Buy a haunted house? It’s not for everyone, but it’s for someone! That person is now Jacqueline Nuñez, a real estate developer living in Boston. According to The Wall Street Journal, Jacqueline is the new owner of the Rhode Island house that inspired the supernatural horror movie The spell. The 58-year-old bought the property for $1.525 million, a 27 percent increase from the original ticket of $1.2 million.
“I think the house chose Jacqueline the same way it chose us. She wants the light from her,” said Andrea Perron, whose family lived in the house from 1971 to 1980.
Beyond the property itself, Andrea’s family and the investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren also inspired The spell. Andrea described multiple encounters while living there, for WSJ. In one incident in 1974, Andrea says that she saw her mother Carolyn Perron floating before flying across the room. Despite hitting her head, Carolyn recovered within an hour and she has never remembered the moment her daughter says she traumatized her.
Jacqueline Nuñez buys house for $1.5 million
However, Jacqueline bought the property from Jenn and Cory Heinzen. The couple insured the 3,100-square-foot home in 2019 for $439,000. It has three bedrooms and sits on 8.5 acres of lawn surrounded by tall woods on all sides. Getting there from Providence requires a 40-minute drive to the city of Harrisville.
Like Ed and Lorraine, Jenn and Cory are also paranormal investigators. And their sale emphasized that with the list of conditions, they required Jacqueline to meet to close the deal. They needed an interview. The house is to be used as a business with nightly tours and paranormal investigations, a business model similar to the Heinzens period of ownership. In addition, they asked the new buyer to fulfill reservations for the rest of 2022.
And for Jacqueline’s protection, the Heinzens asked her not to make this place her home. Based on her experience of living in the barn, Jenn shared with WSJ that living there was “so emotional”. On the other hand, Jacqueline believes that the home is “an amplifier of our energy, attitudes and beliefs”. She does not believe that the house has a demon and she is not afraid to be the new owner of it, for now.
Contributed Report: Erika Mailman
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