The Real Conjuring House

1677 Round Top Road, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830, United States

In December of 1970, the Perron Family of northwestern Rhode Island was in dire need of a home for their growing family. Roger and Carolyn Perron, together with their five young daughters, found a perfect and quite overly spacious ten-bedroom farm-style house situated in the village of Harrisville that is found within the town of Burrillville. Carolyn refused to move at Christmas and wanted to wait until the first week of January 1971 to move the family so that their new year could start with a new home. Everything seemed so picturesque to the Perrons at that moment that it would be hard to imagine years later when eldest daughter Andrea would be asked just how soon after moving in did the paranormal activity start? Her answer would be chilling in its simplicity, “about five minutes.”

The Real Conjuring House

The Perron Family

The Real House From The Conjuring Movie

Moving day for the Perrons came during a terrible snowstorm in which there was a flurry of snowflakes and tightly packed boxes in constant motion. Amongst the commotion, former owner, a Mr. Kenyon, was moving the last of his belongings out of the house as another stiff-looking gentleman observed him. Daughter Andrea was tasked to taking a box to her mother in the kitchen, only to ask who the man was behind Mr. Kenyon. Carolyn sweetly informed her daughter that nobody was there in the immediate area with Mr. Kenyon and she was imagining things. Her other siblings, Nancy, Christine, Cindy, and April followed suit into the kitchen with boxes and pale expressions on their faces. When asked why they all looked troubled, they meekly offered up that, “the man in the living room with Mr. Kenyon just disappeared!”

As if a daytime paranormal activity wasn’t enough, the children began experiencing phenomena at night. Chief among the most terrifying occurred with one of the littlest girls, Cindy. Within the first week, she was awoken to the sound of whispers all over her bedroom. Alone in the dark, she bolted down the hall to her sister Andrea’s room and asked if she could stay in there. When asked what was happening, Cindy explained that there were people whispering all over her room and that she got scared. Feeling safe with Andrea she confided that all whispering voices said the exact same thing, “that there are seven dead soldiers buried in the walls!”

The Real Conjuring House

The Real Conjuring House Today

Roger and Carolyn were also becoming slowly exposed to the increasing paranormal activity within the home. Carolyn herself had become, if anything, subject to a more playful form of activity involving a broom. While tidying up any room adjacent to the kitchen, she would often hear the strong sweeping sound of broom bristles against the tile kitchen floor. She would check the kitchen and find nobody there, just the broom leaning against the wall. Carolyn would disappear only moments later to hear the sound again and check, only the broom would be on the other side of the kitchen! Roger noticed the uptick in chatter among his daughters about the spirits they saw in the house, warranting a deeper look into the past of the house.

The house was initially constructed all the way back in 1736, predating the Revolutionary War by forty years, making it a true Colonial-era home. Owned by eight generations of an extended family over many decades, light history into the home revealed no sinister occult practices or deaths. The Perrons naturally reached a breaking point and in 1973, husband and wife paranormal investigator duo Ed and Lorraine Warren were brought in to help. Lorraine was a self-professed clairvoyant who is reported to have picked up on the name “Bathsheba” in connection with the supernatural activity.

Bathsheba Sherman

Bathsheba Sherman was a local area woman, who despite never living on the property, had developed an ominous reputation during the mid-1800s. Her baby had been found dead with a sewing needle jammed into the base of its skull. The ritualistic overtone and morbidity of the infanticide had her thoroughly questioned by law enforcement but was never charged with the crime. Needless to say in this small hamlet, the association with her child seemed to have unfairly tainted her name. The true reason behind the infant’s death was never discovered, needless to say, this name kept appearing to Lorraine in her clairvoyance. Added to this scenario was the twisted demonic appearance of an entity in the form of a woman in blackened clothing, with a foul smell, sharp jagged teeth, and her head cruelly twisted off to the side of her neck that had appeared with frequency to the Perron children.

Ed & Lorraine Warren - The Conjuring Paranormal Investigators

Ed and Lorraine Warren

Some paranormal theorists long believed that Bathsheba Sherman was responsible for the activity on the Perron Family property and was the ghastly figure that the children kept seeing. However, there was never a formal connection at any time tying Bathsheba to the historical Arnold Farm, as it was long called. Ed and Lorraine Warren were able to secure a Catholic priest to come and formally bless the house and Carolyn in particular. She had taken to wearing vintage turn of the century dresses, and using archaic language. The Warrens believed her not to be possessed but rather oppressed which is a smaller demonic foothold that can lead to possession. It involves emotionally wrecking a person coupled with slight physical disturbances in an effort to funnel them into possession. However, the blessing was for naught as it had quickly turned into a seance in which religious provocation was used to bring out whatever demonic entity lurked in the home so it could then be vanquished from the physical world and sent back to an abyss in Hell.

