There’s a house in Burrillville, Rhode Island that all horror fans should know. It doesn’t have a fancy name, but it spawned an infinitely recognizable film franchise. And, it’s for sale. That’s right, the house that inspired the based-on-a-true-story horror series The Conjuring is for sale and definitely haunted. Do you think they throw in the ghosts for free, or are they built into the asking price?
‘The Conjuring’ House Doesn’t Disappoint
The house itself still looks like something from the 1800s. But it’s the inside of the house that really takes the cake; the inside is definitely creepy, full of old hallways, fourteen bedrooms to get lost or haunted in, and plenty of weird paraphernalia. Including a glass-front box with a Raggedy Ann doll inside, a cross over the top, and a sign that says “Positively Do Not Open.”
The house doesn’t look too enticing to the average buyer; but to a Conjuring fan or paranormal investigator, it seems perfect. It has a good-sized 8-acre plot of land, wooden-beam ceilings, and has the claim-to-fame of being the Conjuring house.
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty put the house on the market, asking $1.2 million. The previous owners, Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, bought the house in 2019, only managing to live there for 2 years. Imagine, having to go through quarantine with the ghosts in your house?
The Heinzen’s daughter, Madison, explained an incident on TikTok where she saw a figure in a “dress and veil” out of the corner of her eye. “This happened last year when I was in the kitchen. I was eating dinner by myself and I saw someone run by me,” she said. “I caught it by the left corner of my eye, and all I saw was a veil and a skirt and it just vanished into thin air.”
Apparently, Cory Heinzen told The Sun that he had “a hard time staying there” by himself. But, if you think 2 years is a long time to live in a haunted house, wait until you hear about the Perron family.
The Story of the Perrons
The Perrons were the inspiration behind the first Conjuring movie; they lived in the house for 10 years, from 1970 to 1980. The family was finally financially stable enough to move out.
Carolyn and Roger Perron and their 5 daughters moved into the house, and immediately felt there was something else living there. Household items would move from one place to the other seemingly on their own; the family would hear scraping in the kitchen; find piles of dirt on a newly cleaned floor; smell rotting flesh and have their beds shaken in the night.
Apparently, the house had been in the same family for 8 generations, and many of the family members had died there in horrible ways. Bathsheba, who the film centers around, was the worst of them all. “Whoever the spirit was, she perceived herself to be mistress of the house and she resented the competition my mother posed for that position,” said oldest daughter Andrea Perron, according to All That’s Interesting.
Additionally, Lorraine and Ed Warren made several trips to the Perron home, culminating in a séance where Carolyn Perron was possessed. Andrea recalled the incident, apparently having witnessed it in secret. She said, “My mother began to speak a language not of this world in a voice not her own. Her chair levitated and she was thrown across the room.”