This house may have too many buried secrets.
The Boston house where feared gang leader Whitey Bulger tortured, killed and buried some of his victims is up for sale — for an eye-popping $3.5 million.
Listings for 799 East Third St. in South Boston brag of its “development opportunity” in what is now one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods.
It makes no mention of the two-story house’s gruesome history as “The Haunty” — a base for Whitey Bulger’s gang’s murderous activities, according to local reports.
“That’s where the bodies was buried,” Stevie “the Rifleman” Flemmi had said on the witness stand back in 2013, according to the Boston Herald. “In the cellar.”
The property belonged to Bulger associate Pat Nee in the 1980s and was where the gang boss killed and then buried Arthur “Bucky” Barrett, John McIntyre and Deborah Hussey in the house, according to the Boston Globe.
Bulger had shot Barrett after chaining him to a chair and interrogating him for hours — then taking a nap as his associates buried him in the basement, according to testimony in old trials.
Their bodies remained buried in the basement until 1985, when the house was about to be sold, before being exhumed and moved elsewhere, the Globe said, based on previous court testimony.
Listing broker Sara Walker acknowledged the property’s history, telling the Globe that she hopes a new development would finally clear the “dark memory” of the site and calling it a “wonderful opportunity for the neighborhood to heal.”
She said the current owners are a “wholesome, hard-working” couple who raised their children there.
And if they sell it for the asking price they’ll have made a killing of their own, with property records showing they bought it for just $120,000 in 1985, according to the Globe.
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