They will 'conduct paranormal investigations, seances, Ouija board sessions and invite some of the most respected luminaries in the paranormal community to share their most bone-chilling experiences from the house.'
In the last 10 years, we have come across some brilliant horror movies and some not so great ones. But the impact left behind by The Conjuring franchise can rarely be compared to any others. Part of what makes The Conjuring so terrifying is that the entire series is based on true events. Fans of horror rejoice, as the current owners of the house, which inspired the first spine-chilling Conjuring movie, are offering people the chance to investigate paranormal sightings from the comfort of their own homes. And now you can virtually tour the original house that served as an inspiration to the classic movie. From May 9-16, you can embrace your inner Ed and Lorraine Warren and watch how life unfolds in the house which is said to be filled with malevolent spirits.
According to a report by Slash Film, The Dark Zone will help with the 24-7 interactive live streaming event and it will document the lives of the Heinzens, who are the current owners of the house. The house is going to be set up with multiple cameras and other equipment so that the audience can enjoy a completely immersive experience. According to the website, they will “conduct paranormal investigations, seances, Ouija board sessions and invite some of the most well-known and respected luminaries in the paranormal community to pop in remotely and share their most bone-chilling experiences from the house.”
By paying $4.99, fans can access the live-stream for 24 hours and if you pay $19.99, you can have access to video streaming for the entire week. The Dark Zone has added that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the COVID-19 relief funds. A free live-stream preview can be viewed on May 8 at 8:00 PM EST. For some lucky early birds, discounted tickets will be available on May 1.
The Conjuring is based on the real-life hauntings of the Perron family, who after moving into the house in Harrisville, Rhode Island, fell prey to numerous terrible hauntings. The Perrons moved in during the winter of 1970 and after tolerating the spirits for about a decade, they moved out in June 1980. In The Conjuring movie, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren come to help the family, and with their expertise, they understand that the restless spirit of a witch had been making her presence known from beyond the grave.
While the house's haunted history might have turned away a lot of potential owners, all these alleged hauntings only made Cory Heinzen more fascinated. In a conversation with Press Herald last year, he said, "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.” Prior to the Heinzens, the house was owned by Norma Sutcliffe, who ended up suing Warner Bros. In 2015, after the house was turned into a tourist attraction, the case was settled in court.
This virtual event is definitely a safe and sure way to visit the famous location without worrying about experiencing the actual haunting.