The Church of Satan has apparently made a statement regarding the tragic fire that took one of Poughkeepsie's most popular homes last week.

Many Poughkeepsie residents are still mourning the loss of one their favorite historical homes in the city. Firefighters in the City of Poughkeepsie responded to a fire on 27 South Clinton Street around 5am on Friday. Unfortunately, the house was devastated by the flames.

According to the City of Poughkeepsie Historic District & Landmarks Preservation Commission, the old house was built in the late 1800's by a successful jeweler from Poughkeepsie. Past owners of the home were known to decorate extravagantly for Halloween and the home's gothic architecture were just a couple reasons why it has been given the nickname "Halloween House" by neighbors.

There is currently a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for the victims of the fire. It has almost reached its goal of $60,000. The home is reported to be owned by adult performer, Matthew Camp but for many years the house was owned by a follower of the Church of Satan and there are rumors that much of the house was transformed into a museum of oddities and creepy decorations.

According to a post on Facebook from the Church of Satan, the past owner performed the first same-sex satanic wedding in the state of New York.

The Church of Satan has issued a statement about the terrible incident.

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