‘The Conjuring’ haunted house sells for $1.52 million, but there’s one condition for new owner: The Tribune India

Los Angeles, May 29

The haunted house that inspired the popular horror movie franchise “The Conjuring” has been sold.

As one young woman noted at the start of ‘The Conjuring’, “It scares us just to think about it.”, she was talking about the elements that went into the film. But that statement also applies to the house price wars that are pushing housing skyward across the country.

In Rhode Island, that means the early 19th-century house that inspired the horror movie, but wasn’t filmed there, fetched a price 27% above asking price, recently selling for $1.52 million, reports ‘Deadline’.

For the uninitiated, the 2013 horror film is a fictionalized account of the Perron family and their work with paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The house has a history of murder, rape and suicide.

Apparently that’s not enough to deter buyers in this overheated market: the property’s listing says it is said to be haunted by the spirit of Bathsheba Sherman, who resided there in the 19th century.

According to ‘Deadline’, the 3,109 square foot home is located at 1677 Round Top Road in Burrillville. The sellers were paranormal investigators Jenn and Cory Heinzen, and they profited handsomely from the transaction. They bought the house for $439,000 in 2019.

The Heinzens reportedly spent four months staying in a room as a “show of respect for the spirits, letting them get used to us instead of bursting in,” they told the Wall Street Journal at the time of listing.

However, they received the visit of a character of black color.

“Once we realized we were both awake and we were both seeing it, it was gone,” Cory Heinzen told the publication.

The couple also heard footsteps and knocks, and even saw flashes of light in rooms that are not lit.

The publication reported that the new owner is a Boston real estate developer named Jacqueline Nunez, 58. She was one of more than 10 bids on the property. She agreed to respond to a unique request from the sellers: not to live in the house for the good of the buyer.

“This is a very personal purchase for me,” Nunez, who was represented by Ricardo Rodriguez and Bethany Eddy of Coldwell Banker Realty in Providence, told the Wall Street Journal.

“When it came on the market I was like, ‘This is a property that allows people to talk to the dead’.” She says she will be hosting events at home with the Perron family.

“I’m not afraid of home,” Nunez said, and added, “ask me again in a year.”

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