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Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

ram­bling let­ter reads: “Do you re­ally think most of to­day’s art came about be­cause of the Bea­tles? I don’t be­lieve you’re that in­sane — Paul — do you be­lieve that? When you stop be­liev­ing it you might wake up!”

The let­ter was sold to a col­lec­tor in Dal­las who re­quested anonymity.

Long Is­land’s ‘Ami­tyville Hor­ror’ house is be­ing bought

The Long Is­land home that served as the in­spi­ra­tion for the book “The Ami­tyville Hor­ror” and the sub­se­quent films of the same name is be­ing bought.

News­day re­ports the in­fa­mous 1927 Dutch Colo­nial on Ami­tyville’s Ocean Av­enue went into con­tract this week.

The prop­erty’s list­ing agent de­clined to dis­cuss the terms of the sale. The home came on the mar­ket in June for $850,000.

The 5,000-square-foot home sits on a quar­ter-acre lot along the Ami­tyville River. It boasts five bed­rooms, 3½ bath­rooms, a boathouse and a slip.

The home has been re­stored and up­dated while re­tain­ing pe­riod de­tails such as leaded glass and oak floors.

Be­fore gain­ing fame with the re­lease of the orig­i­nal movie in 1979, the house was where 23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. mur­dered his par­ents and four younger sib­lings in 1974.

In this Nov. 14, 1974, photo, po­lice in­ves­ti­gate the mur­der of six peo­ple found shot in Ami­tyville, N.Y.

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