Old Brook Farm - Perron Family House

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It’s the house featured in the 2013 horror film “The Conjuring,” and it is also private property, so no trespassing is allowed here. Please view the house only from the road. The story is of Roger and Carolyn Perron, purchased their dream home, which previously had belonged to 8 generations of the Arnold family. The hauntings are believed to have stemmed from the house’s troubled past: John Arnold’s wife, at age 93, allegedly hanged herself in the barn, two people drowned in a nearby creek, and there were poisonings, hanging executions, men who froze to death under strange circumstances, an unsolved rape and murder of a girl–and then there was Bathsheba Sherman. Rumors were rampant that she was a witch, as her children and children she was caring for all died young. It was told that she sacrificed a child to the devil in exchange for eternal beauty. When the Perrons bought the house much later, the strange apparitions and voices were noticed immediately. “The Conjuring” tells their story.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    1677 Round Top Road
    Harrisville, RI
    United States

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    GPS:
    42.009257, -71.70920089999998
    County:
    Providence County, Rhode Island
    Nearest Towns:
    Douglas, MA (3.5 mi.)
    Harrisville, RI (3.5 mi.)
    Pascoag, RI (3.7 mi.)
    East Douglas, MA (4.4 mi.)
    Millville, MA (6.7 mi.)
    Chepachet, RI (6.8 mi.)
    Whitinsville, MA (7.4 mi.)
    Thompson, CT (8.6 mi.)
    Blackstone, MA (8.6 mi.)
    North Smithfield, RI (8.7 mi.)

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    Comments (4)

    1. Burrillville has an extensive collection of historical records and experts in local history. They all agree that none of the deaths alleged to have occurred at the house actually did occur. The house was only reported as haunted by the Perrons, but never by any residents before or after them. Bathsheba Sherman was an ordinary woman who was never accused in life of any of the horrible things the Perrons accused her off almost a century after her death. Interestingly, Burrillville boasts dozens of so-called haunted houses, but the Arnold House (Old Brook Farm) is not one of them.

    2. Ryan Teeton (@RyanTee82)  |  

      The house in this article was NOT featured in the film. Do your damn homework before you write this stuff.

      • @Ryan Teeton Before give attitude, maybe you should do YOUR homework. The person that wrote the article is in fact correct. The house here is the one in the film. The one used in the film was a set recreated in NC. I live in RI and have driven by it a couple of times. If you Google it you can see old pictures of both in the 70’s when the Perrons bought it, and in the 1800’s when the Arnold’s lived in it. It’s the same today – an old Cape, so lose the attitude and have some respect. Even if this person wasn’t correct, you could be thankful for him or her taking the time for writing the review that you seem to think your entitled too.

    3. Andrea Perron is in the process of making a documentary for the Sundance Film Festival. There will also be a trilogy of films made that are more true to the three novels that Andrea wrote. These are not related to the conjuring.

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