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Infamous 'Amityville Horror' House For Sale Again

The notorious Long Island home which served as the basis for the 'Amityville Horror' story may soon have new owners as it is up for sale once again.

The seemingly innocent abode earned worldwide infamy after a series of events that began when Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered six of his family members at the home in 1974.

Allegedly intense paranormal activity reported at the house by subsequent owners George and Kathy Lutz spawned both a book and several movies about their terrifying experiences which ultimately became known as the 'Amityville Horror.'

Although the Lutzes only lived in the home for a mere 28 days, their incredible story left the location with a lasting reputation which has persisted for decades, much to the dismay of Amityville residents.

"The house is haunted, yes, but not by who you think. It's haunted by the curiosity seekers that make it difficult for the people that live there," Amityville real estate agent Joanne Mills told ABC News.

Mills marveled that when ownership of the home changed hands in 1997, it was a relatively quiet transaction, but became a massive news story when it was sold once again in 2010.

It appears that anyone who purchases the home must be prepared to deal with people visiting the town and attempting to get a glimpse of the house that inspired the 'Amityville Horror' phenomenon.

In fact, Mills has been forced to take drastic measures as she attempts to broker the sale of the home in 2016, requiring prospective buyers to prove they have the $850,000 to buy the house before she will even show it to them.

And, as one might expect, the traditional real estate practice of holding an open house is off the table for the Amityville home, lest the location become overrun with ghost hunters and other thrill seekers.

Regardless of who ultimately purchases the house in this latest sale, history suggests it will only be a few years before the building is back on the market again.

That is, of course, unless an enterprising paranormal enthusiast purchases the home and takes advantage of its name value by opening the infamous site up the public.

Coast Insiders looking for a unique perspective on the Amityville Horror case can check out Dave Schrader's 10/25/2013 conversation with Christopher Lutz, who recounted living through the legendary paranormal tale.

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Source: GMA

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