New Owners Intend to Open 'The Conjuring' House to Public Aug 27, 2019 20:31:25 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Aug 27, 2019 20:31:25 GMT -5
New Owners Intend to Open The Conjuring House to the Public
Cory Heinzen and his wife Jennifer of Mexico, Maine, were excited when they learned the 1836 farmhouse in the quiet village of Harrisville, Rhode Island, the location of the allegedly true story of the haunting of the Perron family, was for sale. “We immediately fell in love with it,” Heinzen told the Lewiston Sun-Journal last month. “Eight-and-a-half acres, a river in the back and a pond. It’s so serene down there. Never mind the story behind the house.”
The Heinzens, who are paranormal enthusiasts, paid $439,000 for the house at 1677 Round Top Road and became the official owners in late June. They hope to restore the structure and open it to others with an interest in the paranormal. “All these people that just love the paranormal, they just wanted a peek at it,” Heinzen explained. “So why not give them a peek of it and let them come in and experience for themselves?”
But the process has been anything but easy. “I’ve had a hard time staying there by myself,” Heinzen admits. “Footsteps, knocks ... we’ve had lights flashing in rooms, and when I say lights flashing in rooms, it’s rooms that don’t have light in there to begin with.”
The couple said they don’t feel the presence is evil, but that it is similar to testimony from members of the Perron family, who claimed their haunting began with innocent, but unexplainable, incidents in the home.
Roger Perron, his wife Carolyn and their five daughters moved into the old farmhouse in 1971 and began noticing strange occurrences right away. Missing objects and odd noises soon escalated into evil spirits and a reported demonic possession.
Two years later the family contacted Ed and Lorraine Warren, the famous paranormal investigators and demonologists from Connecticut, to look into what they were experiencing. This was the basis for the movie The Conjuring.
“It’s magical,” said Andrea Perron, who wrote House of Darkness, House of Light about her family’s experiences while they lived in the home. “It’s a portal cleverly disguised as a farmhouse,” she continued. “It’s multiple dimensions, interacting simultaneously.”
The family moved out of the house in 1980 and it was purchased by Norma Sutcliffe, who eventually sued Warner Bros. in 2015, claiming the movie encouraged trespassers to visit her property, the New York Post reported.
The Heinzens are still renovating their home, which Heinzen calls “a piece of paranormal history.” In the meantime, they have set up 12 cameras throughout the house for “research” purposes. “Sometimes we catch it on camera and sometimes we don’t,” Heinzen said.
The Conjuring centers around Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson (above). In the film, they come to the aid of the Perron family who are left traumatized by the strange things happening in their home. The culprit turns out to be a witch who cursed the house in 1863.
Sources: Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, August 27, 2019; Tom Skinner, NME, July 16, 2019; R.J. Heim, WJAR, June 26, 2019; and Trulia.