While you couldn’t pay most people enough money to spend a night in the haunted The Conjuring house, one person has forked out well over a million quid to own the damn thing. Check out the creepy listing below:
That being said, the new owner won’t even have the chance to check out the ghosts that are believed to haunt the property as she’s agreed to follow the seller’s advice – not living in the home for her own good.
Countless paranormal occurrences have been reported at the 1826 home over the years, with many believing it’s haunted by the spirit of Bathsheba Sherman, who lived there back in the 19th century.
You may recognise that name as it’s the same as the antagonist in James Wan’s 2013 horror film, which was inspired by the hauntings at this very house.
Other names you may recognise from the film are Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were real life paranormal investigators and founders of the oldest ghost hunting team in New England.
According to the Mott & Chace Sotheby’s listing for the property: “In the 1970’s, the Warrens were hired to rid the home of its evil. They have confirmed that the events depicted in The Conjuring franchise did transpire.”
Despite sounding like pure nightmare fuel for most, when the two-storey, fourteen-room farmhouse located in Burrillville, Rhode Island, went up for sale last year it received a lot of interest.
So much so that it sold for $1.52 million (£1.2m), significantly more than its $1.2 million (£950,000) asking price.
Real-estate developer Jacqueline Nuñez, 58, beat out competition from more than ten other offers on the property. And while she paid a hefty price, she’s agreed not to stay in the home.
Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, she said: “This is a very personal purchase for me. When it hit the market, I thought, ‘This is a property that enables people to speak to the dead'.”
That’s certainly a nice way of putting it.
The sellers, Jenn and Cory Heinzen, were equally as respectful – as paranormal investigators themselves, they told the publication that they spent four months in one room in order to let any spirits ‘get used to us instead of barging in’.
During their time there they experienced some strange occurrences, including a shadowy figure appearing at their bedroom door, with Cory adding: “Once we realised we were both awake and both seeing it, it was gone.”
The pair have made a pretty penny from the home, having bought it for just $439,000 (£350,000) back in 2019.
As for the new owner, Jacqueline said she plans on hosting events there, telling the Journal: “I’m not afraid of the house… ask me again in a year.”
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