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History Uncovered

The Amityville Murders

History Uncovered
History Uncovered
On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. burst through the front door of Henry’s Bar in Amityville, New York, screaming hysterically for help — because his family had been murdered.
His friends from the bar followed him back to his house at 112 Ocean Avenue where they saw the bloody aftermath. Five members of the DeFeo household lay dead in their beds, still wearing their pajamas and totally covered in blood. Each of them had been shot at close range in their sleep.
And the story only became more shocking the next day when none other than Ronald DeFeo Jr. himself confessed that he was the one who had committed these heinous murders — and when he eventually claimed that he’d heard demonic voices that told him to do it.
But the night that Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his family was only the beginning of the terrors that plagued what came to be known as the “Amityville Horror House” after the family who moved in afterward claimed that the home was haunted. And though that story has since been made into several movies and remains well-known to this day, the true story about what happened isn’t what you might think.

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