their living room. George and Kathy look at each other and ask: What is going on here? Kathy looks over closely at the coffee table and spots the ceramic lion back on the coffee table. Agent Simmonds at that instant fires another infrasonic bullet at the ceramic lion causing it again to thrust forward by several inches. Kathy screams causing George looks over at the coffee table. George sees the ceramic lion and says: I put that thing in the sewing room. Why is it back down here? Kathy says: Get that thing out of this house. George grabs the ceramic lion and runs outside with it to the river edge and throws it as far as he can into the river. George says: Problem solved! George returns back to the house.
The next night while the Lutz family is soundly asleep, Agent Simmonds puts on a very special pair of shoes and takes a walk around the snow covered Lutz property. Agent Simmonds’ special shoes are shoes that don’t leave ordinary foot prints but leave what appear to be animal tracks. Agent Simmonds walks from the Lutz boathouse to the side of the Lutz home and back to the boathouse. In the morning, George Lutz discovers the cloven hoof footprints in the snow and he immediately jumps to the conclusion that “Jodie the Flying Pig” paid a visit during the night. George follows the tracks back to the boathouse where they suddenly end.
The same night Agent Simmonds made the animal tracks, he also tampered with George’s van. Agent Simmonds loosened the lug nuts on one tire and loosened the bolts on one shock absorber at the rear of the van. George experiences unusual trouble with his van on the way to work. While George is driving, his tire starts wobbling and is forced to pull over to the side of the road. George tightens the bolts and resumes his journey. A short time later George hears a loud thump from the back of the van and begins hearing banging noises from the same area. George pulls the van over again to look for the source of the noise. George discovers the shock absorber in the back of the car hanging loose. George begins to link the animal tracks and the troubles with his van and comes to the conclusion that Jodie is behind this. George says: the one day I decide to go to work, this is what happens. George cannot reattach the shock absorber so he decides to slowly drive the van to the auto garage.
While the Lutz family is away from their home, Agent Simmonds and his colleagues have free rein of the Lutz home. Agent Simmonds puts flies in the sewing room and chemicals in areas of the house to create nasty odors. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues are quickly in and out of the Lutz home. George becomes baffled when he finds hundreds of flies swarming in the sewing room. George says: Flies in the middle of winter? George and Kathy become sickened by foul odors emanating from areas of their home.
George and Kathy discover a small hidden room in the basement, which they name the “Red Room”. The Red Room is concealed behind a thin flimsy wood panel. After George and Kathy open the entrance to the Red Room, Agent Simmonds fires an ultrasonic laser at the Lutz family dog, Harry, who is several feet away from them. As soon as George and Kathy open the entrance, Harry goes crazy and retreats from the Red Room. George and Kathy are unaffected by the ultrasonic laser. George and Kathy are baffled at Harry’s reaction as they watch their dog barking as it retreats up the basement stairs.
George and Kathy let the family dog, Harry, sleep in their bedroom one night. George ties Harry’s leash to the doorknob of the bedroom entrance. Agent Simmonds decides to attack Harry with an infrasonic weapon. The dog having no escape begins to act erratic by walking in circles and barking. Agent Simmonds then targets the dog’s stomach to make it vomit all over the floor. George gets out of bed to quiet the dog but steps in the mess on the floor. George says: Yuck!
Agent Simmonds has tapped the Lutz’s phone line. Agent Simmonds has complete control over who can reach the Lutz family and he has special audio equipment to inject special audible effects to the Lutz’s phone conversations. When George and Kathy attempt to contact Father Ray by phone, Agent Simmonds interrupts the phone call and makes the line go to static. When Father Ray attempts to call George and Kathy, he is cut off by Agent Simmonds as soon as the call is answered. George also hears moans and other disturbing sounds at times when he makes contact with Father Ray and he mentions the sewing room. Seconds after the line goes dead while speaking to George, Father Ray’s phone suddenly rings again. Father Ray picks up the phone and hears a deep pitched demon like voice say: If you return to the Lutz home you will die. The line then goes suddenly dead. Father Ray tries to call George and Kathy back but when the phone is answered the same demon voice tells Father Ray: The Lutz family is mine! The line then goes suddenly dead again. Father Ray tries to call back again but the line just goes to static after the first ring.
Agent Simmonds further plays with Kathy. While Kathy is in the Kitchen, Agent Simmonds gives his colleague a six pack of beer and sends him over to knock on the Lutz’s kitchen door. The agent, holding the six pack of beer, knocks on the door and then quickly Kathy answers. The agent tells Kathy: “Everyone wanted to come over and welcome you to the neighborhood.” At that moment, Agent Simmonds rings the Lutz’s kitchen phone. Kathy asks the stranger to wait while she goes to answer the phone. Kathy goes to answer the phone. As soon as Kathy leaves the door, the agent quickly walks away and returns to the Ireland house. Kathy answers the phone but Agent Simmonds makes the line go to static. Kathy hangs up the phone and returns to the door but finds the stranger gone. Kathy asks: “What is going on around here?” Kathy never sees the stranger again.
George and Kathy are unable to reach Father Ray by phone. George and Kathy want Father Ray to come back and bless their home again. Desperate, George and Kathy decide to attempt to bless their home on their own. George opens all the windows in the home. George locates a large silver crucifix. George holding the crucifix goes throughout his home with Kathy both reciting the “Lord’s Prayer.” Agent Simmonds decides to use the powerful sound projection technology to fill a room on the second floor of the Lutz’s home with audible sound. While blessing the living room, George and Kathy hear a chorus of voices coming from upstairs asking them: “Will you stop?” George and Kathy decide to continue with the blessing, despite the voices asking them to stop. Agent Simmonds then targets Kathy’s head and fires low level ultrasound. Kathy experiences severe head pains and her ears start to ring. George is unaffected. George believes that the demon in his home is attacking Kathy so he decides to discontinue the blessing.
One night while George is sleeping, Agent Simmonds attacks George Lutz with the same type of directed energy weapon that was used to incapacitate Butch DeFeo during the murder of his family. George wakes and he finds that he is unable to move and the room is spinning and he is unable to fixate on objects. George believes he is having a stroke. Seconds later, another agent uses the sound projection technology to project audible sounds of banging noises at George while he is lying helpless in his bed. George can’t get out of bed and he believes his children are under attack in their room upstairs because of the banging noises.
Agent Simmonds fires low level ultrasound into George’s back to make him experienced temperature fluctuations in his home. George experiences sudden temperature increases while he is standing, sitting, and lying in bed. George begins to complain about cold spots in his home. George walks into certain areas of his home and all of the sudden feels an uncomfortable rise in temperature. Only George is affected.
Agent Simmonds makes the Lutz’s home heating system malfunction. Agent Simmonds targets the thermostat on the wall and passes energy thru it to make the heating system shut down. George looks at the thermostat on the wall and it reads 80 degrees but the house feels like it is 50 degrees. George calls the serviceman but when the serviceman arrives, Agent Simmonds discontinues the attack and the heating system returns to normal operation. The serviceman finds no malfunction in the system and tells George everything is fine. George becomes obsessed with keeping his home warm. Kathy sees her husband constantly chopping wood in the backyard. At night, George covers himself with a blanket and sits in a chair right in front of the fireplace trying to keep warm. George looks again at the thermostat and it still ready 80 degrees but George is freezing. In the middle of the night, while George is sitting in his chair in front of the fireplace he puts his hands on both sides of his head and begins violently rocking back and forth while screaming: “I’m coming apart!” Kathy is awoken by George’s screams. Kathy runs downstairs and finds he husband still screaming. George stands and grabs his wife by her shoulders and tells her: We’ve got to get out of this house.
George and Kathy are completely convinced that there is something seriously wrong with their new home. George and Kathy decide that the escalating paranormal activity in their new home has reached a level where it is no longer safe for their family. On the night of January 14, 1976, George and Kathy frantically wake their children and put them in the Lutz’s van. Kathy calls her mother on the phone and tells her they are abandoning their new home. George grabs the family dog and puts the dog in the back of the van. George gets in the van and tells his family to keep watch to ensure "Jodie the Flying Pig" isn't following them. George puts the van in gear and floors the accelerator, screeching his tires, and tearing off the property onto Ocean Avenue. George races down Ocean Avenue telling his family: "We're never coming back here again!"
