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'The Conjuring' House Sells For $1.5m

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'The Conjuring' House Sells For $1.5m

The house that's believed to have inspired horror franchise The Conjuring has been sold for a staggering amount of money.

The film series follows a fictionalised version of the Perron family and their time with paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

And while the Rhode Island farmhouse – located at 1677 Round Top Road, Burrillville – wasn't featured in the films, it was home to the real-life Perron family, who were said to have been haunted for years by wild and inconceivable paranormal activity.

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The Rhode Island house dates back to around 1826, and recently sold for 27 percent above the asking price, fetching $1.52 million (£1.2m) after Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty put it on the market, Forbes reports.

The house is said to have a history of murder, rape, suicide, and ghostly figures visiting residents.

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When the sellers, Jenn and Cory Heinzen, first moved in, they told the Wall Street Journal they spent four months living in just one room.

"It was a sign of respect for the spirits, letting them get used to us instead of barging in," Cory said.

Still, it seems that's not enough to put off the new owner, who paid above and beyond the asking price for it.

The Heizens used to rent out the property to wannabe paranormal investigators and guests, and it's believed to have been sold to a Boston real-estate developer named Jacqueline Nuñez, Deadline reports, who had to meet one request from the sellers: not to live in the house for the buyer's own good.

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The Rhode Island house that inspired The Conjuring films. Credit: Sotheby's
The Rhode Island house that inspired The Conjuring films. Credit: Sotheby's

Nuñez plans to host events at the property with the Perron family, and said she's 'not afraid of the house'.

Speaking to the Providence Journal last year, Andrea Perron – of the actual Perron family – who moved into the house with her parents and four sisters when she was 12, said her mother was 'under attack in that house for 10 years'.

Andrea's family weren't ones to believe in ghosts, initially. However, when they moved in on 11 January, 1971, 'things happened right away', she said.

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Andrea said she saw a full-bodied apparition that looked so real she 'said good morning to him'.

"I always got along with the spirits right from the start," she added. "I had moments of fear because I saw what was happening to my mom and to my family."

Inside the Rhode Island that inspired The Conjuring. Credit: Sotheby's
Inside the Rhode Island that inspired The Conjuring. Credit: Sotheby's

The family left the farmhouse when Andrea was 21, though she said she still feels drawn to it sometimes. She said: "Every now and then, it just reaches out to me and says, 'Come home'."

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As for the the sale of the house, Andrea had few, but ominous, words to say: "I don't need to own it. It owns me."

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Featured Image Credit: Sotheby's/Alamy

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, US News

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