The real Amityville House (shown above), of 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York (now changed to 108 Ocean Avenue), became the scene of a brutal killing spree way back in 1974. Ronald J. DeFeo Jr. murdered his entire family; parents, two brothers, and two sisters, while they slept.
“You got to help me! I think my mother and father are shot!”
Voices told him to do it!
“Once I started, I just couldn’t stop. It went so fast.”
(Just like the priest being slapped and told him to “GET OUT!”)
So how much is the house worth?
Well, after the murders took place, the selling price was only $80,000 (once the value dropped).
In 1975, the Lutz family moved in.
And 2 years later, Jim and Barbara Cromarty bought the house for a measly $55,000.
But then, after the book and movie peaked, the price shot up to $230,000.
From there, it only increased in value.
Until 2010, the house sold for a whopping $950,000.
The house sold once more in 2016 for much less; $605,000 (ouch!)
And, believe it or not, but people still live there today… And YES, there is a secret room in the basement!
So is the house haunted?
“There’ve been four owners since the murders, and none of them ran out of the house screaming, and there were no strange experiences,” says Gerald O’Neill of Coldwell Banker.
Would you like in this house?
The funny thing is, when the house went up for sale in 2016, no interior images were shown. Just outside pictures, like the video shows below… Odd, eh?
View the Amityville House Here:
P.S. Ronald J. DeFeo Jr., age 65, is still serving time in Sullivan Correctional Facility, Dutchess County, New York. You can be his penpal and write him here.