The allegedly haunted Rhode Island home that inspired the 2013 smash horror film ‘The Conjuring’ has been listed for $1.2 million. The home is well-known for its eerie events and gruesome past.
The 14-room, 3,100-square-foot (approximately 290 square meters) property on 8.5 acres (3.5 hectares) near Burrillville was described as “one of the most well-known haunted houses in the United States” by realtor Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty in its listing.
“According to legend, the mansion is haunted by the presence of Bathsheba Sherman, who resided in the house in the 1800s,” according to the agency.
“Numerous incidents have been recorded to this day.”
Even though the film was not shot at the house, it was inspired by the Perron family’s experiences there in the 1970s. The house was most recently sold in 2019 for $439,000 to a family of paranormal investigators.
They also held parties at the location and rented rooms overnight for anyone looking for a good scare.
Previously, the previous owners complained not about ghosts, but about moviegoers who showed up at all hours and trespassed on the land.
About Ed and Lorraine Warren
Ed and Lorraine Warren were American paranormal investigators who were involved in several notable claimed hauntings. Lorraine claimed to be a clairvoyant and a light trance medium, whilst Edward claimed to be a self-proclaimed demonologist, author, and speaker.
The Warrens formed the New England Society for Psychic Research (NESPR) in 1952, making it New England’s oldest ghost hunting organization.
They claimed to have examined over 10,000 incidents in their careers and to have been the first to probe the Amityville haunting.
Over the years, the Warrens’ accounts of ghost hauntings have directly or indirectly inspired scores of films, television programs, and docuseries, among others. The Amityville Horror series and the “The Conjuring” world are among the flicks.
Critics Perry DeAngelis and Steven Novella researched and rejected the Warrens’ evidence. Other sceptics, like Joe Nickell and Benjamin Radford, claimed that the Amityville and Snedeker family hauntings did not occur and were, in fact, made up.