'Ghost Adventures' to Film Halloween Special at House That Inspired 'The Conjuring'
The cast of the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures revealed plans last month to investigate the house that inspired popular horror movie The Conjuring as part of a two-hour special on Halloween night.
Paranormal investigator Cory Heinzen and wife Jennifer purchased the isolated, reputedly-haunted farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island on June 21st.
The house, known as the “Old Brook Farm” or “Old Arnold Estate”, was built in 1736 on 200 acres of farmland and owned by the Arnold family for eight generations. A number of tragedies occurred on the property in that time, and it is the ghosts associated with those events who are said to haunt the house.
The Perron family bought the home in 1971. After experiencing a variety of terrifying paranormal phenomena, they were assisted by (in)famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren; these events would form the basis of the movie The Conjuring. The property was then purchased by Norma Sutcliffe in 1983. She, along with her companion Gerry Helfrich, claimed to have also experienced the unexplained during their habitation.
According to a press release from the show:
A two-hour Halloween special, Ghost Adventures: Halloween 2019, takes the team to Rhode Island for an unforgettable lock-down inside the real-life home that inspired the iconic horror film, The Conjuring. The home's hauntings were also made famous by renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
The Rhode Island home is one of the most terrifying places in the world. Ghost Adventures crew is ready to confront the potentially dangerous consequences of investigating the infamous house.
"The residual energy alone is palpable," Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans said. "And the real-life house that inspired the Conjuring movies—I'm speechless! That has a been a dream of mine to investigate for years and I can't believe it's finally happening. It's beyond legendary. I can't wait for viewers to experience this terrifying adventure with us."