The Haunted House That Inspired ‘The Conjuring’ Lists in Rhode Island
In 2013’s The Conjuring, the terrifying film is full to the brim of frightful imagery. But did you know that the story and backdrop reflects a real place? Now, just in time for Halloween, the famous haunted house that inspired the franchise is on the market, sitting on 8.5 acres in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Asking just $1.2 million, you can find out for yourself if the stories are true.
It was in the 1800s that rumored witch Bathsheba Sherman lived in the home. In the centuries since, however, her presence is said to have remained, as legend has it. The Conjuring is based on a conglomeration of experiences at the address from over the years, which famous ghosthunters Ed and Lorraine Warren confirmed did happen after being hired to rid the home of spirits in the 1970s.
The current caretakers continue to witness happenings today. While this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, they run a business out of the home, renting it overnight to paranormal researchers and doing tours for those whose curiosity brings them here.
But should you seek Bathsheba as a roommate rather than a business venture, the home is ready for your spooky stay. The fourteen-room farmhouse counts 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Wood is everywhere—the floors (even in the bathrooms), the ceilings, the walls, and even the toilet seats.
It seeps New England charm, though its walls may hold much more than that. The Blackstone Team of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.