Rhode Island’s ‘Conjuring House’ Offering ‘Ghamping’ Experience
One of America’s most notorious haunted houses is right in our own backyard, and The Conjuring House in Harrisville, Rhode Island is now giving you the chance to stay in their backyard.
The farmhouse made famous by the 2013 blockbuster film The Conjuring is now not only offering the chance to visit the inside and look for ghosts, but also is introducing its latest opportunity for thrill-seekers: “ghamping.”
What is ghamping? It’s ghosts, plus camping – ghamping.
There are 20 dates available from June to October, in which you can rent out one of eight campsites on The Conjuring House property in what they’re calling “the ultimate paranormal outdoor adventure.” Quite a few of them tie into the Perron family, who lived on the property in the 1970s and whose experiences were documented in the original The Conjuring film.
The eight tents each sleep between three and four people, and it works out to a price of about $100 per person per night.
Each of the eight sites have been rated by a “Fright Factor” of one through 10 – although, considering it’s The Conjuring House, the lowest-level fright is still a six.
Starting with a Fright Factor 6 experience, there’s the “Extraterrestrial Portal,” where you can camp on part of the property where UFOs have been seen and captured on video. There’s also “The Playhouse,” a vintage 1968 Avion trailer, which is an opportunity to sleep in an actual bed while “roughing it” – yet one where you may also encounter some child spirits.
If you’re looking for a Fright Factor of eight, you can book “Seven Soldiers.” It’s based on when a spirit told young Cindy Perron that there were “seven dead soldiers buried in the wall.” Almost 50 years later, ground-penetrating radar discovered five unmarked burial sites along the stone wall in the backyard. Maybe you’ll find the location of the other two?
There are also two Fright Factor 10 experiences out near the bridge, which bring you quite a distance from the house itself and from other campers.
It is out there where some of the strangest experiences have happened, from visions of a child’s demise to potential Bigfoot sightings.
No matter which you choose, you will be invited to bring your own ghost hunting equipment to try and chronicle your experiences. However, there are some rules that must be followed, which can all be found on The Conjuring House website.
It’s also important to note that taking part in these ghamping events does not get you access inside the farmhouse; to do that, you’ll need to book a house tour separately. Take a peek at some of our photos below, but they don't do justice to just how amazing the house is on the inside, and the fantastic history (and paranormal stories) you'll get from a tour guide there.