May 21, 2024

The History of the Conjuring House

In Harrisville, Rhode Island lies a 3,109 square-foot home on 8.5 acres in Burrillville, which is on the market for 1.2 million dollars. It is known as one of the most haunted houses in the U.S. It’s surrounded by stone walls, open fields, a river, and a forest. It was built in 1736.

There are two visitors of many, Abigal (Cook) Arnold is buried in the graveyard in Burrillville, she married when she was 19 to John Arnold and they had 14 children in 22 years. She passed away at the age of 93 from a natural illness. She remains in the house often, mainly in the basement where it’s the most haunted out of the whole house. She always warns guests to “get out” and tells them to visit with respect. There’s also another spirit who remains in the house Matthew K. He’s known as the inquisitive spirit. He was married at the time when he passed at the age of 27. He likes to wander around the house when guests are there, mainly in the living room.

In 1970, the Perron family went to the house a year before they moved in. Carolyn Perron, the mother of Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cindy, and April and wife of Roger Perron, noticed that the home and farm looked like retrospect. They moved in December of 1970 and moved out in June of 1980. The day they moved in they noticed paranormal encounters until they moved to Georgia. A part of that place still lives in them to this day.

Pictures would fall off the wall, and every night it would get cold. The family ended up sleeping downstairs with the TV on because everyone would get scared. No matter how many times they would turn the TV back on, it would always shut off on its own.

Most of the spirits were harmless, unlike Bathsheba.

“Whoever the spirit was, she perceived herself to be mistress of the house and she rested the competition my mother posed for that position.”

The spirits would sometime stink of rotten flesh and beds would rise off the floor at times. Bathsheba lived in the house during the 1800s, and every single member who lived there had passed. It was rumored that she was involved in the child’s death next door, and no trial took place. She is buried in a nearby Baptist cemetery in downtown Harrisville.

Ed and Lorraine Warren made a visit to the home to investigate. Lorraine tried to contact some spirits, and while she did that Carolyn began speaking a different tongue and rose in the chair off the ground. The eldest daughter and child, Andrea witnessed it all.

“I thought I was going to pass out,” Andrea said. “My mother began speaking a language not of this world in a voice not her own. Her chair levitated and she was thrown across the room.”

The catholic priest was called in, but Ed did the exorcism himself.

Today the Perron family lives in Georgia, and Andrea published a book about what happened while she and her family lived in the house. “House of darkness house of light”. Cory and Jennifer Heinzen live in the conjuring house, but they only sleep in one room because the entire house is still haunted to this day. Guests come often and when they do, Cory tells them that the basement is most haunted, where Youtubers Sam and Colby tried contacting the soldiers that were trapped down there and all over the property.

“I don’t have the feeling of anything evil, (but) it’s very busy. You can tell there’s a lot of things going on…”

“Our family lived among the dead for a decade. The farm, known to us as the old Arnold Estate, was where we all came to understand that we are not alone and there is something beyond our mortal existence, though none of us can tell you precisely what is or where we go after death.”

Andrea Perron