NJ - " I am the Watcher..." -- A Hoax ?

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  1. Rosegold68

    Rosegold68 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so who is sending them? You said you know?
     
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  2. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    The people who just sold the house is my guess.
     
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  3. bykerladi

    bykerladi Well-Known Member

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    I believe the whole thing was a hoax, as the buyers wanted to subdivide the property and build two houses and sell them both. Their application was denied. THEN all of a sudden they're being terrorized.
     
  4. GoBuckeyes

    GoBuckeyes Well-Known Member

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    It seemed to me that razing the current house and dividing the property into two lots was a strategy the owners tried after all other remedies failed. Imoo, I don't think was their intent when they purchased the house. Otherwise, why spend 100k on renovations just to raze it? kwim?
     
  5. bykerladi

    bykerladi Well-Known Member

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    IIRC the renos were done after their zoning application was denied.
     
  6. ColyH

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    I believe it was a hoax to. From what I understand the family like to live above their means and when their plan to subdivide the house and sell it fell through that's when the strange letters started coming.
     
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  8. bykerladi

    bykerladi Well-Known Member

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    well, the lawsuit against the former owners was dismissed, and the people "victimized" by the watcher sold the house, and the new owners haven't received ANY letters, so I think this case is over.
     
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  9. glamourkitty1922

    glamourkitty1922 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't the owners sell the story? It may have been worth losing half a million on selling the house and gaining two million in payment for the story. I believe that is what was behind the Amityville haunting. New owners never had a single problem.
     
  10. bykerladi

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  11. LunaticFringe

    LunaticFringe I know you're out there...

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  12. ColyH

    ColyH Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure how a movie about this would work since most people now know that it was all a hoax.
     
  13. bykerladi

    bykerladi Well-Known Member

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    Amnityville made a great movie, and that was a hoax. Hollywood can make a movie out of anything. Anyway, since the former owners sold the story, I'm sure they'll insist it was legit, even producing copies of the letters.
     
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  15. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    The Amityville Horror was a great movie! Terrified me. I actually got to drive by that house many many years ago. That was cool.
     
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    bykerladi Well-Known Member

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    Didn't the owners change the address and everything in an attempt to thwart fans of the movie?
     
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  17. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    I don't know about the address, but they did remodeling to make it look different. That was after I saw it. It still had the iconic windows when I saw it.
     
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  18. Mrs Marple

    Mrs Marple Well-Known Member

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    I'm undecided.

    They could have really upset someone. They sound quite entitled.
     
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