When better to sell a creepy house than in the run-up to Halloween? Case in point, the haunted Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired James Wan’s cult-hit, The Conjuring.
The eight-acre farmhouse at 1677 Round Top Road in Burrillville, Rhode Island, was said to have been inhabited by a 19th-century witch named Bathsheba Sherman. She was rumoured to have sacrificed her newborn baby to the devil and cursed the land after her death. In 1971, the farmhouse’s then owners, the Perron family, enlisted paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to help them after a series of paranormal activities plagued their family.
The 3,000 sq ft Harrisville property is among the most well-known haunted houses in the US and is listed via Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.2m. It plays on its occult connections and is rented to paranormal researchers and amateur ghost-hunters keen to experience a supernatural encounter.