Rhode Island’s Haunted ‘Conjuring House’ Sold for $1.5 Million to Boston Developer
The historic “Conjuring House” in Burrillville, Rhode Island, is about to get new residents, and these ones actually have a pulse.
The 1736 home was sold at a whopping $1.5 million, $300,000 over the asking price listed in September by Benjamin Kean and Ben Gugliemi of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.
In a Facebook Live video Thursday from the infamous living room of the house, widely believed to be hainted, Cory and Jenn Heinzen marked the official transfer of the property to its new owner.
"It's definitely a mix of emotions," Jenn said from the sofa, joined by family.
History of the Conjuring House
In the 1970s, the Perron family moved to 1677 Round Top Road in the village of Harrisville, and for the next decade, the family endured intense paranormal activity.
“Our family lived among the dead for a decade,” recalled Andrea Perron, whose parents bought the home.
Since then, the notoriously haunted house has been a destination for paranormal investigators and thrill-seekers, and the chilling story of the Perron family was brought to life on screen in the 2013 horror film "The Conjuring."
The Rise of The Home’s Stock
In 2019, the home sold for $440,000, but after the Heinzens helped turn the home into a paranormal business, the asking price shot up to $1.2 million.
The New Owners
Jacqueline Nuñez of Boston-based WonderGroup is the new owner.
"I know I have big shoes to fill, but I intend to do it," she said.
The good news, for paranormal seekers, is that the home will remain open for exploration. It is booked for overnight stays through the end of 2022. Day tours and ghost hunts will be offered at night for those who want to visit but don't necessarily have the courage -- or budget -- to rent out the property.
"I'm just being thrown in to kind of learn the ropes," the new owner said, noting that the Heinzens will still be very much involved with the home. "That's fine. I'll figure it out."
She also praised the Heinzens for their "amazing work" and all the love they've shown the property -- and its unseen residents -- since purchasing it a couple of years ago.
Well, you won’t catch me roaming that hellish property any time soon.
If the legend of the Perron family is even remotely true, I will gladly watch the adaptation on the television from the comfort of my safe couch.