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(Daily Mail)   Amityville 'horror house' for sale as owners drop asking price from $1.35m to GET OUT (w/pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 75
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2012-10-05 09:34:07 AM  
Judging the place just on it's qualities as a house, it looks like it was remodeled by someone who watched too many This Old House episodes.
 
2012-10-05 09:40:32 AM  

Notabunny: I read the book when I was 14, and it scared me just like it did everyone else. Fast forward a few years. Now, I'm a grown man, I have a wife, 2 kids, a mortgage a couple SUVs and a dog. It's late at night, everyone's been asleep a few hours, and I'm shutting off the lights getting ready to go upstairs and go to bed. One of my daughter's toys interacts with light, and when I shut off the last light it starts oinking. Before the fist oink is done, I'm sure in my mind it's the evil devil hell pig with red eyes, it's at my heals, and I'm about to die. I probably hadn't thought about that book in 20 years, but in less than a second it transformed me into a scared little kid. Now my kids tease me, but they don't know, man. They haven't read it. They don't know.


Back in college, I lived in an older house with the sash-on-a-rope windows. One window fell down on the fingers of one of my roommates, just like in that damned book. We had maybe six of us hauling on the thing, prying it up, and it would not budge. The poor girl was screaming. We were just about to call the fire dept, and it sprung up. Just like in the book. And also like in the book, her fingers were bruised to hell but not broken.

Nobody mentioned Amityville, but afterwards we admitted we all were thinking it. Down to, "If I see ONE freakin' fly, I'm outta here!"

That was one scary book.

Also, the neighbors HATE the Lutz family for pulling that shiat and creating tourist hell on their street.
 
2012-10-05 10:07:12 AM  

SilentStrider: I'd live there, where is it?

the New Jersey home

Nevermind.


Amityville is in New York, the article is wrong.
 
2012-10-05 10:10:09 AM  

AssAsInAssassin: I don't believe in ghosts, but...

I used to be a photographer, mainly for real estate agents and property managers. I was sent to make a virtual tour of a house an older part of town. Just a nondescript 19th-Century 2-story on a fairly busy residential street.

I was scared from the moment I walked in. I had this feeling of dread, like someone was always just about to walk into the room. I set up my tripod in various rooms and shot as fast as I could and got the hell out of there. I was grateful I didn't have to shoot the basement. One room upstairs especially gave me the willies. "This is where she died," I thought.

I've never been that afraid of a place. The property manager said he had had a hard time finding a renter, though the price was reasonable and the house was in good condition, well lit and otherwise attractive and a lot of potential renters had looked at it. I told him about the creeps it gave me, and he said he had the same experience. "This is where she died."

He figured there was just something inherently unsettling about the house. I had to agree.

Years later, I read about how infrasound can have that effect on people. (Google it.)

Now, it all makes sense. The place was empty, had hardwood floors, central heating and was probably just a big infrasound chamber.

Though that doesn't explain why we both thought "This is where she died." A lonely old woman in a bathrobe whose family had left her. She died alone in there.

But, nah, it was just infrasound. I like ghost stories, and I have a good imagination.

I bet an elephant was in the closet

 
2012-10-05 10:10:26 AM  

sandi_fish: SilentStrider: I'd live there, where is it?

the New Jersey home

Nevermind.

Amityville is in New York, the article is wrong.


Nope. The original house is in NY. This one, the location of the external shots for the movie, is in Jersey. Two different houses.
 
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2012-10-05 10:36:38 AM  
If I had piles of money I would buy this house. Nice plot, good house, good area.
It is OVER 3300 squsre feet, that's a nice fat pad to live in.
IT even has a farking BOATHOUSE. Very cool.

The not-so-cool?
Check the taxes on this biatch!
Holy Farkin hell...18 thousand a year!
 
2012-10-05 10:45:34 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KyRCQp32p8
 
2012-10-05 10:56:46 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: limboslam: The one for sale in the article is the one they used in the movie for exterior shots. It had nothing to do with the Lutz's. So even if hauntings were real, the one for sale wouldn't be the one haunted. In other words, this is a non-story.

