The Mystery ChroniclesThe Mystery Chronicles



Osuna accepts DeFeo's claim that he altered the crime scene, and asserts that the authorities engaged in abuses and distortions of evidence to support their theory ... The Night the DeFeos Died; Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders.

Author: Joe Nickell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813126753

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" With a foreword by James Randi Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell has spent more than thirty years solving the world’s most perplexing mysteries. This new casebook reveals the secrets of the Winchester Mystery House, the giant Nazca drawings of Peru, the Shroud of Turin, the “Mothman” enigma, the Amityville Horror house, the vicious goatsucking El Chupacabras, and numerous other “unexplainable” paranormal phenomena. Nickell has traveled far and wide to solve cases, which include a weeping icon in Russia, the elusive Bigfoot-like “yowie” in Australia, the reputed power of a headless saint in Spain, and an “alien hybrid” in Germany. He has gone undercover—often in disguise—to reveal the tricks of those who pretend to talk to the dead, accompanied a Cajun guide into a Louisiana swamp in search of a fabled monster, and gained an audience with a voodoo queen. Superstar psychic medium John Edward, pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick, evangelist and healer Benny Hinn, and many other well-known figures have found themselves under Nickell’s careful scrutiny. The Mystery Chronicles examines more than three dozen intriguing mysteries. Nickell uses a hands-on approach and the scientific method to steer between the extremes of mystery mongering and debunking. His investigative skills have won him both acclaim and controversy during his long career as one of the world’s foremost paranormal investigators.

Horrific HomicidesHorrific Homicides



After investigating what he had been told by the woman he believed was DeFeo's former wife, Osuna incorporated the material into ... Geraldine DeFeo (who in fact was Geraldine Gates) authored the foreword in The Night the DeFeos Died, ...

Author: Thomas M. Stark

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781665711050

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A scorned woman, an incensed deli owner, a drunken cop, and an antisocial son. These were the most memorable murder defendants to appear before Long Island judge Thomas M. Stark during his thirty-seven years on the bench. None was more notorious than Ronald DeFeo Jr., who in 1975 was convicted of shooting six members of his family, a crime that sparked tales of hauntings later recounted in the best-selling book The Amityville Horror: A True Story. Drawing from his personal files, Stark gives readers an inside look at the brutal murders, the frenzy over the alleged psychic events that followed, and DeFeo’s decades of shifting stories about what really happened that fateful night. The book’s other tales of true crime include long-forgotten cases that mesmerized Long Islanders from the 1960s to the 1980s: the murder-for-hire of an unfaithful paramour, a fire that took the lives of a mother and three children, a Southampton society melee, and more. A noted expert on criminal law, Stark delves into the legal issues raised by each murder and shares the thinking behind his rulings. These real-life cases are sure to fascinate fans of both true crime and courtroom drama as Stark brings to life tragic stories of love and betrayal, a feud turned deadly, partying gone awry, and a family killed in cold blood.

The Amityville Massacre The DeFeo Family s Nightmare A True Crime Short The Amityville Massacre The DeFeo Family s Nightmare A True Crime Short



... a parapsychologist.25 The 2002 book, The Night the DeFeos Died: Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders, by Ric Osuna was about the actual murders of the entire DeFeo family, based largely on an interview with Ronald DeFeo, ...

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers

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From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a riveting new historical true crime short, The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare. In the wee hours of the morning on November 13, 1974, shots rang out in the upscale home at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, a village within the town of Babylon. The house belonged to forty-three-year-old Ronald DeFeo, Sr. and his forty-two-year-old wife, Louise, who lived there with their five children, ranging in age from nine to twenty-three. The DeFeos and four of their children were shot to death, execution style, while in bed. The lone survivor of the family, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo, Jr., twenty-three, was suspected of being the shooter. The police investigation of the mass murder, the bizarre story within the story, insanity, the trial of the accused, and the aftermath, are explored in this truth is far scarier than fiction tale of darkness and horror. The case inspired The Amityville Horror movies and books, in delving into psychic phenomenon and the supernatural. The Amityville Massacre includes a complete bonus story, Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, as well as excerpts from other bestselling truce crime shorts by R. Barri Flowers. Follow the author in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.

The Ghost in the ImageThe Ghost in the Image



This is also the theory laid out by Ric Osuna in The Night the DeFeos Died: Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders, another book devoted to the case. The multiple- murderers theory, which is retroactive (DeFeo was convicted for all ...

Author: Cecilia Sayad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190065799

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Our century has seen the proliferation of reality shows devoted to ghost hunts, documentaries on hauntings, and horror films presented as found footage. The horror genre is no longer exclusive to fiction and its narratives actively engage us in web forums, experiential viewing, videogames, and creepypasta. These participative modes of relating to the occult, alongside the impulse to seek proof of either its existence or fabrication, have transformed the production and consumption of horror stories. The Ghost in the Image offers a new take on the place that supernatural phenomena occupy in everyday life, arguing that the relationship between the horror genre and reality is more intimate than we like to think. Through a revisionist and transmedial approach to horror this book investigates our expectations about the ability of photography and film to work as evidence. A historical examination of technology's role in at once showing and forging truths invites questions about our investment in its powers. Behind our obsession with documenting everyday life lies the hope that our cameras will reveal something extraordinary. The obsessive search for ghosts in the image, however, shows that the desire to find them is matched by the pleasure of calling a hoax.

