The phrase “must see” now advertises the site where a serial killer clown once hid the bodies of the majority of people he killed during his brutal killing spree.
John Wayne Gacy is among the country's most notorious serial killers. He raped, tortured, and murdered more than 33 young male victims over the course of six years during the 1970s. He ran a successful contracting business (where he targeted some of his employees as victims) while also positioning himself as an upstanding citizen in Chicago. He was even a precinct captain for the local Democratic Party.
He’s long been a source of nightmare fuel as he was also known for entertaining children’s parties while dressed as a clown named “Pogo,” a side hustle which led to his nickname “the Killer Clown.”
Gacy was executed in 1994.
Most of Gacy’s victims — often vulnerable teens and young men who ranged in age from 15 to 21 — were buried in the crawlspace of Gacy’s home. A few were buried in the backyard. Others were dumped in waterways around Chicago after the serial killer deemed him home too crammed with death.
Now the property where 29 bodies were recovered is up for sale. Realtor.com describes the Norwood Park (a neighborhood of Chicago) listing as a beautiful brick home which over looks a “huge backyard.” Its current asking price is nearly half a million dollars.
The three-bedroom house is not actually the same house where Gacy lived. That structure was torn down back in 1979 as part of the body recovery effort, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
A new house was built on the property in 1986. As it was built, its address change, too, the Sun Times notes.
In theory, the home’s next owner could purchase the house without knowing its morbid history. In Illinois, realtors do not have to disclose if a property was once a crime scene. However, they must be honest if asked about it.
Interested potential home buyers can now request a private showing for this former crime scene.
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