The Lutz’s neighbors are awoken by all the commotion outside their homes as the Lutz family makes their getaway. One neighbor looks out his window and sees the Lutz van racing away and says: “It hasn’t even been 30 days yet - Agent Simmonds kept his word.”
As George is racing away he begins to hear thumps to the side of the van. Agent Simmonds knowing that the Lutz family was about to abandon their new home arranged for a going away present for the Lutz family. Agents of the Government Mafia traveling in vehicles would follow the Lutz family in their van on their way to Kathy’s mother’s house and fire powerful infrasonic bullets at the side of the Lutz’s van. As the Lutz family heard the thumps on the side of the van, George started screaming: “It’s Jodie” over and over again. Kathy and the children look out the windows and scream: “I don’t see Jodie!” George yells: “Jodie must be on the roof of the van!” George starts swerving the van back and forth trying to shake Jodie off the van.
The thumping on the side of the Lutz’s van lasted for several miles and completely stopped before arriving at Kathy’s mother’s house. As the Lutz family exits the van they are warmly greeted by Kathy’s mother. Agent Simmonds decides he is not finished with the Lutz family yet. Knowing that Kathy’s mother’s house would be the logical destination for the Lutz family when they finally fled their new home, Agent Simmonds secured a house near Kathy’s mother’s house where surveillance could be maintained on Kathy’s mother and George and Kathy when the time came.
In the Ireland home, Agent Simmonds pops the cork on a champagne bottle and begins pouring the champagne. Agent Simmonds congratulates his colleagues on a job well done. Agent Simmonds tells his colleagues that George and Kathy have just arrived at Kathy’s mother’s house and I’ll be heading there shortly. Agent Simmonds tells his colleagues that we have outdone ourselves here and the Lutz haunting has the potential to become the greatest haunted house story ever. Andy and Agnes Ireland sitting in another room overhear Agent Simmonds. Andy asks his wife: What does he mean greatest haunted house ever? Agnes replies: I don’t know. Andy and Agnes simply stare at each other with blank expressions on their faces.
In the morning, George and Kathy begin to plan their next move. Agent Simmonds has relocated to a neighboring house and he is carefully listening. One night as George and Kathy are soundly asleep, Agent Simmonds targets George’s head and passes ultrasound into the upper left portion of his brain triggering Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. George wakes from his sleep and begins to hallucinate. George sees himself and his wife levitating off their bed. George looks over at Kathy and tries to speak to her. The hallucination lasts for several minutes. In the morning George tells his family that he believes the influence of the house on Ocean Avenue is still upon them. George looks out the window to see if he can spot Jodie.
George and Kathy begin to make audio cassette recordings of their ordeal in their home on Ocean Avenue. As the news of the Lutz haunting spreads the news media begins to seek out the Lutz family. A determined reporter by the name Laura DiDio makes first contact with George and Kathy. Laura Didio suggests to George and Kathy that they have the house investigated by paranormal experts. George and Kathy agree and decide to attempt the have their home cleaned by paranormal experts.
The Investigation begins.
As news media attention to the Lutz haunting intensifies, George Lutz decides to call in a team of paranormal experts known as “The Psychic Posse” to investigate his home. The Psychic Posse consists of a demonologist, clairvoyant, several psychics, and paranormal researchers. Agent Simmonds enjoys tricking what he considers social misfits in society into believing they have supernatural powers. When the paranormal people claim to feel the presence of spirits or vibrations, what they are actually experiencing is the effects of being attacked with sound which they cannot see or hear but only feel. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues attack the paranormal people thru walls with sonic weapons to trick them into believing they have extraordinary powers. The paranormal people are carefully selected and then manipulated. Agent Simmonds constantly jokes to his colleagues that if he had his way, he would maroon all of the paranormal people on the “Island of Misfit Toys” and be done with them forever. But since maroonment is not possible, Agent Simmonds must deal with the paranormal people in other ways. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues have invested tremendous resources in The Psychic Posse over the years, so their participation in the investigation of the Lutz home will be a real pleasure.
On February 24, 1976, Ed and Lorraine Warren, two members of The Psychic Posse, arrive at the Lutz home to begin the initial investigation. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues are set up in the neighboring Ireland house and consider it a great honor to have what the paranormal field considers the top ghost hunters involved in the investigation. Ed and Lorraine Warren enter the Lutz home. As Ed Warren is inspecting the basement, Agent Simmonds targets him as he is walking down the basement stairs and attacks him with a sonic weapon. As Ed Warren is walking down the basement stairs, he suddenly feels some invisible force coming down on him like a waterfall, dragging him to the floor, and he also sees distortions in his eyes. Unknown to Ed Warren is that he is being attacked with sound that he cannot hear or see and the distortions that he sees is the sound entering his eyes causing pressure on his optic nerves. Seconds after being attacked, Ed Warren turns around and runs up the basement stairs and finds Lorraine in the living room. Ed Warren frantically tells Lorraine he has just encountered a terrifying inhuman presence in the basement. Ed Warren grabs Lorraine’s hand and pulls her towards the front door and tells her: “Come on Lorraine we are in danger. We will need the rest of The Psychic Posse to battle this demon!” Ed and Lorraine Warren exit the Lutz home and jump back into their car. Ed Warren starts the car and floors the accelerator. Ed Warren then tears out of the Lutz’s driveway and down Ocean Avenue. Agent Simmonds and the other agents break out in laughter as the sound of screeching tires is clearly heard inside the Ireland house.
The entire Psychic Posse assembles at the Lutz home on the night of March 6, 1976 with two news reporters. Laura Didio is one of the reporters and the other is famed TV news reporter Marvin Scott. Agent Simmonds and his colleagues have again set up in the neighboring Ireland house and they are all excited that they will have the opportunity to manipulate the entire Psychic Posse and have it all recorded by the news media. It’s a dream come true for Agent Simmonds. George Lutz arrives but because he is so terrified of the house, he will not set foot on the property so he gives the house key to Laura Didio at the edge of the property and quickly jumps back in his car and speeds away down Ocean Avenue.
The investigation begins with a psychic named Alberta Riley conducting a séance in the dining room. Agent Simmonds targets Alberta Riley’s chest and fires an infrasonic laser into her chest causing her to experience tightness of the chest and an irregular heartbeat. Alberta Riley states that she feels the force coming at her and its making her heart speed up. Agent Simmonds then targets Alberta Riley’s stomach area and fires the infrasonic laser into her stomach so she becomes sick to the stomach and eventually forces her to leave the table and exit the room. After Alberta Riley flees the dining room, Lorraine Warren is asked to take charge and continue the séance but Lorraine knows her limitations and firmly refuses, stating that she didn’t want to put herself at risk.
Later in the evening, the investigation moves to the second floor. As a cameraman is climbing the stairs to the second floor, Agent Simmonds fires an infrasonic laser into the cameraman’s chest, causing the cameraman to experience severe chest pains. As the cameraman reached the landing on the second floor, all of the sudden he bent over complaining of stabbing chest pains. The cameraman tells Laura Didio that he is perfectly healthy and has never experienced anything like this before. The cameraman says: I need a moment to recover.
Lorraine Warren and Marvin Scott enter the sewing room. Agent Simmonds targets Lorraine and fires low level infrasound at her body. Lorraine pauses and then abruptly asks Marvin: Do you feel it? Lorraine then tells Marvin that this is as close to hell as I hope I ever get. Marvin Scott shrugs his shoulders and with a puzzled look tells Lorraine he feels nothing out of the ordinary. Marvin asks: Where are all the flies?
Ed and Lorraine Warren enter the master bedroom. Ed and Lorraine lay in the bed in the same positions as George and Kathy Lutz. Ed and Lorraine were told by George and Kathy that Kathy levitated off the bed. Lorraine desperately wants to levitate off the bed for the cameras but after 30 minutes, the effort is abandoned and the investigation moves to the third floor.
On the third floor, the investigation continues. Agent Simmonds targets Lorraine Warren’s chest area and fires an infrasonic laser into her chest. Lorraine Warren is standing in the hallway of the third floor, between the two bedrooms, feels what she describes as water rushing into her chest. Lorraine says: It comes at you so powerfully and it’s overwhelming.
