In Episode 69 we go inside the world’s most famous haunted house -- Amityville -- with one of the three people still alive today who knows exactly what happened. On November 13, 1974, Ronald Butch DeFeo Jr. walked into his house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, and shot his two parents, his two brothers, and two sisters dead. He was convicted of the crime and still sits in jail today. The house sat empty for over a year and the price plummeted. In December of 1975, the Lutz Family: George, Kathy, and Kathy’s children Daniel, Melissa, and Christopher, all from a previous marriage moved in. For the next 28 days the family experienced haunting events that would eventually make this home one of the most famous haunted houses in the world today. The Amityville Horror, as it was known has been the subject of a lot of controversy over the years. There have been books written about it, movies made, and the debate continues to rage on. Tonight we hear from Christopher Quaratino (Lutz), who was seven years old when his family lived in the infamous house. We hear about what really happened and how those events have affected his life ever since. Tune in!
Each week, 30 Odd Minutes brings you a unique look at all aspects of the paranormal including ghosts, UFOs, ancient mysteries, psychic phenomena, conspiracies, cryptozoology, legends, and magick. Host Jeff Belanger and the 30 Odd Crew take a light-hearted approach and offer live interviews with experts from all over the world who bring visual and audio evidence of the paranormal. If the truth is out there... we will find it… but only by sheer accident. The episodes don't reference dates, and our guests come on live in the studio or through a Web cam via Skype so there's a timeless and global quality to each episode. The show’s host, Jeff Belanger, is the author of more than a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages) including The World’s Most Haunted Places, Our Haunted Lives, and Who’s Haunting the White House?, he’s the founder of Ghostvillage.com, the Web’s most popular ghostly destination, and he’s been a guest discussing the odd and unusual on more than 100 radio and television programs including: The History Channel, The Travel Channel, Living TV (UK), The Maury Show, The CBS News Early Show, National Public Radio, The BBC, Australian Radio Network, and Coast to Coast AM. He’s lectured around the country to audiences big and small and brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to 30 Odd Minutes.