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Mentally Ill In Amityville
     

Mentally Ill In Amityville

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by Will Savive
 

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On November 13, 1974 the quiet village of Amityville was rocked by the murders of six members of the DeFeo family at 112 Ocean Ave. The only surviving member of this tragic ordeal was Ronald DeFeo Jr., who was later charged and convicted to six-life-sentences. Still, the evidence shows that Ronnie "Butch" DeFeo could not have killed all six of his family members by

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On November 13, 1974 the quiet village of Amityville was rocked by the murders of six members of the DeFeo family at 112 Ocean Ave. The only surviving member of this tragic ordeal was Ronald DeFeo Jr., who was later charged and convicted to six-life-sentences. Still, the evidence shows that Ronnie "Butch" DeFeo could not have killed all six of his family members by himself, while they lay sleeping in their beds.

Thirteen months later, the Lutz family moved into the lavish Dutch Colonial home and moved out mysteriously after just 28-days with only the clothes on their backs, claiming that the house was haunted; they would never return! Then came a media frenzy and with the release of Jay Anson's runaway best selling book, "The Amityville Horror," which was later transformed into a blockbuster movie, the story became an international phenomenon. What really happened at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville?

Mentally Ill in Amityville (MIA), is the true story of the events as they occurred, with exclusive interviews and official documents of these dramatic events. MIA is a must read for anyone who wants to know the complete story behind the most famous haunted house in the world

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595492152
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Mentally Ill In Amityville 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
DwightE More than 1 year ago
I have been an avid fan of the Amityville story since the Defeo murders in 1974. I have all books written including "The Amityville Horror Conspiracy", an original copy of Hans Holzer's "Murder in Amityville" and Ric Osuna's "The Night The Defeo's Died". Will Savive's Book, "Mentally Ill in Amityville" is by far the best of the bunch! It is informative and takes the reader on a complete journey from the murders through the present day. I would recommend this book to anyone! Good Job - great research - awesome analysis!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is enticing but the writing is disturbingly bad! The gross misspellings, the terrible grammar, the random punctuation and the disjointed, contradictory message made it hard to read! But I kept on until the end because 1) I never knew the whole story of the "horror house" and 2) I was intrigued by the fact that some editor somewhere actually allowed this book to get published! Read it if you're curious, but if you have a healthy appreciation for literature, you may want to try another source.
jewels36 More than 1 year ago
Like many others my age I have been aware of the Amityville story most of my life. Actually Amityville was how I was introduced to the supernatural. I recently watched "The Amityville Horror," and I decided to pick up a book on the subject. I've already read Anson's book, so I searched for another one; hoping that I would come upon a new version or a more detailed look. I found and purchased Savive's version, and I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn't put it down! And I've read my share of books. It wasn't the best book I have ever read, but it is in my top 20%. After reading some of his negative reviews, and there are only a few, I was curious to know where this hostility was coming from. What seemed fishy was a review on Amazon that clearly misquoted the book, and appears to have a bias toward Savive and not his book. A clear tip off though was the recent post by 112investigator's here directing people to the Amity message board. I decided to take a look at Lutz's old site. What I realized is that just about every negative review Savive's book received came from a small group of Amityville weirdo fans-kind of like treckies, but not as cool; if that's possible-who have started a smear campaign against Savive, for whatever reason. I even came across a very similar post there as I did on the Amazon site (DJ Nolte), almost identical. And there are even more examples. Bottom line is these negative reviews are coming from a small group with literally nothing better to do. In fact, Savive explains in his book that he actually received fact-checking-help on his book from one of the administrators of that very board (Jason Pyke). I'm not really sure where their negative fixation with Savive comes from, but whatever the story, it is clearly unwarranted. The fact is that this is a very good book and has tremendous entertainment value and detailed, organized facts. I would venture to say that anyone who likes true crime stories-apart from the pointless gossiping rejects on the Amityville site-will find this captivating and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really gives u different outlook on the whole case with the Amityville horror house AND the Defeo murders!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats scary but contains lots of facts
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very informative book. It's not exactly what I thought it would be though. There's a lot of information about the court case, which really isn't that interesting to me. I was more interested in the paranormal activities. I haven't finished the book yet. I'll probably skip around to a few pages, but I deffinately won't read every detail. So I guess whether you like it or not really depends on what your interested in finding out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book. Absolutely loved it. Definate recommend reading this to others. Author speaks of his research on finding the truth bout what has happened in that house. I love how the author depicted the other books written bout this house. Books i will not be interested in purchasing myself. This is the must have book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled with mispellings and grammatical abortions. Opinion abounds and facts are the only obvious ghosts. A violent heroin addict killed his family. Nothing more.
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celeste richardson More than 1 year ago
This story has terrified me all of my life. I even have reoccurring dreams about. This book put my fear at ease.
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I havent read this book yet but im looking foward to it.... i did a research on it and it sounds pretty spooky...i hope this book is GREAT!