The couple originally from Mexico, Maine, claims they've been experiencing strange incidents in the house since day one, including opening doors, disembodied voices, and more.
Purchasing a house isn't exactly a decision to make lightly. Since it is an investment that requires a lot of thought and consideration, potential buyers usually spend a lot of time examining every nook and cranny of the property and it's also common practice to be informed about its history. However, a crazy history is exactly what motivated Cory and Jennifer Heinzen to make the wildest real-estate purchases ever. The couple, originally from Mexico, Maine, recently bought the real-life haunted house that became the inspiration for The Conjuring movie and they claim they've already experienced some really weird incidents in their new home.
Speaking to the Sun Journal, 40-year-old Cory claimed that the property in Burrillville, Rhode Island, is still dealing with some creepy happenings. "We had doors opening, footsteps and knocks. I've had a hard time staying there by myself. 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 in the house," said he. The infamous house that was built in 1736 was occupied by the Perron family in the 1970s. The family with 5 daughters had also experienced paranormal activity in the house.
Couple buys real 'Conjuring' house. Guess what happens https://t.co/lOfwkkIysa— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) July 12, 2019
They claimed the mysterious presence in the house "was playful at first, but then it started to become more sinister, more dark. Physical attacks, mystery illnesses," said Cory. The Perron family's claims are what prompted Ed and Lorraine Warren, famous Connecticut paranormal investigators, to investigate the house and whatever lived there with the family. What the Warrens experienced at the Harrisville house went on to inspire the 2013 horror hit The Conjuring, and the house has since attracted a lot of attention from horror fanatics like Cory.
...How much would someone have to pay YOU to live in this house? https://t.co/QjvBpmVOTL— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) July 11, 2019
"I've always been fascinated with the Warrens. It's just like a piece of paranormal history, this house," he revealed. Cory and his wife Jennifer now plan on fixing up the house while preserving its horror past, and open the property up to visitors and paranormal investigators later this year. "This whole journey has been both scary — for many reasons other than paranormal — and exciting all at once. I love that we have the opportunity to share the home with others," said Jennifer.
New owners of house that inspired 'The Conjuring' hope to open it to visitors https://t.co/kQ67pl2DF4— Providence Journal (@projo) July 10, 2019
However, those planning to visit the property would do well to be well informed on what they are getting themselves into. The Heinzens have experienced a lot more than opening doors and mysterious voices in the short while that they've owned the house. Speaking to NBC 10 WJAR, Cory said, "It's been very busy: doors opening and closing on their own, footsteps, knocking, the disembodied voices. Last night, we had a black mist in one of the rooms. It looks like smoke. It'll gather in one area and then it'll move."
Cory, who has been a paranormal investigator for about 10 years, first saw the infamous farmhouse last summer when he joined friend and paranormal investigator Bill Brock at the Ocean State ParaCon. Not long after, he saw the property listing online and the house immediately had his heart. "We immediately fell in love with it. Eight-and-a-half acres, a river in the back and a pond, it’s so serene down there, never mind the story behind the house, it’s a beautiful home. (Jennifer) honestly was more excited than I was, I think," he said.
New owner describes living in 'Conjuring' househttps://t.co/czFOjFHa6P— 💀STEVE 💀 (@HellRazorDlx) July 11, 2019
The Heinzens closed the sale on June 21 and his friend Brock now plans to spend the summer there, albeit with a few reservations. "My first reaction to the whole thing was like, 'No way, you're going to own 'The Conjuring' house!' I was just blown away. It's kind of like the new Amityville House. It is, to me, the pinnacle of haunted locations because you have the people who experienced these things still alive and they can still talk about it, they can still tell you the stories of what happened there. It makes me a little nervous for my own safety and it also makes me concerned for his as well. We're kind of opening ourselves up to the unknown," said Brock.