Some people associated the new movie The Strangers on the real life murder story of the Hoyt family in 2005. Some people had done research on the Hoyt family murders. Get ready for this…
It does not exist.
There is a Sheriff Hoyt and he is a character in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. He was played by R. Lee Ermy.
The reel Sheriff Hoyt has no connection with the Hoyt family murders 2005.
Look for the Keddie murders in this site. There is a post on it.
Updated Mon. June 2 2008.
It seems that James Hoyt and Kristen McKay existed but their records have been deleted away from the internet. The Hoyt family did not want publicity into the murders so they paid for a service called a scrub. The scrub scrubbed away and cleaned up the internet references to James Hoyt and the Hoyt murders. Kristen McKay’s name and references were also removed. The Hoyt family was approached for their rights to the story but they refused to sell out and went the other way.
The Hoyt family’s vacation home at 1801 Clark Road was demolished and totally flattened. The site is bare and is made into an empty space and part of a park.
There is a Clark Road in Clarksville, Arkansas. But …
An internet search turned up many roads in USA with that address. There are more than 10 maps.
So far, there are clues that the real Hoyt and McKay families lived on the upper north east coast of USA.
All traces of the Hoyt murders were removed. It was as if the murders on Feb. 11, 2005 never happened.
The present search results on James Hoyt and Kristen McKay referred to the new data on the movie, The Strangers. There is no data on the deceased victims.
The movie was inspired by some incidents but it did not depict real murders. “The Strangers” was linked to the Manson murders, the Keddie Murders, the Hoyt family murders but the scriptwriter did not use an actual single story to write “The Strangers.”
The emphasis is that “The Strangers” is not based on a single true story.
Updated on March 15 2009:
Oswego County Sheriff’s Office (of NY) has a reference to a “James Hoyt” in an archive found by a search. However, the cached page has been removed. (scrubbed) The murder probably happened in that county as the local officials are handling it. The Hoyt family lives near NY.
Anyone with useful information might send tips to www.co.oswego.ny.us/sheriff
“Oswego County Sheriffs Office James Hoyt incident” search results:
feb – pepperdine box score feb 27 2007 – indium stockhouse feb 20th …
dickson county arrest records feb. hawiian volcano … james hoyt feb 11 2005. feb job fair 2007. headlines for feb 1994. covenant keepers inc feb alumni …
chocolad.barvazon.com/sjpqg/jticj/feb/feb.htm – 63k – Cached
Oswego County is NW NY State. Oswego lies on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. Oswego county has 2 harbors; Oswego Harbor and Port Ontario.
Updated June 21 2009.
The Strangers Part 2 will be produced by Rogue Pictures. The scriptwriter is Brian Bertino and Laurent Briet is the director.
A French film named “Them” has a similar plot to The Strangers.
Updated August 2009.
If you read the comments carefully, you will come across an entry by someone who claimed to be the mother/ relative of James Hoyt. She wrote the movie was bad and did not portray the events correctly. She did not reveal other facts. She seemed to be genuine. While she refused to reveal details, she asked for prayers that investigators may find the killers.
Updated March 2010
The Hoyt story probably happened on the north-east coast of US. The families are likely to be living in their same hometowns. While the cabin where the murder took place may be in Oswego County, the Hoyt family lived in another town.
James Hoyt allegedly lived in Oswego County, in New York. As such, anyone who has information on the murders should volunteer information to Oswego County officials. Oswego County is an affluent place. Less than 10% of the 122,000 population fall below the poverty line. The statistics was obtained in 2010. Oswego has 2 cities, 22 towns and 10 villages. Oswego belongs to Syracuse, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The cabin was in the woods, at a holiday, scenic location (maybe in Wisconsin). It was a holiday home for vacationing family members. Rumors said the Hoyt family possessed old money and power from an established family business. They are rich and well connected. James Hoyt has at least one or more cousins who, respecting the wishes of the relatives, confirmed the incident but hasn’t diverged details on it.
James Hoyt, RIP.
Kristen McKay, RIP.
