UPDATE – 05/30/2023
The new owner of the house made famous by 2013’s The Conjuring have launched an unforgettable “GHamping” (ghost plus camping) experience for those who are brave enough to face the paranormal.
From June through to October, guests can book one of various different sites on the multi-acre Burrillville, Rhode Island property for between $300 and $400 per night. Each tent can house three-to-four people, with paranormal investigations encouraged.
The available campsites are as follows:
- Extraterrestrial Portal – With a Fright Factor of 6, this campsite is rumored to experience visits from extraterrestrials, with white orbs reported and even footage of a suspected UFO captured in 2021.
- The Playhouse – Keeping the Fright Factor at 6, this site borders a walking path that’s said to be regular haunt for ghost children. Right off the trail is a vintage Avion Trailer, where you can supposedly hear the deceased kids at play.
- Pet Cemetery – Bumping the Fright Factor up to a 7, this campsite is said to be haunted by one of the property’s many ghost cats, as well as a “phantom horse.” It’s not uncommon to hear a dog bark or the moo of a cow.
- Seven Soldiers – With a Fright Factor of 8, ground penetrating radar has revealed this area is near five burial sites, which contain the remains of seven dead soldiers. The war(s) they fought in are unknown, but they are known to speak during the night.
- Beyond the Bridge – Bumping the Fright Factor right up to 10, the tents at this campsite are only for the bravest of ghost hunters. “The Floating Regrets Tent” is set in a wooded area, near a river where five children drowned during a flash flood. “Perron’s Purgatory Test,” also placed in the woods, is said to produce “cross-dimensional encounters,” with people having reported seeing orbs of light and even Bigfoot.
According to the house’s official website, it’s recommended guests bring “a respectful offering (something biodegradable) and invoking protection against anything suspicious that might try to lure you deeper into the woods.”
It also warns of potential encounters with local wildlife, “including foxes, snakes, coyotes, bats, frogs, turkeys, chipmunks, ticks, birds, mosquitos, and whatever else might be lurking in the dark.”
UPDATE – 05/31/2022:
The Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the events of the 2013 film, The Conjuring, has sold for over $1.5 million, surpassing the original asking price of $1.2 million by 27 percent. The property was sold by owners Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, who’d been operating tours and offering overnight stays to those drawn in by the home’s supernatural reputation.
The property was purchased by Boston real estate developer Jacqueline Nuñez, who was one of 10 individuals to put in an offer on the farmhouse. After negotiations, the bill of sale was officially signed on May 26, 2022, but had one stipulation: Nuñez could not live in the home year-round.
Speaking with The Providence Journal, Nuñez shared that she’ll be keeping her home in Boston and will sleep at the farmhouse one week a month. She plans to restart daytime tours of the property and will spend the next year learning about the residence and the business.
Nuñez also doesn’t plan on being in the house alone, saying, “I fully expect some paranormal phenomena to happen to me. I expect to be startled. I expect to be scared that I’m experiencing something, but I don’t expect a malevolent experience.”
Those worried about potential development of the property need not worry. Nuñez purchased the farmhouse for personal reasons and plans to keep it open to exploration by the paranormal community.
The house that inspired the events of 2013’s The Conjuring has been placed on the real estate market. Those interested in owning one of America’s most haunted properties can now do so for just $1.2 million.
The house, located at 1677 Round Top Road in Burrillville, Rhode Island, was built in 1836 and is said to house the spirit of Bathsheba Sherman, who lived in it during the 1800s. It was owned by the Perron family during the 1970s, who, according to their eldest daughter, experienced a host of supernatural occurrences, such as the smell of rotting flesh, brooms moving by themselves and beds shaking.
“Our family lived among the dead for a decade,” said Andrea Perron. “The farm, known to us as the old Arnold Estate, was where we all came to understand that we are not alone, and there is something beyond our mortal existence, though none of us can tell you precisely what is or where we go after death.”
Perron claims the person who sold the house to her parents didn’t disclose its history of rape, murder and suicide.
In 1973, the family called in paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to rid their home of the evil spirits they believed inhabited it. What occurred during their time in the house inspired the script for the hit horror film, The Conjuring. While the actual house isn’t featured in the movie, the Warrens confirmed the events depicted actually transpired.
The Rhode Island home has hit the market just two years after it was purchased by a couple, who at the time said they’d “immediately” fallen in love with the house. They purchased it for $439,000, and soon began to experience paranormal events, such as ghostly footsteps, flashing lights, and sounds from empty parts of the house. However, unlike the Perrons, they don’t feel the presence is malevolent.
The residence is currently on sale for $1.2 million by Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. It sits on eight acres of land, and the farmhouse itself clocks in at just over 3,000 square feet. It has 14 rooms, including three bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms.
At present, its owners run a business built on overnight bookings and group events on the property, and a condition of the sale will be that the new owner honors those bookings, which are reportedly sold out through to the end of 2022. They will also be selective in whose offer they accept, as they wish to sell it to someone who doesn’t plan to commercialize it beyond the business they run now.
As for why they’re choosing to sell, they cite the fact they aren’t that good at running the business and that they’ve fallen victim to an unscrupulous contractor, resulting in them having to have work done a second time. As well, one of the owners suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and worries that late-night trespassers may trigger an altercation.
Those interested in booking a viewing of the home must provide proof of funds and sign an NDA for release of full property financials.