The real-life haunted house that inspired The Conjuring has sold. What’s even stranger, the new owner has agreed to the demands of the seller that they don’t live in the house. Potential buyers of the home were required to interview with the sellers to make sure they met their requirements. It’s a strange requirement to sell a house that you can’t live in, which I don’t even think that can be enforceable, but the sellers say it is for the safety and well-being of the new owners.
This house is not for the living, it’s for the dead.
The Conjuring is the story of the Perron family’s interaction with the now-famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Murder, rape, and suicide have all occurred at the residence. The property’s description claims it’s supposed to be haunted by the soul of Bathsheba Sherman, who lived there in the 19th century.
The 14-room farmhouse sits on an 8-acre lot in Burrillville, Rhode Island. We initially wrote about the haunted house going up for sale for a chilling 1.2 million!
The Wall Street Journal reported that the new owner is a Boston real-estate developer named Jacqueline NuÃ±ez, 58. She was one of more than 10 offers on the property. She agreed to meet one unique demand of the sellers: not living in the home for the buyer’s own good.
“This is a very personal purchase for me,” NuÃ±ez, who was represented by Ricardo Rodriguez and Bethany Eddy of Coldwell Banker Realty in Providence, told the Journal. “When it hit the market, I thought, ‘This is a property that enables people to speak to the dead.'”
NuÃ±ez says she will host events at the house with the Perron family.
“I’m not afraid of the house,” NuÃ±ez told the Journal. She nervously added, “Ask me again in a year.”