Two-hour documentary on real-life Conjuring house left crew extremely ill

It’s widely acknowledged that some of the most enthralling movies are those that are rooted in reality.

Horror films, for instance, often tap into true events that send shivers down our spines, and The Conjuring is no exception.

Released in 2013 to much acclaim, The Conjuring’s chilling plot is actually based on true events, a fact not known by many at the time of its release.

Paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren, whose lives and career inspired the movie, were heavily involved with the film. Lorraine even worked as a consultant.

She claimed the unsettling events depicted in the film actually occurred within the walls of a real farmhouse, which later sold for a staggering $1.5 million in 2022.

This infamous residence, known as The Harrisville Farmhouse, became the new home to the Perron family in 1971, whose haunting experiences are portrayed in The Conjuring.

Following the release of the film, the farmhouse gained fame as a paranormal hotspot, despite its terrifying reputation.

Since then, it has attracted modern-day ghost hunters, including those who created a two-hour documentary titled Ghost Adventures: Curse Of The Harrisville Farmhouse, which aired on Halloween in 2019.

The documentary’s description states: “Zak [Bagans] and the team investigate the home of the Perron family which inspired the film The Conjuring; the guys also brave the ‘Devil’s Rocking Chair’ from Ed and Lorraine Warren’s exorcism archives.”

While some may be skeptical about ghost stories, Zak Bagans shared that he experienced real physical effects during the filming. He reported chest pains that he described as unusual and distressing.

“It was just weird energy. Not normal. Not like we’ve felt before,” Bagans recounted about his experience at the Harrisville Farmhouse.

Bagans later expressed to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “I was extremely ill, very sick, for about three weeks after [filming].”

“I wasn’t myself. There were things going on with me that just seemed out of the norm. It really, I believe, made me sick. I had anxiety and panic levels that were just so unusual. Just that feeling of sickness. I didn’t look like myself. I didn’t feel like myself. I didn’t wanna be around anybody,” he explained.

He clarified that he ‘never felt possessed’, but did feel ‘like something was drawing the life out of me’.

Certainly spooky, indeed.