Few real-life homes are as ominous as the house on Ocean Avenue in Long Island, NY, where Ronald DeFeo, Jr. killed six members of his family in 1974. The next family that moved into the house insisted the property was haunted, causing them to find a new place to live. The story of that family became the basis for the novel and series of films known as "The Amityville Horror," and it looks like the home will haunt a new family.
The Amityville Horror is based on the experiences of the Lutz family, citing many events that was "proof" it was haunted. On the more mundane side of reports, the family reported often waking up at 3:15 AM (the time at which DeFeo murdered his family), massive amounts of flies swarmed the house, cold spots, strange smells, and the discovery of a hidden room that did not appear on the blueprints that made their dog anxious.
On the more extreme end of experiences, the 5-year-old Missy Lutz claimed to have befriended a demonic pig monster, mother Kathy Lutz claimed to see demons in the fireplace, and Kathy also felt "embraced" by an unseen love while she was asleep.
The story not only ties into the Amityville Horror series of films, but we also see Ed and Lorraine Warren investigating the claims in The Conjuring 2. The documentary My Amityville Horror follows Daniel Lutz as he looks back on the time his family lived in the house, claiming that there were even more intense occurrences than seen in any movie.
In the early '00s, the house was remodeled to remove iconic windows that were highly recognizable and its address was changed in hopes of discouraging sightseers.
The house sold for $605,000, but it's unclear if the spirits will have to pay rent to the new owners.
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[H/T News 12 Long Island]
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