Yes, I KNOW! She is NOT dead. Neither are a lot of other
people, but what this broad did, certainly merits a mention.
On Saturday April 20th 1996, she was at Los Angeles
International Airport, ready to board a flight to Phoenix. The flight wasn't
leaving until the next day. She never got on. She (they say) intercepted a
television crew from Nashville, and followed them through the airport. She would
point at their equipment and scream, "I know you're after me and you're
sending signals with those things!" She followed them into the Hertz Rent A
Car, where she stayed for almost an hour, passing notes that read, "Drive
my jacket 100 miles from here, and throw it." Next thing anyone knows,
she's mumbling gibberish in a woodpile in Glendale.
She was discovered on Tuesday, April 23rd, in the
back yard of this house
at 412 Ross Avenue, in Glendale.
Here's a peek up the
Her hair had been hacked off with a razor blade, and what
was left of it, was tied with a strip from a plastic grocery bag. Oh yeah, she
had teeth missing. Turns out she lost her dental plate. It was sending her
signals too, no doubt. The policeman said to her that she had better leave the
woodpile, as there are black widow spiders there. Her reply? "Ha! There are
much worse things than black widow spiders after me!"
They picked her up, checked her in to the hoo hoo hotel, aka
Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar.
The breakdown was probably caused by a lot of factors. She
hadn't been in a hit film in ages. She had a terrible automobile accident, which
left her spine damaged. Then her insurance company dropped her (assholes). She
was so broke, she once peddled her jewelry up and down 47th Street,
in New York.
Margot seems fine now. She claims that her
illness was manic depression, and she's been treated with acupuncture and
therapy. Oh yeah, she takes St. John's Wort too. If it works, she should be the
I forgot to mention that I met Margot once. I was sitting on Hollywood Boulevard - in the hearse
I was driving, and she came up to me and asked about the tour - and said, "I should use this in my
book." This was about a year before her breakdown. Don't know if she ever did mention the tour.
Oh yeah, I didn't even mention The Amityville
Horror. I think
it's a brilliant film, and a fantastically scary story. I don't care if the
Lutz's did lie. I did read a book disproving the whole story called, "The
Amityville Conspiracy," which WAS interesting. These people went to such
great lengths to discredit everyone involved with the Lutz's story. They are so petty and bitchy, which is the best part. My theory was that the author was
jealous of all the attention others were getting. Sad part about it, the author
died before his book was even published! Too bad. Karma karma karma. It is a fun
read. If you are interested in it - check it out here. Oh,
and give my love to Jody.