The funny thing is that the real house, the original house on Long Island, was on the market recently. I think it actually sold quite quickly as Amityville is a really desirable place to live these days.


Yeah, murders or not, I'd buy that house in a second.
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2012-10-05 12:07:39 PM  
In other words, a movie prop is up for sale.
Wow... newsworthy.
 
2012-10-05 12:30:34 PM  
The blood will cost extra.

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2012-10-05 12:33:52 PM  

SilentStrider: I'd live there, where is it?

the New Jersey home

Nevermind.


bmadore.squarespace.com
 
2012-10-05 12:42:20 PM  

AssAsInAssassin: I don't believe in ghosts, but...

I used to be a photographer, mainly for real estate agents and property managers. I was sent to make a virtual tour of a house an older part of town. Just a nondescript 19th-Century 2-story on a fairly busy residential street.

I was scared from the moment I walked in. I had this feeling of dread, like someone was always just about to walk into the room. I set up my tripod in various rooms and shot as fast as I could and got the hell out of there. I was grateful I didn't have to shoot the basement. One room upstairs especially gave me the willies. "This is where she died," I thought.

I've never been that afraid of a place. The property manager said he had had a hard time finding a renter, though the price was reasonable and the house was in good condition, well lit and otherwise attractive and a lot of potential renters had looked at it. I told him about the creeps it gave me, and he said he had the same experience. "This is where she died."

He figured there was just something inherently unsettling about the house. I had to agree.

Years later, I read about how infrasound can have that effect on people. (Google it.)

Now, it all makes sense. The place was empty, had hardwood floors, central heating and was probably just a big infrasound chamber.

Though that doesn't explain why we both thought "This is where she died." A lonely old woman in a bathrobe whose family had left her. She died alone in there.

But, nah, it was just infrasound. I like ghost stories, and I have a good imagination.


had that same feeling of dread as a teen going to my aunt and uncle's old victorian house for xmas one year on the south shore of long island (blue point). they had just moved in a few months earlier. felt it as soon as we drove up to the house. the guest room esp gave me the willies, something was there watching me, could feel it, made my hairs stand up. i said nothing.

months later, aunt and uncle regaled us of weird tales, the house was haunted: smells, voices, flying objects, doors closing and opening, jack-o-lanterns relighting, shadows sitting on the bed guests slept, waking them up

dead old lesbian lovers were the ghosts, the previous owners of the house

the hauntings eventually stopped.

true story.

so maybe it wasn't infrasound. these things are real
 
2012-10-05 12:59:18 PM  
I have part of a shingle from the original house.

While the movie was being filmed, they did some work on the house, which necessitated removal of some of the shingles on the house. My father worked for one of the utility companies, and he had to dispatch a crew of people there. They brought back the souveniers for us.
 
2012-10-05 02:28:22 PM  
Around Christmas time when I was kid we would go to house that was close to the horror house to see a huge Christmas light displays and always my cousins and I would demand we go by the horror House. I remember thinking, shat this looks a whole lot nice than the dump we live in and I don't like my family anyway.
 
2012-10-05 02:52:15 PM  
The only thing scary about that house is the flood insurance.
 
2012-10-05 02:58:34 PM  
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2012-10-05 03:05:02 PM  

AssAsInAssassin: Years later, I read about how infrasound can have that effect on people. (Google it.)


This is cool, It would make a good addition to haunted houses (if it's not already done).

If it didn't cost too much it would be neat to have just to mess with people, or to set up a room as described in the wiki where you could make a foil in a vice vibrate. You could even have a generator turn the motion back into electricity for wireless energy transfer. Though that would take both the a noise generator and a room the right length (51 feet?).

It would also be nice to have something that could detect noise in that range, My 'G-Strings' Guitar tuning app only goes down to 32.7 Hz
 
2012-10-05 03:41:03 PM  
That was a simply horrendous story, Daily Fail.

