Here’s What’s Next for the World Famous ‘The Conjuring’ Home After a Maine Couple Sold It to a Boston Developer
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Even if you haven't seen the movies, I'm sure you've heard of the "Conjuring" house in Burrillville, Rhode Island. On Facebook, it's called 'The Old Farm on Round Top Road.' After all, the Halloween season is the most popular time of year for haunted houses, especially when they're real!
It's the inspiration for the horror trilogy "fictionalizing" true events, making it one of the most popular, REAL petrifying haunted houses in the country. It just sold for a mighty profit after the owners decided "no more" after two years. Gee, what took them so long?
And touring haunted houses, especially when they're real, is upon us as Halloween season approaches.
Built in 1836, this horrifying home sits on a secluded 8.5 acres in the northwest corner of Rhode Island, bordering Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Listed by Mott and Chace Sotheby's International Realty in Rhode Island, Boston developer Jacqueline Nuñez bought it for $1.525 million, more than $3M above asking price, because there were at least ten offers on this possessed house. The big concern for horror aficionados was what will happen to it. Does Jacqueline plan to knock it down, or refurbish it for private living? The answer is absolutely not.
Phew, at least for you haunted house lovers, because public tours are on the agenda. Her website, The Conjuring House, is up and running, so you can sign up for those tours if you dare at 1677 Round Top Road. Jacqueline says she also plans to hold special ticketed events.
According to the website, Jacqueline is the perfect owner because she has a deep interest in the spiritual and wants to learn more about the haunted activity that goes on in the house, and maybe even speak to the dead.
The previous owners, Cory and Jenn Heinzen from Maine, who said 'see ya' to this home, were actually paranormal investigators who would rent it out overnight to the not-so-faint-of-heart. Yes, they say they experienced hauntings there.
Cory and Jenn walked away with an enormous profit after only paying $439,000 in 2019. The pair actually lived in just one room for a few months, and told the Wall Street Journal they did so because they wanted to respect the spirits who have roamed there for decades, and let them get used to having roommates.
Whether Jacqueline plans to live in the house for a few weeks or months out of the year is up in the air. However, she is absolutely not allowed to live there year-round, according to the agreement with Cory and Jenn. They say the energy is so powerful that it's for Jaqueline's protection.
No worries, because Jaqueline currently lives in the Savin Hill section of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.
For the uninitiated to these Conjuring films, the franchise started in 2013. It's based on the real life, controversial hauntings and possessions of Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators and authors helping the Perron family, who lived in the home. The Perrons say that this home is cursed and haunted.
The critically acclaimed original movie was based on accounts taken from inhabitants of this fourteen-room farmhouse. Rumored to be haunted by the presence of Bathsheba Sherman, who in the 1800's lived in the house, 1677 Round Top Road is one of the most well-known haunted houses in the United States. The chilling stories from this house have inspired dozens of books and movies. Many qualified paranormal researchers have been invited into the home - most famously Ed and Lorraine Warren, who founded the oldest ghost hunting team in New England, and in the 1970's were hired to rid the home of its evil. The Warrens confirmed that the events depicted in The Conjuring movies (the third just recently released) actually transpired.
Best of luck and safe travels to those of you that dare enter this real-life possessed haunted house. You will never catch me going.