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Ghost Hunter Investigating Real-Life Conjuring House Left With Mystery Illness After Visit

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Ghost Hunter Investigating Real-Life Conjuring House Left With Mystery Illness After Visit

A paranormal investigator who was given the task of finding out what is going on at the house from The Conjuring found himself in over his head when whatever dwells therein left him feeling physically sick.

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Zak Bagans, who is the head of the investigative team for the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures show, was obviously shaken after his time in the 300-year-old Harrisville Farmhouse, which provided the inspiration for the horror film.

Bagans, alongside team members Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley, clearly got the fright of their lives after entering the Rhode Island home that formerly belonged to the Perron Family.

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Speaking to People at the time the show was broadcast, the 42-year-old ghost hunter said: "This house made me sick, and I did not recover from this investigation for about three weeks. It took everything out of me. My body wasn't functioning right. My balance. This place is haunted by something I believe is very ancient.

The Ghost Adventures team 'felt ill' after their investigation into the Conjuring house. Credit: Travel Channel
The Ghost Adventures team 'felt ill' after their investigation into the Conjuring house. Credit: Travel Channel

Bagans' cameras were the first allowed into the home in 15 years. He continued: "As an investigator, this is the ultimate place to go because of the history.

"Being able to get inside of the house and back inside of this case, reopen these files, learn some things that people don't know about this investigation, was just an absolute thrill."

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Over their multiple-day investigation, Bagans said he and his team experienced 'some really incredible things'. He added: "When we were using infrared binoculars, we captured this black mass blocking the light and the window of the house.

"I fear for the family that lives there if it progresses.

The events of The Conjuring were partly based on real life. Credit: New Line Cinema
The events of The Conjuring were partly based on real life. Credit: New Line Cinema

"I know it's a thrill to buy the house and live there, but they need to be very aware of what they could potentially be dealing with."

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The reason the house from The Conjuring has gripped people's attention is because the movie is based on real events the Perron family say actually happened. It started off with them seeing things move around the home, items going walkabouts or missing altogether, and spotting ghostly apparitions around the house.

It then turned out that eight generations of another family had lived in the house. That is, until a remarkable number of them died in mysterious or suspicious circumstances.

Doesn't seem like them crucifixes have helped much. Credit: New Line Cinema
Doesn't seem like them crucifixes have helped much. Credit: New Line Cinema

Strange drownings, murders and suicides all around. Horror movie gold, basically.

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That's before we get to the instances of alleged demonic possession, occultism and satanism that allegedly took place there.

Speaking to TV Guide about the filming of the forthcoming documentary, which is out on - of course - October 31, Zak said: "I was beyond excited. I mean this is an iconic investigation, but I was also a little bit nervous because when we got there s*** got real serious, real quick."

Featured Image Credit: Travel Channel

Topics: TV and Film, Horror, US News, US Entertainment, Weird

Tom Wood
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