The Owner of the “Goonies House” Wants Fans to Leave Her Alone
The owner of a house featured in "The Goonies" is sick of all the fans who come to check it out. It's located in Astoria, Oregon and it's Mikey and Brand's house from the movie, where Chunk did the Truffle Shuffle.
The current owner has lived there for about a decade, and says over 1,000 people come every day to see it. She's had enough. She put up blue tarps covering the house, and posted signs demanding that people leave.
One of the signs even said: "Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time, and love. Then the city of Astoria encourages 100,000's of people to come and stand in front and view it. This driveway (maintained by homeowners) sees 1,000+ people everyday. Most are kind, fun and welcome, but many are not. You are in a beautiful place. Instead enjoy the following."
The owner used to welcome guests. She once made a YouTube video giving a virtual tour of the property, and used to have a donation box set up outside, which apparently just went to her.
Recently, interest in the house has swelled dramatically. She says people have come at night and leave trash like beer bottles and cigarette butts on the property.