Haunted-house chiller ‘The Conjuring’ may seem far-fetched but does it have any basis in reality ?
The summer movie hit tells the story of the haunting of an 18th century farm house in Rhode Island and is alleged to be based on a true story. In a recent interview, Andrea Perron who grew up in the house depicted in the film has spoken out about her own experiences there and considers the film’s story to be “essentially true”. Having lived there between 1971 and 1980, Perron has had her fair share of paranormal experiences including an encounter with a potentially otherworldy visitor.
“I walked in with a box from the truck, and I greeted a gentleman that was standing in the dining room, and he ignored me as if I was a ghost,” she recalled. “Both sisters saw him too, the two that followed me in, and the third walked into the kitchen and said, ‘That man in the dining room just disappeared.’ That was our first encounter.”
“The Conjuring” is being called the scariest movie of the summer, and last weekend the haunted-house chiller drew more than $41 million at the box office, which was twice its budget, in just three days.