Footsteps, people talking, smoke.
These are just some of the paranormal happenings that Cory Heinzen has experienced since he and his wife Jennifer bought the house that inspired the 2013 movie, The Conjuring. After all, what did they expect?
The couple, originally from Maine, bought the Burrillville, Rhode Island farmhouse, which was built in 1736, a few weeks ago. The former owners contacted paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren back in the 1970's - and their inspection of the property inspired the movie.
For some reason, they chose not to demolish it afterwards.
Cory became a paranormal investigator after hearing cannons and screaming during his time in the military when no one was there.
He has been alone in the haunted house for the past three weeks while he waits for his wife and teenage son to make the move and join him. But he's never really alone when he has his spirit friends.
To offer some human company, Cory's friend, Bill Brock, came to join him earlier this week. Bill is also a paranormal investigator and a cryptozoologist - which means his peers aim to prove the existence of beings like Bigfoot and the Chupacabra.
Together, the two have experienced some creepy happenings. Cory told NBC 10 WJAR that he hears doors opening and closing by themselves, disembodied voices, and knocking: "Last night, we had a black mist in one of the rooms. It looks like smoke. It'll gather in one area and then it'll move."
While Bill doesn't necessarily believe in ghosts, he agrees that something is amiss: "I'm a skeptic. First off, I do not believe in spirits. What I do believe however is there’s a possibility of other dimensions, something that is essentially on a different wavelength."
The other night at 10:30, the friends noticed the back porch's motion-sensor light turn on, though there was nothing there. And as one does in the middle of nowhere during the dead of night, they gathered their gear. This included an REM pod, which produces a siren that grows louder the closer a "presence" gets, or when there is a sudden temperature change.
Then, the two decided it'd be a good idea to start talking to the presence. They say the REM pod started getting louder: "As we would ask it to touch the REM pod or change the temperature, it would indicated that was going on. [sic]"
If you're up to join in on this haunted "fun," Cory and his wife hope to open the house to visitors later this year for non-profit tours. In the meantime, there are talks of producing a special with the Travel Channel about the site.
Whether or not you believe in spirits and conjurings, one thing is for sure: this house is NOT a home.