BURRILLVILLE – A former resident of the farmhouse and two Rhode Island-based demonologists will be among the cast and crew featured on the Travel Channel this week in a two-hour special Halloween episode of Ghost Adventures titled “The Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse.”
The show will premiere at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, with paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his team exploring the Round Top Road house, featured in the 2013 hit horror movie The Conjuring.
Bagans discussed the episode in an interview with TV Guide earlier this month, saying that his crew saw, “some very disturbing things,” while visiting the home, purchased in June of this year by Cory and Jennifer Heinzen.
The group is joined on the program by twin brothers and Rhode Island-based demonologists Carl and Keith Johnson, who previously investigated the farmhouse. They also speak with former Burrillville resident Andrea Perron, who, along with her parents and siblings, were portrayed in the movie.
The current owners will also make an appearance, with Cory explaining that after moving in he noticed, “flashes of lights where there shouldn’t be any lights,” in the episode, according to reports.
The house was built in 1736, and some say it’s had a history of tragedies and uncommon deaths even before the Perrons moved there in 1980.
“What we can’t argue is the fact that there was a huge curse put on the Arnold family,” Bagans said in an interview, of the previous owners. “I mean, there was suicide. There was murder. There was just unusual deaths. Poisonings, throats being slit.”
Cast also reportedly complained of ailments during the visit, including crew member Aaron Goodwin, who said he had pains in his chest and had to rest at one point in the episode.
“I had to sit down, dude. It was either run or sit, because I was going down,” Goodwin reportedly says in the Halloween special. “It was just weird energy. Not normal. Not like we’ve felt before.”
Bagans complains of difficulty breathing and kidney pain, along with feelings of dizziness, anxiety and agitation.
“I was extremely ill, very sick, for about three weeks after that,” he said in an interview following the filming. “I wasn’t myself, albeit I was on a long trip.”
“There were things going on with me that just seemed out of the norm. It really, I believe, made me sick,” he reportedly said. “I had anxiety and panic levels that were just so unusual. Just that feeling of sickness. I didn’t look like myself. I didn’t feel like myself. I didn’t wanna be around anybody.”
“I never felt possessed, but I felt like something was drawing the life out of me,” said Bagans.
“While very scary, it was incredibly awesome,” Bagans reportedly said, “because it really proved to me that the stories of the Perrons were true, and there’s something there.”