The Amityville Insane Asylum has a History of Famous Patients!
Great Grandfather of Drew Barrymore becomes Violently Insane, Dies in the Amityville
Maurice on left. Note how crazy looking John is at top.
Maurice Barrymore became violent, Barrymore family shows strong
parallels with the DeFeos and Lutzes.
Part of the
Amityville story is
that there was an Indian insane asylum in Amityville. Less known is that there
is an insane asylum that was called the "Amityville Asylum"
and is now called "South Oaks." The Amityville Asylum
had a colorful history over the years and had some famous "guests" such as
Maurice Barrymore, Romeo Singer of Singer Sewing Machine, and the former
Director of Research was Dr. Harold Abramson that was the researcher in the CIA LSD scandal in the
1970s. According to Newsday the asylum used electroshock
therapy. Sherry Taub said in 2003 that in the
past "Electroshock (Therapy) is
forcibly administered." (http://www.survivorlink.org/statements/taub1103.html
)There was one person that was committed
there for accurately predicting a bombing, which many said was supernatural!
Drew Barrymore’s Great
Grandfather Dies in Amityville Insane Asylum
Drew Barrymore’s Great-Grandfather, Maurice Barrymore, was kept as a prisoner
involuntarily at the Amityville Asylum. World famous actor Maurice Barrymore was
a stark raving lunatic
and died horribly in the institution a few years after being
locked up. According to the New York Times, “On March 27, 1901, Barrymore
suddenly became insane. He was playing a vaudeville engagement at a Harlem
theatre when he suddenly dropped his lines and began to rave. The following day
he became violent and was taken to Bellevue insane ward by his son John. Later
he was transferred to the Long Island Home at Amityville, where he remained
until his death.” (New York Times 26 March 1905 Maurice
Barrymore Dies In Sanitarium http://www.ancestralfindings.com/gedcoms/005/nti00001.htm)
Insanity runs in the Barrymore family. Drew Barrymore said, “I really have no
idea of what growing up in a normal household is like.”(
http://www.meekermuseum.com/johndrew.html) Drew Barrymore said her actor
father is insane and he first met her when she was 3 years old he threw her
against a wall in an rage
and she said he was “abusive,” “crazy,” and would often leave “crazy messages.”
Furthermore she said, “Omigod, he's insane!”
and even though he was a big actor at one time he became a homeless person at
one point not even having shoes. ( Taming of the Drew by Neil McCormick GQ Apr 1995 http://www.drew-barrymore.org/php/print.php?key=gq0495&act=article)
Drew Barrymore has her own mental problems, for example when she was 13 she
slashed her wrists with a butcher's knife. (Celebs Who Have Self-Injured
John Barrymore lived near Amityville in nearby Long Beach. (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/L/Lo/Long_Beach,_New_York.htm)
Satanic Ritual Murder
Ricky Kasso was
locked up in the Amityville nuthouse. By this time the Amityville Asylum was
renamed to South Oaks Hospital. Kasso even had a demonic ceremony in front
of the famous Amityville horror
house to celebrate the Walpurgisnacht witch ceremony. After being
treated in Amityville, Kasso went on to kill
Former Director of Research
at the Asylum was LSD Researcher for the CIA. Patient under his care jumped out
of New York City window while on LSD that the doctor gave him!
Dr. Harold Abramson created quite
a stir years ago when he experimented with fish when he gave them LSD. In the
1970s he became an even bigger international sensation when it was discovered he
was doing mind control experiments for the CIA using LSD in a program called MKULTRA. According to the
Times, "In 1959, Dr. Abramson told a scientific meeting on LSD that at the
outset many of his colleagues opposed his work with the drug, regarding him as
'a sort of psychiatric Dracula.'" The
director of the asylum was looked upon as a "Mad Scientist" by his peers. In
1953 Dr. Abramson's patient Frank Olson threw himself out a window and
died at the Statler Hotel in New York City. In
1975 it was revealed it was from LSD that was given to him as part of a CIA
funded research project of Dr. Abramson. Dr. Abramson was giving patients LSD
without telling them.
The mental institution held a
conference on LSD at the asylum on May 8th to 10th, 1965 in Amityville.
According to Betty Grover Eisner "The last important conference for those of us
who had worked with LSD was 'The Second International
Conference on the Use of
LSD in Psychotherapy and Alcoholism', held at
the South Oaks Hospital in Amityville, New York. Dr. Harold Abramson was South
Oaks Research Director." and "There were fifty-five of us gathered at
Amityville, New York, almost
every single therapist who
had used LSD." (http://www.maps.org/books/remembrances.html
Remembrances of LSD therapy past Betty Grover Eisner, Ph.D.August 7, 2002)
Ron DeFeo was a
user of LSD and claimed that demon voices told
him to kill. LSD is often said to "Unlock Demons" in the mind and turn people
|A book written by Amityville's Dr. Abramson to promote the use of LSD.
