Friday, June 4, 2010

Hijacking Horror Monuments

You remember the "Amityville Horror" story, right? 

The one that was made into a famous book as well as a series of movies about paranormal activity in a house where Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had shot and killed six members of his family in November 1974.  The next family that occupied the house claimed to have encountered many supernatural events that forced them to move. It was those events that made the house become one of America’s most recognizable haunted houses and has attracted many tourists over the years.

It's now up for rent.

And guess who is interested?  Apparantely, PETA has some grand plans for this famous house.  They sent a letter to the Long Island home owner asking that it be allowed to rent and use it for an exhibit showcasing animal abuse.  They want to turn a real "haunted house" into a "slaughter house" theme park in yet another of their radical PR stunts.

In the letter by PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman, the group states:

"The supernatural haunting that some people believe occurred in this building is legendary, but many people don’t realize that if they are eating meat, eggs and dairy products, they are getting their food from real-life horror houses.”

I guess houses like the one I grew up in and the one where my husband grew up, as well as many other farmers and consumers are actually horror houses.  It's a wonder we haven't all grown up to be mass murderers ourselves, isn't it?

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