Amy: Mmm hmm.
Me: She probably… she hit her in the head. With the lamp.
Amy nods soberly.
Amy: She [Patsy] was out of her mind. I mean… it would be like, if you saw a little demon in your house. You just take something and… hit… she wasn’t… seeing her daughter. She was… out of her mind.
Me: Okay. And this was during this ritualistic — offering?
Amy: I’m not gonna — I’m not gonna label it as, ritualistic, but it feels to me like… an offering of… “Oh, you find JonBenet beautiful? Well, here you can go sit with her for a half hour in her room by herself.”
Me: Well, by ritualistic I guess I mean more like… like you said, it happened. Often. Like, it wasn’t out of the ordinary.
Amy: Yes. And I guess what I want to say is — I’m not saying people are wearing like cow heads or whatever (laughs,) I don’t want to look into it. I don’t want to know. I don’t want to know. So, I, um…
She pauses, her hands in front of her, and then begins to speak very quickly.
Amy: And I’m seeing, too, there was a long period of time —hours — between when they staged her, to when they actually called 911. And in that period of time, there were phone calls that were made to ensure that — the right people were sent to the scene. And it was… protected. Um. But they knew that they had to call 911, because… that’s the only way to get the story out. The record. Um. That was completely staged. 100% staged.
Obviously I can’t say whether any of this is true. However, I can say that JonBenet was reported as missing the morning of December 26, 1996. But her family decided to put December 25, 1996 on her tombstone. Was this because they knew what had happened or did it just sound better for an all-American beauty queen’s grave?
I’m starting to get agitated, which I don’t normally during these sessions. I lift my hair from the back of my neck, let out some air, look for a hair-tie. Meanwhile, Amy shakes her head and makes a displeased noise.