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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    1677 Round Top Road
    Harrisville, RI
    United States

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    42.009257, -71.70920089999998
    Providence County, Rhode Island
    Nearest Towns:
    Douglas, MA (3.5 mi.)
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    Chepachet, RI (6.8 mi.)
    Whitinsville, MA (7.4 mi.)
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    1. Kent Spottswood  |  

      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.

      • Ok, you are actually wrong here, Bathsheba Sherman was an accused witch after sacrificing an infant in one of the rooms in the house, an 11 year old girl was raped and murdered on the grounds, 4 men froze to death at the house, a girl hanged herself in a closet in the house, another was decapitated, and even more deaths in the house. The Arnold family lived in the house for many generations, living in the house until about the early 20’s, the home was actually abandoned for a few years and was left for foreclosure. In 1970, the Perron’s bought it from a man who used to live in it, and all he said before giving them the keys was “Leave the lights on at night.”
        So, the person who owned the house before them did experience supernatural occurrences, and you are wrong, the Harrisville Farmhouse or Old Brook Farm is most definitely haunted by the people that died in and around that house!

    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.

      • I was lucky to have been invited inside the “conjuring house” this past Monday 10/14/19. Lots of “feels” while walking through it. So cool.

    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.

    4. It was actually a college parapsychology organization based at Rhode Island College that initially investigated the Perron house. The name of this organization was P.I.R.O. (Parapsychological Investigation and Research Organization). However, no national TV or cinematic production has been allowed to portray this, for three major reasons: 1) It contradicts the story line of first of “The Conjuring” movies. 2) The production company had reservations about possible legal and financial obligations regarding the original investigators. 3) Portraying P.I.R.O. as the original investigators, who were first contacted by the Perron family, would obviously detract from the Warrens’ notoriety.

      However, Andrea Perron, who is the eldest of the five Perron daughters, is currently writing the screenplays for the cinema adaptations of her literary trilogy, “House of Darkness House of Light”, where the actual events which transpired will finally be brought to the screen… including P.I.R.O.’s involvement in bringing this case to the attention of the Warren’s.

    5. So me, my girlfriend, my dad and my daughter took a trip to see the conjuring House. As we were getting closer, the sky seemed to be getting a whole lot darker which was very creepy. When we stopped on the side of the road we noticed many signs saying how people will get arrested and cops will be called; I found that interesting. Then I noticed in front of the house there were big white sheets, so people couldn’t see the house or take pictures. I was fortunate enough to have an opening and take a picture. That night at my house, I was awake and my parents were asleep. All of a sudden I heard running footsteps in my kitchen; mind you I was already freaked out about seeing the conjuring house. So I basically yelled out to my mom if that was her in the kitchen and she replied back saying she was asleep and it wasn’t her. So that night I honestly heard someone or something running in my kitchen. I gotta admit, I believe that when I took a picture, something followed me home that day.

    6. Powerofsocialtech.com  |  

      true story with a selection of Perron family interviews. Watch author and daughter Andrea Perron talk about living in the farmhouse with the spirits that she claim haunted her family. Finally, view

    7. The house is now open for overnight investigations for those above the age of 18, at just $125.00 a night, you can get the house to yourself from 6pm to 8am. The family that lives there now have reported doors slamming shut or swinging open, footsteps and the sound of a door opening, voices, chairs shaking, knocking, and other supernatural occurrences.

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