TraditionalShinnecockLand wrote:Hey folks... does anyone know if seances have ever been performed at the house or they ever will be performed in the future? Any answers are appreciated. Thanks.
Brendan72 wrote:I have heard that the people in the Long Island area, particularly the more affluent areas (such as Amityville) indulged in witchcraft, seances etc as something of a fad. If this photo is genuine then it is possible a cause of the activity could be because of the seance.
This doesn't surprise me because the rich were bored and indulged in whimsical and stupid fads simply because they could - and nothing has changed.
Having said that I have a few questions / queries / opinions about the photograph:
1. Was it really taken at the house previously on the lot in 1922?
2. Was the photograph really taken in 1922?
3. The figure in the photograph appears to have a full form - i.e., you can see the figure's feet on the carpet - and the face looks as though it is a mask covering the face - the photograph itself is grainy so there is no way to determine this;
4. The individual wishing to remain anonymous makes me think they either don't want to be ridiculed or found out if it is revealed to be a hoax.
Amityville Rock wrote:I have the photographic plate; there is an image on it of basically what you see.
Amityville Rock wrote:Allegedly a séance occurred in the prior house in the summer of 1922. I say allegedly because the person who told this to me (in 2003) prefers to remain secret. I do however have in my possession a photographic plate that shows a strange hooded figure that was claimed to have manifested during said incident. Here is a print of the image I have posted to an old site I use to run:
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