BURRILLVILLE – A man from Rumford, Maine who has made pursuit of the paranormal his life’s work has purchased the house featured in the 2013 hit horror movie The Conjuring, and has plans to make the property open to the public.
Cory Heinzen is a paranormal investigator and the co-founder of GRAVES Paranormal investigations. He purchased the property at 1677 Round Top Road for $439,000 from Norma Sutcliffe on Friday, June 21 according to town property records.
The house was featured in Andrea Perron’s book House of Darkness, House of Light, in which she tells the story of her family’s experience living in the property, a farmhouse built in 1736 that she says was haunted.
Paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren visited the house, and their experience was the subject of the movie, a supernatural horror filmed that spawned the Conjuring Universe franchise.
A Facebook page created for the house lists it as a nonprofit organization.
“We will keep everyone notified once we open our home to the public,” one post on the page notes.
“Finally Cory Heinzen and family will be RI residents and live in this beautiful farm house and we can further work to help people in the paranormal field and those going through paranormal experiences and help them cope and help guide individuals especially our young with spiritual gifts,” another post states.
Roxanne Jasparro, a psychic medium and the owner of Bewitched, a holistic shop and “healing/learning center” in North Scituate, is also mentioned as part of the project.
Heinzen’s business was founded in 2011 according to online records, to investigate “unexplained and unseen situations.”
Sutcliff, the home’s previous owner, purchased the 8.5 acre property in 1987. She later sued Warner Brothers after the blockbuster movie led many curious thrill seekers to visit the property.
Heinzen could not immediately be reached for comment.