Want to buy a piece of horror history? “The Amityville Horror” house on Long Island is listed for $850,000. It’s the site of a tragic mass murder in 1974, when a man shot his parents and four siblings. His lawyers said voices in the house made him do it, but that’s where reality ends and “The Amityville Hoax” begins, according to locals and listing agent Gerald O’Neill of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light.
They give little credence to the tales told in a best-selling book and two movies, all called ‘The Amityville Horror,’ based on the supposed haunting of a family who lived there briefly after the murders.
“There’ve been four owners since the murders, and none of them ran out of the house screaming, and there were no strange experiences,” O’Neill said. His own brother lived there for a decade with his family.