Haunted house for sale: Home that inspired ‘The Conjuring’ on market

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. — A house that’s currently on the market sports all the amenities: brick fireplaces, hardwood floors and a few unseen housemates.

If living in a real haunted house is what you dream about, and you have an extra $1.2 million sitting around, a property in Rhode Island may be what you’re looking for.

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The somewhat unassuming home at 1677 Round Top Road in Burrillville, Rhode Island, boasts three bedrooms and two bathrooms within its 3,109 square feet of living space.

It is also considered one of the most famous haunted homes in the country and was the inspiration behind “The Conjuring” films.

It has inspired dozens of books about what happened in the home, which appeared in official records 185 years ago in 1836, but is dated back another 100 years to 1736.

As the story goes, the Perron family lived in the home in the 1970s and experienced at WPRI called “intense paranormal activity.”

Some of the activity included one of the Perron children being slapped, a scythe flying across a barn and nearly decapitating the mother, and the children seeing ghosts.

One paranormal investigator told the Wall Street Journal it isn’t just a normal ghost inhabiting the home, but instead demons.

Ed and Lorraine Warren, the husband and wife ghost hunting team, were called in to rid the Providence County Cape Cod-style home of evil spirits. But the spirits are still there and the current owners have been allowing guests to stay overnight and are hosting special groups to help turn their scares into cash, according to the listing on the Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty listing. The home is booked by ghost hunters throughout 2022, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Click here to read one group’s account of what happened during their recent stay.

It was last bought in 2019 by Jenn and Cory Heinzen, two paranormal investigators. At first, they stayed in one downstairs room, sleeping on cots for four months after closing the deal for $439,000, they told The Wall Street Journal.

They said it was to show the past unliving tenants that they respect their spirit roommates. They also asked the spirits for permission to repair and update the property.

During that period, they said a black, full-bodied apparition appeared in a doorway to look at them. They said it wasn’t a scary presence, but a curious one.

They feel that the spirits — unlike in “The Conjuring” which connects the paranormal happenings to witchcraft and murder — are in reality from King Philip’s War that was fought in the area from 1675 to 1676 and it’s the land that holds the past lives, not the home.

Now that the Heinzens are selling, they want to find someone who will keep the business alive, the newspaper reported.