Was Bryan Kohberger obsessed with the 2005 Amityville Horror movie? Internet draws eerie parallels
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Several theories have inundated social media following the deaths of four University of Idaho students in an off-campus home on November 13. Some online sleuths are now wondering whether quadruple murder suspect Bryan Kohberger was obsessed with numerology and the 2005 film 'The Amityville Horror' after digging up eerie similarities between the movie plot and the tragic slayings.
More than a month after the horrifying murders of four University of Idaho students, suspect Bryan Christopher Kohberger was finally identified and detained. The 28-year-old PhD candidate in criminology at Washington State University is suspected of killing Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Madison Mogen at their rented accommodation in the early hours of November 13, 2022. Kohberger was eventually arrested at his family home in Pennsylvania on December 30.
The disturbing case has gripped the nation and dominated headlines for nearly two months now, and various theories have emerged as the authorities slowly released details of their investigation to the public. Now, sleuths are speculating whether Kohberger was into numerology and inspired by the 2005 Amityville Horror movie, citing "significant similarities" in the dates, address numbers, as well as timeline of the killings.
"Is it possible that Bryan Kohberger was obsessed with numerology and the Amityville Horror movie?" one Twitter user who goes by the handle @DrunkHaymitchPN wondered. "Some very significant similarities in the dates of Nov.13, the time of the killings, and the address numbers are eerily similar. #BryanKohberger #Idaho4 #IdahoFour #idahohomicides," they added, while posting screenshots of their findings.
"Spooky connections to Amityville Murders in 1974 at house #112. Both happened on November 13. Address was #1122 in Idaho," another added. "Perhaps pure coincidence, IDK. The Amityville killer died in 2021."
Is it possible that Bryan Kohberger was obsessed with numerology and the Amityville Horror movie? Some very significant similarities in the dates of Nov.13 , time of killings and the address numbers are eerily similar. #BryanKohberger #Idaho4 #IdahoFour #idahohomicides pic.twitter.com/6NBMTCoH6u— H. Abernathy (@DrunkHaymitchPN) January 10, 2023
IDAHO STUDENT KILLINGS— AftermidnightDC (@AftermidnightDc) January 6, 2023
Spooky connections to Amityville Murders in 1974 at house #112. Both happened on November 13. Address was #1122 in Idaho.
Perhaps pure coincidence, IDK.
The Amityville killer died in 2021. #idaho4 @PrettyLiesAlibi #amityvillemurders #Kohberger
'The Amityville Horror' is an American supernatural horror film directed by Andrew Douglas. Released in 2005, the movie is based on the novel 'The Amityville Horror' by Jay Anson, which documents the experiences of the Lutz family after they move into a house at 112 Ocean Avenue, Long Island. Ronald DeFeo Jr murdered six members of his family at the same house in Amityville, New York, on November 13, 1974. The plot of the 2005 movie adaptation notes how DeFeo Jr murdered his family at 3.15 am at the house, later claiming he was persuaded to kill them by voices he heard in the house. Online sleuths drew parallels between the movie plot and the real-life quadruple homicide at the 1122 King Road residence (similar to 112 Ocean Avenue). They also noted similarities in the date and time of the killings, which took place on November 13 and around the same reported time period, originally reported between 3 and 4 pm.
Prior to the police affidavit's release on Thursday, January 5, authorities stated that they thought the four students were killed inside their off-campus Moscow residence between three and four on the morning of November 13. However, they now believe all four students were slain between 4.00 am and 4.25 am. According to the document, the time period of one hour has since been shortened to 25 minutes. The police now think Kernodle was still alive at 4.12 am because phone records show she was using TikTok, which suggests that she was probably still awake, as reported by The Washington Post.
Kohberger was apprehended during a SWAT raid at his parents' Albrightsville, Pennsylvania home on December 30. Police seized a white Hyundai Elantra that matched the one shown on the Idaho home's CCTV. Four counts of murder and one count of felony burglary were officially laid against him. The case has a gag order issued by Latah County Magistrate Judge Megan Marshall, who reportedly gave the order on January 3, 2023, with the restriction that neither the investigators nor the attorneys on either side could publicly discuss the current case.
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