Would you dare move into a house where a murder of six people took place? The house known as the “Amityville Horror” is currently on the market for $850,000.

Located in Long Island, this 1927 Dutch colonial home is a waterfront property with five bedrooms and four bedrooms, boasting a formal dining room, heated sun room, and a large boat house. Included with this home is a frightful history that inspired a novel and horror films.

In 1974, the home was the scene of six murders. Ronald DeFeo Jr, who was 23 years old at the time, shot and killed his parents and four siblings as they were sleeping. DeFeo is currently serving 25 years to life in the Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville, New York.

One year after the murders, George and Kathy Lutz moved into the home. Their experience in the home is what inspired the 1976 novel The Amityville Horror: A True Story, and the 1979 iconic horror film, along with the various sequels and remakes. The Lutz only lasted 28 days in the house. They claimed to have witnessed paranormal activity: strange noises, hearing voices, and even green slime oozing from the walls.

Locally, the story is known as a hoax, and that the home is perfectly fine to live in, with families occupying it, dated back before the murder, and four owners since the killings. Owners Caroline and David  D'Antonio bought the house in 2010 for $950,000. Unfortunately, the couple passed away last year, bringing the home back on the market.

After knowing the history and possible hoax of the whole story, would you move into the Amityville horror home? Join our conversation on Facebook, let us know!

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