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Amittyville Horror House

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The "Amityville Horror" House

The house at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, N.Y., was the site of a mass slaying in November 1974.

A year after that, George and Kathy Lutz moved in with their children but moved out less than a month later, citing paranormal phenomena. Their version of events inspired the 1977 book "The Amityville Horror" and the 1979 movie of the same name.

The house remains an object of mystery, but no one who has owned it since the Lutzes' hasty exit has cited any supernatural occurrences, including James Cromarty, who bought it in 1977 and lived in it for 10 years.

It was last sold in October 2010 for $950,000, according to the real estate website Zillow.com.

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