A Rhode Island Family’s Nightmare
This is a horrifying account of a family terrorized by a dark evil presence in their secluded farmhouse.
The movie, The Conjuring, is based on a true story and centers around the Perrons, a true-life family who claim they lived with a dark presence of evil and friendly spirits. Because of the family's paranormal experiences in this creepy farmhouse, they asked world renowned paranormal investigators from Monroe, CT, Ed and Lorraine Warren for help. Ed Warren passed away in 2006, but Lorraine Warren, who is 86 and was a consultant on the film, claims that most of the chilling paranormal activity was true. She told USA Today back in 2013:
The things that went on there were just so incredibly frightening even though they happened over 40 years ago. It still affects me to talk about it today.
Some of the alarming things that the Perron family claimed went on over the course of 9 years included the smell of rotting flesh and beds levitating at 5:15am almost every morning. The Perrons and their 5 daughters also claimed that at times they were possessed by some of those spirits. Andrea, one of the 5 Perron daughters told mentafloss.com that,
The Conjuring is a fair reflection of the chaos and danger we faced at the farm. It is what it claims to be - based on a true story, believe it or not.
Andrea has written a book about her family's experiences over the 9 years they lived there and also lectures across the country about specific events that happened at that secluded farm house in Rhode Island in 1971.