American Mass MurderersAmerican Mass Murderers



""DeFeo's New Story,”Newsday, March 19, 1986”. Osuna, Ric (2002). The Night The Defeos Died. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 334–35. ISBN 1401046452. Stark, Thomas J.S.C: People v DeFeo Memorandum Denying Motion To Vacate Conviction.dated ...

Author: Valrie Plaza

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312961401

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American Mass Murderers collects nearly 700 pages of information about the most notorious killers in America, as well as some of the lesser-known murderers.

Murder Chronicles A Collection of Chilling True Crime TalesMurder Chronicles A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales



With this contention, a 440 motion was filed by DeFeo as he sought to have the conviction set aside. ... by Hans Holzer, a parapsychologist.25 The 2002 book, The Night the DeFeos Died: Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders, ...

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers

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From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales. The collection includes ten compelling stories of murder, madness, and mayhem that span more than a century of American history and homicidal criminality that will keep you reading from beginning to end. 1. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan - 100 Years Later, the brutal murder of a young girl turn locals into vigilantes out for justice. 2. The "Gold Special" Train Robbery: Deadly Crimes of the D'Autremont Brothers, a daring train robbery by a trio of brother bandits goes wrong and turns deadly. 3. Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker, a brazen abduction of a schoolgirl turns tragic as authorities hunt for the killer. 4. Mass Murder in the Sky: The Bombing of Flight 629, a mother’s Christmas gift turns deadly, exploding in an airliner above Denver, with a domestic terrorist on loose. 5. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, family is shot to death by a killer too close to home. Inspiration for The Amityville Horror movies. 6. The Pickaxe Killers: Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett, pair of killers seek revenge and pay the price themselves. 7. Murderous Tandem: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, two killers pick off victims one by one till brought to justice. 8. Murder in Mission Hill: The Disturbing Tale of Carol Stuart & Charles Stuart, a wife’s murder draws national attention with an unlikely killer on the loose. 9. Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, in a case of parricide, a teenage girl’s obsession turns deadly. 10. Murder of a Star Quarterback: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi, adultery, jealousy, fame, and fortune turn deadly for a well-known ex-football great. Bonus material includes excerpts from bestselling true crime books by R. Barri Flowers, The Sex Slave Murders and Serial Killer Couples. Follow the author in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.

Murder and Menace Riveting True Crime Tales Vol 1 Murder and Menace Riveting True Crime Tales Vol 1



... a parapsychologist.25 The 2002 book, The Night the DeFeos Died: Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders, by Ric Osuna was about the actual murders of the entire DeFeo family, based largely on an interview with Ronald DeFeo, ...

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers

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R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together seven of his best previously published true crime stories in a single volume for the first time in this gripping collection. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan is a more than a century old tale of child murder, anti-Semitism, racism, and mob violence. Dead at the Saddleworth Moor: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady & Myra Hindley tells the shocking story of dark fantasies, pornography, rape, and murder in Northern England. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare is the harrowing real life tale of a mass family murder, by one of their own, in Amityville, New York. Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson is a puzzling historical mystery involving an attractive New York attorney and her husband, who was a Yugoslav army captain, and a ship bound for Europe but missing a passenger. The Scarborough Rapist: The Vile Crimes of Killers Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka tells the disturbing tale of a Canadian serial killer couple, rape, and sibling murder. The Pickaxe Killers: The Chilling Tale of Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett is a frightening story of how vengeance and drug use led to a vicious double murder in Houston, Texas. The Sunset Strip Killers: The Story of Douglas Clark & Carol Mary Bundy is a dark tale of fantasies, prostitution, kidnapping, and serial murder in Hollywood, California. Also included is a bonus excerpt from the author's bestselling true crime book, Serial Killers and Prostitutes, which includes tales on such killers as Jack the Ripper, the Edmonton Serial Killer, Aileen Wuornos, and Kendall Francois. A second bonus is the complete mystery short story, Target of a Killer, that readers are sure to find riveting.

Serial Killers at the MoviesSerial Killers at the Movies



My friend and colleague, director and writer Ric Osuna, wrote a book, The Night the DeFeos Died: Reinvestigating the Amityville Murders. And what a damn fine book it is. During his investigation into the Amityville murders, ...

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781913543778

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The depraved crimes of both real and imagined serial killers and mass murderers have long transfixed us in newspapers and books, but perhaps nowhere more so than on the big screen. Films such as Silence of the Lambs, Psycho and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer have not only reached huge audiences but also allowed us into the minds of society’s most disturbed individuals. Bestselling author, Christopher Berry-Dee, talks to the serial killers whose wicked stories have most thrilled and fascinated us at the movies and, through far-ranging and disturbing interviews, he tells the stories of the mass murderers who provided the inspiration for some of cinema’s most shocking films. Serial Killers at the Movies takes the reader on an uncomfortable and truly dark journey into a lurid world of murder and deviancy.

Project Rabbit HoleProject Rabbit Hole



... of the murders in his book The Night the DeFeos Died. Regardless, George and Kathy Lutz purchased the home in December 1975, staying for only twenty-eight days, claiming that demonic forces terrorized them and their three children.

Author: Al Tyas

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359639564

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Al Tyas uses his personal experiences as a retired paranormal investigator, case studies, research and exclusive interviews to give a new and modern look into the supernatural, how it may be changing in the dawn of a new, technological age, and new dangers that we face when we encounter these elusive beings.