Agent Simmonds uses sound projection technology to project sizzling sounds at a psychic who is sprinkling holy water throughout Butch’s former bedroom. Since the sizzling sounds are only directed at the psychic, only she hears the sounds as she continues to sprinkle the holy water. The psychic describes the sounds as similar to water being dropped on a hot skillet pan. When the psychic asks the camera crew if they hear it, the crew responds: We don’t hear anything unusual. The only thing recorded is the unusual reactions the psychic has to something unseen or heard by the crew and equipment.
With the investigation complete of the third floor, everyone on the third floor begins to walk down the staircase heading to the first floor. Agent Simmonds fires an infrasonic bullet at Ed Warren while he is walking down the stairs, causing him to lunge backwards. Ed Warren abruptly halts on the staircase and turns and tells Laura Didio that he was just struck by a demon. It was like being “Assailed by a legion of demons”. Laura Didio several feet behind Ed says: I didn’t feel a thing.
After investigating the Lutz home for several hours, The Psychic Posse is now completely convinced the Lutz home is haunted. But Laura Didio and Marvin Scott are not convinced at all. At the end of the night, both of the reporters state that they personally experienced nothing out of the ordinary, other than the reactions of the members of The Psychic Posse. Marvin Scott turns to Laura Didio and says: I don’t think we have it. Marvin Scott tells Laura Didio that the only voices he heard were that of his crew asking if they could eat the sandwiches they brought. Jodie the Flying Pig was a complete no-show tonight.
As the investigation draws to an end, the crews pack up their equipment and load it into the vehicles. Laura Didio is the last one out of the home, she locks the door. As the reporters, Psychic Posse, and crew gather outside to make final observations and say good night, their attention is drawn to the house next door.
Andy and Agnes Ireland put on a show for the reporters outside their home. At Agent Simmonds request, Andy and Agnes go out for the night and wait at a local bar until summoned to return home. After the investigation was finished and The Psychic Posse and reporters agreed to call it a night, Agent Simmonds made a call to a colleague to notify Andy and Agnes Ireland to return home.
As the reporters, Psychic Posse, and crews stand outside the Lutz home, Andy and Agnes Ireland arrive home. Andy Ireland is forced to park his car in the street because the news van is blocking the Ireland’s driveway entrance. Andy Ireland immediately gets out of his car and starts screaming at the reporters about their van blocking his driveway. Agnes Ireland then jumps out of the car and begins to loudly scream in the direction of the Lutz home: “Butch!!! Butch!!! Butch!!! Why don’t you come out and play with your rifles!!!” Andy Ireland then immediately turns to his wife and makes it appear he is trying to silence her by forcing her into their home. After Andy and Agnes enter their home, Andy closes the front door and both then begin to laugh. Agent Simmonds approaches Andy and Agnes and congratulates them on their performance and tells Andy to immediately call the police.
The reporters, Psychic Posse, and crews are still startled by the Ireland’s behavior minutes earlier when they are then further rattled by the arrival of the Amityville Police. The Amityville Police begin to aggressively interrogate The Psychic Posse, reporters, and crews by asking each of them for their identification and a full explanation of why they are at the Lutz’s home. After a thorough interrogation by the Amityville police, the reporters, Psychic Posse, and crews are given a warning and allowed to leave.
The Psychic Posse presents their paranormal findings to George and Kathy Lutz. The Psychic Posse delivers the bad news to George and Kathy that the paranormal forces inhabiting their home are too powerful to be driven out even by The Psychic Posse. Ed and Lorraine Warren hold a press conference and announce to the world that the Lutz’s home is haunted. Ed Warren tells the reporters that the Amityville house is a perfect 10 on the paranormal scale of 1 to 10.
After carefully considering all their options, George and Kathy decide to heed the advice of The Psychic Posse and abandon their new home. George and Kathy, having no other choice, return their new home back to the bank. George and Kathy decide they will flee the state and move as far away from Amityville as possible, to the opposite coast. George and Kathy will leave all their worldly possessions behind and get on an airplane to California and start a new life, never again to return to Amityville. George theorizes that because of the distance, Jodie the Flying Pig simply will not be able to follow them to California. George is mistaken!
Episode III: The Denial
The Denial Begins.
The Ocean Avenue Conspirators meet secretly to discuss the next phase of the conspiracy. The DeFeo family that once lived on Ocean Avenue is now dead and buried in the cemetery. Butch DeFeo is in prison for what will most certainly be the rest of his life. Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo are both personally devastated by the murder of their daughter, son, and grandchildren. Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo have both found it impossible to conduct their illegal activities involving organized crime with all the news media attention surrounding the DeFeo murders and now the Lutz haunting. Both men have been put out of business. In fact, Mike Brigante Sr. was forced to close Brigante-Karl Buick car dealership. The public’s attention is now focused on the Lutz haunting and away from the bizarre nature of the DeFeo murders. The mafia was never able to connect the dots and discover who had the real motive to murder the DeFeo family. The Lutz family has fled Amityville and their former home on Ocean Avenue is now vacant.
Agent Simmonds briefs the Ocean Avenue Conspirators with the details of the next phase of the conspiracy. The next phase of the conspiracy will involve moving a local family into the former Lutz home so the community can begin to return to normalcy. The married couple will deny there is anything wrong with their new home and publicly allege George and Kathy Lutz are liars and their haunted house story was a money-making fraud. The public controversy over whether the Lutz haunting was real or a hoax will further distract the public’s attention away from the bizarre nature of the DeFeo murders and onto the supernatural. At Agent Simmonds urging, John and Brenda Cromarty volunteers to buy the home and move in with their children. Agent Simmons is confident that John and Brenda Cromarty have the “right stuff” to pull off this next phase of the conspiracy.
John and Brenda Cromarty have been in on the conspiracy from the very beginning and have full knowledge of the conspiracy to murder the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue and then trick the Lutz family into believing their home is haunted. The children of John and Brenda Cromarty are completely unaware of their parents’ involvement in the conspiracy. Like the Irelands, John and Brenda Cromarty are powerful and influential people in the town of Amityville. The Cromarty family has also lived in Amityville for generations. As a young child, John Cromarty actually once played in the house, many years before the DeFeo family moved in.
Agent Simmonds again uses his connections in the real estate business to arrange for the former Lutz home to be sold to John and Brenda Cromarty for the incredible bargain price of 60 thousand dollars. John and Brenda Cromarty move into the former Lutz home in April of 1977. Both John and Brenda Cromarty are completely aware that classified military technology was used to murder the DeFeo family thru the walls of their home while they slept. And John and Brenda Cromarty are completely aware classified sonic harassment technology was used to trick the Lutz family into believing the former DeFeo residence was haunted. But now John and Brenda Cromarty’s mission is to convince the news media, the general public, and curiosity seekers into believing that George and Kathy Lutz were nothing but liars and con artists and there is nothing wrong with the house.
John and Brenda Cromarty change the address of their new home and repaint it, but even after nearly two years since the Lutz family fled Amityville, the attention to the DeFeo murders and Lutz haunting doesn’t fade away as they previously anticipated. John and Brenda Cromarty thought that everything would simply return to normalcy and the community would go back to the way it was before the DeFeo family moved in, but they were wrong. Agent Simmonds had guaranteed the Ocean Avenue Conspirators that several months after the Lutz family abandoned their new home, everything would be as it was before the DeFeo family arrived in Amityville, but this has simply not been the case. As the public’s fascination with the DeFeo murders and Lutz haunting intensifies, John and Brenda Cromarty’s new home is becoming known to the public as the “Horror House”. Unknown to the Ocean Avenue Conspirators, Agent Simmonds had no intention of letting an enormously successful hoax like the Amityville Horror simply fade away. Agent Simmonds has his own agenda.
Agent Simmonds had ordered continued surveillance of the Lutz family when they first arrived in California. Agents of the Government Mafia secured a house neighboring the new Lutz home in California and constant covert surveillance is being maintained of the Lutz family. Agent Simmonds has also moved to California and he has big plans for George and Kathy Lutz. The news media doesn’t let up on covering the Lutz haunting. Countless TV news reports and newspaper and magazine articles appear across the country and in other countries around the world. The Lutz haunting seems to have touched a nerve.
Agent Simmonds uses the Government Mafia’s connections in the publishing business to get George and Kathy a book deal which will allow them to tell their story to the world. Jay Anson, a well-known writer will write George and Kathy’s haunted house story. Jay Anson’s book will be titled “The Amityville Horror”.
