For Sale: The Haunted House That Inspired The Conjuring
In the mid-19th century, as the story goes, a woman named Bathsheba Sherman wreaked some havoc on the townspeople of Burrillville, Rhode Island. This may or may not have included practicing witchcraft, beating her farmhands, and murdering a baby with a sewing needle.
After her death in 1885, Sherman apparently stuck around her farmhouse—and when Roger and Carolyn Perron moved in with their five daughters in the 1970s, she started wreaking havoc on them, too. The haunting was so severe that paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren got involved, and the entire debacle later served as the basis for the 2013 horror movie The Conjuring.
Though the movie was filmed elsewhere, the original house, known as the Arnold Estate, still stands. And for roughly $1.2 million, Bathsheba Sherman could be your new roommate.
As Patch.com reports, the estate most recently changed hands in 2019, when another married pair of paranormal investigators—Cory and Jennifer Heinzen—bought it and invited intrepid visitors to take tours and even conduct their own overnight investigations. There’s still a considerable amount of paranormal activity to witness. “Footsteps, knocks, we’ve had lights flashing in rooms,” Cory Heinzen told News Center Maine. “And when I say ‘lights flashing in rooms,’ it’s rooms that don’t have light in there to begin with.”
The two-story, 3109-square-foot abode boasts three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and an impressively terrifying basement. It sits on 8.5 acres of land, surrounded by dense trees and no neighbors close enough to hear your screams. If that sounds like a good time to you, feel free to make an offer through Redfin here.