Documentary on The Conjuring's haunted house "traumatised" the crew, who saw "disturbing things" 7 months ago

Documentary on The Conjuring's haunted house "traumatised" the crew, who saw "disturbing things"

The two-hour show airs over Halloween. Fans of the film will not want to miss it.

Every single horror film requires a suspension of belief, but even the biggest scaredy-cats can find some comfort in the knowledge that it's all just make believe.

However, The Conjuring films hold a special place in the hearts of horror fans because they're based on real-life events.

Fans of the film will know that the events depicted in James Wan's films are grounded in the real-life investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The Warrens were American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of hauntings.

As has been mentioned here previously, Ghost Adventures are set to investigate the Harrisville Farmouse made famous by The Conjuring.

The ordeal the Perron family claimed to have experienced in the house sounds extremely traumatic.

To begin with, they experienced items going missing, strange noises, small piles of dirt in the centre of a newly-cleaned kitchen floor and ghosts appearing in the house.

After conducting some research, one of the family members, Carolyn Perron, discovered that eight generations of another family had lived in the house prior to the Perrons and that many of them had died under mysterious or horrible circumstances.

Several of the children had drowned in a nearby creek, one was murdered and others hanged themselves in the attic.

In the years that followed, the property was mentioned in reports of satanism, seances, demonic possession, levitating chairs, smells of rotting flesh wafting through the house and family members speaking in tongues.

We're not talking about the movie here. These are things that the Perron family have all claimed to have happened in real life.

During an interview with TV Guide, one of the leading members of the Ghost Adventures team, Zak Bagans, gave an update on the two-hour feature.

During their investigation of the haunted property, the Ghost Adventures team were joined by Andrea Perron, a member of the family depicted in the film.

The crew were given the opportunity to visit Harrisville Farmouse after it was sold to someone who Ghost Adventures researcher Jeff Belanger happened to know.

Granted, Bagans could be lying through his teeth and just looking to drum up some interest in the show - something that cynics and non-believers might agree with - but here's what he had to say about the investigation.

"I was beyond excited. I mean this is an iconic investigation, but I was also a little bit nervous because when we got there shit got real serious, real quick," he said.

"When I spoke to the son, what he saw in that house — and they've only been in there for a month — but he even used the word 'traumatised'. It traumatised them. It caused him to leave the house for three weeks. And then I started matching that what they were seeing is the same exact materialisation that the Perrons were also seeing back in '73."

Bagans added that it took his crew an awful long time to move past this investigation and that his team witnessed "some very disturbing things" when they were there.

"It took me a few weeks to get over this, and that usually doesn't happen," he said.

"That's very rare for me; at most it usually takes two or three days. One of my investigators, Aaron, wanted to end the investigation [prematurely] because he knew that we were very vulnerable to attachments and he was correct. So it was one investigation that that I will never ever forget. We witnessed some remarkable things, and we witnessed some very disturbing things."

The Conjuring special of Ghost Adventures airs on Thursday, 31 October in the US and we fully expect it to be repeated on Really (Sky (Ireland): Channel 155, Virgin Media Ireland: Channel 165) shortly after it airs Stateside.