This seance was performed in the dining room with Carolyn present, before long a spiritual doorway was opened up and whatever entity came through had evil intentions. It had set its sights on Carolyn in particular, and soon she was possessed briefly for a few minutes speaking in an unidentified language as her eyes maliciously rolled around. Without warning her body began to levitate inches off the ground before bending in half and being thrown an estimated twenty feet away into the adjacent parlor. When she was tended, whatever possessed her briefly left, setting its sights on the spirits in the home. The Perron daughters often mentioned the spirits they’d seen and heard speak, but the powerful entity that came through in the seance actually subdued the spirits in the Perron home.

Evil Spirits of the Conjuring House

After the seance, nearly a year passed without any activity inside the home. Then late one evening eldest daughter Andrea found her mother rambling in the parlor area, confessing an unbelievable sight. Carolyn had walked into the dining room to see a large family in late 18th Century clothing seated around the dining room table eating. Their spirits bristled and ate without any odd behavior until a man seated at the table turned his gaze to Carolyn, and nudged the people at the table pointing to her. Their faces expressed total shock and before long they faded away. One of the most unknown aspects of this now modern haunting had been revealed to Carolyn; that their home stood trapped on top of some sort of supernatural portal. She realized that she appeared as a spirit to the family she saw, and their presence was vice versa. With that unexpected knowledge, Carolyn began slowly to piece her and her family’s life back together.

People have always wondered, but financial limits are what kept the Perron Family inside the home for nearly ten years before they found the funds to move away to a new farmhouse in Georgia. Close to a year after moving, Lorraine Warren contacted Carolyn Perron about the possibility of telling her full story in a book so as to warn others about the dangers of paranormal activity in a home. Carolyn demurred and insisted that she and her family had moved past this and were starting over, but promised to discuss the issue with her husband and told Lorraine to call her back the next day.

Carolyn then went to do the family’s laundry, when suddenly the laundry room door became unhinged and fell and hit her from behind. She was diagnosed with having not only a concussion but a dislocated shoulder as well. When Lorraine made good on her promise and called Carolyn the next day, she was informed that the Perrons would not be telling their story. To Carolyn, she was fearful that reminiscing about the experience on the farm would somehow bring about the vicious paranormal activity that they had worked so hard to escape. In 2007, it was eldest daughter Andrea who felt that the world itself had been matured and become savvy enough to handle stories about paranormal experiences. Along with occasional input from her mother, she wrote a trilogy of books based on experiences inside the home.

The Real Conjuring House

The Perron Family

Roger and Carolyn eventually separated with each living in different states while the daughters all grew up to lead successful and independent lives. As for the home? It has exchanged ownership over the years and recently was purchased by an area couple who hosted Ghost Adventures lead investigator Zak Bagans to a long summer stay. Bagans was compelled to leave the home after feeling, “like something was drawing the life out of me….my body wasn’t functioning right and it took three weeks to recover.” Demonic entity? Ghosts lingering inside a spiritual ethereal plane? Time portal property with ties to a supernatural force? One thing is for certain, the Conjuring House has officially been added to American haunted house lore joining the ranks of Amityville, the Haunting in Connecticut, and Entity House as classic examples of domestic hauntings.

Where is the Real Conjuring House?

The house and property that The Conjuring movie was based on are located at 1677 Round Top Road in Harrisville, Rhode Island. The house sits on The Old Brook Farm which was originally part of a 200-acre farm.

Respect Current Owners Privacy

With the fame and success of the Conjuring film, we should remind everyone to respect the owners’ privacy. Several trespassers have been reported and the occupants, both of this world and in-between, should be afforded their well-deserved peace. We stress individuals to mind the Heinzen’s privacy out of respect for the law and their livelihood.

Posted in Haunted Places, Most Haunted Places in America and Real Haunts

41 Reviews

  1. Lor billington

    I wish someone would look into the history or anything of the sains house in melrose new mexico it was bad my family fled leaving everything behind it attempted to follow us to a brand new house in phoenix az but left us alone. This house was 3 houses put together even the town sheriff in the 70s wouldnt go near it.

    May 21, 2017 at 7:39 am
  2. Scott Lafleur

    I live 20 minutes from here. Drive by once in a while.

    August 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  3. Kayla

    Are you allowed to visit here?

