'Amityville Horror' Home Goes on the Market With No Mention of 1974 Murders of 6 People Inside
A New York home that was the scene of a notorious mass murder is back on the market, but you won't find any mention of the savage 1974 killing in its property listing.
Facts listed in an ad about the "stately center hall colonial" at 108 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York, include that it was built in 1927, is a single family home and has central cooling.
The ad also notes the home, currently listed at $850,000 through Coldwell Banker Harbor Light, is cable ready, has a deck and a dock and boasts hardwood flooring and a detached garage.
But the listing fails to mention that the home is the setting for the "Amityville Horror" massacre, where Ronald DeFeo, Jr., slaughtered his mother, father and four siblings as they slept on November 13, 1974.
The killings were considered so grisly that they inspired a book and horror movie franchise.
DeFeo, 23, claimed voices in the house made him kill his entire family, which his lawyers used to build an unsuccessful insanity defense.
He was sentenced to six consecutive life sentences and is currently serving time at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, New York. He has a parole hearing scheduled for June 2017, according to court records.
Ronald DeFeo is flanked by two detectives after his arrest. (Getty)
A family that moved into the house in December 1975 left after 28 days, claiming to have been terrorized by paranormal activity that was rampant in the home.
Their claims inspired the 1977 book "The Amityville Horror," which was adapted into a film in 1979.
The movie has since spawned several sequels — including Amityville: The Awakening — which is slated for release next year and will star Bella Thorne and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
After the murders, subsequent owners of the home took numerous steps to distance themselves from the incident, with one successfully working to change the address of the home from 112 to 108.
The home's iconic attic windows were also replaced.
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom house can be viewed through appointment only and anyone interested will have to be financially pre-qualified and have proof of funds, broker Jerry O'Neil told the New York Daily News.
O'Neil said the home is not remembered locally for what had taken place inside more than 40 years ago.
"Local people refer to this story not as the Amityville horror but as the Amityville hoax," he said. "The only horror about this house was that a family was murdered."