“The Amityville Horror” book is released and it becomes a runaway success and all hell breaks loose on Ocean Avenue. John and Brenda Cromarty are besieged by curiosity seekers arriving at their home each day. Instead of the public’s curiosity diminishing, it has exploded in intensity. The Cromarty family experiences unwelcome strangers constantly knocking on their doors, looking in their windows, taking pictures, screaming outside their home, damaging their property, and removing pieces of the house and property for souvenirs. Brenda Cromarty tells her husband: “It wasn’t supposed to be like this. It was just supposed to fade away and be forgotten.”
Andy and Agnes Ireland and their now neighbors John and Brenda Cromarty feel their community has been turned into a circus by Agent Simmonds. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators begin to worry that the public could soon discover the truth and the conspiracy could be exposed. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators feel betrayed by Agent Simmonds and they wonder what else he has up his sleeve. The relationship between the Ocean Avenue Conspirators and Agent Simmonds that was once of mutual trust has now been turned into a feeling of betrayal by the Ocean Avenue Conspirators.
After the incredible success of the Amityville Horror book, Agent Simmonds now uses the Government Mafia’s connections in Hollywood to get George and Kathy a movie deal based on the enormously successful book.
Andy Ireland is home watching TV when all of the sudden a movie trailer for the upcoming release of the movie “The Amityville Horror” comes on the TV as a commercial. Andy Ireland, in a sudden rage, immediately gets up from his chair and uses the bottom of his foot to knock his TV off the stand to the floor. The TV crashes to the floor and shatters. As the shattered TV begins to arc and smoke, Andy Ireland grabs his copy of the Amityville Horror book off the table and throws it into the burning fireplace and screams: “Simmonds!” “You double-crossing S.O.B.!”
Brenda Cromarty is outside her home using a garden hose to clean her front door after two drunks, earlier in the day, urinated on the entrance to her home. The drunks were loudly screaming that the urine will ward off the evil spirits. After Brenda Cromarty hears Andy Ireland screaming inside his home, she drops the garden hose and runs over to the Ireland residence only to discover the news about the imminent release of the Amityville Horror movie. Andy and Agnes Ireland and John and Brenda Cromarty are all infuriated with Agent Simmonds and ask each other: “What is Agent Simmonds doing to us?” The Irelands and Cromartys are trapped in a never ending storm of news media attention and a curious public that is destroying their lives. Andy Ireland relays to his contacts with the Government Mafia that he demands a face-to-face meeting with Agent Simmonds.
A week later, Agent Simmonds flies in from California to personally meet with Andy Ireland at the Ireland residence. Agent Simmonds arrives at the Ireland residence and immediately notices the crowds of people in front of the Horror House. Agent Simmonds parks his car and pauses briefly to visually inspect the crowds. A priest hauling a 12-foot wooden crucifix in front of the Horror House immediately catches Agent Simmonds’ eye. Agent Simmonds smirks, shakes his head, and quietly utters to himself: “These crazy Christian kooks are so gullible.”
Agent Simmonds gets out of his car and slowly walks towards the Ireland residence. Andy Ireland has been waiting all day for Agent Simmonds to arrive. Andy Ireland, sitting by the window, sees Agent Simmonds approaching and immediately jumps to his feet and races to the front door. Before Agent Simmonds can even knock on the door, Andy Ireland quickly swings the door open and asks Agent Simmonds to enter. After Agent Simmonds enters, Andy Ireland slams the front door closed.
The two men don’t shake hands. The first question Andy Ireland asks Agent Simmonds is: “What the hell are you doing to us?” Agent Simmonds remains silent as he slowly walks into the living room. Agent Simmonds sits in Andy Ireland’s personal chair in front of an empty TV stand and asks: “Is your TV broken?” Andy Ireland seething with anger fights to hold back. Agent Simmonds calmly asks: “So how can I help you?”
Andy Ireland snaps and says: “We traded several psychos living next door for a new army of psychos descending on our community each day!” Andy Ireland points to the window facing the Horror House and says: “Look what is going on out there!” Outside the house, the priest hauling a 12-foot wooden crucifix on his back is loudly reciting verses from a bible in his hand. A Native American that is dressed in ceremonial clothing is doing a tribal dance on the front lawn of the Horror House. A man with a goat is on the front lawn of the Horror House allowing it to graze on the lawn. Other people are on their knees praying in front of the Horror House, some are pulling up the grass on the front lawn. Several nuns and other bystanders are gathered across the street watching the mayhem unfold. Andy Ireland tells Agent Simmonds that people have stopped their cars in the middle of the street, gotten out of their cars and pulled shingles off the Horror House, and then quickly driven away. People are coming from all over the world to see the Horror House. Traffic is stop-and-go out there as people stop to get a glance of the Horror House, Andy Ireland continues. A person in a car a few days ago drove up onto the Cromarty’s front lawn and started spinning his wheels and tearing up the lawn. A week ago, in broad daylight, two drunken degenerates got out of a car and proceeded to urinate on the Cromarty’s front door, screaming this will keep away the evil spirits.
It’s a complete circus atmosphere out there. At least with the DeFeos, it was safe for our children to play outside but now we don’t even let them go outside alone anymore. We hear cars blowing their horns throughout the day and into the night as the curiosity seekers drive by. Andy Ireland turns to Agent Simmonds and asks: “What are you doing to us?”
You guaranteed us that there would be a short period of press and a few curiosity seekers but we are now under siege. A book and now a movie, when does it all end? The book and the movie were not part of the deal, Andy Ireland screams at Agent Simmonds. If I have one more person knocking on my door asking if I’ve seen Jodie the Flying Pig, I’ll go crazy. Andy Ireland snaps at Agent Simmonds and says: “You got us into this mess, now get us out!” We are in way over our heads here.
Agent Simmonds calmly responds: “You wanted the DeFeos gone and now they are all gone for good.” We have fulfilled our part of the deal now live up to your part. Agent Simmonds tells Andy Ireland that the deal is dynamic, not static. Agent Simmonds states that he personally alters the deal when necessary to ensure the interests of the Government Mafia are satisfied.
Andy Ireland, becoming increasingly irrational, hints of exposing the Lutz haunting as a government hoax to the public. After hearing the threat, Agent Simmonds immediately jumps out of his chair and grabs Andy Ireland by the throat and violently thrusts him against the wall. The impact of Andy Ireland hitting the wall knocks several pictures off the wall. Agent Simmonds puts his finger right in Andy Ireland’s face and tells him that if he betrays the Government Mafia, he will go to sleep one night and never awake, just like the DeFeo family. I’ve killed many and I would have no problem killing you, Agent Simmonds warns. Agent Simmonds firmly tells Andy Ireland: “Either way, you will take the secret to your grave but it simply all depends on when you go to your grave!“
Andy Ireland pinned to the wall finds it difficult to breathe and has a look of pure terror on his face. Agent Simmonds releases Andy Ireland from his grip and Andy begins to gasp for air. Andy Ireland’s attitude quickly changes and he decides to remain silent. Agent Simmonds straightens his tie and asks Andy Ireland if he wants him to inform his associates that you feel you are being cheated. Andy Ireland pauses briefly and then says: “No.” Agent Simmonds says: “You made the right choice.”
Agent Simmonds warns Andy Ireland that the Government Mafia will not tolerate people who do not fulfill their commitments. After both men calm down, Andy Ireland tells Agent Simmonds: “We can’t go on the way things are.” We never expected this. I know, Agent Simmonds says. Agent Simmonds tells Andy Ireland to play along for a while and we will move the neighbors out slowly and relocate them. You and the rest of the neighbors will be made whole and will profit handsomely if you play the game.
If any of you don’t want to play the game, then you’ll be neighbors again with the DeFeo family at the cemetery. I will not allow you or the others to place this operation in jeopardy, Agent Simmonds warns. “If I have to, I will personally kill every one of you to protect this operation!” “Do you understand?” Agent Simmonds asks. Andy Ireland looks to the floor shaking his head and says: “Yes I understand.”
Agent Simmonds pats Andy Ireland on his shoulder and tells him to start acting like a man. I’ll do my best to forget this conversation ever occurred, Agent Simmonds says. Before leaving, Agent Simmonds gives Andy Ireland a very stern warning to deliver to the rest of the Ocean Avenue Conspirators. Agent Simmonds, while walking towards the front door, tells Andy Ireland: “I’ll contact you and the Cromartys in a few days to discuss your future participation in the Horror House hoax.” Agent Simmonds exits the Ireland house and walks towards his car. Agent Simmonds gets in his car and slowly drives by the Horror House waving to the priest hauling the 12-foot crucifix on his back. Agent Simmonds smiles at the priest and quietly utters under his breath, “Christian Scum”.
