The haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie The Conjuring occurred hit the market on Thursday for the scary price of $1.2m. Realtor Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty in its listing called the 14-room, 3,100 sq ft home on 8.5 acres in Burrillville “one of the most well-known haunted houses in the United States”.
“Legend has it, the home is haunted by the presence of Bathsheba Sherman, who lived in the house in the 1800s,” the agency said. “To this day, countless happenings have been reported.”
Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated the house and claimed that there was one dark spirit named Bathsheba Sherman who was terrorizing the family. Bathsheba was said to have lived in the house in the early part of the 1800s and was charged with killing her baby, but the charges were later dropped.
Jennifer and Cory Heinzen purchased the home in 2019 and since then they have stated that the house is still extremely haunted. Their daughter Madison has been documenting the activity in the house and said in part, “This happened last year when I was in the kitchen.” “I was eating dinner by myself and I saw someone run by me. 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. This had all happened in a span of three seconds, and I just sat there in complete disbelief not knowing what to do afterwards.”
And her parents apparently witnessed strange things, as well as Cory, explained in an interview with the Sun Journal back in 2019 that he had experienced “doors opening, footsteps and knocks,” adding, “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.”
The house last sold in 2019 for $439,000 to a family who described themselves as paranormal investigators and hosted events at the site and rented rooms overnight for people eager for a scare.
Before that, the previous owners did not complain about ghosts, but about fans of the movie who showed up at all hours and trespassed on the property.