How would you like to live in a house where a murder occurred or maybe a house that is believed to be haunted? Could you get a good night sleep?
According to an article in “Town and Country
” magazine several of these infamous houses are now on the market. I have also found other
homes that could be an adventure to own.
The JonBenet Ramsey House
749 15th street (Formally 755 15th street)
Boulder, CO 80302
Listed for $2.45 million. Currently listed for sale by Sotheby’s International Realty.
Estimated value (according to Zillow): $1,988,418
This home was the site of the murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey. The beauty pageant queen was found in dead in the basement of the house the
morning after Christmas of 1996. The culprit of the horrific crime has yet to be brought to justice.
The home has had several owners since the murder. One of the current owners of the house is the daughter of televangelist Robert H. Schuller from
“Hour of Power”.
The LaBianca House
3311 Waverly Drive (formally 3301 Waverly Drive)
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Estimated value (according to Zillow): $862,685
Last sold in 1998 for $375,000
One of the homes the family of Charles Manson visited in the fall of 1969. This location was the site of one of the murders committed by followers of
Charles Manson. The other site being the Tate house. Because of this house and the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, the name “Helter
Skelter” will always be linked with “The Manson Family”.
The Nicole Brown Simpson House
879 South Bundy Drive (formally 876 South Bundy Drive)
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Estimated value (according to Zillow): $2,072,098
Last sold in 2006 for $1,720,000
Who can forget the “Trials of the Century” and the unforgettable stabbing death of Nicole Brown Simpson and her close friend Ron Goldman? Nicole,
the ex-wife of ex-football star OJ Simpson, was brutally stabbed outside her Los Angeles condo on June 12, 1994. While OJ Simpson was not convicted of
the murders, he was found guilty of wrongful death in civil court. He was ordered to pay the Brown and Goldman families $33.5 million (which he has
paid little on).
The Jeffrey Dahmer House
4480 West Bath Road
Akron, OH 44333
Listed for #329,000 by Keller Williams Realty
Estimated value (according to Zillow): $274,359
This childhood home to Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was the site of his first of many murders. In the summer of 1978 Dahmer killed Steven Hicks a young
hitchhiker. After getting the young man drunk and strangling him to death Dahmer dismembered the 19 year-old. He went on to crush his bones with a
sledgehammer, sprinkled the broken-up bones around the property. Jeffrey Dahmer buried the flesh under the house in the crawlspace. Jeffrey Dahmer
went on to ill another 16 men and boys between the years of 1978 and 1991. Dahmer was killed in prison by another inmate on November 28, 1994.
The Heaven’s Gate Cult House
18239 Paseo Victoria
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Last sold in 2010 for $4.6 million
This large estate was the site of the largest mass suicide in the United States, with 39 deaths over three days and two more later on for a total
count of 41. The Heaven’s Gate Cult was led by Marshall Applewhite, who was one the dead, believed that they would be carried up to a spaceship that
traveled through space on a comet named Hale-Bopp. One of the cult member was Thomas Nichols, brother to Star Trek cast member Nichelle Nichols, who
Played Uhura. Applewhite believed in celibacy which led to the castration of several of the members. The cult also had a unisex look which made
identifying the dead much harder due to the fact that they all has buzz cut hair-dos and the exact same clothing on.
The Amityville Horror House
108 Ocean Avenue (Formally 112 Ocean Avenue)
Amityville, NY 11701
Estimated value (according to Zillow): $856,174
Last sold in 2010 for $950,000
There are many unanswered questions about the events that occurred on the night of November 13, 1974. Could Ronald “Butch” DeFeo Jr. really have
killed his mother and father as well as 2 brothers and 2 sisters by himself? According to the courts, yes but in interviews and letters Butch claims
he had help. Ronald DeFeo contends that he had help from his older sister Dawn and two friends. Ronald DeFeo Jr. is currently being held at Green
Haven Correctional Facility in Beekman, NY. DeFeo has been turned down for parole several times since 1999 but could this mass murderer get out? Only
time will tell.
The Clutter House (Also known as the “In Cold Blood” House)
??? Oak Avenue (N 37° 59’6.06” W 100° 59’58.55”)
Holcomb, KS 67851
Unable to find estimated price on Zillow
This house was the inspiration for the true crime novel “In Cold Blood
” by Truman Capote. Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, Two parolees,
went to this small town in Kansas in November 1959 to rob this home. What they found was a small amount of cash and a small radio. In the end the two
men murdered Herb and Donna Clutter and their two youngest children. The pair was arrested six week later in Las Vegas, NV. the two confessed and were
sentenced to Death Row. Both Hickock and Smith were put to death by hanging on April 4, 1965.