Days later, Andy Ireland delivers Agent Simmonds’ message to the rest of the Ocean Avenue Conspirators with homes near the Horror House. Andy Ireland informs his coconspirators that they have no choice but to play along until Agent Simmonds can relocate them. Andy Ireland also informs the rest of the coconspirators of Agent Simmonds’ stern warning. Agent Simmonds’ warning is clear and directly to the point: “If they are not happy living on Ocean Avenue and want a quick exit, there are plenty of plots available at the cemetery near the DeFeos for them. Unknown to the Ocean Avenue Conspirators, Agent Simmonds has ordered covert surveillance of them, to ensure their loyalty. If any of the conspirators were to even hint of betraying the Government Mafia, they would meet the same fate as the DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue.
A few days later, Agent Simmonds meets privately with Andy and Agnes Ireland and John and Brenda Cromarty at the Ireland residence to discuss their future participation in the Amityville Horror hoax. Agent Simmonds assures the Irelands and Cromartys that this is what the public needs and wants, so we give it to them. It’s called social engineering. The American people are like children and we are the adults, Agent Simmonds explains.
Our government once discriminated against minorities but it is now discriminating against the majority white population to remedy past injustice against the minority. White Christians became the majority in this country unfairly and we must correct this by taking covert actions against those that stand in the way of desegregation. As the white man defeated the Native Americans to conquer the New World, we must now take covert action to correct this past injustice. We must defeat those members of the white population who stand in the way of creating a multicultural society.
Agent Simmonds continues: This is a stealth civil war being fought in America. This is America’s second civil war. This war is not being fought with conventional bullets, bombs, or war planes but rather with classified technology that the people we are fighting against have no idea even exists. Classified technology that can’t be proven to be in use or even exist. We are America’s secret police force. The Untouchables, if you wish...
The American Government put man on the moon, a quarter million miles away from Earth, and now the government is turning inward to change America into a multicultural society. The passage of civil rights laws and affirmative action will simply not be enough to overcome the white population’s resistance to desegregation. This will require much more than the passage of laws. A secret police force was created for this purpose.
Covert action against the white population by a secret police force is necessary. This secret police force must covertly target and bring down those who stand in the way of desegregation and at the same time create distractions for the general population. These distractions are manufactured hoaxes created by the secret police force. Some examples of these distractions are haunted houses and UFOs.
Agent Simmonds explains that The Government Mafia is this secret police force. We are completely above the law and we have a license to kill if necessary. We have been equipped with classified surveillance technology and directed energy weapon that the public has no idea exists. The ability to see and hear through walls is fantasy in the public’s mind. The directed energy weapons have been in development since the end of World War 2. The ability to electronically see and hear through walls and target people through walls and the ability to harass, torture, and even murder people through walls without creating physical evidence will forever change America. The Government Mafia can stop the rise of a person or group that could threaten our government. Imagine if Adolf Hitler could be stopped before his rise to power. The government’s development of this technology can covertly stop the rise of the next Hitler or Nazi Party. This technology, as demonstrated on the DeFeo family can kill people while they sleep and it will appear as they died of natural causes. The Government Mafia can also give these people a slow death by using directed energy weapons designed to give them a disease such as cancer. This type of directed energy weapon fires a beam of low level radiation. A single person in a household can be targeted and dowsed regularly with low level radiation over days or months until a disease appears. Only the targeted person will be affected. A single person in a household developing cancer will not alarm medical professionals. A person who is a threat to the government can now be given cancer that will end his life in months or years. The Government Mafia considers a slow and painful death fitting for these people.
The American people must be distracted away from social issues so we can work behind the scenes implementing the government secret domestic agenda. Agent Simmonds points at the Irelands and Cromartys and says firmly: “This is where you are needed!” “Uncle Sam needs you!” “You have been drafted!”
Agent Simmonds continues: The American people need and want things like haunted houses and UFOs to be real so we give it to them. We have created a domestic covert operation known as the “Paranormal Games”. Candidates for the games are secretly screened in areas across the country to take part in the games. The candidates that are chosen to participate in the games are usually gullible people who can be easily manipulated into believing they are experiencing extraordinary events in their lives. These candidates want to believe in the paranormal so badly they will forgo using common sense and immediately conclude they are experiencing something involving the paranormal. The candidates are usually loners or lonely people who need the paranormal in their lives to give their lives meaning. Most of the candidates have some form of mental illness.
The participants in the games are completely unaware they are being used as propaganda tools by the government. We covertly move into neighboring houses to the candidates and place them under covert electronic surveillance thru the walls of their homes. We study and analyze them and carefully create a strategy to manipulate them.
Once the candidates are chosen to participate in the Paranormal Games, we attack them thru the walls of their homes using classified technology to trick them into believing they are experiencing paranormal events. The unknowing participants in the games are completely convinced that they are experiencing extraordinary events and have no idea that it’s all a manufactured hoax by the government. We then ensure that the right people are in place to make contact with the game participants and fill their heads with all the paranormal mumbo-jumbo. It is very important that the game participants get their extraordinary experiences reported in the news media so the propaganda is disseminated.
We have sympathizers to our agenda in the news media, entertainment business, colleges, and other areas in society who knowingly disseminate the paranormal propaganda. The crazy paranormal people will catch wind of the events and move in to investigate. Haunted house stories and even UFO stories are created from this. It is critical that we keep the paranormal crazies’ time occupied with meaningless things. This protects us all.
Ed and Lorraine Warren, for example, have been unknowing participants in the Paranormal Games now for years, Agent Simmonds continues. We have invested significant resources into tricking the Warrens into believing they have experienced paranormal events. The Warrens unknowingly do our bidding by traveling the country and spreading the paranormal propaganda. The Warrens are simply gullible fools, who are just propaganda tools to us, explains Agent Simmons. We chose the Warrens because they are charismatic kooks who would spread our propaganda very effectively. It’s hard to come by kooks like Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warrens do our bidding and we don’t even have to pay them. They work for free. The vibrations and other paranormal sensations the Warrens claim to have experienced are nothing more than the effects of being attacked thru walls by classified sonic harassment technology. The Warrens have devoted their lives to their cause of convincing the public that the paranormal is real. If only the Warrens knew the truth that we are using them to smear Christianity and make white Christians look like crackpots, Agent Simmonds accidently lets part of his agenda slip out.
The Cromartys and Irelands have a look of puzzlement on their faces after Agent Simmonds last statement about smearing Christianity so Agent Simmonds clears his throat and abruptly moves on. The public needs to be distracted away from social issues and onto manufactured hoaxes so the Paranormal Games must continue. We will use the fears, desires, and religious beliefs of the American people as a means of achieving our objective. If we so desire we could create a whole new religion for the American people to follow. We are turning America into a utopian society and we must rid the country of scum like the DeFeo family.
You have your revenge. The DeFeo family on Ocean Avenue is gone forever and Butch is behind bars for life. Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo are both personally devastated and now visit their daughter, son, and grandchildren at the cemetery rather than on Ocean Avenue and they all blame Butch for the murders. Mike Brigante Sr. and Rocco DeFeo are both broken men who are no longer a threat to the government. The DeFeo and Brigante family names are disgraced forever. This is what happens to people who are a threat to our government. The government must act covertly to defend itself from these threats. Organized crime wanted a war with the government and now they have it.
Butch DeFeo has been transformed into a figure of pure evil and feared by every child in America, more than the boogeyman. Amityville is now a household name known by every American and around the world. We must now get the paranormal crazies in society to argue amongst each other over whether the Lutz haunting was a hoax or real. Agent Simmonds stands and proudly exclaims: “The Amityville Horror Saga will be my finest moment!” “The Paranormal Games must continue!”
Agent Simmonds tells the Irelands and Cromartys that it’s their responsibility to live up to their part of the bargain and play along. What I have told you the public can never discover. If I had to, I would kill each one of you to protect the secret. The Government Mafia is now the ultimate power inside this country. The Government Mafia can electronically see and hear our domestic enemies through walls but they can’t see or hear us. The Government Mafia can kill people thru walls and it will simply appear the assassinated people died of massive heart attacks. The Government Mafia can determine who lives and dies in this country. If I suspect that you will become an enemy of the Government Mafia, I can order your high-tech assassination. Just like the DeFeo family, you will never see it coming. Agent Simmonds warns the Irelands and Cromartys: “Don’t get on the wrong side of The Government Mafia!”
