Any one looking for a new home, this baby could be yours for only $1.15 million...............
(May 25) -- The real estate listing for the infamous "Amityville Horror" house on Long Island, N.Y., could read as follows: For sale: haunted house. Amenities include ghosts and occasional Halloween gawkers.
The so-called haunted house that chilled moviegoers in 1979's "The Amityville Horror" is on the market for $1.15 million and is described as a pristine five-bedroom Dutch colonial located along a canal. It was also the place where Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered six family members as they slept in 1974, a crime that reportedly haunted the home's subsequent owners, George and Kathleen Lutz, and spawned the 1977 best-seller "The Amityville Horror: A True Story."
The home has been remodeled in the last three decades, and the original address, 112 Ocean Ave., was even changed by previous owners James and Barbara Cromarty to protect their privacy, Newsday reported.
Past owners have said the only scary thing about the home were the occasional gawkers who drove or walked by on Halloween night. Amityville real estate agent Jerry O'Neill, of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light, told Newsday he believes the house is fairly priced and would make a beautiful family home. "It's a gorgeous, big center-hall colonial with a finished basement," O'Neill said. "Nothing spooky about it."