Osuna and others who ran Amityville-related Internet Forums were
not always the fairest in the land. Quite often people were banned
for having views that differed from those of the administrators;
and if not outright banned, their posts got deleted. Much like
the amityvillehorrortruth site, the Truth Board was started as
a place for rebuttals, and quickly became a place where people
could discuss and argue about evidence without the fear of being
banned for their opinions.
board bounced around from one free hosting service to the next
over the years, eventually going private in 2005 when the current
board was hosted by George Lutz on his amityvillehorror.com servers
(and moving here following his death the following year).
note that these forums are only archives – you will not
be able to post replies and many of the links will not work. Still,
we feel they provide a lot of very good information regarding
the case, and having this information available to those interested
was something George Lutz felt important.
Truth Board (Jan-July 2001) This is when the Truth
Board was hosted by Hostboard and moderated (at least for a while)
by Chris Lutz. Note there are no active links on page 4 of the
index, and only a few on page 3 – so about half of the board
Truth Board (July-Nov 2001) The board bounced around
from one free hosting service to the next back then. This short
incarnation was hosted by voy.com. Not much activity during those
few months, and a very irritating formatting scheme, but hey,
it was free.
Truth Board (Jan-Feb 2002) This, the briefest incarnation
of the Truth Board, was hosted on Boards2Go. The original index
was not archived – only a handfull of assorted threads.
The index was recreated, but we have no idea how complete this
archive is. Since it only lasted a couple of months, it's probably
Amityville Murders Board (March-May 2002) Ric Osuna's
Hoax Board, put up just in time to promote his book. I'm not sure
when this board closed, so again I'm not sure how complete of
an archive we have here. There were other versions of the Hoax
Board as well, but I'm not sure if any were ever archived.
Truth Board (2002-2004) The Truth Board as it appeared
when hosted by everyone.net. Only 2 months of posts are archived
here, but this version of the board lasted 2 years. We had to
move in 2004 when everyone.net announced they were no longer hosting
Truth Board (2004-2005) We moved to EZboard (now
yuku.com) and experienced massive traffic due to the remake of
the 1979 movie. Unfortunately EZboard based their renewal fees
on the board's traffic, so when it came to renew the board in
2005 we were presented with an insane bill of $800. That was the
major reason we decided to take the board private, but there were
other reasons, too, such as their practice of removing any post
when they received a complaint, and a major incident when the
entire site went down resulting in hundreds of threads being lost.