You now have two choices: Join the DeFeos at the cemetery or continue the play the game. Agent Simmonds points his finger at the Irelands and Cromartys and then says: “Choose wisely, there will be no second chances!” If you choose the wrong side, your family, including your children, could be at risk, Agent Simmonds warns. Remember what happened to the DeFeo children. Once you are considered a threat by the Government Mafia, there is nothing I can do to protect you. It would be out of my hands. Agent Simmonds sits back in his chair and says: “Choose now!”
Having no other choice, the Irelands and Cromartys agree to continue the hoax and further participate in the Paranormal Games. Agent Simmonds ends the meeting completely confident that the Irelands and Cromartys are going to cooperate fully. Andy Ireland escorts Agent Simmonds to his car and the men shake hands outside. Agent Simmonds gets in his car and drives away into the night.
Andy Ireland returns to his home and asks the others: “My God, what mess have we gotten ourselves into?” Andy Ireland continues: “Agent Simmonds is the devil.” “We made a pact with the devil.” Agent Simmonds heads to the airport to fly back to California to continue his work on his pet project, George and Kathy Lutz.
The Amityville Horror movie is released and the movie becomes a blockbuster. The mayhem on Ocean Avenue intensifies. The haunted house story strikes a nerve and the public is completely hooked. Adults and children read the book and see the movie and become obsessed with the story.
As the hoax plays out, John and Brenda Cromarty comply with Agent Simmonds demands and appear on popular television shows denying there is anything wrong with their new home. John and Brenda Cromarty call George and Kathy Lutz liars on national television and allege the whole Lutz haunting was a money-making fraud. The public views John and Brenda Cromarty as victims and never at any time suspect they were involved in a conspiracy. John and Brenda Cromarty also publicly accuse George and Kathy Lutz of exploiting the DeFeo murders for profit.
At Agent Simmonds instruction, John and Brenda Cromarty invite the news media into their home. In their living room, John and Brenda Cromarty ask the news media if they feel any vibrations. John and Brenda Cromarty ask: “Where are the vibrations?” The news reporters respond by looking at each other, shaking their heads, and saying: “I don’t feel a thing.” John and Brenda Cromarty tell the reporters that there is nothing wrong with this house and George and Kathy Lutz are simply liars. Brenda Cromarty, in way over her head, has a look of terror on her face as she appears ready to have a nervous breakdown. Brenda Cromarty feeling extreme guilt and remorse over the death of the DeFeo children, at times cannot even look at the camera, so she stares aimlessly at the floor. John puts his arm around his wife at these moments to keep her from having a total breakdown on national television. Brenda Cromarty never expected this. Brenda Cromarty tells the reporters: “Once we moved into the house, we changed the street number, we repainted the outside of the house, and we made the house a beautiful part of the community again. John and I really thought everything would just go away and we never dreamt what would take place here.”
John and Brenda Cromarty then give the reporters a tour of their home inspecting areas of their home that were shown damaged or completely destroyed in the movie. Brenda Cromarty shows the reporters the two quarter shaped moon windows in Butch DeFeo’s former bedroom, the staircase banister, and the front door, which are all in original condition and undamaged. This charade put on by John and Brenda Cromarty, at Agent Simmonds’ request, further adds fuel to the public debate over whether the Lutz haunting was a hoax. No suspicion ever at any time falls on John and Brenda Cromarty, as to their involvement in the conspiracy to murder the DeFeo family and then use the Lutz family to cover up the murders. John and Brenda Cromarty have managed to successfully increase the density of the smokescreen and protect themselves and the rest of the Ocean Avenue Conspirators.
Agent Simmonds urges Andy and Agnes Ireland to talk to the news media. Andy Ireland talks to the news media in his home and says that Ronald DeFeo Jr. was a troubled teenager and also says DeFeo would have had to have been crazy to have murdered his own family. Andy Ireland says: Butch is not dealing with a full deck. Agnes Ireland is haunted by the murder of the DeFeo children and decides to keep a low profile and not do any interviews.
Agent Simmonds again uses the Government Mafia’s connections in the publishing business to get book deals for book authors with bizarre and implausible theories on the DeFeo murders and Lutz haunting. Shady people with connections to the Government Mafia feed the book authors carefully selected information obtained from the surveillance of the DeFeo family and Lutz family. Agent Simmonds catches some big fish as popular book authors begin to devote what will become years of their lives to uncover what they believe is the real truth. Book authors who claim their book is the real truth begin to emerge and further fan the flames of the public debate surrounding the Amityville Horror Saga.
At Agent Simmonds request, the former DeFeo neighbors talk to the news media, book authors, investigators, and anyone else who comes to their doors and the neighbors dish out the dirt on the DeFeo family. To further disgrace the DeFeo family name, former neighbors of the DeFeo family put out rumors of incest within the DeFeo home as the motive for the murders.
In order to create the illusion that Andy Ireland is simply a concerned resident of Amityville, he begins to take the lead in organizing the community and town to deal with the ramifications of the Amityville Horror book and movie. Members of the Ocean Avenue Conspirators attend Andy Ireland’s town meetings and act as any ordinary concerned citizen would, even though they are fully aware they caused all the mayhem in the first place.
Agent Simmonds kicks his campaign of propaganda into high gear by luring the paranormal crazies into the Amityville Horror debate. Agent Simmonds uses a technique of turning the domestic enemies of the Government Mafia against each other and then have them destroy each other. The objective of Agent Simmonds is to get the paranormal crackpots arguing over whether the Amityville Horror incident is a hoax or a true paranormal event.
Dr. Stephen Kaplan is a noted paranormal investigator and vampirologist. Fun Fact: A vampirologist is a person that researches, studies, and discusses vampires in both the fictional and real world and the trends that follow them. Vampirologist is known as a vampire hunter.
Dr. Stephen Kaplan claims: “Vampires live among us. Los Angeles was home to 36 vampires; the highest concentration of vampires in the world. Kaplan claimed that vampires thrived in Los Angeles because of L.A.’s “acceptance of the unusual.” Vampires are not be feared because they are pleasant people who require only a very small amount of blood. Vampires can come out in the daytime; they just need to wear a sun block of 15 or higher.”
Before George Lutz asked The Psychic Posse to investigate his home in Amityville, George initially asked Dr. Stephen Kaplan to investigate his home. When George discovered Dr. Stephen Kaplan was a vampirologist, George abruptly withdrew his offer. George Lutz is clearly Anti-Vampire.
When Dr. Stephen Kaplan called to confirm the date of his investigation, George Lutz said “some other time” and hung up the phone. George never called back Dr. Stephen Kaplan to reschedule the investigation. After Dr. Stephen Kaplan discovered George was bringing in The Psychic Posse to investigate the Lutz home, Dr. Stephen Kaplan became furious. Dr. Stephen Kaplan seething with anger over the disrespect shown to him by George decides to become George’s nemesis and vows to expose the Lutz haunting as a hoax. Dr. Stephen Kaplan exclaims: If it’s the last thing I do on this Earth, I’ll expose George and Kathy Lutz as liars and frauds! From this point on it will become Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s lifelong obsession to expose George and Kathy Lutz as liars and the Amityville Horror as a hoax. Agent Simmonds basically considers Dr. Stephen Kaplan a loony with credibility in the paranormal field.
Dr. Stephen Kaplan begins his campaign against George and Kathy Lutz by appearing on a local television show and informing the audience that in his opinion the Lutz haunting was a hoax. At Agent Simmonds request, John and Brenda Cromarty entice Dr. Stephen Kaplan into getting further involved in the public debate of whether the whole Lutz haunting was real or a hoax. After watching Dr. Stephen Kaplan on television, Brenda Cromarty makes a phone call to Dr. Stephen Kaplan to express her and her husband’s appreciation for his efforts to expose George and Kathy Lutz as frauds.
John and Brenda Cromarty then invite Stephen Kaplan over to the Horror House to spend the evening to prove there is nothing wrong with the house. Dr. Stephen Kaplan accepts the invitation. Dr. Stephen Kaplan spends the night in the Horror House with the Cromartys and experiences nothing out of the ordinary except for a few drunks on the lawn looking for Jodie the Flying Pig.
