- George woke at 3:15 AM every day to check the boathouse; he later discovered that this was around the time that the murders had been committed.
- One of George's friends, upon hearing the history of the house, insisted that they have it blessed. When Father Pecoraro sprayed the first drop of holy water, a loud male voice told him to "get out".
- Doors, windows, and locks in the house were damaged by unseen forces.
Here are some of the controversies regarding the contents of the book:
- Ronald DeFeo Jr. was a regular at Henry's Bar; there was no bar in Amityville called The Witches' Brew.
- In at affidavit, Father Pecoraro stated that his only contact with the Lutzes was through telephone. There have also been accounts which claim that he did visit the house but nothing unusual took place. In an on-camera interview (in which his face was obscured to preserve his anonymity) he admitted that during his visit to the Lutz's house, he heard a voice saying "Get out". In this same interview, he also said that he felt a slap on his face during the visit and subsequent blistering on his hands. These inconsistent stories bring the honesty of Father Pecoraro into question.
- Jim and Barbara Cromarty, who bought the house in March of 1977, claimed that the locks, doors, and windows were not damaged and they appeared to be the original items that weren't repaired.
|112 Ocean Ave. 1970's|
|112 Ocean Ave. Modern Day|