Sneak Peek Inside the Amityville Horror House
One of the most famous and infamous haunted houses is right here in New York. The House, with those evil-looking, eye-like windows has inspired several movies and books all based on the events of gruesome murders in 1974.
In 1974, this home was the place where 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. shot his parents and four siblings to death as they slept in their beds. A crime that he's still in prison for today. His lawyers argued in court that when DeFeo moved into the home he started hearing voices in his head that prompted him to carry out the crimes. To make matters worse, George and Kathy Lutz, the people who moved into the house about a year after the murders took place, reportedly left after only living there for 28 days. They sold the property at a loss and claimed they were spooked out by paranormal phenomena.
Some of the events that lead them to leave after only 28 days were. George Lutz was said to wake up at 3:15 am every morning, which was around the time Ron carried out his murders. The Lutz family claimed to smell strange odors, see green slime oozing out of the walls and keyholes and experience cold spots in certain areas of the house. When a priest came to bless the house, he allegedly heard a voice scream "Get out!" He told the Lutzes to never sleep in that particular room in the house. Other paranormal activity included a nearby garage door opening and closing, an invisible spirit knocking a knife down in the kitchen, a pig-like creature with red eyes staring down at George and his son Daniel from a window, and George waking up to wife Kathy levitating off their bed. Yeah, I wouldn't live there long either.
Since the Lutz family sold the Amityville Horror house it's been owned by several different families and none of them have experienced any strange paranormal phenomenon....at least not that they've admitted.
Here's a look inside the Amityville Horror House from the last time it was on the market for $850,000.
AMITYVILLE HORROR HOUSE
So would you live in the most infamous house in America?