Most people go on haunted tours or take a trip to a haunted house this time of year. If you want to up the ante, think about purchasing two of the spookiest houses in America, -- Disney’s Haunted Mansion and the “Amityville” house.
Disney’s Haunted Mansion
You won’t be moving into a theme park or rooming with Eddie Murphy to reside in the Disney Haunted Mansion. Instead the over 10,000 square-foot replica of the Haunted Mansion is located in the Sweet Bottom Plantation gated community of Duluth, Georgia.
The house was built in 1996 by Disney contractor Mark Hurt, reports Yahoo Spaces. The replica is being sold by Theme Park Connection, and was put up for sale on eBay with a “Buy It Now” price of $873,000.00. Since October 3 the Haunted Mansion has received 12 offers, but all have so far been declined.
The Georgia home has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, along with a two-story library that features a gas burning fireplace and separate wet bar. New residents will have a personal hot tub, private backyard and a custom wood children’s play house that is a replica of the house.
Probably the most impressive feature of the house is the “specially themed bathroom.” According to ThemeParkConnection.com, the bathroom located on the first floor was created with “an actual animated ghost scene.” When using the sink in the bathroom the lights start to flicker and the the music found in the real Haunted Mansion found at the theme park starts to play. Even more frightening that flickering lights and spooky music is that a ghost appears in the bathroom mirror.
Besides the “haunted” first floor bathroom, Mark Hurt, who has lived in the house for many years, assures future residents that they need not to worry about moving in with any ghosts.
[To read more about highlights of the house click here.]
[To see more photos of the Haunted Mansion click here.]
Just like the Disney Haunted Mansion, the “Amityville” house for sale isn’t the real deal. Located in Toms River, New Jersey, the exterior of the colonial was just used in the 1979 film, “The Amityville Horror.”
Odalys Fragoso and her husband Jose purchased the house in 2001 for $795,000, but they aren’t leaving it because it’s haunted. Instead, Odalys told CNN that “My husband and I are getting a divorce. It’s not that the house is haunted or anything. We had wonderful times in that house.”
The couple had put the “Amityville” house on the market last year for $1.45 million. Now, the Fragoso’s are lowering the price to $955,000. The 3,370-square-foot home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. While no buzzing flies, eyes, or blood are featured in the home, future home owners would get a pool, dock and a two-car garage with the house.
[Click here to see the exterior of the “Amityville” house located in Toms River, New Jersey.]
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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