Great news for anyone looking to move into a new home with pre-existing roommates who will never, ever pay rent: the supposedly haunted house in Harrisville, Rhode Island that inspired Conspiracy is for sale.
The Wall Street Journal detailed list and spoke to the current owners of the house, Jenn and Cory Heinzen, who have owned the place since 2019 and, naturally enough, “have built a business allowing paranormal investigators to stay overnight on the property.” They are hoping that the new owners will “continue to run the business” they started, which, if you are okay with occasional visits from Zak Bagans, seems like a good idea.
The reputation of the house is based on the story of a 1970s haunt studied by rated charlatans Ed and Lorraine Warren, who became well known with the release of Conspiracy. Previous investigators said the house contained a demon (easier to fight than cockroaches, probably) and Conspiracy blames ghosts on a baby-murdering witch, though the Heinzen believe the haunting stems from 17th century wars and ghosts are more curious than dangerous. For example, they claim to have seen “a full bodied black appearance… [peeking] to them ”from a door – what a mischievous rascal – and say that the reputation of the house is well deserved.
Some notes have been provided by the Heinzen for potential buyers. The first of these is to approach a haunted house the same way you would introduce a cat to a new environment: stay in one room first before using the whole place, which the Heinzen did to let the ghosts “get used to us.” instead of barging in. Like a new cat, ghosts also appreciate being notified before renovations are complete, which is why the Heinzens have always asked permission before beautifying the place.
In case the Spiritual Infestation is not enough on its own, you would like to know that the house has three bedrooms and is “about 3,100 square meters”.[feet]. “It is decorated with” wall stencils, hand-dipped candles, bundles of dried herbs “and contains” an unfinished wooden staircase leading to a vast cellar with stone walls. “
It’s also listed for $ 1.2 million, which may actually be sort of a deal if this house is just the start of a whole real estate cinematographic universe.
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