Owners Sue Over Haunted Movie Depiction.
Halloween may be over, but hauntings can occur all year round. An example is what is happening to the owners of a home depicted as “haunted” in the 2013 film “The Conjuring”. The Conjuring identified the Harrisville, Rhode Island farmhouse as the location where paranormal investigators experienced disturbing events in 1971.
The problem isn’t that the home is stigmatized by the dead. Instead the problems are due to the living. The home owners say they are continuously “haunted” by horror and film fans showing up on their doorstep to get a look, with one alleged to have broken into their home to do so. They say the property has been inundated by curiosity seekers and trespassers who, at all hours of night and day, come onto the property, and circle the home at all hours with cameras.
The owners are suing the filmmakers for the cost of a state-of-the-art security system, as well as other monetary compensation for mental, physical and emotional harm as well as damage to their property.
Ironically, the owners say the home isn’t haunted.