Forty-two years ago, then 23-year-old Ronald J. DeFeo Jr. shot and killed his parents and four siblings inside their Amityville, New York home. He was found guilty of six counts of second-degree murder and was ordered to serve six life sentences, one for each person he killed.
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"We have several offers from local Amityville residents who are very much aware of the history and are not at all concerned," said Jerry O'Neill, owner of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light, to the Washington Post.
The home sits on the waterfront, which means plenty of summertime fun out on the boat, grilling burgers and doing anything else that will distract you from the fact that six people were murdered in the house you just bought.
In 1975, the home was purchased by the Lutz family, who vacated the home a month after purchasing it due to claimed paranormal activity. It's this event that gave the house a reputation for being haunted, spawning movies and leaving quite a legacy in Hollywood. According to MSNBC, the house makes a small cameo in The Conjuring 2.
"There is a value to the fact that it is this famous house," Joanne Mills, owner of Exit Family Reality, told ABC News. "It either creates much more interest, but most people wouldn't want it because of that."
"It is an absolutely gorgeous home and it's completely finished from top to bottom," Mills continued. "The present owners did even more rehab to the home and did a beautiful job. The house is haunted, yes, but not by who you think. It's haunted by the curiosity seekers that make it difficult for the people that live there."
Personally, if I were to buy the house, I would open it up to tours and charge $20 a head. Then, every October, I'd turn it into a haunted house and charge even more. The house would pay for itself in a year.
The Amityville Horror house isn't the first famous home to ever go up for sale. In May 2016, the home from Full House went on the market to the tune of $4.15 million. As of this writing, there have been no takers.
The Playboy Mansion went for sale in January 2016 with the stipulation that Hugh Hefner gets to stay in the house until he dies. That would have been a deal breaker for me, but someone must have been up for it, because the house sold five months later, though it's unclear if the home was sold at the $200 million asking price.
15. Cameron's House From 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'
The gorgeous glass house that doubled as Cameron's home in Ferris Bueller's Day Off sold for $1.06 million in 2014. Apparently, the Highland, Illinois home was a tough sell: The asking price in 2009 was $2.3 million.