I sorted it out in 15 minutes.
Media trips up on Amityville house-for-sale story
 
2012-10-05 03:43:24 PM  
Media trips up on Amityville house-for-sale story
Link
 
2012-10-05 03:48:31 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The stairs which Damian is thrown down after having his neck broken at the end of The Exorcist (SPOILERS) is a stone's throw from the Georgetown University campus. Even in the day time it is dark and foreboding.

However, for those who descend to the bottom of the steps, a liquor store awaits you for your troubles.


And a scary demon possed gas station ooooooooooooooo
 
2012-10-05 06:10:10 PM  
Speaking as somebody who saw a ghost quite close in broad daylight, every time I hear the name Amityville I want to punch somebody in the face.

CSB: When I was a teenager, my family and I went to a town that was having some sort of anniversary celebration. Some of the old houses were giving tours, and even back then I was an old house geek and not particularly worried about paranormal phenomena. (General rule: the more dramatic a story, the more likely it is to be BS) So I walk into this nice old house, and immediately start getting creeped out. I don't get creeped out by places, just people. And spiders. It quickly got to the point where I had to leave the house, and Mom didn't argue once she saw how stressed I was getting. I just shrugged it off as random wierdness and didn't think about for a while. Fast forward a year or so, and I'm watching the evening news. Some jerkass tracked down his estranged wife and shot her (and possibly himself, but I'm a bit fuzzy on that). The channel shows a picture of the house, and it's the house I couldn't get out of fast enough. Coincidence? 99.5% probability. Tragic and creepy? YES.
 
2012-10-05 06:59:58 PM  
'It's not haunted, not at all.'

In other news, water is not dry, not at all.
 
2012-10-06 12:46:37 AM  

AssAsInAssassin: I don't believe in ghosts, but...

I used to be a photographer, mainly for real estate agents and property managers. I was sent to make a virtual tour of a house an older part of town. Just a nondescript 19th-Century 2-story on a fairly busy residential street.

I was scared from the moment I walked in. I had this feeling of dread, like someone was always just about to walk into the room. I set up my tripod in various rooms and shot as fast as I could and got the hell out of there. I was grateful I didn't have to shoot the basement. One room upstairs especially gave me the willies. "This is where she died," I thought.

I've never been that afraid of a place. The property manager said he had had a hard time finding a renter, though the price was reasonable and the house was in good condition, well lit and otherwise attractive and a lot of potential renters had looked at it. I told him about the creeps it gave me, and he said he had the same experience. "This is where she died."

He figured there was just something inherently unsettling about the house. I had to agree.

Years later, I read about how infrasound can have that effect on people. (Google it.)

Now, it all makes sense. The place was empty, had hardwood floors, central heating and was probably just a big infrasound chamber.

Though that doesn't explain why we both thought "This is where she died." A lonely old woman in a bathrobe whose family had left her. She died alone in there.

But, nah, it was just infrasound. I like ghost stories, and I have a good imagination.


I didn't know this. Looked it up. Awesome.
 
2012-10-06 12:49:21 AM  

PsychoPhil: FTA The property is in an idyllic riverside location

Wait, a riverside location in NJ? You never buy riverfront property in NJ, it floods constantly. i used to live in the Wayne/Lincoln Park area, and when people asked me where that was, i told them "It's that place you see on the news every time it rains in NJ". It really is that bad by the water.

Lakefront is what you want.

Oh, and 1.3 million to 995k? That's not a divorce or any other reason like that, that's because house prices have dropped that much in NJ.

/happy with a house 2/3rds the size, in the mountains, for 255k.
//Rt 23's commute to Fairfield isn't that bad, either....
///West Milford - if the bears don't kill you the taxes will :(


Also because the Passiac River is a superfund site.
 
2012-10-06 11:16:27 AM  
HOUSE GOES DOWN IN PRICE? OUTRAGE

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