Updated May 2014
Google has bowed to a European court to allow internet users to request for their data top be omitted from search engines. On May 30 2014, Google first opened its doors to receive 12,000 requests to scrub their records from searches. Google said it means it is getting approximately 1 request every 7 seconds. It is possible to have search results omitted by search engines. Max Mosley was one of the early ones who took action to have his name and unfavorable pictures removed from Google’s search results. Now Google has standardized a form for applicants to fill in, to erase their history from searches. Now that this is open knowledge, people will have less skepticism about stories like James Hoyt and Kristen McKay.
Today, we can find many people with similar names. The men who are named James Hoyt are maybe a doctor, chiropractor, plumber, baseball player and etc.
There are also many women who have the name Kristen McKay.
Updated June 4 2014
People die un-natural deaths every day. Sometimes, a killer goes on a rampage and a massacre is the effect. Murderers may be caught when crimes are committed in the urban city, where the constricted space closes in on the perpetuator. Elliot Rodger was hammed in when squad cars ambushed his black BMW. His parents Peter Rodger and Li Chin Rodger are trying to explain why their son’s Asperger’s Syndrome suddenly became so pronounced. Prescription medication was blamed for magnifying the problems with side effects. Maybe real people like Hoyt and McKay fell victims to mentally ill killers.
Two 12 year old girls named Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser are accused of attempted homicide after their friend was found with 19 stab wounds. These teens were not known to be drug users, but became psychotic when they failed to differentiate between reality and cult. They thought of proving their loyalty to The Slender Man, an internet mythical cult figure, by eliminating his detractor who disbelieved in his existence. Were the parents aware that their daughters worshipped Slenderman? Did anyone else suspect the girls plotted to run away to live with The Slender Man? He was such an icon to the young impressionable minds who liked the macabre. Did Weier and Geyser not consider that their hero could also kill them since legend said he killed children for sport? Weier and Geyser were caught as their victim did not die but gave names to police. In an urban area or frequently traveled area, passersby are among the first responders to crime. If injury was inflicted in a remote area, the victim has precious few recourses to life saving aid. The girls have not been psychiatrically evaluated for formal assessments but based on what Weier’s elder brother William has said, She could have been confused over Slenderman and reality. Indeed media said one of the girls heard voices and thought Slender Man was tracking her behaviors. Hallucinations could have influenced the acts. These are symptoms of mental illness, psychosis, or the side effects of drug consumption. Is it possible the girls experienced mass hysteria from reading scary stories on the Slenderman? Since Hoyt and McKay were adults, they could not have been attacked by cult followers of The Slenderman, who was only created online recently around 2009.
It has been many years since 2005. Almost nine years have passed. There are many living persons who share similar names with James Hoyt and Kristen McKay. Why did the original couple die? Why were this pair of people named James Hoyt and Kristen McKay die? There are so many people with the same names who are still living. The fault must be in the stars of the individuals.
What is the meaning of the name James?
Could the meaning of the name supply a hint as to the destiny and fate of the person?
James means supplanter, or someone who wrongfully takes possession of another person’s rightful place/ property. In other versions, James means he who grasps the heel. James also means he who undermines. How can these meanings relate to James Hoyt in the story?
What is the meaning of the name Kristen?
It means follower of Christ. Kristen McKay may have died as a Christian.
Why were Hoyt and McKay killed?
The violent manner of death suggests psychotic killers did the crime. The murderers had abnormal minds with mental disorders. Maybe one killer was the leader and the others followed suit. Maybe all three murders had mental illnesses and their psychology was abnormal. What makes one human being torture and kill another fellow human? There could be psychosocial and biological factors. If a person has inherited genes that gives the disposition, it means he/ she has 33.33 % inclination to exhibit the condition, when triggered by a stimulus. Cannabis and substance abuse are risk factors that may trigger the onset of abnormal psychology affecting the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual states. Personalities of the killers also determined their behaviors. Killers owning certain fatalistic personalities murdered Hoyt and McKay.
Scott Speedman portrayed James Hoyt.
Liv Tyler acts as Kristen McKay
Gemma Ward as Dollface in The Strangers
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