Cory and Jennifer Heinzen of Mexico bought the 1736 Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the movie “The Conjuring” in 2019. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was nervous, but at the same time, that’s what I’m there for,” Cory said then of staying overnight by himself in the house. Submitted photo

BURRILLVILLE, R.I.  — Not afraid of ghosts and things that go bump in the night?

Four fireplaces, four bedrooms and maybe a few unseen guests? The 1736 farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island, inspired the horror movie “The Conjuring.” Submitted photo

The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” occurred hit the market Thursday for the scary price of $1.2 million.

Realtor Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty in its listing called the 14-room, 3,100-square-foot home on 8.5 acres in Burrillville “one of the most well-known haunted houses in the United States.”

“Legend has it, the home is haunted by the presence of Bathsheba Sherman, who lived in the house in the 1800s,” the agency said. “To this day, countless happenings have been reported.”

The movie wasn’t filmed at the home, but was based on the experiences of the Perron family who lived there in the 1970s.

The home last sold in 2019 for $439,000 to Cory and Jennifer Heinzen of Mexico, who described themselves as paranormal investigators. They hosted events at the site and rented rooms overnight for people eager for a scare.

“We had doors opening, footsteps and knocks,” Cory Heinzen said in July 2019. “I’ve had a hard time staying there by myself. I don’t have the feeling of anything evil, (but) it’s very busy. You can tell there’s a lot of things going on in the house.”

Before that, the previous owners didn’t complain about ghosts, but about fans of the movie who showed up at all hours and trespassed on the property.

Sun Journal staff writer Kathryn Skelton contributed to this report.

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