The dilapidated, condemned bungalow down the road, the 1-bed, half-bath new build in the gentrified part of town, and The Conjuring house. What do these three properties have in common? They’re all overpriced and have just been sold out! The quaint cottage from the classic supernatural film The Conjuring was presumably snapped up quickly by someone who loves the demonic possession and has $1.5 million to burn. If you’re disappointed that you missed out, don’t worry. Whatever the house, the property market right now is a total nightmare!
During a time when we’re all struggling to rub together two pennies to buy a cardboard box (but it’s in a great location), somebody out there dropped over a million dollars to own the place that Annabelle hangs out in after work. Different priorities, I guess! Sotheby’s proudly announced the sale of the possessed house this week. via Hype Beast:
Sotheby’s International Realty has just announced that the “The Conjuring” house has been sold. Bringing in 27% over the original asking price, the Rhode Island home sold for a final price of $1,525,000 USD.
Represented by The Blackstone Team of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, the transaction is now the most expensive home sold in Burrillville on record. “It is a career highlight to have been a part of this storied home’s legacy,” says Ben Kean, Junior Partner and Sales Associate of The Blackstone Team. “Representing and marketing this home was an honor we do not take lightly, and we are grateful to the sellers for trusting us to be their partners through this transaction.”
If you don’t know much about the history of the house, it’s claimed to be haunted by Bathsheba Sherman, a woman who either was a witch or murdered children in the 1800s. Knowing 1800s culture, she probably was just a single woman over the age of 20 which was enough of a reason to declare her the bride of Satan. The 14-bed house has been plagued with stories of spirits and was immortalized in The Conjuring (it was less immortalized in the sequels because they’re all terrible).
Despite the suspicious history, someone decided that they’d love to have a haunted house in their portfolio. MassLive says that Boston developer Jacqueline Nunez bought the house because she has strong beliefs in the paranormal. Tea Heinzen family, who are paranormal investigators from Maine and bought the house in 2019, had let it be known that whoever buys the house cannot live there year-round because the “energy is so powerful.” The Heinzen family and Jacquline announced the sale in a Facebook Live on Thursday. Jacqueline will honor the Heinzen’s request and will not live in the house year-round. She’ll also continue to open up the house to guests who want to investigate the paranormal. The Heinzen family will still be involved in the business. Jaqueline said:
“I’m a deeply spiritual person. It’s a very important part of me,” Nuñez said to the Globe. “I believe we are conscious beings having a human experience, and that our consciousness continues on, we are here to learn things in [our] lifetime and help our species evolve morally and culturally. This house is an opportunity to connect with people who’ve moved on and died, that’s the interactivity here and the engagement with the people who have passed.”
Now that the house has been sold, I can’t wait for the next installment of The Conjuring. Ideally, it’ll feature the investment banking companies who keep driving up housing prices. If there’s someone that could use a quick damning to hell, it’s those guys!
Peak: Sotheby’s International Realty