It’s October and that means it is spooky old house season!
House Crazy Sarah was surprised to see that the real-life The Conjuring movie house in Harrisville, Rhode Island, is on the market again – less than two years after it last sold.
She featured it on this blog in early 2020 and expected the new owners to live happily ever after in their lovely haunted house.
But alas, the spirit energy seems to have gotten too much for the young couple because they have recently listed the old farm for $1.2 million – three times what they paid for it in 2019!
The great thing about it being on the market again is that we get to see inside this amazingly preserved colonial-era home. There are some excellent listing photos this time, so have a look!
Built in 1736, the home has 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms in 3,109 square feet.
The true story of ‘The Conjuring’ started in this very house.
The Hollywood horror movie was based on accounts taken from former inhabitants of this fourteen-room house.
The decor has a few fun nods to various horror movies and the occult.
This poor house has been the site of many apparations but is said to be most haunted by the ghost of Bathsheba Sherman, who lived in the house in the 1800s.
The many haunting stories from this house have inspired dozens of books and movies – probably all on display in the well-stocked home library.
The home’s current owners have parlayed their haunted home into a unique business. They rent out rooms and do tours for curious thrill-seekers and they reportedly have the home booked with ghost-hunting guests through 2022.
No word on how lucrative their macabre business model has been, but it must be good if it is booked a year in advance.
Many paranormal researchers have investigated the home over the years – most notably Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Apart from the home’s movie & ghost notoriety, it is a well-preserved old house with some great original features.
The kitchen has some modern amenities but is a mish-mash of eras.
But it is nice to see that it hasn’t been totally gutted and sterilized.
The one bathroom pictured in the listing photos has had some updates but retains that dark, olde-world feeling that is so prevalent in this home.
The 3 bedrooms are pictured below…
If you are wondering why the current owners are selling so soon after buying the house, they told various media outlets that they are off-loading the house for “health” reasons.
But by the massive price increase, it seems they may be hoping to secure their retirement as well.
And who can blame them?
The old farmhouse is set on 8.5 acres of dense woodland which makes the homestead seem quite remote – adding to its spookiness.
It’s the perfect time to put a property like this on the market – scary old house movie season!
The big question is:
IF you had $1.2 million, would YOU buy a notoriously haunted house?