The Real Conjuring House

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

The Real House from The Conjuring movie

The real Conjuring House, from the film The Conjuring, is the real-life location of “The Harrisville Hauntings,” which was built in 1736 and originally sat on 200 acres of farmland. The 14-room structure is a farmhouse and is often referred to as the “Old Brook Farm” or “Old Arnold Estate.” The Conjuring was based on the true story of the haunting of the Perron family who lived at the farmhouse for 10 years during the 70s.

The Old Arnold Estate

The Old Arnold Estate was owned by the Arnold family through eight generations of their family. During that time, the family endured many tragedies over the years and many of their ghosts are said to still haunt the property.

Deaths at the Estate

Many hardships befell the Arnold family and several deaths are reported to have happened on these many acres.

  • John Arnold’s wife is alleged to have hanged herself in the Arnold Barn at the age of 93.
  • John Arnold was said to have hanged himself in the attic in the 1700s.
  • 11-year-old Prudence Arnold was tragically murdered on the property and the crime went unsolved.
  • 2 people drowned in the creek on the property.
  • It is also said that 4 men were found frozen to death on the haunted property.
  • Bathsheba Sherman is said to have hanged herself on the property. Her spirit is known to be malevolent and spiteful.

Bathsheba Sherman

Many studies, stories, and allegations have come of the hauntings at the Conjuring House. Most notable is the story of Bathsheba Sherman who is rumored to have practiced witchcraft, is described as an evil woman who beat farmworkers and was responsible for deaths of several children who were under her watch. Unconvicted of her crimes, it is said that she hung herself on the property in a deal with the Devil.

Evil Spirits of the Conjuring House

While there are many reports of paranormal activity at the Conjuring House, not all were reported as ill-spirited. There were nice spirits that smelled of flowers that kissed the kids goodnight, as well as a young boy that would push cars around the room. “Manny” is said to be the ghost of Johnny Arnold who the young children loved. The Perrons also tell of the spirit of Bathsheba as one of the worst of the entities. Some ghosts, or maybe demons, would pull the kid’s hair and legs at night. Others would make the entire house shake with their banging. Even then, there is a spirit the Perron’s won’t even speak about. They say very little to this day about this unmentionable ghost. It’s said that this male spirit was the vilest of them all and it was so wicked they remain quiet to even mention it.

A look into the story of The Conjuring

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.

Current Owners of The Conjuring House

The current owners of the Conjuring house are Cory and Jennifer Heinzen who purchased the home in June 2019 from Norma Sutcliffe. Norma is said to have a host of paranormal experiences at the old farmhouse. From walls shaking to orb sightings. Norma even claims to have seen an apparition of an elderly woman dressed in white gliding through the home, but nothing near the wickedness that the Perron family saw.

While the new owners, who are open to the fame they’ve acquired with this paranormal purchase, have said they’ve already begun to experience small unexplained phenomena from doors opening by themselves and lights flickering.

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.

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22 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

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