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Couple Buys House That Inspired 'The Conjuring' And Say Weird Stuff Is Happening

I'm not really a believer in ghosts, but even I would raise an eyebrow at the idea of buying a house with a creepy history.

I want to feel comfortable in my own home and knowing that something awful happened there or that people had reported hauntings there previously would have most people questioning every creak.

But Cory and Jennifer Heinzen are clearly braver than I am.

The couple from Mexico, Maine, have bought an old farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island, specifically because of its creepy reputation.

You probably won't be surprised to learn that the person willing to buy a haunted house is a paranormal investigator by trade.

The house in question became famous in the 1970s.

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When the Perron family started experiencing strange and scary events in their farmhouse, which was built in the 1700s, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren looked into it and determined that a witch named Bathsheba Sherman was haunting them and had cursed the land.

If that sounds familiar, then you've probably seen the story in a movie.


The investigation and findings inspired the movie The Conjuring which came out in 2013 and has spawned a number of sequels.

Cory says that he's always been inspired by the Warrens.

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So when he saw that the house was for sale, he snatched it up right away.

But the couple doesn't intend to live there.

Which is good, because from day one, they say the house lived up to its creepy reputation.

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"We had doors opening, footsteps and knocks," Cory told 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."

"It’s just like a piece of paranormal history, this house," he said.

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And that's how the Heinzen's plan to treat it.

They want to restore and preserve it before opening it as a paranormal tourism site.

It'll probably be popular, since unofficial tourism has already been happening.

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In 2015 the house's former owners even sued Warner Bros. over how the film caused people to harass them and trespass on the property.

Those owners insisted that after living in the house since 1987, they had never had anything creepy happen.

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Having movie fans threaten to burn the house down to get rid of the "evil" in it was scarier than living there for two decades.

So perhaps the Heinzen family has the right idea here. They can preserve the place and allow fans to visit safely and legally.

And maybe, spookily.

h/t: Sun Journal