It has been an old legend in Suffolk County, NY that Al Capone "sold his soul" to the devil while living in Amityville. Is there any truth to this legend? Al Capone came to the Amityville waterfront to help set up the bootlegging operation. The southern coast of Long Island was called "Rum Row" and was the main entry point of illegal alcohol into America. (www.amityville.com/thePast/Org/ahs.chrono.htm) Amityville being situated where it was on the south shore was a perfect location to set up shop. South shore Long Island would be Al Capone's main source of liquor.
Capone while in Amityville went from being a 20 year old complete nobody, to becoming rich and famous overnight. He immediately, in some people's words, "Owned Chicago" which was America's 2nd largest city. Many people in Suffolk County thought his instant rise was strange, which was the source of the "Sold his soul" legend.
Al Capone committed massacres that even put Ron DeFeo to shame. Bodies, blood, and guts filled the streets of Chicago after Capone's arrival. He was known to say "Kill Them!" over and over. It was not just killing, but people were also tortured. According to Mechelle Martz (http://www.cocktailtimes.com/history/al.html) "Many of the patrons and musicians who drank the liquor supplied by Capone suffered from side effects from the poisonous brews such as blindness, insanity, and even death in some instances."
It is well known that Al Capone started going crazy during the late 1920s. Most books attribute this to Syphilis. Capone claimed his torments were caused by spirits, some would call "demons." These claims were attributed to his insanity. The Capone family never said he had syphilis. He supposedly contracted it when young, but how come his wife never got it when it?
Troy Taylor said in "The Haunting of Al Capone" (http://www.prairieghosts.com/capone.html) that "Capone certainly believed that he was haunted during his final years on earth." and "Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik, who was running the mob in Capone's absence, was asked by a reporter if Capone would take over control again after his release. 'Al, ' said Guzik, 'is nuttier than a fruitcake.'"
Furthermore, Troy Taylor said "There were many times when Capone's employees would hear him begging for the ghost to leave him in peace... and this was in his lucid pre-Alcatraz days." Like George Lutz, Al Capone claimed whatever was tormenting him followed him to California.
In 1931 he called for help to then well known psychic Alice Britt. Troy Taylor said, "he contact(ed) a psychic named Alice Britt to get rid of the ghost.... in 1931, years before the ravages of the disease would effect his mind?"
Tim Yancey wrote (http://users.adelphia.net/~timyancey/articles/alcatraz.html) that while in Alcatraz, "Capone began hearing voices tormenting him at night... often begging for whatever the thing was in his cell to leave him alone. Al Capone would finally spend the last year of his sentence in the hospital section, until he was released in November of 1939." and "Other inmates there would often experience strange phenomenon as well. On one occasion, an inmate was locked in the hole for violating prison rules. Seconds after the door was closed, he began to scream in terror that someone was in the cell with him... someone with glowing red eyes. The guards thought it was a prank, and left the prisoner to endure whatever tortures awaited."
Al Capone's story is classic
arrives in Amityville and spend his time on Ocean Ave., becomes ultra violent,
goes crazy, commits massacres, claims he is being tormented by supernatural
forces, and even that this supernatural force follows him out to California.
There are also claims of glowing red eyes!
|One of many of Al Capone's Massacres. Compare to fellow Amityville resident Ron DeFeo.||"...nothing about the Capone family was inherently
disturbed, violent, or dishonest." -Laurence Bergreen
What drove Capone to commit mass murder?
|Actor Rod Steiger played Amityville resident Al
Capone, and the priest at the Amityville house.
At the age of 20 Capone arrived in Amityville as a nobody, and left as one of the most powerful men in the world.
|"LaVey had contacts within organized crime from an uncle who
was one of Al Capone’s henchman." - William H. Kennedy (http://williamhkennedy.com/articles/satanism.html)
Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey.
|As Al Capone fell into insanity, there were claims of red eyes staring in the darkness. Similar to the "Amityville Horror" claims.|
|Capone - Amityville Horror Similarities
1. Was in Amityville.
2. Spent time on Ocean Ave.
3. Went crazy.
4. Committed a Massacre like DeFeo.
5. Claimed he was tormented by the supernatural.
6. Sought the help of a Psychic.
7. Said the force followed him to California, like George Lutz claimed.
1899 Born on Long Island, (Brooklyn).
1919 Arrived in Amityville as a nobody. Spent time on the Amityville bay front, including Ocean Ave., to set up bootlegging operations.
1919 Left Amityville for Chicago, then immediately became rich and powerful at the age of 20.
1928 Reputation of being biggest mass murderer in American history. Turned Chicago into a "Hell."
1929 Started complaining of being hounded by spirits.
1931 Seeks help of Psychic Alice Britt.
1934 Alcatraz guards begin to see "Crazy" behavior in Capone, including claims he was hounded by "Phantoms."
1940 Capone is considered insane. His madness centers around claims of being tormented by spirits, some would call "demons."
1947 Capone dies.
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Capone quit high school at the age of 14 when he fought with a teacher and worked odd jobs around Brooklyn, including a candy store and a bowling alley. After his initial stint with small-time gangs, Capone joined the notorious Five Points gang headed by Frankie Uale. It was at this time he began working as a bartender and bouncer at Yale's establishment, the seedy Harvard Inn. It was here, at the Harvard Inn, that Capone would engage in a knife fight with a thug named Frank Gallucio after Capone had made a bold move on Gallucio's sister. Gallucio had deeply slashed Capone's right cheek with a switchblade, earning him the nickname that he would bear for the rest of his life: "Scarface," a moniker he in fact had deeply detested. Capone had instead preferred the nickname "Snorky" which meant "well-dressed" in the slang of the 1920s. The Reverand Jeremiah Ketcham was very strange. Reverand Jeremiah Ketchum was an important character in t he movie.
In 1918 Capone married Mae Coughlin, an Irish girl, who gave him a son that year, Albert "Sonny" Francis Capone. The couple lived in Brooklyn for a year. In 1919 he lived in Amityville, Long Island, to be close to "Rum Row." Capone was still working for Frankie Yale and is thought to have committed at least two homicides, until being sent to Chicago in 1919. Yale sent his protégé to Chicago after Capone was involved in a fight with a rival gang. Yale's intention was for Capone to "cool off" there; little did he know that this would be the impetus for one of the most notorious crime careers in modern American history.
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