The infamous Long Island home where Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed six members of his family and whose subsequent owners reported being terrorized by evil forces, is for sale.
According to Newsday, current homeowner Caroline D’Antonio has listed the Dutch Colonial home at 108 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, New York for $850,000 through realtor Jerry O’Neill of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light.
In 1974, the five-bedroom, 3 1⁄2-bathroom home was the scene of a shocking and grisly crime, when Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot and killed his parents and four siblings in their beds in the middle of the night, later claiming that voices in the house prompted him to kill.
The house was subsequently purchased by George and Kathleen Lutz, who moved in with their family a year later – but who lived in the home for only 28 days – during which time they reported being terrorized by demonic forces that caused them to flee the house in fear. These events led to a series of books and movies surrounding “The Amityville Horror.”
Caroline D’antonio and her husband, David, bought the house in 2010 for $950,000, and made improvements to the home after their purchase. But her husband passed away last year and Caroline has opted to downsize to a condominium. Realtor Jerry O’Neill calls the house “a good value,” and noted that “it’s priced to sell.”
The listing describes the house as a “Stately Center Hall Colonial On Amityville River. Large Boat House + 2 Car Garage Plus Boat Slip. Mint Condition.”
Hmm. Sounds like a killer deal to us. So we gotta ask… Would you buy the real “Amityville Horror” house?