The Conjuring and subsequent films of the franchise were based on a true story of a real house and a family’s experience there, and now, a couple has purchased the Rhode Island farmhouse only to discover it’s more real than they anticipated – weird, strange things keep happening in their home.
Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, a couple from Mexico, Maine, have purchased the home that was once owned by the Perron family that the spine-chilling 2013 movie The Conjuring and its sequels are based upon. It’s a true-life story that was investigated by the late world-renowned paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren.
The Rhode Island farmhouse was first built in 1736 and the Heinzens say they couldn’t be happier with it.
In an interview with the Sun Journal say they “immediately fell in love with it” adding that they love the fact that it has “eight-and-a-half acres, a river in the back and a pond, it’s so serene down there.”
For anyone who has seen The Conjuring movies, the first thought is: What were they thinking? Are they crazy?
The Heinzens say that after they started living in The Conjuring house, strange occurrences and weird happenings started taking place in their new home.
Naturally, it makes the thoughts of casual observers go from: “What were they thinking?” For buying it in the first place, to: “What did they expect?”
“We had doors opening, footsteps and knocks,” said Cory, 40, a former US Marine. “I’ve had a hard time staying there by myself.”
But Cory adds that he’s not necessarily afraid. “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.”
One cannot casually brush off the frightening events that have occurred in the home. Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, in a USA Today interview, told the news outlet that the horrific events that occurred in the house are indelibly burned into her memory. “The things that went on there were just so incredibly frightening,” Lorraine said. “It still affects me to talk about it today.”
Andrea Perron, who grew up in the house during the 1970s, said, “My mother began to speak a language not of this world in a voice not her own. Her chair levitated and she was thrown across the room.” Andrea added that witnessing the paranormal activity frightened her so badly, “I thought I was going to pass out.”
New owner Cory Heinzen is well aware of the home’s haunted history and acknowledges that the former residents experienced “physical attacks” and “mystery illnesses.”
“Whatever lived there with them, they claimed, ‘was playful at first,'” Heinzen added that the Perron family said, “‘but then it started to become more sinister, more dark.'”
The Rhode Island farmhouse was built in 1736. It’s first owners were the Arnold family and was known as the Arnold Estate. But the terrifying tales and malevolent hunting the house is best known for occurred after Roger Perron and his wife Carolyn purchased the then- 200-acre property and farmhouse in the winter of 1970.
At the time, the couple thought the house was the perfect place to raise their five daughters, whose names are: Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cynthia and April. But after the terrifying paranormal goings-on began to take their toll, after a decade later, it was too much to bear.
The family moved out in June 1980. The couple’s daughter, Andrea Perron, wrote a book about the experience of living in the home. In 2011, she self-published a book titled House of Darkness, House of Light, that The Conjuring films drew upon to bring reality into the subject matter.
The most recent previous owners, Norma Sutcliffe and Gerald Helfrich, who purchased the house in 1987, held the property before the Heinzens, sued Conjuring director James Wan, Warner Bros., and other producers over complaints that, as a consequence of the film, their property was being vandalized, invaded, and that they had found numerous objects affiliated with satanic cults on the property.
The case was settled in December 2017. Still, besides what bizarre stuff is going on inside the home, the Heinzens could experience some crazy stuff going on outside of it, especially after this and other widespread news reports bring attention their way.