    January 13, 2018 at 11:22 am
    1. admin

      No. The owners ask for privacy. You could reach out for permission, but it’s unlikely since they probably get a ton of requests.

      January 23, 2018 at 4:16 pm
  4. Rethema James

    Just wondering how it’s like living a total “Scary,Freaky,and also a lot of questions on how it’s LikeThat?!!?” Wow just UNBELIVEABLE!!😬😮🤔

    January 24, 2018 at 12:43 pm
  5. Julie Hilfiker

    Loved these three books. Andrea Perron gets a little too philosophical at times, but she (and her family) puts a lot of thought and insight into their experiences. My family and I lived in a haunted home built by John Jackson in 1848. Most of our experiences were harmless (books coming off shelves in the library, orbs in photographs, sightings of children and a woman in the hall and stairs, etc.) We had a couple of more disturbing experiences (our bedroom door slamming in the middle of the night and no one hearing it except those in the room, water damage to a computer where no water was available, the dryer door opening on its own, etc.), but nothing near as frightening as what the Perrons experienced. Good read. Would love to be able to meet the family.

    February 5, 2018 at 2:01 am
  6. Rosann

    I’ve been asking for years….zebrowski house on boston ave bpt. Ct 06605. Ive seen spirts…heard walking up basement stairs. Finance called me and shot himself while i was talking to him. He died. He and his brother saw a devil in his closet….he sleep on the couch untill the night he killed himself.

    February 14, 2018 at 5:05 pm
  7. pickles

    One of my dear friends lives on part of the original property and he encounters some questionable things at his house from time to time. No doubt that this house is haunted.

    May 14, 2018 at 10:14 am
  8. Kevin

    @Lor Billington, I have been looking into the place in New Mexico that you mentioned, but i cant seem to find anything about it. In fact, to be totally honest with you, i cant even find it on Google Maps.

    August 25, 2018 at 3:45 pm
  9. Anne

    Are you allowed to drive by and take a pic, Not getting out of car or disturbing anyone? Thank you!

    October 8, 2018 at 5:49 am
    1. admin

      I imagine that’s possible if it’s not on a private road.

      October 8, 2018 at 7:41 am
  10. kazy

    There is no evidence to support that the malevolent spirit that they refer to as Bathsheba Sherman was actually her. The Perrons didn’t name this spirit, Lorraine Warren did. She claimed to have had a psychic vision of who it was and yet the historical documents do not support it. Even Andrea Perron said she didn’t know who it was. Before you make a monster out of a dead woman, it would be prudent to research if the facts bear out the accusations against her. I can see where Lorraine Warren would assume it was her based on her “association” of the child who was in Bathsheba’s care having died. But she was acquitted and tried and judged guilty in the court of public opinion and we all know how judgmental neighbors can be making assumptions about other people’s character. There was a malevolent spirit who went after Carolyn Perron, but no one really knows for sure that it was Bathsheba. It could have been anyone from the Arnold family.

    October 12, 2018 at 2:09 pm
  11. Reena

    I just came from driving by this house.. a lot of do not trespass and security cameras.. I always wanted to see this house but Danm snow plow was behind my truck couldn’t even get a pics.

    February 21, 2019 at 10:17 am
  12. Samiam

    Love the movie!!

    March 2, 2019 at 11:41 am
  13. Anthiny west

    Wow

    March 11, 2019 at 8:01 am
  14. Ken

    A new family just bought the place and confirm it is still haunted. They knew what they were getting into and intend to do some tours

    July 16, 2019 at 9:21 am
  15. Amanda

    when are you going to open it for the public and how much is it going to cost

    September 26, 2019 at 9:15 am
  16. LaSonya Manning

    Can you find out when its open to the public, I see that the new owners will have tours soon, but when

    September 26, 2019 at 5:31 pm
    1. admin

      Nothing is official yet.

      September 28, 2019 at 4:24 pm
  17. Alejandro the killer :v

    Todavia sigen ahi?se iran?el spiritu esta intentando echarlos?

    October 14, 2019 at 10:23 am
    1. admin

      A los propietarios parece gustarles los fantasmas. Se estan quedando.
      Apologies for my poor Spanish. I’m using Translate.

      October 15, 2019 at 10:05 am
  18. Dennis A. Smith

    I live in Rhode Island and would love to tour this house should the new owners begin doing so.

    November 2, 2019 at 8:21 pm
  19. Diane

    Zak Bagans of “Ghost Adventures” and his crew did a 2 hour investigation on 10/31/19. They had Andrea Perron there. Also, the TV show “Kindred Spirits” investigated the house on 01/11/20, and the whole Perron family (minus the Mom, Carolyn Perron) was there along with Psychic Medium Chip Coffey, and the new owners, Cory and Jennifer Heinzen. Lots of paranormal evidence collected during both shows.

