It's official—we may have just found the craziest real estate purchase of 2019 (and trust us, there was some stiff competition). According to the Sun Journal, an adventurous couple from Mexico, Maine has just purchased the real-life house that inspired the insane horror movie The Conjuring.
The Conjuring—aka the scariest movie ever—is based on the true story of the Perron family, (who lived in the Harrisville, Rhode Island home in the 1970s) and Ed and Lorraine Warren, the famous paranormal experts. After her husband's passing, Lorraine went on to be a major consultant for the film, as well as the following prequels and sequels—making its premise eerily legit.
Andrea Perron, the oldest of the five Perron daughters who lived in the home until 1980, still stands by her claim that evil spirits lived in the house with the family in an interview with USA Today. In the same interview, Lorraine Warren speaks about her time at the Harrisville farmhouse—including a séance they performed. "The things that went on there were just so incredibly frightening," Lorraine said. "It still affects me to talk about it today."
"I thought I was going to pass out," Andrea said about the experience. "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."
As for the couple who recently bought the haunted home, they've had their fair share of strange experiences as well, but luckily no séances have occurred there—yet.
“We had doors opening, footsteps and knocks,” Cory Heinzen, the new owner, said to the Sun Journal. “I’ve had a hard time staying there by myself. I don’t have the feeling of anything evil, [but] it’s very busy. You can tell there’s a lot of things going on in the house.”
“This whole journey has been both scary—for many reasons other than paranormal—and exciting all at once,” Jennifer Heinzen said. “I love that we have the opportunity to share the home with others.”
If the paranormal is your cup of tea, the couple says they plan to open up their new digs to horror tourists—and investigators—later this year after an extensive renovation. But don't worry—they still plan to preserve the home and the story of The Conjuring that comes with it.
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