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The "Amityville Horror" house Thrust into the spotlight
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The "Amityville Horror" house

Thrust into the spotlight in 1974, when Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murdered 6 family members there, the "Amityville Horror" house at 108 Ocean Ave., formerly 112 Ocean Ave., was subsequently purchased by George and Kathleen Lutz, who wrote a book in 1977 about living in the house for what they described as 28 horrifying days. The book's 1979 film adaptation is considered one of the scariest horror films of all time.(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

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7 haunted places on Long Island

From the modern "Amityville Horror" house to a lighthouse, a Revolutionary War home, a psychiatric hospital and a rocky road in West Hills, Long Island has its share of ghostly haunts.