What would it be like to live in a house which was used in a movie or television series? For Dr. Ernst R. von Schwartz and Pier Angela Oakenfold it has been a nightmare living in the Murder House. Back in 2015, the couple purchased the infamous house which was used in the first season of FX’s anthology series American Horror Story (AHS).
According to CBS News, the couple explains that because of the show’s popularity with a loyal and crazed fan-base, there are often hundreds of fans that try to trespass in order to get a closer look at the house every single day. In order to give themselves some privacy, the couple even built a fence around the house, but this defense has done nothing to keep the fans from trespassing and taking pictures of the property.
The couple recalled one vivid trespassing example on CBS This Morning, where they saw fans scale the walls of the fence with the help of a garbage truck lift. Oakenfold explained that “He [the garbage truck driver] put them [AHS fans] in the crane and he elevated it.” She recalls the shocking to CBS This Morning that “I’m in my bathroom and I look out the bathroom window and there are teenage girls screaming in at me.”
According to Variety, the couple does not wish to sell the mansion but are seeking punitive and compensatory damages from the previous owners and Real Estate agency in the amount of $3 million because both parties did not inform them about the crazed fans prior to purchasing the property.
In an interview with CBS News, Schwartz argued that “We feel like they cheated us. We want to live here of course, but it’s very difficult especially since we don’t feel safe.”