If you weren't scared off by a psychic reading of an Eastport home on Syfy’s new show “Mary Knows Best,” then you’re in luck.
The 2,500-square-foot Victorian can be yours for $349,000, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island website.
On the premiere Thursday night, Long Island psychic Mary Occhino goes with her son, Carl Corry, to see the house. Corry, who works at Newsday.com, was looking for a new place for his family at the time.
After entering the 1860 home, Occhino says she sees dead bodies, the death of a baby and “bloodshed.” Cue creepy music. She goes on to say that the house was built on an Indian burial ground, is linked to the Underground Railroad, and was the site of a car crash.
Skeptical of his mother’s readings, Corry goes to the Westhampton Historical Society for answers. His findings? There is a nearby Indian burial ground, some houses in the neighborhood were safe havens for slaves and one of the owners (whose name she picks up on) died in a car accident.
When asked about the house being for sale, Kevin Loiacono of BrookHampton Realty, who owns the property and was featured on the show, says the legal two-family house is currently being rented to two tenants and is no longer on the market. The downstairs apartment has two bedrooms, one bath and a basement, while the upstairs apartment has two bedrooms, one bath and an attic.
Does Loiacono think the show will turn off future buyers or renters?
“I’m not worried,” he says. “Anybody [interested in the property] should do their own due diligence.”
Loiacono says he was “fascinated” by Occhino. “She notices things and hears things. She’s got some set of ears on her,” he says. “She’s very sharp.”
“Mary Knows Best” follows Occhino (and her family drama) as she gives advice to strangers, reads energy and speaks to the dead. She also is an author and host of “Angels on Call” weekday mornings on Sirius Satellite Radio.