The Amityville Horror haunting is still a very popular subject both inside and outside the circle of paranormal researchers and enthusiasts.
One of the most popular has to be the Amity ‘Ghost Boy’ photo, which has sparked debate in the Amityville and paranormal worlds for some time now.
It is also one creepy photo.
The picture, which appears to be of a small boy with glasses or a man kneeling on the floor with glowing eyes, has been called everything from one of the dead DeFeo children to a demon, first turned up in the collection of photos George Lutz had from an investigation into the haunting in 1976, led by infamous Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Despite the tale of the unsettling discovery of the photo and the photo itself, some people on the Amityville Truth Board believe it could simply be the picture of one of the investigators working with the Warrens that night: Paul Bartz.
The theory states that Paul Bartz bears a resemblance to the ghost boy and is wearing a similar shirt. Meanwhile, the ghostly glow that radiates from the eyes would be due to the infrared film.
This photo has been called some of the best ghost evidence ever. The boy is commonly thought to represent the youngest DeFeo family member who was murdered in the house.
But is it instead, Paul Bartz. The shirt seems to resemble his. Hmm.
First, we know that the Amityville Horror story is a hoax. It’s well established that this was a concocted story with GLARING inconstancies and NO physical evidence. And, the Warrens, demonologists, were less than credible investigators producing low quality “evidence” who intended to supplement and subsequently preserve their unique reputation. This photo has been a long standing mystery. One member of the Amity Truth Board has put up the idea that it is Bartz (previously suspected) and even says he received an email back from Bartz who will not deny it.
Is this mystery solved? Well, which is more plausible? The photo accidentally captured someone in the house at the time? Or, a shape-shifting demon never before seen on film? You decide.