John and Brenda Cromarty have a Halloween party at the Horror House and invite Dr. Stephen Kaplan. Dr. Stephen Kaplan quickly accepts the invitation and arrives dressed in a batman costume on Halloween night. That night John and Brenda Cromarty whet Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s appetite by allowing him to enter the infamous Red Room in the basement.
Weeks later, Brenda Cromarty makes another phone call to Dr. Stephen Kaplan to express her frustration that the public still thinks her home is haunted. Brenda Cromarty drops a bombshell on Dr. Stephen Kaplan by telling him she wants to sell the Horror House to him so her family can move and escape the madness surrounding the Amityville Horror. As predicted by Agent Simmonds, Dr. Stephen Kaplan declines the offer citing the fact he is only a college professor who doesn’t have that kind of money.
Dr. Stephen Kaplan is now completely convinced the Lutz haunting was a hoax and is now eager to prove it to the world. Dr. Stephen Kaplan becomes the point-man for arguing the Lutz Haunting as a hoax. Lines are drawn and sides are chosen as the battle to prove whether the Amityville Horror was real or a hoax ignites raging debate across the country.
Agent Simmonds sitting in the living room of the house in California neighboring the Lutz family is watching the news media coverage of the Amityville Horror Saga. Agent Simmonds begins laughing at the television promotion for the upcoming debate between Ed and Lorraine Warren and Dr. Stephen Kaplan. Agent Simmonds turns to his colleagues and says: “Let the Paranormal Games Begin!” A colleague of Agent Simmonds responds and says: “These Christian loonies should be institutionalized!” Agent Simmonds responds: “Yes, someday they will be!”
Dr. Stephen Kaplan publicly declares war and heads off to battle Ed and Lorraine Warren on national television. The television debate between Ed and Lorraine Warren and Dr. Stephen Kaplan gets downright nasty. Ed and Lorraine Warren publicly argue that George and Kathy Lutz are telling the truth while Stephen Kaplan argues the entire Lutz haunting was a hoax. Ed and Lorraine Warren tell the audience that The Psychic Posse has certified the former Lutz home in Amityville as haunted. Dr. Stephen Kaplan begins to mock The Psychic Posse. Ed Warren becomes so infuriated with Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s demeanor that he snaps and tells Kaplan that he personally witnessed a refrigerator levitate off the floor. Dr. Stephen Kaplan tells the amused audience he couldn’t possibly top a floating refrigerator. Lorraine Warren tells the host of the debate that she is so sickened by Dr. Stephen Kaplan that she can no longer look at him.
Dr. Stephen Kaplan decides to move on and announces to the world that George Lutz initially asked him to investigate the Lutz home in Amityville. Dr. Stephen Kaplan reveals that George Lutz abruptly canceled his investigation of the Lutz home because George Lutz knew he would uncover the real truth that the haunting was a hoax. The debate between Ed and Lorraine Warren and Dr. Stephen Kaplan deteriorates to the point where the two parties begin to question each other’s paranormal credentials. The debate ends with no clear winner but other debates between the Warrens and Kaplan take place resulting in increased bad blood between the two parties as they continue to duke it out over who is telling the truth.
A real treat for Agent Simmonds occurs when Dr. Hans Holzer, an American pioneering paranormal researcher and author, enters the Amityville Horror debate by releasing the findings of his own paranormal investigation into the Amityville Horror case. Dr. Hans Holzer entered the Horror House with a spiritual medium to conduct his investigation after the Lutz family fled Amityville and before the Cromarty family moved in. Dr. Hans Holzer contends that the Horror House had been built over an ancient Native American burial ground. Holzer also contends that an angry Indian chief’s spirit who was buried on the property took possession of Butch DeFeo and made him murder his family. Holzer claims that the spirit froze sound which prevented the DeFeo family from hearing the shots. Holzer claims that it was the dead Indian chief’s spirit that drove the Lutz family out of their new home in Amityville. As evidence to support his theory, Holzer presents a photograph which he took inside the Horror House with a very special camera. Holzer claims that the photograph “clearly shows” the dead Indian chief riding his horse inside the Horror House. When Dr. Hans Holzer makes his paranormal findings public on national television, Agent Simmonds falls to his knees and begins to laugh uncontrollably.
Now that the paranormal people are arguing amongst each other and jockeying for top authority figure in the Amityville Horror case, Agent Simmonds has gotten what he wanted. Agent Simmonds has created a masterful piece of social engineering. The paranormal people are arguing over something that can’t be proven and has no final outcome and the general public is amused and distracted away from the DeFeo murders and social issues. Agent Simmonds tells his colleagues that The Paranormal Games are a complete success so far. Agent Simmonds also tells his colleagues that he has successfully reinforced the perception of the average American citizen that there are crazies living among them.
The endless public debate over the Amityville Horror Saga continues. George and Kathy Lutz are accused by Dr. Stephen Kaplan and John and Brenda Cromarty of knowingly creating a hoax, so George and Kathy decide to take a polygraph test to prove they are telling the truth. Both George and Kathy pass a credible polygraph test. The results of the Lutz’s polygraph test don’t deter Dr. Stephen Kaplan as he begins to write a book which he promises will expose George and Kathy Lutz as frauds.
Agent Simmonds considers the Lutz family a propaganda gold mine so he wants George and Kathy to continue in The Paranormal Games. George and Kathy have just signed a deal with the movie studio for an Amityville Horror promotional tour. George and Kathy hold a press conference and display for the world their vast collection of evidence he and his wife have amassed over the years. But George and Kathy have no tangible evidence to prove their claims of a haunting.
Agent Simmonds wants to give George Lutz something special to show the world to prove the haunting in Amityville was real. One day while the Lutz family is away from their home, Agent Simmonds secretly enters the Lutz’s home and places a professionally doctored photograph in George’s files for him to find. The doctored photograph is placed in with other photographs taken the night The Psychic Posse investigated the Lutz home in Amityville.
Days later, George Lutz is going thru his files and he finds the special photograph and is shocked at what he sees. After careful examination of the photograph, George screams: “Eureka!” George grabs the photograph and runs to show his wife. George has discovered an image of a little boy on the stairs inside the Horror House in Amityville the night of the investigation. George names the little boy in his picture “Ghost Boy”.
George is completely convinced that he now has photographic evidence that his former home in Amityville was haunted. George tells himself: “This is it.” “This is what I need to prove to the world that our story is real.” “This will finally silence Kaplan.” George, with his photographic evidence in hand, along with his wife, hit the road on a one year Amityville Horror promotional tour.
George takes the photograph on a national television program and presents it to the world as evidence that his former home in Amityville was haunted. George tells the audience that there were no children in the house that night and you can clearly see for yourself what the photograph shows. After seeing the photograph, the show audience is wowed but the show host is skeptical. Agent Simmonds, watching the show on television, tells his colleagues that he was right about George and Kathy Lutz being a propaganda gold mine. Agent Simmonds asks: “Can I pick them, or what?” Agent Simmonds colleague responds: “You sure know your kooks.”
After years of intense interest in the Amityville Horror Saga, the public’s interest begins to fade. Agent Simmonds decides that something is needed to ramp up the Amityville Horror Saga again. Agent Simmonds decides that an “Amityville Horror Curse” is needed to ignite the public’s interest again. Agent Simmonds sets the wheels in motion so that strange things begin to occur to those who were directly involved in some way with the Amityville Horror Saga. House fires and other bizarre tragedies begin to befall people involved with the Amityville Horror Saga. The strange and untimely deaths and tragic accidents begin to capture news headlines as talk of a curse emerges.
Agent Simmonds decides that something really big is now needed. Jay Anson is home in his writing room writing his new book which will be titled 666. A small truck parks in front of Jay Anson’s home in midday. The driver gets out and begins to inspect a tire on the truck. Agent Simmonds is in back of the truck in the cargo area, hidden from sight. Agent Simmonds targets Jay Anson’s chest area. Agent Simmonds says: “Nice job on the Amityville Horror book, Jay.” Agent Simmonds then presses a button on a directed energy weapon. A beam of electricity is fired into Jay Anson’s chest. Jay Anson collapses forward and his head falls into his typewriter. Jay Anson dies of a sudden heart attack while writing his next book. The driver gets back in his truck and drives away. The news of Jay Anson’s death is picked up by the news media and the “Amityville Horror Curse” is born.
