Even if you’re not a big fan of horror movies and supposed stories of true hauntings, you’ve probably at least heard about the infamous Amityville horror house.
On November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed six members of his family, which is located at 112 Ocean Avenue, a large Dutch Colonial house situated in a suburban neighborhood in Amityville, on the south shore of Long Island, 30 miles from New York City in the USA, is now for sale. The asking price is $850,000.
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In December 1975, George and Kathy Lutz and their three children moved into the house. But after 28 days, the Lutzes left the house, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal phenomena while living there.
The story of this horror house begins in November 13, 1974, 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo went on a killing spree. By the end, both of DeFeo’s parents and all four of his siblings were dead, the hidden red room in the basement and — who can forget — the glowing eyes at night of some demonic, pig-like creature.
Not long after, the new owners of the home claimed to be haunted by several angry spirits. Their tales of paranormal activity became the popular book “The Amityville Horror,” is a book by American author Jay Anson, published in September 1977. It is also the basis of a series of films released between 1979 and 2013.