Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sotheby's house listing that's perfect for this time of year

As Mild Fear 2021 creeps closer, Ashar and I enjoyed seeing this unique house listing come up this week. The Sotheby's description for the 1836 dwelling provides the lowdown:
"Every so often an opportunity presents itself to possess an extraordinary piece of cultural history. The true story of ‘The Conjuring’ started in this very house, in Harrisville, RI. The critically acclaimed original movie was based on accounts taken from inhabitants of this fourteen-room farmhouse. Rumored to be haunted by the presence of Bathsheba Sherman, who in the 1800’s lived in the house, 1677 Round Top Road is one of the most well-known haunted houses in the United States. The chilling stories from this house have inspired dozens of books and movies. Many qualified paranormal researchers have been invited into the home — most famously Ed and Lorraine Warren, who founded the oldest ghost hunting team in New England, and in the 1970’s were hired to rid the home of its evil. The Warrens confirmed that the events depicted in The Conjuring movies (the third just recently released) actually transpired. The current caretakers have reported countless happenings in the house, and have turned overnight guest bookings and group events on the property into a steady successful business."

Says Ashar: "This is AWESOME. ... Can you imagine actually owning a haunted house?"

Of course, ghosts come with a price, and I'm not talking about being scared out of your socks.

This house costs $1.2 million.

And, horrors, you only get one full bath for all that money.

In looking at the photos and taking the 360-degree virtual tour in the house listing, one of Ashar's favorite things was this wall, signed by folks who have visited or stayed at the house:

And here are some pictures from the listing that I liked:
Finally, and to be clear, if you lived in this haunted house, you'd also be in the middle of nowhere...
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