The mantra that anyone in real estate will tell you repeatedly is “Location, location, location.” (Well, as long as it’s not an Alec Baldwin-in-Glengarry Glen Ross tool who keeps saying “Always be closing.”) And sometimes that location is the site of a sextuple murder that inspired a famous film.
In 1974, a man killed his parents and four siblings in his home in Amityville on New York’s Long Island and claimed that the house made him do it. The mass murder was brought to the silver screen in the 1979 horror movie The Amityville Horror. Now the house where the horrible act took place is on the market for $850,000.
If you can put the grizzly killing out of your head, the house itself is actually pretty sweet. It’s a 3,600 sq ft five-bedroom, four-bathroom colonial with a waterfront deck and private boat dock. The listing shows no pictures of the inside of the house, which was built in 1927, but we can assume that all the traces of the murder have been removed. The brokers note that, “There’ve been four owners since the murders, and none of them ran out of the house screaming, and there were no strange experiences.” So if you aren’t concerned that your home will possess you to kill family members than give it a look.
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