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1. On June 28, 1965, Ronald Defeo, Sr. and his wife, Louise, bought a two and a half story Dutch colonial house, located at 112 Ocean Avenue, for $30,000. Upon moving into their dream house, Ronald, Sr. placed a signpost in the front yard. What was written on the signpost?
2. When Ronald, Jr., also known as Butch, was 17 years of age, he was forced to leave the Catholic school he had been attending since coming to Amityville. By the time he was 18 years old, Butch was given a job at his grandfather's car dealership. By his own account, the job was cushy and little was actually required of him. What is the name of his grandfather's dealership?
3. During the weeks leading up to the murders, Butch devised a plan to obtain more money. Since he worked at his grandfather's car dealership, there was always money around. On the day the plan was put into action, Butch was sent to the bank to make a deposit of cash and checks. The plan called for one of Butch's friends to "rob" him and take the money. How much money was taken by Butch and his friend?
4. The evening of November 12, 1974, seemed to be a normal evening. Four of the DeFeo children were in bed, and around 10:00 PM Ronald, Sr., and Louise decided to retire. The only person awake was Butch. He was in the second-floor TV room watching a movie. What was the name of the movie he was watching?
5. After murdering his parents during the early morning hours of November 13, 1974, Butch proceeded across the hall, where his two brothers were asleep in the bedroom they shared. What were the names of his two brothers?
6. While Butch was murdering his two younger brothers, his two sisters, whose bedroom was right next door to their brothers' room, never heard a sound. Butch then proceeded to his sisters' room and entered. What were the names of his two sisters?
7. True or False: Both sisters were not murdered in the same room?
8. Around 3:00 AM on November 13, 1974, a neighbor in the vicinity of 112 Ocean Avenue heard the DeFeos' dog barking. The dog was barking and howling, and carrying on in such a state that the neighbor was a little concerned. What was the name of the DeFeos' dog?
9. After murdering his family, Butch showered and dressed, and then gathered up all the bloody clothes that he was wearing and shoved them into a pillowcase. He then went to another location and disposed of it. Where did Butch dispose of the pillowcase with the bloody clothes?
10. Sometime after 6:00 PM on November 13, 1974, Butch raced into a bar on the corner of Merrick Road and Ocean Avenue, and announced with such anguish that his entire family had been murdered. The patrons of the bar were shocked and horrified. The bartender and Joey Yeswit, one of Butch's friends, went with him back to 112 Ocean Avenue, to see if what the young man claimed was really true. What is the name of the bar that Butch ran into?
11. At 2:30 AM on November 14, 1974, Detective John Shirvell discovered a very important piece of evidence. What was this important evidence?
12. On December 18, 1975, a young couple bought the house at 112 Ocean Avenue and moved in with their three children. What is the name of this family?
13. From December 18 to December 24, 1975, Kathy and George claim that their family went through a collective personality change. Kathy claimed that George wouldn't shower, or change, or go to work. According to Kathy, what was George obsessed with?
14. According to George and Kathy, one day while they were in the basement doing some work, Kathy was putting groceries away on some shelves underneath the basement stairs. She noticed a loose panel, to which the shelves were connected, and she called George over. He pryed the panel away, and to his amazement, what did he find?
15. During the 28 days that George and Kathy lived at 112 Ocean Avenue, their daughter (actually Kathy's daughter from a previous marriage), Missy, asked Kathy if angels talk. For some odd reason, this question perturbed Kathy. What was the name that was given to Missy's angel friend?
16. In which room in the house was there supposedly a swarm of carnivorous flies?
17. According to George, he was awakened at the same exact time that the DeFeo family had been murdered. According to George, what time was he awakened in the middle of the night?
18. According to Kathy, which inanimate object in the house moved on its own and hurt George?
19. George and Kathy had a dog that was usually tied inside the boathouse. For a while the dog became agitated at night, to the point of barking uncontrollably. What was the name of their dog?
20. George claimed that Kathy levitated 4 feet off the bed.
21. The land on which 112 Ocean Avenue resides on was once supposedly an Indian sanitarium, where they used to house their sick, mad, and dying. What was the name of the tribe of Indians that supposedly used the land for a sanitarium?
22. After fleeing the house in terror on January 14, 1976, George and Kathy went back and held a garage sale.
23. On February 18, 1976, Marvin Scott, a newscaster for New York's Channel 5 investigated the so-called haunting of the house in Amityville. The program showed the first of three seances, which were headed by a well known clairvoyant and her husband. What is the name of the clairvoyant and her husband?
24. After fleeing 112 Ocean Avenue, George and Kathy contacted Butch DeFeo's defense attorney to learn more about the murders. The attorney gave them all the information he knew. What was the name of DeFeo's defense attorney?
25. On March 18, 1977, Jim and Barbara Cromarty purchased 112 Ocean Avenue for $55,000. Because of the notoriety that befell the house, the Cromartys legally changed the address to ward off thrill seekers. What is the new address of this famous house?
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