BURRILLVILLE – It’s being billed as the largest and longest paranormal event of its kind, with more than 20 investigators, and 24/7 live coverage of an allegedly haunted Burrillville farmhouse.
And you can witness it from the comfort of home, in a fundraising event that negan at noon on Saturday, May 9.
The owners of the Round Top Road farmhouse that inspired the 2013 hit horror film The Conjuring have launched a week-long interactive investigation of the property, with participation by special guests famed in the paranormal field.
“Trapped at home… now imagine being trapped here,” a promotional video for the event noted. “This family lives here. It’s just them and the ghosts.”
Owners Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, paranormal investigators from Maine who purchased the house from Norma Sutcliffe last June, will stream the event on www.thedarkzone.tv.
Tickets for the full week cost $19.99, with one day access for $4.99.
Participants include Andrea Perron, a former occupant of the house and author of House of Darkness: House of Light, who will help to kick off the event on Saturday.
In the days that follow, viewers will hear from Matt Benton, director of The Harrisville Haunting; Dave Schrader, known from Darkness Radio and The Holzer Files; Kristen Luman and Richel Stratton of Ghost Hunters; Susan Slaughter of Paranormal Caught on Camera; and Colin Browen of The Paranormal Files.
Barry Fitzgerald, Joe Chin and Scott Tepperman of Ghost Hunters International will make appearances during the week, along with Patrick Doyle and Jay Verburg of Ghost Mine, and Brian Cano of Paranormal Caught on Camera.
Jeff Belanger, and Keith and Carl Johnson, of Ghost Adventures, the show that ran a Halloween special based on the property last year, will participate, as will Jimmy Church of Fade 2 Black and The Outlander; Heidi Hollis of Angels to Aliens; Bridget Marquardt of The Ghost Magnet; Jason Higgs of Encounters; Sophia Temperilli of The Ghost Host; Jay & Marie Yates of Haunted Case Files; Aiden Sinclair of Illusions of the Passed; Sam Baltrusis, author of Ghost Writers; Kendall Whelpton, co-director of The House In Between; Rick McCallum of The Hollywood Ghost Hunters; and Tony & Cherie Rathman of Entity Voices.
The virtual Paracon will also allow viewers to monitor nearly two dozen cameras set up throughout the house.
The Heinzens opened the 300-year-old farmhouse for overnight stays and investigations earlier this year, but had to suspend visits as the region worked to curb the spread of Covid 19.
Through the week-long investigation, they note that people can continue to experience the house, while also raising money to help those suffering from the pandemic that has shut down business across the globe.
A portion of the proceeds will go to three Covid-19 related charities: World Cental Kitchen, Gary Sinise Foundation and GlobalGiving.
Tickets can be purchased at www.thedarkzone.tv.