Why the ‘Conjuring’ house fetched a supernaturally high price of $1.5 million

The infamous home that inspired 2013 horror film ‘The Conjuring’ sold for a preternaturally high price on Thursday.

The buyer is Jacqueline Nunez, a Boston real estate developer, who paid $1.5 million for the rustic Rhode Island farmhouse that is allegedly haunted. Nuñez, who offered far more than the $1.2 million list price, plans to continue running the 3,100-square-foot house as a business where paranormal investigators can spend the night and the public can tour the property.

Sellers are paranormal investigators Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, who bought the home in 2019 for just $439,000. They claimed to have seen unexplained flashes of light and heard voices, footsteps and knocks inside the house, which was built in 1836.

The Heinzens have listed it on Airbnb as an attractive option for visiting paranormal investigators. They told the the wall street journal they were selling the property due to Cory’s health issues and the stress of running a business while owning another home in Maine.

Frightening events were reported at home in the early 1970s, when Caroline and Roger Perron and their five daughters lived there.

A girl claimed to have seen her mother levitate in a chair and then thrown into the air during a session. The clocks mysteriously stopped at 3:07 a.m. and the family dog, who refused to enter the house, was found dead in the garden.

The family invited paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to look into the terrifying events, but the Perrons finally left home in 1980.

“It’s magic”, my daughter Andrea Perron said of the house in a Interview with the BNC. “It’s a portal cleverly disguised as a farm. These are several dimensions, which interact simultaneously.

The Heinzens listed the three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home in Burrillville, about 30 minutes northwest of Providence, in September. But they weren’t just looking any Buyer. They insisted on interviewing potential buyers to ensure that the new owners would continue to open the house to paranormal investigators. And they stipulated that the new owners do not live in the house, for their own protection.

Despite the demands, the couple “had many offers on the property and very, very competitive offers and interests from all over the world,” says Bethany Tourbillon of Coldwell Banker Realty in Providence. Eddy was one of the real estate agents who represented Nuñez in the case.

The sellers were “really looking for the buyer they thought would be a perfect fit to be the stewards of this property,” Eddy adds.

Nuñez says she immediately got in touch with the Heinzens and the house.

“When I saw the property advertised last September, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I have to have this house,'” Nuñez said during a facebook live Thursday. “Then when I came to visit it was just pointed out that I had to be the owner.”

The Heinzens would continue to be involved with the house, helping to organize investigations there.

“It makes this whole process so much easier knowing that we don’t have to leave and never come back,” Jennifer Heinzen said on the livestream. “We can still be a part of it and help see it grow. That’s the best part.

Nuñez told the Journal she could see the house becoming a center of learning where visitors could connect with spirits. These may be deceased family members and friends.

The house is “a unique amplifier for our energy, our attitudes and our beliefs,” Nuñez told the Journal. “If your end goal is to be terrified, this can be effective. Or if you’re going there to get in touch with a loved one, it can also be useful for you.

For Eddy, this was a “special” transaction. She says she got “interesting feelings” about the property, sensing the alleged energy there.

“It’s such a unique property with such a special history, and there’s a unique energy about the property itself,” says Eddy.

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