    January 12, 2020 at 7:06 am
  20. Lauren

    I’m fascinated by this whole entire story. Im reading H.O.D.H.O.L now. It took me alittle time to get use to Andreas style of writting but its a great read! I watch her talking videos on YouTube and she says dont listen to the movie. Believe her book NOT the movie.

    January 18, 2020 at 4:53 pm
  21. Sarah Ashworth

    Is it open to the public yet?

    January 26, 2020 at 7:06 pm
  22. daniel dunkley

    this story really intrigues me I’m anxious to see the house for myself

    January 27, 2020 at 10:50 am
  23. Alexis Wilson

    I would really love to visit this house someday with a few of my friends, I just watched the Ghost Adventures episode on the home and I’m eager to visit the place for myself but the owners want their privacy which is understandable, and if they ever let people visit, I have to go and see it for myself.

    January 31, 2020 at 10:52 am
  24. Patricia L Dillon

    Noting 3:58 seconds into this video there is a shadow person on the left near window, super creepy. Would be interested in research and some investigation .

    February 2, 2020 at 7:51 am
  25. Keith Johnson

    I was one of the original investigators when the Perron family lived there, prior to the Warrens’ intervention. In fact it was our group (P.I.R.O. based at Rhode Island College) that first alerted our friends Ed and Lorraine to the situation, and they arrived at the Round Top Road house to assist us on our case there. The 3 main original investigators were Donna Eisenstadt, Carl Johnson and myself. You may have seen my brother Carl and me on the 2 hr. Halloween Ghost Adventures episode filmed at the house.

    February 7, 2020 at 8:12 pm
  26. Keith Johnson

    @Kazy, thank you for defending Bathsheba. The apparition that
    Carolyn Perron experienced in her bedroom on an early August morning in 1973 was attired in period clothing of a style long before the time that Bathsheba Thayer Sherman Green lived, and the apparition also spoke in archaic language that was used long before Bathsheba’s time. Also, Ed and Lorraine Warren had already been informed by us (P.I.R.O.) about the rumors concerning Bathsheba prior to their arrival at the Perron household.

    February 18, 2020 at 8:23 am
  27. Keith Johnson

    Personally, I have never believed that spirit to have been of human origin.

    February 18, 2020 at 8:29 am
  28. Jot

    Just watched that episode very crazy Keith — I really enjoyed that — would really love to get into investigating

    February 20, 2020 at 7:21 pm
  29. Rebecca

    I have seen pictures of it currently and I believe it was featured on the Syfy Paranormal series Ghost Hunters featuring Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes back in 2005. I remember that episode and the Warren’s nephew was a guest investigator on that episode.

    March 6, 2020 at 12:44 pm
  30. be

    Esto es realmente interesante

    March 7, 2020 at 9:37 pm
  31. Sandeep

    Is there way you can go and see house at least from outside ??

    March 15, 2020 at 7:54 pm
  32. Cory H.

    I agree with Keith in regards to the legend of Bathsheba haunting the property. There’s no physical evidence we can find to support that claim. However with that said, we also cannot say that it’s not. Just because we cannot physically support a claim, doesn’t mean it’s not true. Science has proven that time and time again (the discovery of the giant squid is a perfect example) Its going to take time to try and uncover what’s truly going on at the home. But the house is open to overnight investigations at this point. We are in the process of looking into daytime tours, but nothing is set as of yet.

    April 7, 2020 at 6:17 am
  33. Maria

    Omg that’s freaking crazy i hope Annabelle is nice now she just wanted to be loved but nobody have her love that’s why she was mean I if she’s mean I hope she doesn’t escape it gives me the chills to think about it

    June 19, 2020 at 4:03 pm
  34. Becky

    Any word if people can take pictures of the property?

    June 30, 2020 at 8:37 pm
    1. admin

      I don’t believe it’s that accessible. The new owners may not allow it, but they are open to tours I believe.

      July 10, 2020 at 2:21 pm
  35. Kitty

    They allow it actually this month we’re going to stay one night I guess we get the place to ourselves it’s 125.00 a night i will have another review and stars

    August 30, 2020 at 6:23 am
  36. Connie Lentz

    I work with Nancy the once little girl who was terrorized I talked with her abit and she said the spirits lurk behind the upstairs fireplace and they have coneheads can’t wait to see her again and talk with her about the experience she was 10 years old when she lived in that house.

    October 19, 2020 at 9:11 am

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