Dr. Stephen Kaplan has finished writing his book titled “The Amityville Horror Conspiracy” which he promises will discredit George and Kathy Lutz and finally expose the Amityville Horror as a hoax. Dr. Stephen Kaplan is excited about the upcoming release of his book and the chance to finally expose George and Kathy Lutz as frauds. Agent Simmonds is aware of Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s upcoming book release date in a few weeks. Agent Simmonds says to himself: “This is something I can use.”
Days later, a small truck parks in front of Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s home, at late-night. The driver gets out of the truck and lifts the hood and begins to inspect the engine. Agent Simmonds is hidden from sight in the cargo area of the truck. Dr. Stephen Kaplan is taking a quick after work nap in his bed alone. Agent Simmonds targets Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s chest area while he is sleeping in bed. Agent Simmonds says: “Thanks for your help, Doc.” Agent Simmonds then presses a button on a directed energy weapon. A beam of electricity is fired into Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s chest. Dr. Stephen Kaplan dies of a massive heart attack in his sleep. Dr. Stephen Kaplan went to sleep and never awoke, just like the DeFeo family. The driver of the truck closes the hood and gets inside the truck and then drives away. Dr. Stephen Kaplan is found hours later by his wife. The newspaper headlines read: “Amityville Horror Curse claims Dr. Stephen Kaplan” Newspaper: “Dr. Stephen Kaplan unexpectedly dies of a sudden heart attack in his sleep two weeks before the publication of his book which he claimed would expose the Amityville Horror as a hoax.”
Agent Simmonds kept his word and slowly relocated members of the Ocean Avenue Conspirators that lived near the Horror House. Agent Simmonds found people with connections to the Government Mafia to buy the vacated homes on Ocean Avenue. The new occupants of the homes were chosen because they are better psychologically suited to handle the situation on Ocean Avenue. Agent Simmonds considers the new occupants of the homes on Ocean Avenue the guardians of Amityville’s terrible secret. A secret so terrible, it must be kept hidden from the public, at any cost. Agent Simmonds personally reminded each of the fleeing Ocean Avenue residents to maintain their silence of the conspiracy or else forfeit their lives. Andy and Agnes Ireland sold their home and moved off the property that their family has owned for generations. Agent Simmonds requested that John and Brenda Cromarty hold a one day moving sale and sell some of the DeFeo and Lutz furniture and other items that still remained in the Horror House. Hundreds of devoted fans lined up the day of the moving sale for the once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the Horror House.
For years after the murders, Mike Brigante Sr., Rocco DeFeo, and other family members all pleaded with Butch to just tell them the truth about what really happened the night of the murders. In letters to his family, Butch taunted his grieving family members by writing stories about the chaos and fear in the house the night of the murders as he took his rifle chased down and shot his family members one by one. Butch would tell his family: “Yes I did it! I shot them all one by one!” Knowing his family had strong religious beliefs, Butch would also include stories in the letters of his romantic relationships with other male prisoners.
Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s wife took the reins after her husband’s untimely death and continued the verbal war against Ed and Lorraine Warren and George and Kathy Lutz. Dr. Stephen Kaplan’s wife appeared on many Amityville Horror documentaries denouncing Ed and Lorraine Warren and George and Kathy Lutz as the worst kind of liars and frauds.
George and Kathy Lutz would spend the rest of their lives attempting to convince the public that what they experienced in Amityville was real. George would appear on many Amityville Horror documentaries warning the public that “It’s out there!”
The Ocean Avenue Conspirators continued to live their lives in their luxurious homes over the decades while Butch DeFeo wasted away in prison. The powerful and influential in Amityville were protected while the weak took the fall and suffered. None of the Ocean Avenue Conspirators were ever considered suspects or asked to take polygraph tests, even though the direct neighbors to the DeFeo family had a motive to murder the DeFeo family. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators would gather occasionally to toast their champagne glasses and remember the time when they took decisive action to protect their families, community, and town from the DeFeo menace. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators are always cautious never to express any regret about being part of the conspiracy because they never know when Agent Simmonds could be listening.
Butch DeFeo applied for parole many times but all requests were denied. Butch sits before the parole board and makes up stories of the night of his family’s murder because he simply doesn’t know what happened and he can’t provide a rational explanation for his actions that fateful night. Butch continues to state from prison that he was drunk and on drugs in the basement of his house when his family was murdered and he has no idea what happened but nobody believes him.
For crimes against the government, Agent Simmonds acting as executioner carried out sentencing by using lethal directed energy weapons against both Rocco DeFeo and Mike Brigante Sr. Rocco DeFeo died in 1983 and Mike Brigante died in 1985. Both men died unexpectedly in their sleep. They simply went to sleep and never woke up. Their family members blame the family tragedy that began on November 13th of 1974 for the untimely deaths of both men.
The mafia never discovered the real truth about the DeFeo murders. The Lutz haunting dominated the headlines and the public simply forgot about the DeFeo murders. Ghosts and flying pigs make for a great diversion. The Ocean Avenue Conspirators escaped the wrath of the mafia. In fact, the sympathy of the public went to the neighbors who lived near the Horror House. The Amityville Horror was a masterful piece of propaganda carried out by the government.
Many decades have passed since the DeFeo Murders and Lutz haunting. Agent Simmonds is now an old man retired from the Government Mafia. Agent Simmonds devoted his life to the Government Mafia so he lives alone and has no family. Agent Simmonds is an eccentric old man who the Government Mafia now considers a liability. Agent Simmonds wishing to relive his past glory begins to reminisce about his crown jewel achievement of creating the Amityville Horror Saga. Agent Simmonds decides to revisit the place where it all began.
One morning Agent Simmonds decides this will be the day he will begin his journey back to Amityville. Agent Simmonds gets in his car and begins the long trek. Agent Simmonds arrives in Amityville. Agent Simmonds turns his car onto Ocean Avenue. Agent Simmonds slowly drives down Ocean Avenue and parks in front of the Horror House and turns the car ignition off. Agent Simmonds begins to reminisce about the time when he was able to mislead the country and world to create one of the greatest mysteries ever. Agent Simmonds says to himself: This was my personal battle in our long war to destroy Christianity. Agent Simmonds continues: We must smear Christianity and turn the Christians’ religion into a joke. We must then destroy the Christian family structure. We must drive people away from Christianity. Today we persecute Christians but soon we will exterminate them all. Agent Simmonds now begins to think of all the movies that were made based on his achievement here in Amityville. Agent Simmonds then thinks of all the books that were written of the Amityville Horror Saga. Agent Simmonds quietly laughs and says to himself with a smile on his face: “Still to this day the kooks still argue amongst each other about the DeFeo murders and Lutz Haunting.” What I’ve done here will live forever, Agent Simmonds proudly says to himself.
Agent Simmonds looks in his rear view mirror and notices a white van pull onto Ocean Avenue. The van slowly drives by Agent Simmonds and then abruptly pulls over fifty feet in front of Agent Simmonds’ car. Agent Simmonds recognizes the maneuver and tries the start his car but it’s too late. An agent of the Government Mafia in back of the van targets Agent Simmonds chest area and presses a button on a directed energy weapon. A beam of electricity is fired into Agent Simmonds’ chest. The beam of electricity passes thru Agent Simmonds’ chest causing sudden cardiac arrest. Agent Simmonds collapses forward and his head falls into the steering wheel, causing the car horn to begin to blare. Life ends for Agent Simmonds.
The driver of the van slowly drives away. The agent who made the kill shot joins the driver in the front of the van. As the sound of the car horn slowly diminishes, the agent says to the driver: “Agent Simmonds was a good man but he must take his secrets to his grave.” The driver responds: “That’s the nature of our business.” “Agent Simmonds would have understood.” As the car horn blares throughout the neighborhood, cars passing by begin to stop to render assistance. The next day’s newspaper headline reads: “Amityville Horror Curse Claims Another – Old man dies of massive heart attack in front of Horror House.”
Agent Simmonds’ body is cremated and his colleagues scatter his ashes in the Amityville River directly behind the Horror House. The agent, after finishing scattering the ashes, says: “Agent Simmonds has now returned home forever.” “The Paranormal Games will continue, even without Agent Simmonds.”