BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WJAR) — The Rhode Island house that was the subject of the wildly popular and profitable movie "The Conjuring" has been sold.
It's been six years since the summer blockbuster hit the big screen in 2013, based on Ed and Lorraine Warren's paranormal investigation into the Harrisville home, which was built in the 1700s and some say is haunted.
In the 1970s, Andrea Perron and her sisters, mom and dad, too, moved into the house, which she said quickly revealed itself to them.
“It's magical,” said Perron. “It's a portal cleverly disguised as a farmhouse. It's multiple dimensions, interacting simultaneously.”
The Perrons moved out in 1980.
Norma Sutcliffe bought the property and soon had encounters she later denied after the movie came out, suing Warner Brothers and saying their lives became a “living hell” because of the curious.
Her attorney told NBC 10 News the case was settled out of court with a confidentiality agreement.
The new owners, who, as of yet, remain unnamed, bought the house last Friday, on the Summer Solstice. They're still getting settled, and right now, declined an on-camera interview.
“They're mature, responsible adults and they're not going to turn it into a circus,” said Perron. “They're going to treat it with the respect that it deserves. I’m hoping that what they'll do is either run tours or do lectures.”
Friends Susan and Dennis Lessard, of Scituate, stopped by Wednesday and were asked to come back later.
“They're different, they're tough cookies. They're tough. That's what they do. You know, she's been doing it for a while,” said the husband and wife, completing each other’s thoughts, also describing the new owners as “a much better fit” for the home, as the previous owner became overwhelmed by the notoriety of the house.
NBC 10 asked if they believe in ghosts, as the house is allegedly haunted.
“Spirits. Spirits,” they said.
Perron wrote a trilogy of books on her family's experiences there and is now adapting them for the big screen. A target for production is next year.