Woman Who Owns 'The Conjuring' House Shows Creepy Basement in Viral TikTok

A woman whose family owns the house that inspired The Conjuring has left viewers terrified after her most recent viral video showed off the remnants from when the house was used as a child daycare center.

Madison Heinzen posted the spooky video to TikTok on April 7 that has since been viewed over one million times. In it, she tours the basement of the Harrisville, Rhode Island home that inspired the hit horror classic The Conjuring.

Aside from some modern-day clutter, the basement appears relatively untouched. She shows off the infamous "Well Room," which was used by the original owners in the 1970s as their main water supply.

"We've actually had a couple of people climb inside of it as a joke before," Heizen says. "I wouldn't do it!"

Near the family's homemade Ouija board are the remains of the former daycare that was run in the house.

"So then we have this old toy chest with drawings of 'the crooked neck lady,'" Heinzen points out. "Children drew these, mind you, back when it used to be a daycare."

She then shows other paranormal hotspots in the basement before concluding with her personal least favorite part about the room — the shedded snakeskins.

"This is one of the biggest reasons I hate the basement. Snakes! Love that."

Viewers were horrified by the basement findings. "Oh so you scared of the snakes but not the neck lady hold on," one joked. "I run up the stairs when I turn the lights off in my non [Conjuring] house," another added.

Viewer Oriannalynne R. Alba summed up most people's thoughts: "I'm sorry.. but [I] have SOOOO many questions. Daycare? Snakes? Crooked neck lady? Was that a [makeshift Ouija] board? Why did [they] crawl in the well?"

In a follow-up video posted on Monday, Heinzen shares as much as she knows about the daycare from the mid-1980s.

"You guys did hear me correctly when I said there was a daycare at The Conjuring house," she says. "Previous visitors of the daycare have come forward to us to talk about their paranormal experiences while being there, in which doors would just randomly open or objects would move out of place and just things like that."

Heinzen notes that spooky happenings in the house may have been the reason all the children were unenrolled on the same day, though it is unclear when the house officially stopped offering childcare services.

"There are remaining pieces of the daycare today that include this toy box with drawings of 'the crooked neck lady,'" she says. "Along with random toys and a chalkboard that's located in a bedroom upstairs."

This was not Heinzen's first brush with internet fame. In August 2020, she posted her first video looking into the camera with the on-screen text, "You think [Annabelle] escaping scares me? My family owns the real-life [Conjuring] house." She quickly racked up 13.6 million views and 2.6 million likes.

Heinzen and her family gained media attention in June 2019, when they initially purchased the house. Her father Cory has been a paranormal investigator for about 10 years, and she explained in a separate video that it was "a family decision."


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"We talked it over as a family, and were like, 'Let's do it!'" she explained. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity ... We also wanted to make it available for the public to come visit and investigate."

The house itself gained notoriety after the Perron family moved into it in the 1970s. For 10 years, they claimed to have been tormented by spirits and experienced paranormal activity, which subsequently became the subject of one daughter's book series and the hit film franchise.

Though she herself resides in Maine and she does not live in the house full-time, Heinzen visits throughout the year and allows the public to stay in the house as well. The house is booked for the rest of the 2021 year, but for $125 per person, would-be investigators can visit the house and the surrounding grounds for weekday stints.

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The house that inspired the movie The Conjuring is going viral on TikTok. Ada/SamanthaJ/GC