In case you didn’t know, the original movie was based on true events at an allegedly haunted house, which are now the subject of a two hour documentary as part of a special episode of Ghost Adventures.
The 2013 horror film, created by James Wan, is based on the Perron family, who lived in the house throughout the 1970s. During their nine-year stay, the Perron’s claim to have had strange occurrences, like strange noises, disappearing items and small piles of dirt on the kitchen floor.
Now whether this was actually just thieving children, or inconsiderate parents with muddy shoes, we’ll never know, though there are stories that tell of full-body apparitions appearing and, dum, dum, dum… ghosts.
It was not just the Perron family that experienced weird happenings, though. No, naturally as with all haunted houses, it was owned by eight generations of families beforehand, with many dying in strange circumstances.
Carolyn Perron found that several children hung themselves in the attic, many were drowned in a creek and one was murdered. This house definitely would not be getting full five star review on TripAdvisor if it was a hotel that’s all I’d say.
What it would get five stars for are the relentless hauntings that plagued the Perron family, so much so that they eventually called in famous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
Zak Bagans, one of the investigators on Ghost Adventures, spoke about the project while revealing that the team has uncovered new details surrounding the scary house.
‘Halfway thru [sic] this iconic investigation most people have heard about from The Conjuring. Many new details uncovered, INCREDIBLE occurences have been documented and the best part has been working alongside actual persons involved from that 1973 case… #GhostAdventures.’
Jay Wasley, a Ghost Adventures cast mate, spoke about the Rhode Island house saying:
‘It’s scary but it’s also so iconic. It’s kind of an honor to be able to have this opportunity.’
Sadly, the show will only air in the US this Halloween, and although the show airs on REALLY in the UK, we’ll probably have to wait a while to get it considering season 16 only just landed.
Ahh well, as someone who used to watch Ghost Adventures (and Most Haunted – although I always thought that was more staged) I am more than excited to see this.
Bring on the spook.
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