Abramson was the Director of Research at the asylum in Amityville and did
research for the CIA to use LSD for mind control.
Worldwide Headlines of Claims of Supernatural Activities from Amityville
A person called Edwin P. Fisher who was a graduate of New York Law School
predicted a deadly bombing on Wall Street which occurred on Thursday, Sept. 16,
1920. This was a huge event at the time and historians compare it to the attack
on the World Trade Center. The bombers used 100 pounds of TNT and 500 pounds of
shrapnel. It was so powerful that it flipped a car 20 feet up into the air,
shattered glass for a half mile, killed 30 people and injured about 100.
Edwin Fischer said two weeks before the bombing to his tennis club’s
caretaker that "They" were blowing up Wall St.
According to William Bryk of the New York Press:
“Fischer then predicted a Wall St. explosion on Sept. 16 to a stranger on a
Hudson Tube train.”
“Between Sept. 11 and 13, he mailed postcards from Toronto to friends and
acquaintances advising them to get out of Wall St. as soon as the gong struck at
3 p.m. on Wednesday. On the morning of the 16th, Robert Pope, his
brother-in-law, having heard of the postcards and concluded Fischer was having a
breakdown, caught up with him in Niagara Falls. On learning of the explosion,
Pope persuaded Fischer to see the police.
Fischer arrived at Grand Central wearing two business suits for warmth and
tennis whites underneath in case he had a chance for a game. The police
questioned him at Bellevue. He said he had received the messages "through the
Realizing Fischer was merely demented, the cops soon released him to the
Amityville Asylum, from which he emerged after two months. The warnings are
otherwise unexplained.” (www.nypress.com, March 1, 2001 News & Columns by
Even though Edwin
Fisher predicted the explosion complete with the details, the police let him go
because they said he was completely innocent. Not only did he make world
headlines, but so did the Amityville Asylum.
The Lutz family was not the first in Amityville to make supernatural claims to
the world press.
Former Prisoner at the Amityville Asylum Describes His Torture
From the British Journal of Psychiatry:
"In his letters, Gilmour outlined his belief that he was being persecuted: ‘a
system of cruelty exists in this institution not by starvation, nor
beatings, but by a system of mental suggestion, and mock... pantomime –
cruel jests – telepathy or other art unknown to me.’ Gilmour also used his
art to describe how he was being tormented. In this picture Gilmour
portrayed himself trapped in a large press. Various figures representing asylum
staff and patients are seen seated about the contraption. They are all making
disparaging remarks about Gilmour. On the left of the picture is a figure,
carrying a padlock and a whip, and wearing long boots. He is urging Gilmour to
confess. This is Dr Wilsey, the physician-in-charge of the Amityville Asylum
in New York or the Long Island Home for Nervous Invalids as it was also known."
(Psychiatry in Pictures by Allan Beveridge http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/184/4/287-a14
The British Journal of Psychiatry (2004)
184: A14 2004 The Royal College of Psychiatrists)
|Painting by a patient at the Amityville
Asylum showing what went on there. Pictured left is the physician-in-charge
holding a whip.
Singer of Singer Sewing Machine Stuck in the Amityville Asylum
Another famous person that ended up in the Amityville Asylum was the
of Isaac Singer. Below is an article from 1884 in the New York Sun:
"Romeo A Singer, a legitimate grandson of the late Isaac M Singer, the
millionaire inventor of the Singer sewing machine, is a charity lunatic in the
Ward #146… Island lunatic asylum. He is a boy of 18. He walks up and down the
halls moody and sullen, constantly engaged in inventing machinery. One for the
ladies. Don't get too excited girls but this is the great lover himself.
“When he can be induced to talk he tells about the devices for new or improved
machines which he has worked out. His face will light up for a short time as he
tells of the fortune his inventions will bring him, but it soon resumes its
sullen aspect, and he goes on brooding over cogs and cams and cranks. He was
taken to Ward #146… Island on June 19 from the Amityville asylum. He will
probably not leave it until he is dead.”
”The third is the insane son. He lost his reason six months ago. "
(http://www.ismacs.net/singer/lunatic.html Life On The Other Side Of The
Blanket by Graham Forsdyke ISMACS News Issue 54 January 1997)
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Amityville photos and pictures. There was a possession of the son at the Horror
House. He killed his whole family. George Lutz went insane. John Ketchum and
accusations of being a witch. The Reverand Jeremiah Ketcham was very strange.
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