Amityville Hauntings

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There are three logical fallacies that could exemplify the incorrect thinking shown from the Amityville Hauntings followers. The first, and probably most significant, would be the fact that it is human nature to believe stories rather than statistics. The truth about Amityville is that there are really no statistics to be shown. That is understandable, considering there are not many numbers surrounding the whole situation, but the whole scenario itself is one large story, thus supporting the fact that the we should remain skeptical of the hauntings. George Lutz, the man who moved into the house after the initial murders, was highly protective and closeted when the opportunities that could disclose the information that there were no ghost present in his house were…show more content…
Lastly, the third most common fallacy is that we seek to confirm. The probability of ghosts being in the house is minimal, but what we do not know, is what actually caused the commotion in the homes, and if there was any at all. From what is known, the things that happen seem pretty random. It is human nature that we must come up with an explanation for what the cause of these events is. George Lutz claimed that all the unusual happenings in the house were paranormal, which is what most people agree to say it is. The people who believe that it is a paranormal occurrence would not pay attention to the facts that point otherwise. That is what seeking to confirm is. They would rather stay biased on their own belief rather than opening their mind and staying skeptical on others. In conclusion, there are three logical fallacies that exemplify the incorrect shown from the Amityville Hauntings followers. Because of these fallacies, we know, we should remain skeptical always and we should not let ourselves become the victims of logical
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