BURRILLVILLE – It’s believed by some to be one of the most haunted places in the world, and it sits right on a quiet country road in town.
The farmhouse that inspired the 2013 hit horror movie The Conjuring will be featured on a special Halloween night episode of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.
Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans, the star of the show, announced the news at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend.
The house, built in 1736, is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a Burrillville spirit, and her alleged exploits of the Perron family in the 1970s were the subject of the blockbuster film that launched The Conjuring Universe, as it’s known to horror fans across the globe. The series presents dramatizations of real life cases of prominent hauntings investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren, founders of the New England Society for Psychic Research, the oldest ghost hunting group in New England. The movie Annabelle Comes Home, the seventh full feature film in the series, is currently playing theaters.
The Burrillville house is believed to be haunted by the ghost of Bathsheba Sherman, a woman reportedly accused of witchcraft who died in 1885.
In June, the property was purchased by Cory Heinzen, a paranormal investigator from Maine, who has said he plans to open the building to the public.
But first, it seems he’ll open it to Bagans, who says he and his team will take part in an “unforgettable lockdown” for the two-hour Halloween special.
“The residual energy alone is palpable,” said Bagan in a press release on the property. “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.”
The show will be part of new miniseries also on the way in October titled “Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits.”
According to a report on the announcement in Newsweek, Bagans has a connection to the house and the Warren’s research already. The famous investigator recently acquired the “Devil’s Rocking Chair” for his haunted museum, which was famously used in an exorcism led by the Warrens. The rocking chair wasn’t featured in the first Conjuring, or spinoffs, but is rumored to be the subject of The Conjuring 3.
Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits premieres Saturday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET. The Ghost Adventures Halloween special premieres Thursday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET.