The 'Amityville horror' house where 6 murders and alleged hauntings took place is up for sale

13 June 2016 / 4 months 1 week ago

The house that inspired The Amityville Horror book and films is up for sale.

And it is not going cheap despite its murderous and spooky history.

108 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York, is listed by at a price of USD$850,000 -- roughly SGD1,154,869.

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house includes a ‘large’ boat house, two car garages and a boat slip.

It also includes a criminal past an more than a few alleged hauntings.

In 1974 Ronald DeFeo murdered his mother, father, and four siblings in the home.

All the victims were shot, and they were found lying face down in their beds.

DeFeo argued that voices in the building told him to commit the killings.

But his pleas of insanity were rejected by the court and he received six life sentences.

It has been claimed by occupants of the house that paranormal activity has been common since.

Odours, strange sounds, and a ‘chilling cold’ despite a roaring fireplace are among some of the strange activity reported.

It is these tales which inspired the 1977 book The Amityville Horrors before the story was then translated to cinema.

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