Movies like “The Amityville Horror”, “The Shining”, “Poltergeist II”, “Pet Sematary”, and many others, blamed the cause of paranormal events on the disruption of Indian burial grounds. The Amityville Horror, based off the Jay Anson book, claimed to be based on real paranormal events experienced by the Lutz family. However, according to researchers, many of the claims made in the book and movie simply aren’t true. Including the claim that the Amityville house was built on an Indian burial ground.
The truth is, Many Native Americans consider burial locations to be sacred and feel the ancestors’ spirits are still present on the land. Although there has never been any documented scientific evidence of hauntings or curses being attributed to Native American burial grounds, that doesn’t mean it can’t be true.
For many Native American tribes, desecration of the dead meant the soul of the deceased would remain earthbound and trapped in limbo. People began to believe that these earthbound spirits would avenge any desecration by haunting and tormenting the land holding their spirit. If this is true, then it would be natural to assume that a new housing development or commercial center built on a Native American burial site might be more subject to paranormal activity.